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The search for young entrepreneurs willing to create impact in their communities is now on


JCI South Africa invites young social entrepreneurs, to enter the JCI ‘Best Business Plan’ competition. The National President Mr. Tshepo Thlaku explains that, what the organisation is looking for are young people between the ages of 18-40 starting small businesses to submit compelling business plans that aims at addressing challenges within their communities.

The competition is a great opportunity as the finalists will get more than just cash prize of R60,000 from the competition; they will also be provided with business resources, training, mentorship and networking opportunities with other young entrepreneurs from Monaco. This as a result of the sponsorship from Foundation Cuomo of Monaco and the partnership with JCI Monaco.

Entrepreneurs are required to enter the competition by submitting three documents: a completed entry form that is available on the website, an executive summary and a business plan for the creation of a new enterprise, endeavor or social activity designed to create positive change.

JCI South Africa is running the competition because the country has incredibly innovative young entrepreneurs who need support to make this country better. The organisation has seen a need to recognise and unleash potential for young entrepreneurs running small businesses. The business plan entries that will stand out are those that clearly demonstrate the anticipated benefit to the local community, innovation, quality, compliance with UN global Compact principles and a clear vision of how the business will surpass the competition.

The 2012 JCI Best Business Plan competition will officially be launched at Sci-bono Discovery Centre, in Newton, Johannesburg, on the 30th November 2011 at 18:00. Media briefing will be done from 17:30. For queries about the competition send an email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.