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ULTIMATE DEAL.

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ABOUT ULTIMATE DEAL

Ultimate Deal is Youth Macro Enterprise Pitching Contest established by Free State Online Channel in partnership with NYDA, Content Media, Vodacom Central, Grace T Fims, as well as Motheo FM, Civic FM and Free State World as media partners. The competition is aimed at promoting SMMEs by creating a platform where they gain access to pitching and stand a chance to win Blended business support from different stakeholders. The grand prize include monetary and in-kind support. In addition, this Youth Macro Enterprise Pitching Contest shall cover the whole province (all the districts of the Free State province).

Objectives

• To give blended business support to a businesses in need
• To receive mentorship from well-established business people
• To increase knowledge regarding the business sector
• To offer training to existing businesses

PARTNERS

1. Content Media
2. NYDA
3. Civic FM
4. Vodacom Central
5. Grace T Fims
6. Motheo FM
7. Free State World Online Newspaper

PRIZES

1. Grant opportunity by NYDA
2. Website development services to the value of R6000 by Content Media
3. Digital marketing strategy valued at R10 000 by Content Media
4. Video production and advert placement valued at R 25 000.00 by FS Online
5. Radio Advertising Airtime worth R 5 000.00 on Civic FM

POTENTIAL BENEFICIARIES: WHO GETS TO APPLY

• People from the Free State
• Both Male and Female
• Between the ages of 16 to 35 years
• Passionate about business
• They are in need of financial assistance to start or sustain their business
• They must be operating their businesses within the borders of the Free State
• The owners must be running their businesses full time
• The business must be operating and proof thereof required
• People with disability are also invited to take part in the programme
• Business registration is not a pre-conditions but preference shall be provided to business that are formally registered

PROGRAM EXECUTION

STEP 1: PITCHING OF IDEAS
• An invite to pitch is issued via social media platform and print media
• Those interested will apply to audition and wait to be called to pitch
• Each presenter will be given a date and time to come pitch to the panel of judges.
• The auditions will be done in 5 districts.

STEP 2: SELECTION OF TOP 10 SMMES
• The judges will go through all applicants and choose 2 people/businesses from each district culminating to 10 businesses or individuals they believe to have the potential to grow and sustain themselves in the future
• The top 10 will then be contacted and profiled
• During this stage, the chosen 10 will receive advice, mentorship and task to do by judges
• The hope to become part of the finale is determined by an individual’s ability to complete the given tasks successfully
• The chosen top 10 should come from all 5 districts (2 people/businesses per district)

STEP 3: FINALE
• The top two businesses/entrepreneurs chosen will prepare themselves for the main day were they will give a business pitch worth the grand prize.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORMS HERE.