Rotary Club of Newlands investing in entrepreneurs

 
Caption: TSiBA students are excited to enter the Pitch and Poster competition recently launched by the non-profit business school where they stand a chance of winning their share of R15 000 to invest into their business, generously sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newlands. From left to right front row: Abraham Oliver, Anokho Batyi, Abongile Mkefu, Gcobani Dyanti, Simphiwe Mtombeni, Shinghai Gunha, Mihlali Luningo, Petlontle Serolong. Standing from left to right, Furnill Manus ,Ntombizanele Tshotyana, Sisipho Jokazi, Rotarian Kenny van Aardt, Olawale Olatunde, Lelethu Plaatjies, Rotarian Jenny Ibbotson, Fatima Mahdi, Rotarian Andy Ismay,  Dr. Ron Duggins from The Centre of Business Development, Meridian Technology Institute Oklahoma and Goazong Vang.
 
The Rotary Club of Newlands are proud sponsors of the Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA)’s recently launched Pitch and Poster competition. Students enrolled in the entrepreneurship course are encouraged to enter the competition; they stand a chance of winning their share of R15 000 in prize money generously sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newlands.
 
Non-profit tertiary business school, TSiBA’s Ignition Centre Manager, Abraham Oliver, says, “It will be the first time that students from all the classes will be able to work together and compete against each another with their own business ideas. This competition is part of TSiBA’s strategy and vision to ignite opportunity among its students. It will be the beginning of a hatchery within the Ignition Centre for student ideas, which will lead to incubation within the centre and eventually a new business start-up. We are hoping that the TSiBA Pitch and Poster Competition will lead to many student initiated businesses and a stronger connection between the Ignition Centre.”
 
Rotarian Kenny van Aardt adds, “We are very excited to be investing in these young entrepreneurs; we need more entrepreneurs in our country to help build our economy. Apart from the prize money that we are sponsoring, we are also looking forward to providing our mentorship and guidance to the students throughout the process.”
 
Dr. Ron Duggins, Director of the Centre for Business Development at Meridian Technology in Oklahoma, USA encouraged the students with his P.O.S.T. UP strategy for success as an entrepreneur. “This inspiring strategy is an analogy for a basketball game when a player “posts up” in preparation for receiving the ball and scoring. The acronym P.O.S.T. stands for preparing a foundation, opportunity or making the most of every opportunity given, setting up your network, and taking action,” explains Duggins.
 
To find out more about TSiBA visit: www.tsiba.org.za or contact Abe Oliver on 021 5322750. For more information about the Rotary Club of Newlands, visit www.newlands.org.za or mail rotary@reputationmatters.co.za