Competition to reward entrepreneurs
IN AN EFFORT to boost the level of entrepreneurship in South Africa, Sanlam and Business Partners have announced the launch of the 2012 Sanlam-business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year competition.
This initiative has served as a springboard for past finalists and winners.
Competition project manager Nimo Naido says: Besides the chance to win prizes worth a
“total value of R1 345 000, which includes cash prizes of R200 000, finalists and winners are able to expand their networks and receive invaluable exposure for their businesses.”
We believe this plays a crucial role in “elevating the standard of entrepreneurial activity, as well as fostering a national entrepreneurial spirit that directly translates into job creation,” Naido says.
According to the 2010 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, South Africa ranked 27th out of 59 countries assessed for its overall entrepreneurial activity. www.eoy.co.za