Free Entrepreneurial Workshops

Free Entrepreneurial Workshops


Following the success of the 2010 and 2011 entrepreneurial workshop and competition, the brandhouse Pitch & Polish 2012 programme for entrepreneurs began in June 2012. Round 1 was held in eMalahleni, Bloemfontein, Rustenburg, Retreat and will be in Port Elizabeth.

Calling for wild card entrants

The media partnership with SAfm gives this entrepreneurial competition an extra twist, as a wild card component is added into the mix. Contestants from every corner ofSouth Africawill be able to enter and have this unique opening to seize the moment and have their business or business idea heard by millions – and even win at the final!

Whether you live in Pofadder or Sandton, you can call in to pitch your business idea to the panel of judges. All on-air.

Enter now

Enter now to be chosen as a SAfm Wild Card contestant, which will be aired live, on radio, on Wednesdays 8, 15 and 22 August. Three Wild Card contestants per show will be given three minutes to pitch their business idea. Judges and listeners will give valuable feedback. The overall winner will go straight to the semi-final in September. This is where the true entrepreneur will find him/herself in the right place at the right time, ready to grab the opportunity that presents itself.

brandhouse Pitch & Polish is a lateral-thinking national business competition, exposing would-be entrepreneurs to entrepreneurial training and thinking, helping entrepreneurs turn their business or business idea into a success. It is a unique platform and search for the wonderful hidden entrepreneurial gems in South Africa.

Free workshops

The objective is to provide a learning oriented environment for anyone (over 18 years) to attend a free workshop where he/she can brainstorm their business idea and receive expert feedback. It provides a much needed sounding board to know if their idea can or will work and use the feedback to help develop their business or grow their idea to become a reality. There is also a competition element where at each event five contestants stand a chance to win cash prizes and go through to the next round. The real prize though is the opportunity for their idea to grow and become a successful business in the future. The winners from each round then compete for the grand prize.

To enter go to, call +27 (0)11 566 2000 or email

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