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OVER R2M IN PRIZES AWARDED TO VIBRANT SMALL ENTERPRISES

17 Nov 2022

In the spirit of celebrating the 15th annual Global Entrepreneurship Week 2022, which was launched by the Global Entrepreneurship Network president, Jonathan Ortmans at the Inaugural National Presidential SMME and Co-Operatives Awards hosted by the Department of Small Business Development on 13 November 2022, five budding small enterprises walked away with prizes worth over R2million. These prizes are a culmination of 14 provincial boot camps for Seda's "Pitch for Funding" programme that has been running since June 2022 throughout the lengths and breadths of South Africa and attracted over 1000 small enterprises who pitched their business ideas. The provincial bootcamps resulted in 34 finalists competing in the finals held in Gauteng from which nine prevailed to head to the bigger stage, the Inaugural National SMME and Co-Operatives Summit held from 14 to 16 November 2022.