Entrepreneurship Intervarsity 2020: student entrepreneurs to win big

Marelize Santana -- Fri, 02/14/2020 - 09:26

Entrepreneurship Intervarsity 2020: student entrepreneurs to win big

From January to July 2020 it is time for the second edition of the annual national Entrepreneurship Intervarsity. This year aspiring studentpreneurs stand the chance to win prizes to the value of R 100 000 and the prestige national Studentpreneur of the Year 2020 title.

Entrepreneurship Intervarsity is hosted by the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) programme and the competition is open to currently registered undergraduate and postgraduate students in good standing.

So, if you have an innovative idea or existing business, now is the time to submit your entry. The aim of the competition is to identify the top student business brains across the country’s 26 public universities, to showcase these businesses and to attract investors.

The four main categories are:
•    Business Ideas
•    Existing Business: Tech
•    Existing Business: Social Impact
•    Existing Business: General

Apart from the prize money, student entrepreneurs stand to gain plenty of exposure that will broaden their horizons, introduce them to new business networks and expand their skillsets.

Shortlisted entries in the four categories at each university will compete in an internal round. The winners then compete in a regional round (the University of Cape Town will compete against Stellenbosch University, the University of the Western Cape, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and UNISA). The regional winners of each category will compete in the national finals. National category winners will win cash prizes and qualify for business support and mentorship. The overall winner will be announced at the grand finale on Tuesday, 7 July, in Pretoria.

Entries close on Monday, 2 March. Go to www.edhe.co.za to register your entry. Read the Entrepreneurship Intervarsity 2020 guidelines.

*The competition is funded through the University Capacity Development Programme of the Department Higher Education and Training (DHET) and is supported by Universities South Africa (USAf) and its partners.