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Monday, 9 October 2017 - Issue #17

WE’RE AT THE END OF THE RACE AND ARE PITCHING IN THE RING!
WE HAVE REACHED THE GRAND FINALE!

We’ve nearly come to the end of another exciting year on the SA Teen Entrepreneur Programme.  You might have noticed from the design work around some of our communications that the theme for this year was centred on being in a race.  Initially, we left the starting blocks, then we were comfortably in the race, and now we are gearing ourselves to get into the winning ring/winning circle at the conclusion of the race… our Grand Finale on 14 October!

Those schools/Entrepreneur Societies which have completed their business ideas will be pitching/presenting to a panel of judges at the Grand Finale on Saturday, 14 October at the River Club.  We know that teams are geared and excited to do their 5 – 7 minute presentations as much as we are looking forward to seeing the selection of innovative ideas that will come from this year’s groups. 
 
We wish all teams the very best!
 
If you want to get in on the Entrepreneur Society action in 2018, please contact Nadia Snyders on 021 795 0566 or nadia.snyders@teenentrepreneur.co.za to enquire about signing up your school for next year.

WE’RE COLLABORATING WITH MIT TO BROADEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXPOSURE AMONGST OUR YOUTH

We are extremely excited to share that we are collaborating with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on their MIT Launch Programme.  Once our young learners register they will be able to complete a course guiding them through the process of starting a company.  Upon completion of the course, you will be in a position to:
 

  • Overcome the top myths of entrepreneurship;
  • Define your goals as an entrepreneur and startup;
  • Identify business opportunities;
  • Perform market research and choosing your target customer;
  • Design and test your offering; and
  • Plan your business logistics, plus pitch and sell to customers.

 
So how is this information different to the course material we offer in our Entrepreneur Societies?  Not very different at all, in fact it’ll add a great deal of value to the information that is shared in our Entrepreneur Society scenario, so we encourage you to sign up.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

SA TEEN ENTREPRENEUR MODEL DRAWS THE INTEREST OF ACADEMICS AROUND THE WORLD


Our SA Teen Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur Society model has piqued the interest of academics from the University of Cape Town’s Economics Department, as well as that of the Paris School of Economics.  Findings of research conducted into how the model works, and its successes achieved, will be applied to the development of youth entrepreneur models to impact the economic environment in both South Africa and abroad.    
 
With so many educational institutions locally expressing interest in signing up on the programme, and thereby exposing their young learners to an entrepreneurial way of thinking, the SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation is also being confronted with huge interest from local researchers into mindsets that can ignite an entrepreneurship revolution which extends right into Africa.  Naturally SA Teen is excited by the interest in the programme, and hopes to translate this interest into financial and other support which will enable it to place more Entrepreneur Societies into schools throughout South Africa and beyond.

CONGRATULATIONS, LYDIA, ON YOUR APPOINTMENT TO THE SABINET BOARD


We’d like to extend our congratulations to Lydia, our Founder and Director, for her appointment to the Sabinet Board.
 
Sabinet is a leading provider of services and facilities that promote access to information.  The organisation is committed to offering innovative services that enable end-users to easily access the information which they need, where, and when they need it; and ensuring that libraries in Africa are able to deliver world-class, easily-accessible information to their end-users.
 
Lydia was the Director of the CPUT Library for a number of years, and her wealth of knowledge and experience gained during this time will stand her in good stead to add immense value to the Sabinet Board.  Well done, Lydia!

BECOME A TEEN ENTREPRENEUR FELLOW TODAY

 
We recently added a category to our programme, called Fellows of the SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation.  It is our way of acknowledging those young people who have come through our programme, and who are now running successful businesses, but are still giving back by promoting the work of the SA Teen Entrepreneur Trust wherever they go.  Some of our Fellows are ensuring that the Teen Entrepreneur message is reaching young people globally, which means exposure for us on an international platform.  
VIEW FELLOWS OF THE SA TEEN ENTREPRENEUR FOUNDATION

So how does one become a
Fellow of the SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation
you may ask?


An email application, accompanied by your CV, needs to be made to the Director, Lydia Zingoni, to zingonil@teenentrepreneur.co.za.  The application needs to highlight your entrepreneurial prowess, and how it will add value to the Foundation.  All applications will be evaluated by the Board of Trustees.

DATES TO DIARISE

Awaken the Giant in You Breakfast Grand Finale

If you don’t have the below Teen Entrepreneur event dates diarised, you are certainly going to miss out!

DATE: Saturday, 14 October
TIME: 08:30 for 09:00 start to 11:30
VENUE: The River Club, Liesbeeck Parkway & Observatory Road, Observatory
GUEST SPEAKER: A secret at this stage!

For more information, please contact Nadia Snyders on 021 795 0566 or nadia.snyders@teenentrepreneur.co.za

SUPPORT OUR ENTREPRENEUR CAUSE BY SIGNING ON AS A MYSCHOOL BENEFICIARY


As part of our efforts to reach more young learners across the country with our entrepreneurship messages and activities, we have applied to become a beneficiary of the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet Programme, and are pleased to share with you that we have been approved. Being part of the MySchool Programme will enable us to raise much-needed funds to start up more Entrepreneur Societies, but importantly, being a MySchool beneficiary will go a long way to ensuring that our projects become self-sufficient and sustainable.

It is therefore imperative that we are able to sign on as many supporters of the
SA Teen Entrepreneur Trust as possible.

As a valued stakeholder of the Trust, we would be most appreciative if you would consider becoming a MySchool supporter for SA Teen Entrepreneur by completing the attached form and either returning it to nadia.snyders@teenentrepreneur.co.za for processing, or by registering online at https://www.myschool.co.za/supporter/apply/. Because you are able to support 3 beneficiaries with one application, you are also able to assist 2 schools or organisations of your choice additionally, provided they are benefactors of the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet Programme.
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