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.
APPLICATION TIMELINE: 18 March – 21 April 2021
JOIN OUR: Design thinking workshop on 16&17 March
DOWNLOAD the application
The annual Leopards Lair competition encourages and supports student entrepreneurs across the three campuses of the North-West University (NWU) and Vaal University of Technology (VUT) 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 businesses ideas, give a kickstart to their businesses by providing seed funding, mentorship and coaching.
Round 1: Idea generation & concept (Competition entry)
– Top 80 entrants to proceed to round 2
Round 2: Business model canvas and financial feasibility
– Top 40 entrants per campus to proceed to round 3
Round 3: Pitching your business
– Top 20 overall to progress to round 4
Round 4: Final presentations on all business aspects to an independent panel of business leaders. Announcement of winners.