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Support the YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge<h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​What is the #YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge?​​​​​​</h2> <span><figure class="figure-credits right"><img class="responsive" alt="placeholder" src="" style="width:543px;" />​​</figure></span> <p>The YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge is an accelerator programme for start-up entrepreneurs, delivered in support of youth capacity building and job creation. The main aim is to encourage entrepreneurship and contribute to skills development and innovation in Cape Town.<br><br>The competition is open to Capetonians aged between 18 and 35.​ Individuals are given the opportunity to focus on a specific challenge and develop innovative business ideas that will benefit their community. Competing entrepreneurs are offered support to help them commercialise their solution through a dynamic training and mentorship programme, which is focused on developing both the entrepreneur and their business idea.​</p><h2 class="sectHeading">How to get involved​​​​​​​</h2><p>Prizes, sponsorships ​and offers of support are welcome.​​​ Below are examples of contributions which established corporates can make to assist our young entrepreneurs:</p><ul><li>Business development and support services for small enterprises</li><li>Cellphones</li><li>Laptops and ICT hardware</li><li>Printers or printing services</li><li>Free internet access (Wi-Fi, data, etc.)</li><li>Prize money or seed funding</li><li>Capacity building</li><li>Mentoring of young entrepreneurs</li><li>Training and entrepreneurial support</li><li>Grant funding</li><li>Business support services (e.g. accounting or legal services)</li><li>Office space</li><li>Customised incubation programmes</li> ​</ul><p>To donate a prize which will support the entrepreneurs to develop their ideas and entrepreneurial skills, please email <a href=""></a> with the details of your contribution.</p><p> <a href="">Visit our Corporate Social Initiatives (CSI) page </a>for additional details on partnering with the City.</p>GP0|#ef9af5ec-7d43-461e-8095-e5994fa9a9b0;L0|#0ef9af5ec-7d43-461e-8095-e5994fa9a9b0|Sponsor;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#7ecc61e7-9305-4d43-8bf7-f7c4dc6a5334;GP0|#7f9a2fb4-c457-498b-9316-a6c5dee11d6c;L0|#07f9a2fb4-c457-498b-9316-a6c5dee11d6c|DonatePrivate corporates are invited to donate prizes and give support to the YouthStartCT Challenge0





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