Township Business Innovations Pitching Challenge

Dear Entrepreneur,

eKasi Entrepreneurs' Township Innovation pitching sessions will showcase some of the best township innovations and businesses that are solving some of the challenges in the townships - both profit and non-profit companies.
Both startups and growing businesses from the townships are encouraged to enter

The key focus industries are as follows

- Agriculture and Agro Processing - Food Security
- Franchising
- ICT and business services
- Manufacturing
- Cleantech/Greentech
- Creative industries
- Health and Water Industries

Pitch to win prizes valued at R150 000 from our different partners institutions. This includes (but not limited to)

- Business needs analysis
- Mentorship
- Compliances and designs
- Financials and sales
- Ongoing Access to markets
- Media Publicity and PR plan for your business
- Cash prize

Judging Criteria:
The judges will evaluate each entry based on the following:

1) Content of the entry, including the thoroughness and quality of the analysis
2) Effective use of business information and research
3) Clear communication.
4) Effective use and impact of the prize value
5) Community Impact and job creation potential
7) Quality and effectiveness of final presentation (in the event the applicant becomes a finalist and is invited to present)

Eligibility: The business must be based in the township or impact the township, The business must be black owned,

15 May 2018 - Online applications open
27 May 2018 - Closing date for online applications
26th - 29th May 2018 - Adjudication : early applications are encouraged.
30th and 31st May 2018 - Digital Announcement of the shortlisted pitches (35 businesses in total)
1st June 2018 - Full day Strategies for effective pitching - only for shortlisted entrepreneurs or businesses
7th June 2018 (Soweto Theatre)- Pitching sessions where Investors, Entrepreneurship support institutions will be in attendance.

For any queries please contact

Kenny Tsotetsi
Call or Whatsapp : 083 332 2778

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