PE in the spotlight as a platform for business pitch contest

26 June 2019 | Web Article Number: ME201915161

SMME Development & Support
PE in the spotlight as a platform for business pitch contest

NOW in its tenth year, the Engen Pitch & Polish national entrepreneurial workshop and competition will be holding its Eastern Cape workshop on 13 July.

Hosted in partnership with Engen Petroleum, Nedbank and Raizcorp, as well as local partners NYDA and iHub, the programme has helped over 10 000 entrepreneurs improve the way they pitch their businesses to potential investors.

“During one exhilarating, fun, exciting and free day, participants undergo comprehensive and interactive entrepreneurial training on how to pitch like a pro,” the organisers said in a statement.

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.

“There are many funders and investors invited to the final and, over the years, finalists (not necessarily the winners) have received millions of rands in investments and hundreds of thousands of rands in grants.”

To book for the Port Elizabeth workshop SMS “Pitch” to 43719 (SMSs charged at 50c) or visit to complete an entry form.

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