Searching for SA's top local entrepreneurs

The ENGEN Pitch and Polish competition, powered by Raizcorp, is celebrating
its 5th successful year of discovering the nations? most promising local

In partnership with Engen Petroleum Ltd. and supported by national media
partner, SAfm, 2014 promises to be even bigger and better. Local partners have
already jumped on board to support their budding entrepreneurs.

The 2014 title is officially up for grabs, along with more prize money

Pitch and Polish believes that entrepreneurs struggle to raise finance, not
because their ideas are flawed, but because they often don?t know how best to
pitch their business or ideas effectively. The workshops and competition are held
across the country and are designed to address this very real need through a
lively and interactive learning experience.

To date, the annual event has changed thousands of lives and continues to
measure the change by staying in touch with contestants and monitoring their

Unathi Njokweni-Magida, Group Transformation Manager from Engen
Petroleum Ltd., shares five key elements the judges will be looking for this year:

? Entrepreneurs with a deep understanding and passion for the type of
business they want to establish

? A business idea that fills a gap in the market

? A clear understanding of the customers' world

? The service or product offered should have potential for diversification and

? Provide compelling evidence of research and financial viability

"It goes without saying that the five criteria should be delivered by an
entrepreneur with fire in their belly and a hunger for success!' adds Unathi.

If you are an entrepreneur with a great business or business idea, this
could be the year that Engen Pitch and Polish changes your pitch and takes you to
next level of success. Are you up to the challenge?

To find out more about ENGEN Pitch and Polish or to register visit
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