Final call for The Pitch applications

19 July 2021 | Story Helen Swingler. Photo Getty Images. Read time 1 min.
Applications for The Pitch UCT 2021 close on 23 July.
Applications for The Pitch UCT 2021 close on 23 July.

The Pitch has reopened its applications for a second and last call to students. Applications close before midnight on Friday, 23 July 2021. Up for grabs is R25 000 in seed capital, and business mentorship for budding student entrepreneurs. The final Pitch event is scheduled for September.

The Pitch UCT 2021 is a student-led programme developed by the Academic Representative Council, supported by the Residence Life team in the Department of Student Affairs, in partnership with the Office of the Vice-Chancellor (OVC). It gives students an opportunity to enhance their entrepreneurial skills in a world under a pandemic while preparing for a post-pandemic world, where these skills will play a critical role towards growing employment.

The final competition will be a live pitching event in a socially distanced setting, which will allow for a judging panel and a limited audience.

Students who have a business idea or existing start-up that they’d like to take to the next level are welcome to apply. The programme is open to all registered UCT students and will offer participants invaluable entrepreneurial thinking training from the entrepreneur ecosystem. This includes key stakeholders, such as the OVC, UCT’s Graduate School of Business MTN Solution Space, UCT’s Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking (d-school), Careers Service, the Department of Student Affairs, and the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation (AGOF).


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