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YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge <span><div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p>This competition is now closed. Entries closed on 23 May 2021.<br></p></div></div></span><h2 class="sectHeading">About the competition</h2><p>We want you to share your best entrepreneurial ideas for boosting employment in your local community. In exchange, we will provide training and development opportunities for start-ups.</p><p>The overall winner will be given the chance to partner with the City on projects that benefit jobseekers, and provide long-term employment opportunities.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">How it works</h2><p>This year, the competition focuses on social development ideas.</p><p>Your business/business idea needs to show how it can be profitable and sustainable during, and after, the Covid-19 pandemic. </p><p>Submit your business ideas between <strong>Monday, 3 May 2021 and Sunday, 23 May 2021 at 23:00</strong>. Late entries will not be accepted.</p><p>Each entry will be assessed according to social development criteria, i.e. projects that can uplift the community, increase employment and upskill local talent. </p><p> <a href="" target="_blank">Read the full Terms and Conditions </a></p><h2 class="sectHeading">How to enter</h2><ul><li>Create a three-minute video explaining your idea, with as much detail as possible. If you are unable to create a video, you can provide more information on the entry form.</li><li>If you choose to create a video, upload the video to a public video platform, such as YouTube. Make sure you make a note of the video URL, as you will need to include it in your entry form. </li><li> <a href="" target="_blank">Complete the YouthStartCT entry form</a>.</li></ul><p> <strong>Submit your entry by Sunday, 23 May 2021 at 23:00.</strong></p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info remember">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>INTERNET ACCESS</h4><p> The <a href="">City’s SmartCape service</a> is available at all <a href="">City libraries</a>, and allows you to access the internet for free, for 45 minutes.</p></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">What comes next?</h2><p> The top 100 entrants will be notified via email by <strong>Monday, 24 May 2021 </strong>and will be offered training and mentoring workshops to further develop their ideas and businesses. </p><p> They will be required to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges from <strong>27 May 2021</strong>, and every week a number of entrants will be eliminated from the competition. </p><h4>Prizes include:</h4> <ul><li>Cash prizes (for the top 3 winners)</li><li>Customised business support, mentoring and development (for the top 10 winners)</li><li>Cellphones and/or tablets (for the top 10 winners)</li><li>Data (for the top 3 winners)</li><li>Access to the meeting venues for one year (for the top 3 winners)</li><li>Customised business branding and promotional materials (for the top 3 winners)</li></ul><p>The winner, alongside two finalists, will be announced at a gala dinner on <strong>Wednesday, 30 June</strong>.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Contact us​​</h2><p>For more information, contact:</p><h4>Abigail Jacobs-Williams</h4><p> <em>Telephone:<br><a>021 444 0197</a><br><br> Email: <br> <a href=""></a>​​</em></p>GP0|#97faa778-c7d5-4a13-9364-725a1383e00f;L0|#097faa778-c7d5-4a13-9364-725a1383e00f|Jobs and opportunities;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#54dbab3a-0b2f-4602-8af5-3d651c59a5f4;GP0|#f2103f17-c160-410b-83b7-bf7c64527015;L0|#0f2103f17-c160-410b-83b7-bf7c64527015|Business funding;GPP|#17bbfc60-2cad-4ada-91e5-801244a1840fThis competition is now closed.0



YouthStart Challenge 2021 Terms and Contract Conditions434801GP0|#ad830bef-166b-4d3d-8952-3567442d3ce7;L0|#0ad830bef-166b-4d3d-8952-3567442d3ce7|Contract conditions;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#d8892104-ce90-493e-b813-93c488f4b1d3;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2021-05-02T22:00:00Z



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