Entrepreneurs wanted by the Gibs Entrepreneurship Development Academy in Illovo

The 2017 winner Luleka Mkuzo flanked by GIBS' Matshepo Koape and Celebrity Maps Maponyane.

Are you an aspiring Alex entrepreneur with a business idea that addresses social or environmental problems? If you do, then you are just the right person that the academy is looking for.

Together with its partners, Gibs will be giving away up to R 50 000 in cash prizes to those with ideas that make it past the panel of judges.

So, if you think you have what it takes to pitch to a panel of experts and a live audience, GIBS would like to hear your story from the horse’s mouth.

Gibs will be hosting its fifth annual Social and Green Entrepreneurship Festival of Ideas Competition at the Gibs campus later this month

The festival casts the spotlight on sound business ideas that drive a social or environmental mission to achieve social change.

Aspirant social entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch their unique social or environmental business ideas to a panel of experts for a chance to win spot-cash prizes of up to R50, 000.

How to enter:

Send a two-minute voice note of your idea on WhatsApp to 063 611 8494, include your full name and email address.
Entries close on 15 November 2018.

How it works:

Send a two-minute voice note of your idea on WhatsApp 
50 candidates will be shortlisted and notified by 19 November 2018
All shortlisted candidates must attend a Pitching for Funding Workshop to be held at GIBS on 21 November 2018 (date subject to change; confirmation will be sent to all candidates)

A second shortlisting will take place on the workshop day and 12 candidates will be chosen to pitch to our funders.
The main event will be held at GIBS on 28 November, where the top 12 finalists will pitch their ideas to win a share of the prize money.

Terms and Conditions

Only SA citizens are allowed to apply
Only voice note entries will be accepted;
Voice notes must be clear and a maximum of 2 minutes
No entries will be accepted after 16th November;
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted;
Attendance of the workshop is compulsory for all shortlisted candidates. Failure to attend will result in disqualification;
Excludes transport and accommodation. All shortlisted candidates will need to pay for and arrange for their own transport to GIBS in Johannesburg for the workshop and the main event;
All ideas must have a social or environmental benefit;
No cash will be given on the day of pitching, your banking details are to be sent and the money will be deposited in your account.
Judges reserve the right not to award the full amount of money;
Judges’ decision is final;
GIBS and its partners reserve the right to use the winners and their ideas for promotional and research purposes in any manner it deems fit without remuneration being made by SelectionLinks payable to the winners.
All competition participants must be over 18 years of age.

Details: Luleka Mtongana 011 771 4000; 011 771 4377; [email protected]

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Sipho Siso

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