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Read about the experiences of finalists from the competition.

CUT: Young Entrepreneurs awarded at the 2023 Entrepreneurial Matriculant of the Year Competition | 18 October 2023
CUT: Winners of the 2nd annual Entrepreneurial Matriculant of the Year Competition walk away with full CUT bursaries and cash prizes | 08 October 2022
Courant: Young entrepreneurs show their mettle | 13 May 2021
CUT: 2021 Entrepreneurial Matriculant of the Year announced at CUT | 10 May 2021
OFM: Young designer on the road to success | 10 May 2021
OFM: Jong Bfn-entrepreneur teiken plaasmisdaad (AFR) | 11 May 2021
OFM: SUT bekroon jong entrepreneurs (AFR) | 10 May 2021
CUT: CUT’s Entrepreneurial Matriculant of the Year Competition is in the final stage! | 03 May 2021
CUT: Entrepreneurial Matriculant of the Year Competition kicks off at CUT | 16 March 2020

Sounds like something you would like to do?

First, are you eligible?

Current Grade 12 learners

How does it work

Keep this criteria in mind as you put together a written proposal:

  1. Is there a need for this business?
  2. Clearly identify the target market for your idea.
  3. Make sure we can see your business is unique and innovative.
  4. Identify your key activities and resources for the value proposition.
  5. Demonstrate the value of the business for the customer.
  6. Demonstrate the operational aspects of the business idea.
  7. Demonstrate your drive to make the business work.
  8. Show your financial projections for the business. Include your important costs inherent to the business model and how you will generate enough income to be sustainable.

The submission of your idea:

  • Impress the judges with your idea, the research you have done, your business sense and the potential you see for it. You will submit a 3-page written proposal.
  • Submission closing date will be communicated to registered learners.

Competition procedures

  • Entries can be submitted by completing the entry form below.
  • All entries will be reviewed by an expert adjudication panel.
  • 50 qualifying entries will be selected and provided with training to refine their business plans in preparation for the final presentation.
  • Applications are accepted from individuals or groups up to a maximum of 5 participants per group.
  • The closing date of the competition 12 April 2024.

The outcome of the competition will be communicated to selected entrants only. Should you not hear from us by 20 May 2024, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

Competition is open

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