Sign up to polish your pitch at Durban entrepreneurial workshop

STARTING up in business can be an intimidating prospect as you learn that you’ll need to master several roles while juggling many balls.

Whether you are looking to start or have already established a business, diarise the ENGEN Pitch & Polish entrepreneurial workshop and competition programme as a place to be on Saturday, 14 October.

Now in its 8th year, ENGEN Pitch & Polish has helped about 10,000 entrepreneurs to improve the way they present their business to potential funders. Everyone knows that having a polished pitch is the key to growing your business.

Pitch Polish Final – Billy Murendeni Rishav – Nov 2016

During the first part of the day, all delegates will be taken through unique, experience-based entrepreneurial training developed by Raizcorp, which is described by The Economist as ‘the only genuine incubator in Africa’. This year’s facilitator is best-selling author, international speaker and TV talkshow host, Justin Cohen. “ENGEN Pitch & Polish allows me to combine my two major passions – personal development and entrepreneurship – in a way that effects real change. I look forward to seeing you there,” said Justin.

After Justin’s inspirational message and training, contestants will be given the opportunity to pitch their idea or business to the audience. This is where the day heats up as contestants improve their pitches based on feedback from both Justin and the audience. Contestants must work hard to ensure that the answer to the question ‘Would you invest in this person?’ is a resounding ‘yes!’.

ENGEN Pitch & Polish, in collaboration with Engen Petroleum, Nedbank, Raizcorp, media partner Caxton Local Media, and local partner, the Durban Chamber of Commerce, culminates in a final event held in Johannesburg where the winners of the regional rounds compete to be crowned the ultimate pitch champion of 2017.

Register as a delegate to attend the workshop for free. And, if you feel you have what it takes, complete the online entry form and stand the chance to be selected as a contestant. Either way, you will learn valuable lessons, including:

  • How to turn your idea into a business
  • How to connect with like-minded individuals
  • How to take your business to the next level; and most importantly
  • How to pitch your business to potential investors or bank managers

Register now for this fun, stimulating, motivational and free workshop.

Whether you are a delegate or a contestant, be on time for the event. After all, if you were attending a meeting to secure funding for your business dream, would you be late?

Ensure your place on Saturday, 14 October by booking now.

SMS PITCH to 43719 (charged at 50c per SMS) or go to

Michelle Izatt
Managing Editor

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