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YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge <h2 class="sectHeading">About the competition</h2> <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<br></h4><p>Entries closed on Monday, 1 April 2024.<br></p></div></div></span> <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.<br></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><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><ul><li>Create a three-minute video explaining your idea, with as much detail as possible. <br></li><li>Upload your 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. <br></li><li>Complete the YouthStartCT entry form.</li></ul><p> <strong>Entries closed on Monday, 1 April 2024</strong>. </p><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 are notified via email, and offered training and mentoring workshops to further develop their ideas and businesses.<br></p><p>Entrants are required to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges, and every week a number of entrants are eliminated from the competition.<br></p><p>Various prizes are up for grabs including cash awards, customised business support, mentoring and development guidance.</p> <span> <p>The winners of the 2024 YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge were announced at a gala dinner on 13 June 2024.<br></p> <h4>The top three winners in the existing business category were:</h4> <ul><li>Charnelle Davids - Khula Cosmetics </li><li>Katlego Montewa – Promage Consulting </li><li>Yanga Ngcayisa - YNOT Health </li></ul> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/YouthStartChallenge2024winners.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:829px;" /> <strong>​YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge 2024 winners.</strong></figure></span> <h4>In the business ideas categories, the winners were:</h4><ul><li><strong>Manufacturing:</strong> Siphokuhle Mcotshana - Mcotshana Holding </li><li> <strong>Agriculture: </strong>Chad Wyngaard - Hydroponic Solar Container Farming </li><li> <strong>Finance and Business Services: </strong>Prince Malandela Masimini - Sip Spot Café </li><li> <strong>Information Technology (IT): </strong>Oratile Keamogetse Mojaki - Connect Student </li><li> <strong>Tourism:</strong> Wilmarie January - Tour Operator - Cape Tourian</li></ul> <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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