Youth Entrepreneurship Micro-Business Builder Programme

Join the Ubuntu Business Builder Programme - learn how to start and grow your own business, compete against other students and high schools throughout Gauteng and win amazing prizes!

The programme has been setup as an initiative to inspire Youth Entrepreneurship in high schools. Participants are equipped with a variety of entrepreneurial skills and strategies to start their own business. Training is delivered during an initial 1-day practical workshop followed by eLearning activities to develop an innovative Business Model. The learning content is designed for high school students to easily understand and apply through an online Micro-Business Builder Programme. Each participants’ Business Model is then submitted into a competition where the Top 10 entries are invited to a Business Model Pitch Event.

The programme is open to all high school students from Grade 8-12.

Participants are entered into a Business Builder competition to compete against other students in their own grade.
The programme costs R1 495 per student and includes the following:
  • A 1-day Business Builder Workshop
  • Online Training Programme
  • Practical Activities
  • Entrepreneurship Handbook
  • Your Entry into the Gauteng Youth Entrepreneurship Business Builder Competition

Top 10 overall WIN: R1 000 shopping vouchers and access to additional Entrepreneurship eLearning modules.
Top 3 overall WIN: R2 500 shopping vouchers and access to additional Entrepreneurship eLearning modules.

There are two intakes for the programme: in April and then again in July.
  • Entries close on 31 March for the April to June programme.
  • Entries close on 30 June for the July to September programme.
  • Final Business Model submissions on / before 30 September.
  • Business Model review and Top 10 selection - 1 October.
  • Business Model Pitch Event - Saturday, 28 November.

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