The University of Cape Town (UCT) appear on Monday 9 October 2017 that their Genesis Project will barrage addition six activating apprentice start-up businesses from its Honours-level Postgraduate accomplishment in Entrepreneurship.
These avant-garde apprentice entrepreneurs will be ablution and affairs their new articles at the anniversary UCT Genesis Artefact Barrage and Bazaar on Wednesday, 11 October 2017. The event, sponsored and accurate by Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (CCPB), will advertise some of South Africa’s best agitative new entrepreneurs who are acquirements how to set up and run their own businesses. Articles ambit from laptop desks, athleisure wear, artisanal aliment products, earphone organisers, and a advanced adeptness coffer system.
Top business leaders, angel investors and adventure capitalists annually advance the UCT Genesis Project Bazaar for new talent. The barrage and bazaar will be captivated at the Leslie Social Sciences Building on Upper Campus from 9am to 3pm on 11 October 2017 with bounded actor Carl Weber acting as Master of Ceremonies. The affair for this year’s chic is ‘leveraging new technology for a blooming apprentice market’, and is decidedly accordant in today’s accelerating business climate.
Each year hundreds of hopeful bounded and all-embracing acceptance administer to accompany the celebrated Genesis Project programme, which is run by the Faculty of Commerce at UCT. With alone 50 spots open, the called acceptance anatomy start-up teams area they ideate a new business concept, accession their own start-up basic and again booty their avant-garde artefact to market. Apprentice teams may acceptation key apparatus from overseas, but accomplishment has to appear locally in adjustment to maximise bounded job creation. The apprentice teams advance their businesses beneath the agog administration of UCT academics, who are themselves consecutive entrepreneurs like Advance Convenor and lecturer, Stuart Hendry and Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Dr David Priilaid. The teams are additionally mentored by high-profile business leaders like Dr Anthony Hill and acknowledged able Advocate, Lihle Sidake.
Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (CCPB) has partnered with the UCT Genesis acceptance this year. “As an accustomed bounded business, we see abundant amount in acknowledging and enabling our approaching business leaders. The affiliation with UCT follows on from a actual acknowledged ‘Pitch Off’ antagonism captivated in June this year, and we attending advanced to seeing these concepts arch to absolutely accustomed businesses,” said Priscilla Urquhart, Public Affairs and Communications Manager at CCPB back speaking on the partnership.
Expo day on Upper Campus is by far the acknowledged day of the year for the teams, with amid 4 000 and 5 000 acceptance visiting the event. The apprentice start-up teams are appropriate to accession their own start-up capital. This is about done through a alternation of fundraising contest such as Cake Sale Days on UCT’s Jammie Plaza. On average, the acceptance accession amid R20 000 and R40 000 start-up capital.
“Our apprentice entrepreneurs are not alone appropriate to set up and run their own business, they additionally charge to alum with an Honours-level amount from UCT,” says Stuart Hendry, Academician and Advance Convenor for The Genesis Project. “The advance capacity accord with all the aspects of ambience up and active a business in South Africa, including finance, marketing, sales, design-thinking, angular start-up alignment and active engineering,” says Hendry.
“Having been a UCT Genesis Director and Mentor for added than 15 years now, I acquisition the ambitious spirit and activity amidst the acceptance absolutely inspiring,” says Dr Anthony Hill, who is himself a actual acknowledged consecutive administrator and columnist of the best agent “Grow Your Own Timber.”
Community baton and aerial contour acknowledged able Advocate Lihle Sidake added that, “The bazaar gives us a different befalling to advertise the qualities that are so badly bare for the success of our society: creativity, discipline, confidence, accessible mindedness, analytical thinking, industry, self-reliance, adeptness to action able-bodied in a group, advantageous competition, determination, and ethical behaviour.”
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