#AGEC18 Pitch Contest Winners

A huge congratulations to our seven #AGEC18 Business Pitch Contest  finalists, who all walked away with a share of R50k after pitching their business ideas to our investor panel at the SA Innovation Summit 2018.

After some seriously impressive pitches, our young entrepreneurs walked away with cash to help bring their business ideas to life! Well done to our winners!


1st. Prize: R25000
Name: Kai Parsons
School: Cedar House
Idea: Carbon Monoxide Safety Device

2nd. Prize: R10000
Name: Sara Gopal
School: Riebeek College Girls’ High School
Idea: Ice Cream Dream

3rd. Prize: R7000
Name: Nina Lewis
School: Herschel Girls’ School
Idea: Baby Steps

4th. Prize: R2000
Name: Rabbi Gqabaza
School: Queen’s College
Idea: eSports On Demand

4th. Prize: R2000
Name: Zoleka Nala
School: Durban Girls’ High School
Idea: Sports For Schools

4th. Prize: R2000
Name: Tyler Park
School: Pretoria Boys High School
Idea: Specialty

4th. Prize: R2000
Name: Steven Panagiotidis
School: Rondebosch Boys’ High School
Idea: H2O Fanatics

A special shoutout to our incredible judges: Neo Bhongolwethu Sonti, Alexandra Fraser, Paul Steenkamp, and Daniel Hampton for using their experience to help us make the tough calls.

Another step in a wonderful journey with Allan Gray and the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation as we continue to invest in the vision for a South Africa in which entrepreneurs are numerous, celebrated, and savvy.