Five young entrepreneurs will fly the City of Ekurhuleni flag high at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Summit 2023 in New Delhi, India, later this month. The G20 YEA Summit will be hosted in New Delhi from 13 to 15 July.

This is after the quintet from the City was crowned winners of the annual Ekurhuleni Festival of Ideas pitching competition.

The competition allows young entrepreneurs to pitch their business models to stand a chance to win cash prizes that can be used to uplift their businesses. However, this year there was an additional incentive of participating in the G20 Summit. 

“This year, close to 200 hopeful participants pitched their business models to a panel of seasoned industry leaders, and the five were selected to be part of the country’s delegation to attend the summit because their submission stood above the rest,” says metro spokesman Zweli Dlamini.

“These youngsters will join hundreds of the world’s top young entrepreneurs in the sharing of ideas and best practices in running a business.”

The winners of the 2023 pitching competition were crowned according to the categories listed below:

Business ownerBusiness nameCategory  
Nomsa SefumeButle BaMatshoInclusion and Equal Opportunity
Mathabo BrightnessMahlake Matchogo holdingsLifestyle and Sustainability
Moko KgomoOnion ElectronicsTech in Manufacturing
Themba NkosiCarte Fruit n VegetableInclusion & Equal Opportunity
Castro SigasaCGT manufacturingTech in Manufacturing

The Ekurhuleni delegation leaves the country on Tuesday, 11 July.