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The Entrepreneurship Challenge is run by the Alan Gray Foundation. It is open to all Grade 8 to 12 learners in South Africa. More than 5000 learners compete. Three Riebeek learners are doing particularly well in the competition: Teneal Rudman and Sara Gopal are among the Top 30 and Jessica Craill is among the Top 100. These positions vary daily as learners compete on the internet. One of the challenges was a competition in itself - the Business Pitch Challenge. The top 7 learners of this challenge were invited to Cape Town to present their pitch in person. Sarah Gopal came second with her "Ice Cream Dream" pitch. Sara, in Grade 9, won a cash prize.  

Entrepreneurship Challenge (Alan Gray Foundation) wrote on their facebook page:

Challenge #24 of 60: #AGEC18 Pitch Contest  ?????
Thank you to SA Innovation Summit for hosting us so well as our top 7 pitched for their share of R50k!
After some seriously impressive pitches, our young entrepreneurs walked away with cash to help bring their business ideas to life! Well done to our winners:
1st - R25 000: Kai Parsons, Cedar House School  ????
2nd - R10 000: Sara Gopal, Riebeek College Girls' High School  ????
3rd - R7 000: Nina Lewis, Herschel Girls' School  ????
Top 7 Finishers. R2 000: Rabbi Gqabaza (Queen's College), Zoleka Nala (Durban Girls' High School est.1882), Tyler Park (Pretoria Boys High School), and Steven Panagiotidis (Rondebosch Boys' High School)  ?????
Shoutout to our incredible judges Neo Bhongolwethu Sonti, Alexandra Fraser, Paul Steenkamp, and Daniel Hampton for using their experience to help us make the tough calls!  ???? ????
Another step in a wonderful journey with Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and Allan Gray as we continue to invest in the vision for a South Africa in which entrepreneurs are numerous, celebrated, and savvy.  ???? ?????????

 September 21, 2018
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