2018 Pitching Event! Entrepreneurs Compete for R214.000 in Grant Funding

Orange Corners hosted an inspiring pitching session on the 5th of June 2018 where twenty of our entrepreneurs had the opportunity to pitch for a share of R214.000 in grant funding.

The entrepreneurs were asked to identify a specific area of their business which could be taken to the next level by means of a financial injection. Each entrepreneur had five minutes to convince a panel comprising of Orange Corners Trustees how their business would improve as a result. The entrepreneurs exhibited solid understanding of their own business models and growth paths. The winning ideas ranged from a scooter for Fresh Eats, a company offering off-site catering solutions; to potato seeds for Dijo Seeds Xports. The individual amounts awarded to the entrepreneurs were relatively small, ranging between R6.000 and R30.000, but will have a transformative impact on these businesses.