NWU student is a semi-finalist in Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition

Belinda Bantham -- Wed, 09/04/2019 - 14:53

NWU student is a semi-finalist in Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition

Boitshepo Gopane, a master’s student in Microbiology at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng is one of the central region winners of the Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition.

Entrepreneurship Intervarsity is the brain child of Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) and encourages and supports entrepreneurship across the 26 public universities in South Africa.

The purpose of this competition is to identify the top student entrepreneurs at each university, showcase their businesses and invite investment into this cohort of start-ups. In the process, universities will have the opportunity to demonstrate their entrepreneurial talent and the ways in which they support and grow the next generation of business leaders.

Boitshepo was the only student from the campus in Mahikeng who entered the competition.

“There were 28 finalists in the central region round, including competitors from Unisa and the Vaal University of Technology,” says Boitshepo.

Her entry was in the Innovation category, which recognize the most innovative ideas and business that demonstrates the ability to disrupt the industry.

As one of the winners of the central regional round, she will compete as semi-finalist in the final national competition that will take place on 18 September 2019.

 “Getting this far feels great, and it really means a lot to me and my career,” says Boitshepo.

 The NWU’s Boitshepo Gopane is a semi-finalist in Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition.