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The wait is over! We unveil the Kidpreneur Challenge shortlist…

Pavlo Phitidis, Director and CEO of the Aurik Business Incubator, has announced the shortlist for the Kidpreneur Challenge that will take place at 702’s annual Walk the Talk event on Sunday, 26 July.

The nominees will compete for the following prizes:

  • The Elon Musk Prize – R5 000 PLUS a day with Famous Brands CEO Kevin Hedderwick

  • Best concept – R2 500

  • Most professional, organised – R2 500

Here they are:

  1. Sipho Mda (10) – Pro Ed – Car wash

  2. Conrad Reid (14) – Pretoria Boys - Flags

  3. Samkelisiwe Chissano (15) – Imagine – Snacks

  4. Amy Erin Witkin (15) – Eden College - Sunscreen

  5. Klara Eales (13) – Garsfontein – Juice

  6. Shayna Levy (10) – Yeshiva – Hair accessories

  7. Harshul Mistri (17) – St Martins – Photo booth

  8. Cassidy Gray (15) – Roedean - Coffee

  9. Nawaal Jacobs (14) – Wynberg Girls - Snoods

  10. Bianca Wheatley (11) – Aston Manor - Social entrepreneur

  11. Byron Tyers (18) – St Martins - Snacks

  12. Jayden van Wyk (11) – Victory House - Snacks

  13. Ryan Trickett (12) – Reddam - Snacks

  14. Zameer Dada (13) – St Johns – Juice

  15. Nivriti Nirghin (15) - St Martins – Henna

Congratulations!

The 702 team will contact you in the next couple of days.

Scroll down to listen to the audio.

Sipho Mda wants to wash cars. He was inspired by the CEO Sleepout and wants some of the Boys and Girls Town kids in the mix. He also wants to invest in a tax-free savings account.

Cecile Basson, Producer of The Money Show

Conrad Reid is from Pretoria Boys High; Elon Musk’s old school. He's selling flags that have the cause you're supporting printed on it.

Cecile Basson, Producer of The Money Show

Amy Erin Witkin will be selling an herbal sunscreen product in small, 10 milliliter tubs.

Cecile Basson, Producer of The Money Show

Klara Eales will be selling juice. She is actually buying the equipment to make the juice. She is going to use the profits to invest in her current business of selling lip balm.

Cecile Basson, Producer of The Money Show

Harshul Mistri is setting up a photo-booth popup store that is set up specifically for Walk the Talk.

Cecile Basson, Producer of The Money Show

Cassidy Gray is hiring a backpack coffee dispenser for the event.

Cecile Basson, Producer of The Money Show

Bianca Wheatley wants to get someone famous to wear an outfit that has rocks in it. The idea is to sell people rocks that’ll weigh down this person. She’s donating the profits to cancer.

Cecile Basson, Producer of The Money Show

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