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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>The 2023 edition of youthstart is closed<br></h4><p> Entries closed on 30 April at 23:30. Late entries will not be accepted.<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.</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>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="" 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.<br></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.<br></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Submit your entry if you have a new business idea</a>. <br></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Submit your entry if you are an exisiting business</a>. <br></li></ul><p>Read through our<a href="" target="_blank"> FAQ document for answers to more questions</a>.</p><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><h2 class="sectHeading">What comes next?</h2><p> The top entrants will be notified via email by <strong>Wednesday, 3 May 2023</strong>,<strong> </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>6</strong><strong> May 2023</strong>, and every week a number of entrants will be eliminated from the competition.<br></p><p>The winner, alongside two finalists, will be announced at a gala dinner on <strong>21 June</strong><strong> 2023</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="" target="_blank"></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 16 and 35 years old, we want you to take part in the YouthStart Entrepreneurial Challenge.0



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