The Entrepreneurial Matriculant of the Year competition (EMYC)

Calling all Innovative Entrepreneurial Matriculants!

This competition is for young aspiring entrepreneurs from the Free State and Northern Cape provinces.

Through taking part the participants will gain real-life experience in developing a business plan and pitching ideas to potential investors.

Real-life experience means problems. Learn how to problem-solve and make decisions as well as interpersonal skills and teamwork.

There are categories for awarding prizes which will be announced. 

Prizes for the top 5 finalists are:  

1st prize           R 20 000

2nd prize           R 15 500

3rd prize           R 12 000

4th prize           R 8 500

5th prize           R 5 000

See how to enter here:


The Entrepreneurial Matriculant of the Year Competition (EMYC) is an annual contest hosted for grade 12 learners by the Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT); Standard Bank of South Africa (SBSA); and the Central Media Group (CMG). The competition allows learners to attempt to conceive and describe a business idea, in order to enhance entrepreneurial skills among learners. This exercise will encourage self-learning and instill basic research. 

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