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YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge <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.<br></p><p><strong>Entries close on Monday, 11 March 2024</strong><br></p><h2 class="sectHeading">How it works</h2><p>Our categories for this year are:<br></p><ul><li>Agriculture / farming<br></li><li>Manufacturing</li><li>Information technology (IT)<br></li><li>Finance and business services<br></li><li>Tourism<br></li></ul><p>Your business/business idea needs to show how it can be profitable and sustainable within one of the categories above. <br></p><p> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/YouthStart_TermsandConditions.pdf" target="_blank">Read the full Terms and Conditions </a> </p><h2 class="sectHeading">How to enter</h2><p>To enter, you will need to pitch your business idea to us. </p><p>Pitching will take place at selected venues from<strong> 08:00 - 15:00</strong> on the dates specified below: <br></p> <span> <div class="mobile-scroll">​​ <table><thead><tr><th>Date</th><th>Venue<br></th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td>19 February 2024<br></td><td>Bellville Library Hall<br></td></tr><tr><td>26 February 2024<br></td><td>Grassy Park Civic<br></td></tr><tr><td>7 March 2024<br></td><td>Parow Civic<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​11 March 2024<br></td><td rowspan="1">​Van Riebeeck Hall, Kuils River</td></tr></tbody></table></div>​​​</span> <p>Read through our<a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/YouthStart_FAQs.pdf" target="_blank"> FAQ document for answers to more questions</a>.</p> <h2 class="sectHeading">What comes next?</h2><p> The top entrants will be notified via email on <strong>14 and 15 March 2024</strong>, and will be offered training and mentoring workshops to further develop their ideas and businesses.<br></p><p>They will be required to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges from <strong>3 April 2024</strong>, and every week a number of entrants will be eliminated from the competition.<br></p><p>The winner will be announced at a gala dinner on <strong>29 May</strong><strong> 2024</strong>.<br></p><p>Various prizes are up for grabs including cash awards, customised business support, mentoring and development guidance.<br></p><h2 class="sectHeading">Contact us​​<br></h2><p>For more information, contact:</p><h4>Blanche Olivier<br></h4><p> <em>Telephone: <br><a>021 444 0746</a><br><br> Email: <br> <a href="https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&to=YouthStart.CT%40capetown.gov.za&su=Youthstartchallenge2019" target="_blank">Blanche.Olivier@capetown.gov.za</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-91e5-801244a1840fIf you are between 18 and 35 years old, we want you to take part in the YouthStart Entrepreneurial Challenge.0

 

 

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