Cape Town Entrepreneurship Competition Finalists: EDGE Campus and Headboy Industries
Congrats to EDGE Campus for taking home first place in the Ideas track, while Headboy Industries walked away with second place in the Startup category.
This Thursday, when the finalists of the Cape Town Entrepreneurship Competition (CETC) present their projects before a panel of judges, two of these will be initiatives started by BYM alumni.
Cape Town Entrepreneur Competition, which is part of Cape Town Entrepreneurship Week, is fast becoming one of the most highly-rated events in the local entrepreneurship community. Recognised as an opportunity for fast-tracked access to funding, mentorship and global exposure, the competition focuses on technology and innovation in the fields of biotechnology, telecommunications and media, information and communication technology (ICT), ‘clean’ technology, healthcare and social entrepreneurship.
Headboy Industries, started by Ludwick Marishane (2009), has been nominated for the Startup Category, while EDGE Campus will be presenting in the Ideas Category.
EDGE Campus, in particular, bears a special relationship with Brightest Young Minds. It was presented in its fledgling form by Paul Kim and Gareth Heuer at Brightest Young Minds Summit 2010, and chosen as one of the six projects to be presented at the Gala Dinner. Paul and Gareth are now working on it full-time with Tanye ver Loren van Themaat (BYM OC 2010).
Last year, Jaco de Wet (BYM Alumnus 2007) of Personera, co-founded with Sheraan Amod (also BYM Alumnus 2007), walked away with top honours for the CTEC Startup Track.
All the best!
Further congrats are due to Headboy Industries, who also made it through as one the Top 15 Finalists of Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition (hosted by Singapore Management University).