Calling entrepreneurs

2019-07-17 06:01
Justin Cohen, facilitator, best-selling author, international speaker and TV talk-show host at work.Photo: Supplied

Justin Cohen, facilitator, best-selling author, international speaker and TV talk-show host at work.Photo: Supplied

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Aspiring entrepreneurs wanting more information to establish themselves are encouraged to enter the Engen Pitch & Polish competition’s workshop to be held in Bloemfontein on 27 July.

The Bloemfontein leg of this nationwide event will be held at the President Hotel.

The competition is held annually and is free.

Entrants get a free entrepreneurial training workshop to be on the right track to realise their dream.

Participants are trained on how to pitch a business idea and win R80 000 in cash to start their business or getting their business to flourish.

The initiative marks its tenth anniversary this year and has through its entrepreneurial workshop and competition programme so far helped over 10 000 entrepreneurs improve the way they pitch their businesses to potential investors.

As all entrepreneurs know, a perfectly polished pitch is one of the keys to growing and succeeding in business.

This year the event is again hosted in partnership with Engen Petroleum, Nedbank and Raizcorp. Those interested can register as a delegate to attend the workshop or you can complete an online entry form to be selected as a contestant.

During one exhilarating, fun, exciting and free day, participants undergo comprehensive and interactive entrepreneurial training on how to pitch like a pro. The session is facilitated by Justin Cohen, best-selling author, international speaker and TV talk-show host.

After the training session, contestants pitch their ideas or businesses to the whole audience. This is where things get really interesting, with both Justin and the audience provi­ding feedback on how pitches can be improved.

The regional winners of each leg will have the opportunity to be crowned the ultimate pitch champion at the final glittering round of the competition held in Johannesburg later this year.

Many funders and investors are invited to the final and over the years finalists have received millions of rands in investments.

To book your place for the Bloemfontein workshop on 27 July, SMS “Pitch” to 43719 (SMS charged at 50c) or visit


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