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To celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of South Africans, Acer has launched the #AcerInstaPitch campaign, where entrepreneurs can pitch their business idea and possibly win a share of R125 000’s worth of Acer equipment.
Belinda Marais, Marketing Manager at Acer explains the aim behind the campaign.
“By driving this campaign, we hope to motivate entrepreneurs to channel their biggest and boldest ideas and turn them into revenue-generating businesses.”
Chosen winners could win a share of R125 000s worth of Acer equipment
The campaign aims to highlight the importance of supporting startups and small businesses in South Africa.
In 2019, Business Unity South Africa (Busa) president Sipho Pityana said in a statement that the SME sector employs an estimated 47% of South Africa’s workforce and makes a contribution of over 20% to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). Taking this into consideration, Acer recognises that small businesses are essential to the South African economy along with tech companies playing a pivotal role in providing innovative solutions to new challenges and development of more startups in South Africa
How to enter (subheading)
Budding entrepreneurs can pitch their business ideas on their Instagram story in 10 frames or less. Entrants must tag @AcerAfrica on each frame of their pitch to enter this exciting competition.
The chosen winners will walk away with a share of R125 000 worth in Acer equipment which can be used to take their business to the next level. In addition, the chosen entrepreneurs will have access to business coaching with Martine Solomon, CEO at Mzansi Financial Education and Media (Pty) LTD
“We want to give entrepreneurs the tools they need to grow and survive in a turbulent economy. Whether it is by providing a platform to voice their ideas and opinions or providing the technology needed to run a digital business, we want to ensure their success,” adds Marais
As a pan-African Business Entrepreneur Mentor and Coach, Martine recognises how important people who start small businesses are.
“South African entrepreneurs are extremely special because they are agile and resilient. There’s always a glimmer of hope, and they can bounce back from adversity a lot quicker,” she explains.
Although Acer is launching its InstaPitch campaign on social media, it does not have to stay there. Acer wants all South Africans to use the campaign as a guide for streamlining their elevator pitches to be more effective.
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