Mfezeko in Scooler Entrepreneur Top 10! Mfezeko is working hard at making his dreams come true.

A few months ago, the Excelsior News reported on Piet Retief’s own 16-year old entrepreneur, who started his own business called “Kota King Box” at Mall@Mfula.

Mfezeko could only work on Saturdays as he is still attending school, but he decided to enter into the Scooler Entrepreneur Movement, where he stood the chance to win R100 000-00 in cash. By Monday, 5 November 2018, Scooler announced the Top 20 and Mfezeko’s profile appeared on the website as part of the Top 20 applicants, and on Monday, 12 November, they announced the Top 10 entrepreneurs and he made it amongst the Top 10 candidates as well – congratulations!

“I started making and selling the most delicious Kota’s/ Bunny Chows at my home’s garage at the age of 16.” – Mfezeko Mncube Mfezeko won R10 000-00 worth of coaching and training to make a success of his business. He has also been asked to be an ambassador for the Scooler competition for 2019, which will motivate other young entrepreneurs who have a passion for business. The 2018 ScoolerEntrepreneur Movement winner was Chris van Gass, a learner from the Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool, and the nine remaining entrepreneurs in the Top 10, each received R10 000-00 for training. Mfezeko and his family wish to thank the community of Mkhondo for their continuous support and all their votes in the Scooler competition for 2018. Well done Mfezeko – stay positive and work hard and you will be successful!…

Mfezeko in “Scooler”s” Top 10: Mfezeko won R10 000 00 worth of training in the Scooler Entrepreneur Movement for 2018. “I started making and selling the most delicious Kota’s Bunny Chows at my home’s garage at the age of 16.”  A few months ago, the Excelsior News reported on Piet Retief’s own 16-year-old entrepreneur who started his own business called “Kota King Box” at the mall. Mfezeko could only work on Saturdays as he is still attending school, but he decided to enter into the Scooler Entrepreneur Movement, where he stood the chance to win R100 000 00 in cash. By Monday, 5 November 2018, Scooler announced the Top 20 and Mfezeko’s profile appeared on the website as part of the Top 20 applicants, and on Monday, 12 November, they announced the Top 10 entrepreneurs and he made it amongst the Top 10 candidates as well, congratulations! Mfezeko won R10 000 00 worth of coaching and training to make a success of his business. He has also been asked to be an ambassador for the Scooler competition for 2019, which will motivate other young entrepreneurs who have a passion for business. The 2018 Scooler Entrepreneur Movement winner was Chris van Gass, a learner from the Af Afrikaans Hoer Seun skool, and the nine remaining entrepreneurs in the Top 10, each received R10 000 00 for training. Mfezeko and his family wish to thank the community of Mkhondo for their continuous support and all their votes in the Scooter competition for 2018. Well done Mfezeko stay positive and work hard and you will be successful!

Read more here: Excelsior News

Judges have a tough time picking winners: A young entrepreneur, Chris van Gass, founder of Artvark, was announced as the winner of the Scooler R100k Clash on 12 November, in line with Global Entrepreneurial Week.

Leon Lategan, CEO of The Lions Den and founder of Scooler, says: “We were amazed and excited at the caliber and number of entries into the competition, which just goes to show the potential that our youth in this country represents in the entrepreneurial space.”

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A young entrepreneur, Chris van Gass, founder of Artvark, was announced as the winner of the Scooler R100k Clash on 12 November, in line with Global Entrepreneurial Week.

Artvark’s  platform gives every school child the opportunity to upload and sell their art online. Commenting on his win, Chris says: “I speak for the entire Artvark team when I say that we cannot wait to use this amazing opportunity to reach more schools and empower more children.” The runners-up were: Werner Bronkhorst an artist doing commission work as well as customizing of clothes prints; he also offers art tutorials. Mfezeko Mncube sells mouth-watering true African Kasi Kotas bunny chows with a modern twist. Zoe Prinsloo sells biodegradable straws. Courtney and Tayla van Wyk create custom tie dye items. Junior Mtungwa owns a mobile car wash business and also does minor car repairs. Koketso Phasha produces casual clothing with his own unique brand. Caleb Lafford buys, renovates and sells furniture. Abiyah Swart sells plants and cacti in beautiful customized pots. Tsianda Netsianda produces rap and hip-hop music.

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The Scooler R100k Clash – the entrepreneurial competition for school-goers which amassed over 540 entries with friends, families and supporters clamouring to vote for their favourite entrepreneur – named Chris van Gass, founder of Artvark, its overall winner last week.

With so many fantastic entries, the judges decided to extend the R10,000 worth of coaching to nine runners-up instead of only four, namely, Werner Bronkhorst, Mfezeko Mncube, Zoe Prinsloo, Courtney and Tayla Van Wyk, Junior Mtungwa, Koketso Phasha, Caleb Lafford, Abiyah Swart and Tsianda Netsianda. Furthermore, the remaining Top 20 were offered one hour of business coaching to acknowledge their efforts.

Says Leon Lategan, CEO of The Lions Den and founder of Scooler, “We were amazed and excited at the calibre and number of entries into the competition, which just goes to show the potential that our youth in this country represent in the entrepreneurial space.” He adds that more than that awareness of The School Entrepreneur Movement has been created, which was the ultimate aim of launching the Scooler R100k Clash – students are now mindful of the platform where they can access valuable information about how to run a business; how to secure funding for their businesses; how to connect with like-minded youth and expose their existing school businesses / money-making initiatives to the community, corporates and investors.

The judging panel had a hard time whittling down the hundreds of entries to find their winner and nine runners-up but are delighted with the votes being cast Artvark’s way – Chris van Gass’s platform gives every school child the opportunity to upload and sell their art online. Commenting on his win, van Gass says, “I speak for the entire Artvark team when I say that we cannot wait to use this amazing opportunity to reach more schools and empower more children. Thank you!”

The runners-ups:

  1. Werner Bronkhorst is an artist doing commission work as well as customizing of clothes (prints) and he offers art tutorials.
  2. Mfezeko Mncube sells mouth-watering true African/Kasi Kotas/Bunny chows with a modern twist.
  3. Zoe Prinsloo sells biodegradable straws.
  4. Courtney and Tayla Van Wyk create custom tie-dye items.
  5. Junior Mtungwa owns a mobile car wash business and also does minor car repairs.
  6. Koketso Phasha produces casual clothing with his own unique brand.
  7. Caleb Lafford buys, renovates and sells furniture.
  8. Abiyah Swart sells plants and cacti in beautiful customized pots.
  9. Tsianda Netsianda produces rap and hip-hop music.

The School Entrepreneur Movement remain steadfast in their efforts to develop and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit in our schools, to help bring down the high unemployment rate in our country, and to inspire our youth to explore other options to shape their futures.

For more information, visit www.scooler.co.za

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Edgemead High School’s Zoe Prinsloo made it to the TOP 20 of the Scooler competition for her “Save a Fishie” initiative.

“I sell 100% biodegradable and compostable straws!
I am a High School student and self-proclaimed environmental activist!
I am a Ranger with the Bothasig Guide Company, a volunteer at the Two Ocean’s Aquarium and co-founder of the Eco-club at my high school! I have also logged nearly 250 hours of community service over the last 2 and half years!!
My interest in straws began over 2 years ago when I started running regular beach cleanups while working towards my Protea award (the highest award in Guiding)!
I was shocked and horrified at the number of straws littering our beautiful beaches, amongst all the other discarded single-use plastic items!
When I saw the video of the sea turtle with a plastic straw deeply embedded in his nose, that was literally the LAST STRAW for me!! I was so upset by that video I made a vow then and there to never use a plastic straw again!!
This led me on a quest to find a cheap biodegradable straw, easily available to everyone! So no more excuses!!
I sell prepackaged straws, made from PLA, which looks and feels like plastic but are completely biodegradable and compostable! No more mushy paper straws, no more costly metal or glass straws, no more having to clean your straws in the restaurant! This is an environmental-friendly, cost-effective, easy alternative! Not everyone can afford a fancy straw…this product is aimed at the average person on the street who would like to do their part and not have it affect their pocket!” – 
Zoe Prinsloo

HELP “SAVE A FISHIE” Zoe Prinsloo, a grade 10 learner at Edgemead High School, is a self proclaimed environmental activist as well as a Ranger with the Bothasig Girl Guide Company, Her interest in straws started about two years ago while doing regular beach cleanups and was awarded the Protea Award, the highest award a Girl Guide can achieve. She was so shocked at the number of straws and plastic found on our beaches that this led her on a quest to find a cheap, biodegradable straw easily available to everyone, no more excuses. BIO straws are 100% biodegradable and compostable. They look and feel just like a plastic straws, but at least they won’t still be around a hundred years from now. They only take about nine weeks to decompose. Zoe is so excited about this new business venture. “I feel it is just the beginning and I feel good that in some small way I’m able to hopefully make a difference. I am hoping to get restaurants, cafes and coffee shops on board and would like to encourage them to change over from plastic to these bio straws. I am incredibly passionate about the environment and at the end of the day; I want to use this passion to inspire others to do what they can to help”. Zoe has entered the Scooler Clash Competition.

 

Read more here: The Monthly Guardian

Jandré behaal Top 20 in entrepreneurskompetisie.

Jandré du Plessis (16) ’n gr.10-leerling aan die Hoërskool Diamantveld is in die Top 20 van die The School Entrepreneur Movement.

Jandré wat in 2015 ’n belangstelling in historiese memorabilia ontwikkel het, het ingeskryf vir hierdie kompetisie. Studente in gr. 8 tot gr. 12 kon hulle bestaande geld-onderneming, stokperdjie of besigheid inskryf en ‘n kans kry om R100 000 te wen. Vier naaswenners sal elk R10 000 vir hulle besighede ontvang.

Hierdie jong entrepreneur is in die Top 20 van hierdie kompetisie en die wenner sal op 12 November 2018 gekies word. Dit volg nadat Jandré ook vroeër vanjaar as entrepreneur van die jaar by die kompetisie wat Mentorvennoot, in samewerking met Impact Financial Training Academy jaarliks aanbied, aangekondig is.

Jandré se eie versameling bestaan tans uit 1 750 stukke. Gaan kyk gerus na sy Facebook-blad, The JH du Plessis Militaria Collection.

Lees vorige stories oor Jandré hier: Stem vir plaaslike entrepreneur en Entrepreneur van die jaar – Jandré du Plessis.

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“We have a child that mows lawns to make money for transport to school, a teen techie who offers an online service for advice on all things electronic, and the environmentally conscious young lady who uses offcuts of fabric to make hair accessories, clothing and handbags, to name a few.” The entry deadline has been extended to 26 October and he urges kids to enter online and share their s(cool) ideas! The time has come to stop waiting on government and business to take action, and develop and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit in our schools to inspire our youth to explore other options to shape their own futures_ Enter online at www.scooler.co.za

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