Competition Entry Form


  1. Complete and submit this application form (also see reverse side) before 2 August 2023.
  • Email to;
  • OR fax it to 086 666 1164;
  • OR drop it at the George Chamber Offices, Room 111, 1st Floor, 101 York Street

     (cnr. York&Langenhoven St) George. OR George Tourism Office-Information desk, Yorke Street George.

  • Late or incomplete applications will automatically be disqualified.
  1. All applications received will be reviewed against the selection criteria. Interviews may be conducted to select the finalists that will participate in The Entrepreneur 2023 competition and programme.
  1. Selected business owners are required to participate in a 10 week entrepreneurial development programme endorsed by the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and USA-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which include tuition and mentorship. The programme will commence on 19 August 2023 and will run until October 2023.
  1. Competition winners will be judged on the perceived potential of their businesses, programme participation and attendance, as well as the content of the business plan submitted.
  1. Finalists that complete the programme will be offered the opportunity to showcase their business at The Entrepreneur 2023 Exhibition where the winners of the competition will be announced.
  1. Prize money will take the form of business development funding that will be disbursed in line with the submitted business plans after being approved by the finalist’s assigned mentor.
I confirm that I have answered all the questions truthfully and have not withheld any information relevant to this competition entry. I further confirm that I am the registered owner of the business and have full authority to enter this competition. 2. I hereby confirm that the business is an existing business that has been in full operation for the period stated, located within the Garden Route District of Western Cape, and that I am involved with the business on a full time basis. 3. Should I be selected to participate in the programme, I understand that I will have to attend the 10 week mentorship and tuition programme which will be presented from 19 August 2023 to October 2023, at a venue located in George which will be communicated to you. 4. I understand that the tuition and mentorship offered by the George Chamber will be free of charge, but that I will need to arrange and pay for my own transport to and from the venue, as well as data to attend virtually. 5. I have read and understood all the details and conditions relating to this competition and detailed in this entry form. 6. I acknowledge that the iLembe Chamber, its sponsors, mentors and adjudicators reserve the right not to allocate all or any of the prize money and I agree and accept the adjudicator’s decision as final and will not enter into any further correspondence in this regard. 7. I acknowledge that the George Chamber, its Executive Committee, employees, its members, mentors, trainers, and sponsors of this competition will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered, directly or indirectly, arising from my participation in this competition, should I be selected as a finalist.