The City Of Cape Town Opens Applications For The Annual #YouthStartCT To Youth Entrepreneurs

The City Of Cape Town Opens Applications For The Annual #YouthStartCT To Youth Entrepreneurs. The City of Cape Town’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Department would like to invite youth entrepreneurs to pitch for the annual #YouthStartCT entrepreneurial challenge. The challenge provides opportunities to grow and maintain a youth owned business.

The #YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge is an accelerator programme for start-up entrepreneurs. The main aim of the competition is to contribute to business skills development, innovation and the growth of entrepreneurs in Cape Town.

Applicants will need to pitch an existing business or business ideas to judges in under three minutes. Shortlisted applicants will proceed to the first round of the challenge.This year there will be four opportunities at City facilities throughout the Metropole where youth entrepreneurs can apply to pitch;

19 2024, 08:00 – 15:00, Bellville Library Hall

26 2024, 08:00 – 15:00, Grassy Park Civic Centre

7 2024, 08:00 – 15:00, Parow Civic Centre

11 2024, 08:00 – 15:00, Van Riebeeck Hall, Kuilsrivier

Participants will be able to pitch at any of the four venues, but only once. Please note that only the first 50 participants to register on the day, will be able to pitch.Applicants should be between 18 and 35 years old, and a South African citizen residing within Cape Town.

The existing businesses or business idea should fall within one of the following categories: Manufacturing, Agriculture/farming, Tourism, Finance and business services nformation technology.

By Thomas Chiothamisi
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