Competitions

 

Consider entering competitions as a strategy to secure funding, travel prizes, networking opportunities, free publicity. I’ve come across these over the past few years.

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U-Start

If you’re an entrepreneur looking for exposure, visit: https://www.u-start.biz/. We entered their business plan competition and made it to the semi-finals. Unfortunately not the finals in Milan, Italy! Check it out, you may find something great!

 

 

Enablis / FNB Launchpad competition

  • Competition type: Business Plan competition
  • Competition name: http://www.launchpad2009.biz/
  • Criteria: South African Citizen, over 18 years,
  • Prize: The prize in each category includes four elements: A Business Road Map (how to), Mentorship (guidance), E Academy (training), Potential funding
  • Website: http://www.launchpad2009.biz/
  • Closing date: 30 November 2010
  • Contact details: E-mail: bpcsa@enablis.org

SAB KickStart competition

  • Competition type: Grant / funding competition
  • Competition name: SAB KickStart
  • Criteria: 18-35 years, PDI
  • Prize: Assets for business valued between R20 000 – R150 000 regional competition
  • Prize: Assets for business valued between R60 000 – R150 000 national competition
  • Website: http://www.sabkickstart.co.za/
  • Closing date: 25 June 2010
  • Contact details: mpho.mashengete@za.sabmiller.com, maatjie.naude@za.sabmiller.com, angela.kgasago@za.sabmiller.com, sherifa.mtshali@za.sabmiller.com

Cape Town Entrepreneurship Competition (CTEC)

  • Competition type: Entrepreneurship
  • Competition name: Cape Town Entrepreneurship Competition
  • Criteria: Over 18 years of age, SA citizen, business idea or existing business category
  • Prize: 1st prizeR50 000, 2nd prize – R20 000, 3rd prize – R10 000
  • Website: http://www.capetownactiva.com/
  • Closing date: 15 March 2010
  • Contact: info@ctec.org.za

Believe, Begin, Become –  The South African programme specifically targets entrepreneurs from rural and non metro areas to help grow their businesses and create jobs in their communities.

  • Competition type: Entrepreneurship
  • Competition name: Believe, Begin, Become
  • Criteria: Entrepreneurs from rural and non metro areas
  • Prize: the top twenty entrepreneurs are given R35 000 in business development services (BDS) – the top ten of whom are given an additional R75 000 in seed capital to invest in their businesses.
  • Website: www.bbbnetwork.org.za.
  • Closing date: May 2010
  • Contact:

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