Hookup Dinner

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GEWSA Global Entrepreneurship Week South Africa

The Hookup Dinner, commissioned by the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship and powered by SAB Kickstart celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week in South Africa together with Leadership 2020, Power Circle and Transcend Corporate Advisory among others.
Besides inviting a plethora of well-known speakers to grace the stage and address young entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs from across Johannesburg, The Hookup Dinner also launched their #JustPitchZA Competition.  The brief was for contestants to create a 15 second video pitch and upload it to YouTube using the tags #JustPitchZA #GEWSA 
They were then asked to share their tagged pitch video on The Hookup Dinner’s Facebook Page and on Twitter.Judges, including CEO of The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, Tracey Webster, Innovation Thought-Leader Jayshree Naidoo and Enterprise Development Specialist, Mohloboloko Octavius Phukubye selected finalists who walked away with some incredible prizes.The winning pitches were announced on Friday, 22nd November at 2pm at our Festival on Entrepreneurship in Braamfontein, Johannesburg and included: EXISTING BUSINESS CATEGORY:
1. Swaave – R8000 working capital courtesy of SAB KickStart and a R7300 Innovation Management Training Course from Da Vinci Design Thinking2. Soweto Business Club – Innovation Management Training course from Da Vinci Design Thinking with Jayshree Naidoo to the value of R7300
3. YPIBI – Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini courtesy of Virgin Mobile South AfricaCONCEPT CATEGORY:
1. Musie Connection – R2000 courtesy of SAB Kickstart and a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini from Virgin Mobile SA2. Fruit and Veg Corner – Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini from Virgin Mobile SA3. Zippy Charge – Book by Sir Richard Branson courtesy of the Branson Centre SAONLINE CATEGORY:
Flexible Workspace – R100 000 Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship – South Africa CourseMany thanks to all who participated, congratulations to the winners and much gratitude to our partners for their generosity!