SMMES WIN BIG AT THE GEP PITCHING BOOSTER COMPETITION

The March edition of the Pitching Booster Sessions hosted by Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP) concluded on the 28th March 2018. The three (3) day small business presentation platform focused on Textile, Clothing and Furniture Manufacturing sectors targeting SMMEs and Cooperatives within Gauteng. The Pitching Booster initiative is a flagship entrepreneurship support programme by Gauteng Government to ensure the growth and sustainability of Township Entrepreneurs. Many of these entrepreneurs continue to press forward despite the bottlenecks or difficulties of start-up businesses in accessing opportunities within the creative industries (fashion and furniture making).

The Booster Session saw more than fifty (50) SMMEs and twenty-five (25) Cooperatives being afforded an opportunity to pitch their business to industry experts with the hope of exposure to massive skilling and inclusion to supply chains, business planning and advisory support. Successful SMMEs walked away with massive cash injections of R150 000 to assist with equipment and inventory expansion.

The Pitching Booster Sessions are supported by private partners Absa Small Business and Proudly South Africa. Look out for the next Pitch Booster Sessions.

CLOTHING AND TEXTILE SMME WINNERS

FURNITURE MANUFACTURING SMME WINNERS

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