CONGRATULATIONS to our two recipients of awards for this year’s Desert Start-Up Bootcamp (DSBC) entrepreneurship program! After 11 intensive weeks, participants came together for a final Pitch Night where they presented their businesses to panelists and investors. Seed capital awards of R25,000 were made to Xolela Jara of KAPP Delivery and Barabara Ayissi of Puzzle of my Life Online Counselling.
Xolela Jara: “As an entrepreneur, this has been the most informative program I’ve been part of. The knowledge, skills and processes that Mhlanganisi and Bernard taught us has positively impacted our entrepreneurial growth. I am grateful to all the partners and the U.S. Embassy who have shown incredible support to our businesses.”
Barbara Ayissi: “To the U.S. Embassy – thanks for an amazing program and believing in us. I made some very valuable contacts yesterday and really looking forward to connecting with them – an offering for Gauteng business. Absa South Africa is meeting with me. CEO from WEConnect International hinted some venture capital opportunity. Tuks FM 107.2 wants to include me on a program early Jan.”
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