Leopards Lair Business Competition
We are looking for INNOVATIVE business ideas or product inventions from our undergraduate and post-graduate students!
Think critically, creative and solution-based!
FIRSTLY: Watch our online training!
Enter your UNIQUE idea, product, or invention.
Registrations: 14 April - 12 June 2022
The annual Leopards Lair competition encourages and supports student entrepreneurs across the three campuses of the North-West University (NWU) to become future employers and henceforth job creators by embracing the value of entrepreneurship as a career choice.
Undergraduate and postgraduate entrepreneurs are invited to submit their innovative business ideas.
The purpose of this competition is to identify the top student entrepreneurs, showcase their business ideas, give a kickstart to their businesses by providing seed funding, mentorship and coaching.
Round 1: Idea generation & concept (Competition entry)
Top 60 entrants to proceed to round 2
Announcement of top 20 per campus: 27 June
Round 2: Business model canvas and financial feasibility
- Top 30 entrants to proceed to round 3
- Announcement of top 10 per campus: 5 September
Round 3: Pitching your business
Top 10 overall to proceed to round 4
Announcement of top 10: 10 October
Round 4: Final presentations on all business aspects to an independent panel of business leaders.
Announcement of winners.
Date to be confirmed