Congratulations to Week 6 Student Prize Winners
Congratulations to all our winners! This week we also awarded prizes for late bloomers and bonus challenges released for week 6 – all winners can be found below.
Note: Students are required to have the correct cell number listed on the system. If your cell number cannot be verified, you will not be able to claim your prize.
NURTURING YOUR COMMUNITY #1: ADDING VALUE
- R600: Jeanne Blaisse– Bridge House
– Hooked up some small flower sellers with a big contract. (80 bunches)
- R300: Hlengiwe Thabethe – Inanda Seminary
– Helped launch a new restaurant/bar by distributing flyers and hosting a launch party.
- R200: Yolanda Nkwanyana – Durban Girls’ High
– Connected a man selling a food product with the manager of the soccer stadium. He got to set up and sell at derby day.
- R600 (Late Bloomer): Ethan Robbertze – Wynberg Boys’ High School
– There is a small business called buildback projects. I dabble in blacksmithing when not at school so I decided to help them out with a few of their projects and add iron mongery as a branch of their business.
NURTURING YOUR COMMUNITY #2: STAYING IN TOUCH
- R600: Riki Ramukosi – Pretoria Girls High
– Riki outlined how she’ll draw on the Influence principles we looked at in earlier weeks to build and strengthen her customer relationships. (Liking, similarity, reciprocity, authority, …) She will also be paying special attention to the love languages of her customers and will then use their language to show them that she cares.
- R300: Kamcy Okwuchukwu – Jeppe Girls’ High
– Kamcy sells handmade jewellery and builds her community through a series of jewellery making clubs which meet regularly.
- R200: Jamie-Lee Cullen – Crawford College Durban
– Portable affordable housing business. As CEO Jamie-Lee will be regularly visiting customers and calling for feedback.
- R600 (Late Bloomer): Lauren Hawker-Jehring – Rustenburg Girls’ High
– Termly adventure camps. Lauren will maintain strong relationships with teachers at various schools who will be her main marketing agents.
NURTURING YOUR COMMUNITY #3: BUILDING INDEPENDENT LEADERS
- R600: Josh Barclay – Reddam House
– Encourage employees to solve tasks individually and giving them room for error so that they can learn from their mistakes and make better informed decisions,
- R300: Matthew Bowman – Bishops Diocesan College
– Having outside speakers come and talk to staff, by doing this you create a forward-thinking work environment where initiative and critical thinking is encouraged. This also helps broaden the staff knowledge.
- R200: Arya Naidoo – Crawford College La Lucia
– I will ensure that my employees know that I believe in their ability to keep the business running and I will encourage them to make decisions that will better the business.
BUSINESS BUILDING 1: THE BEACHHEAD MARKET
- R600: Kai Parsons – Cedar House
– A low-cost low-thermoelectric water heating device, that can instantly heat water up to the correct temperature – without having to waste any water (e.g. normal showers can take a while to heat up before use, leading to water waste – whereas this device can instantly heat water up).
- R300: Samishka Chetty – Maris Stella
– Selling waffle cones with luxury topping on the Durban beachfront. To include live entertainment and lots of hammocks.
- R200: Amanda Rungano – McAuley House
– An app to manage all things school. Past paper practice, timetable management, record tracking, … Beachhead market = Gr10-12’s at her school.
BUSINESS BUILDING 2: CUSTOMER PERSONA
- R600: Hlumelo Notshe – Hilton College
– An app that crowd-sources videos on tech support. Incredibly detailed persona of a 38 year old lady, born in King Williams-Town, working in a logistics company, has 3 kids…
- R300: Makhosazana Maduna – Inanda Seminary
– Selling fruit and veg in the township: My customer personna’s name is Thokozile. Thokozile does not have a car, she is a domestic worker who earns less than R5000 per month. She does not have time to shop in town. She comes home late because she works overtime. Many great adjustments are proposed to suit the needs of this persona. (E.g. closing a little later)
- R200: Cameron Clark – Bishops Diocesan College
– Selling security systems: My persona fears insecurity, has a medium paying job, a family, and lives in a neighbourhood that isn’t well patrolled. Born in Cape Town, drives a station wagon, and has an above average education. Between 25 and 32 years old.
- R600 (Late Bloomer): Matthieu Howell – Pretoria Boys’ High
– Drones for security. The persona is a techie, often found at tech focused events. Good understanding shown of the value of a customer persona.
BUSINESS BUILDER 3: PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE
- R600: Tia Fourie – Kloof High School
– A Cafeteria on wheels – for schools. Competition for design of the most creative and delicious meal – to then be served at the cafeteria.
- R300: Tim Vermeulen – Bridge House
– • Selling customised 3D printed phone cases. A range of interesting competitions proposed for getting the word out there.
- R200: Sizwe Nkuna – LEAP 5
– Implemented an interesting referral discount system.
BUSINESS BUILDER 4: IDENTIFY THE NEXT 10 CUSTOMERS
- R600: Sameer Shaboodien – Bishops Diocesan College
– Selling drone parts + assembly skills. Gained some good traction and learning from approaching the first few customers.
- R300: Andrew Low – Bishops Diocesan College
– Electric Long boards to beat the traffic. Approached some customers and gained valuable feedback about the beachhead market.
- R200: Marcel Oparah – Bridge House
– Tracking chip for young children. Input gathered from educare teachers.
BUSINESS BUILDER 5: DEFINE YOUR CORE
- R600: Kai Parsons– Cedar House
– Selling home automation systems. Differentiating with a low costs strategy & an interest free payment plan.
- R300: Bocasho Braaf – Bridge House
– An education note sharing and collaboration app. Differentiation is in the loyal community of student users. Content will be user (student) generated and their input will also help drive the design of the app.
- R200: Nicole Ross – Christel House SA
– A wine distribution company. 2 key differentiators: 1. Rapid delivery of wines ordered online. 2. Strong community driven by regular exciting events.
BUSINESS BUILDER 6: COMPETITIVE POSITIONING
- R600: Kai-Nam Chen – Roedean School
– Tiny tracking devices for your keys, glasses, wallet, etc… that don’t need Wifi and are both affordable, secure and easy to use.
- R300: Elbereth Parsons – Cedar House
– Tap trap is a product that stores the cold water flowing out of the tap while you wait for the water to warm. Elbereth will differentiate with on affordability and ease of installation.
- R200: Jacquiline Isaac – Durban Girls’ High
– A smart skin care range that uses the latest scientific breakthroughs to offer everything from increased wound healing to better sun protection. She will differentiate with extensive research into the latest methods and great durability of all products.
- R1000 (Late Bloomer): Adam Motala – Bishops Diocesan College
– A customised subscription box of essential items for people in rural areas who can’t easily get to the shops. Differentiates based on 1. The mix that is in the box – customised to be the vital items we all need on a regular basis… and 2. Amazing reliability and speed of delivery.
BUSINESS BUILDER 7: THE BUSINESS MODEL
- R600: Cameron Clack– Bridge House
– Selling organic almonds at local markets. 100% mark-up + membership model where members get to come to the farm and pick their own Almonds, while enjoying a picnic in beautiful surroundings.
- R300: Annelisa G – Durban Girls High
– My business idea involves creating a platform for the youth as ‘social brand ambassadors’, where solutions to issues in South Africa are developed and promoted by the people involved. It includes workshops, guest speakers, courses, training for various age groups and an annual conference. Mixture of fees for training & charging corporations to gain access to the youth mindset.
- R200: Josh Barclay – Reddam House
– A toothbrush customising company. Order your own unique designs. Plenty of up-sells and a franchise model proposed.
BUSINESS BUILDER 8: MINIMUM VIABLE BUSINESS PRODUCT
- R600: Brett Geyser – Hilton College
– Healthy organic food truck. Cajun Chicken MVBP established and successfully gained traction. Good understanding shown of the concept of a MVBP.
- R300: Taskeen Laher – Jeppe Girls High
– Taskeen wants to sell personalised hand-crafted T-shirts with African art and proverbs. Before making lots of T-Shirts, she will make one or 2 digital designs which will go up on an online store. From this she will gather useful data on what people like, what they’re willing to pay and what type of customer is likely to buy.
- R200: Keorapetse Moeketsi – Krugersdorp High School
– Boho Bling sells personalized jewellery. Keorapetse started with a fairly simple beaded bracelet/necklace to test demand for customized bracelets and whether people would enjoy the DIY making aspect or not.
BUSINESS BUILDER 9: PROVING TRACTION
- R600: Aphile Shabalala– Kloof High
– Aphile and his co-founder appear to have gained some decent traction with their web-design company, which has now completed a few real projects.
- R300: Steven Kreeftenberg – Camps Bay High School
– Steven is selling solar panels that double as roof tiles. (i.e. no need for 2 layers) Through a survey he conducted and a MVBP offering he has shown that there is a great deal of demand for his product.
- R200: Jehki Okole – Durban Girls High
– Jehki managed to sell 17 items to kick-start her clothing line – Qually.
EXCELLENCE #5 – ACCOUNTABILITY
- R600: Taskeen Laher – Jeppe Girls’ High School
– During this week, my mom called an electrician to our house, to fix some technical difficulties with our wiring. This man promised to come on Wednesday morning at 09:00 and he sounded and promoted himself as being very committed and trustworthy. However, he did not show up on time and he phoned to say that due to himself and his employee running late and the traffic, he will come in the afternoon.
- R300: Khanya Siluma – Krugersdorp High School
– A group of students in the Afrikaans class, committed to doing the subject, but never really because they didn’t like the teacher nor the subject. In the end some failed and blamed it on the teacher and his teaching style.
- R200: Skye Nagel – Westerford High School
– Rugby season ended a few weeks ago. My team was excited for our last game. We came onto the field to win. The game started and within the first ten minutes, the opposition had put one try on us. They had gone around the outskirts of our team, through an individual who could not tackle if his life depended on it. He misses tackles regularly, saying that he slipped, or he was trying to get into a better position or whatever. He made excuses. Every one of us had the ability, the power to bring the team to greatness but we also had the power to let the team down. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
MOBILIZING RESOURCES #7 – MASTER OF MOTIVATION
- R1500: Nozithelo Falala– Rustenburg Girls’ High
UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE #1: THE ONLY OPTION YOU HAVE!
- R600: Wanele Mkhize – Inkamana
– ‘Basically’ is a drive where one desires to be self. These three drives have been working for many of years. Autonomy directed. See with autonomy you commit yourself in doing something.
- R300: Saiuri Moodley – Westville Girls High
– Three very different types of rewards that are drivers for human motivation. The first driver is money. Money is a big factor for people all around the world as we need money to complete everyday functions and live a happy healthy life.
- R200: Bocasho Braaf – Bridge House School
– I will use AGEC as an example, three of the reasons it works and children are motivated to do challenges are, Career Advancing, Self-Indulgence (money, fame, attention) and Happiness. Firstly, in our case we are not in school, but Career Advancing means that we are motivated to do well to advance through the leader board and do well, since we know there is a next step.
UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE #2: A USEFUL TOOL
- R600: Bridget Massey – Herschel Girls School
– My love language is Quality Time. I think that this is my love language because I feel loved when someone gives me their full, undivided attention.
- R300: Letho Kunene – The Wykeham Collegiate
– I would say my love language is words of affirmation. I’m very insecure about almost anything I do and simple words of congratulations and you can do its make me feel loved.
- R200: Carmen Parker – Jeppe School of Girls
– My love language, I would say, is probably quality time. I feel that to show someone that I really care about them is to spend time with them, either going out for a lunch with friends, sitting and chatting in a coffee shop, or even staying up to have movie marathons with them.
UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE #3: THE BEST TOOL
- R600: Simi Mehlomakulu– Bishops Diocesan College
– I went to my maths teacher to ask a long question. When she started explaining she was not answering my question very well and she was explaining to me something I already understood that was totally unrelated to my question
- R300: Daniel van Nimwegen – Bishops Diocesan College
– Gave instructions to team members on how to build a raft, unfortunately one of the team members wasn’t listening to the instructions. Came competition time the raft fell apart and the team lost because the one team member wasn’t paying attention when they were assembling the raft.
- R200: Maria Lichtenberg – Reddam House
– Plays netball and usually finishes at 5:30pm and gets picked up by her mother, but on this week, she was finishing at 3:30pm. Her mother did not listen carefully when she relayed the message to her and she ended up coming to pick her up at the usual time of 5:30pm instead of 3:30pm.
EARLY LEARNING #1: THE TEACHER TRAINER
- R600: Ruth Kasanga – New Forest High
– I would like to pitch to the Dept. of Education to make it a new requirement that 2nd year teachers with experience must offer a week worth of community service by helping to train educare/pre-school teachers through experience. An NGO that could do so is Brought up the Right Way.
- R300: Arnold Magezi – Pretoria Boys’ High School
– Take a group of teachers from different pre-schools in different areas and bring them together in one school. There will be a small fee to enter this course. I would have a competition type course. The secret is that teachers will be teaching teachers.
- R200: Kai Parsons – Cedar House School
– To create a mobile app (and website) that includes a variety of information, video tutorials, digital activities, and fun interactive quizzes. Once downloaded the app would begin with a form enquiring on the knowledge of the teacher from there the app will categorise the teacher and automatically select what the teacher should learn and in what order.
EARLY LEARNING #2: THE MATCH MAKER
- R600: Maximillian Wolfson – Bishops Diocesan College
– Woolworths Pinelands to make a generous donation of R10 000 that would go into renovating the second floor of the Pineland Anglican Church. The church currently runs a rundown centre for children between 6-13. Their goal is to enrich the lives of these children and to stay their path away from unhealthy habits. They are currently using the second floor, which is in desperate need of renovation.
- R300: Abby Desta – Enjabulweni
– Need R5400 per month from the ORGANIC EMPORIUM NATURAL & WHOLE FOOD is an organic food store that supplies a range of organic foods and accommodates for people with special dietary requirements. it both provides delivery of fresh products and healthy foods. To donate to The Montessori pre-school in Swaziland.
- R200: Cameron May – Bishops Diocesan College
– To ask Op Die Toep coffee shop to invest into providing food for the school. The food eaten by the children is porridge. One box = R25. One bottle of milk = R20. To make one pot of porridge it uses 2 boxes of porridge and 2 bilk bottles. This equals R90. One pot of porridge feeds 84 children. In the school there are 250 children. This means that 3 pots need to be made to feed all the children. In total costing R270 a Day, 5 times a week. For one week, R1350 is needed.
EARLY LEARNING #3: THE CONNECTOR
- R600: Hetal Sujanani – McAuley House School
– Create an app where trained and experienced therapists volunteer to counsel caregivers who deal with children struggling from abuse. I was thinking of the kids having (depending on their ages) a “kid pad” which is much hard to break and teaches them nursery rhymes and how to do basic mathematics, building puzzles on this little pad.
- R300: Amber Knight – Durban Girls High School
– To solve the lack of volunteerism, I would talk to other orphanages and schools for assistance, I would also open a website for that orphanage as it can get more advertised on social media and more people will become aware of the orphanage and its lack of assistance in volunteerism.
- R200: Ashveer Klawan – Sutherland High School
– I would create an online forum that connects all the caregivers and allows all of them to communicate their problems and ideas with each other. This solves the problem of discussing habits and it also allows for very easy communication for very little cost. I would also set up weekly meetings at local coffee shops that have big specials.
EARLY LEARNING #4: THE TRANSFORMER
- R600: Kelly Mitchell – Parktown Girls’ High School
– Start a little therapy type game-room at a shopping centre/hairdresser/spa where whilst the parents are busy shopping or having their appointments the child can have fun while learning new skills which will help their development
- R300: Alexandra Smith – Krugersdorp High School
– Caregivers can take their children to the park and have a sports day with sports coaches who will bring sports equipment needed, this will provide bonding time with the caregivers and their children as they will be playing sports together, children will also learn sports skills, be outdoors…
- R200: Dikeledi Monyepao – LEAP 4 (Diepsloot)
– To create a small space in a café and have children play games where the make food using dummy food toys and learn more about the different types of healthy foods they can eat.
EARLY LEARNING #5: THE FOODIE
- R600: Julia Chamberlain – Westerford High School
– To create an innovative, cheap and sustainable vegetable garden inside of a tyre and sell these to schools so that they can look after a garden and have supplies to make food such as veggie soup. The veggie garden can also help children learn to take care of vegetables for their own families so they have nutritious food at home.
- R300: Samishka Chetty – Maris Stella
– To connect the producers with the consumers ie) my business will directly buy foods from the local farmers in the area. My business will be centralised to all the educare centes/pre-schools that will be buying the products from me, this therefore will decrease the cost of delivery as our business would be closer to educare centres/pre-schools.
- R200: Bocasho Braaf – Bridge House School
– The business I propose will not only be cost-efficient for me, but the ed-care as well as I will grow food on their facilities. By starting a fruit and vegetable patch in a wooden crate. (crates could be donated by farms nearby, looking to get rid of defective crates) Each week children will go to the crates and look after their plants, this teaches them valuable skills they can use, like gardening and teamwork.
EARLY LEARNING #6: THE WELFARE WINGMAN
- R600: Daniel van Nimwegen– Bishops Diocesan College
– Did some great research on the topic and went on to propose an interesting rewards
system where people are rewarded for introducing others to existing support
- R300: Katleho Thobeka Moahloli – Inanda Seminary
– Driving computer skills training & better internet access, so that people can access
the information online.
- R200: Zanele Mbaye – Durban Girls’ High School
– A well planned poster campaign involving both businesses and schools for maximum