Project news : Brightest Young Minds

By: Brightest Young Minds  11-11-2011


Congrats to EDGE Campus for taking home first place in the Ideas track, while Headboy Industries walked away with second place in the Startup category.

Cape Town Entrepreneur Competition, which is part of Cape Town Entrepreneurship Week, is fast becoming one of the most highly-rated events in the local entrepreneurship community. Recognised as an opportunity for fast-tracked access to funding, mentorship and global exposure, the competition focuses on technology and innovation in the fields of biotechnology, telecommunications and media, information and communication technology (ICT), ‘clean’ technology, healthcare and social entrepreneurship.

Headboy Industries, started by Ludwick Marishane (2009), has been nominated for the Startup Category, while EDGE Campus will be presenting in the Ideas Category.

EDGE Campus, in particular, bears a special relationship with Brightest Young Minds. It was presented in its fledgling form by Paul Kim and Gareth Heuer at Brightest Young Minds Summit 2010, and chosen as one of the six projects to be presented at the Gala Dinner. Paul and Gareth are now working on it full-time with Tanye ver Loren van Themaat (BYM OC 2010).

Last year, Jaco de Wet (BYM Alumnus 2007) of Personera, co-founded with Sheraan Amod (also BYM Alumnus 2007), walked away with top honours for the CTEC Startup Track.

All the best!

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Events : Brightest Young Minds

Date: Friday 14 November 2008Venue: 27 Buitenkant St, Cape Town CBDTime: 16:30 for 17:00 til lateSpeaker: Edgar Pieterse, Director of the African Centre for CitiesCase Study: presented by Zayd Minty, CoordinatorCost: R100 (includes snacks, dinner & drinks)For info. You are warmly invited to join us for an inspiring “Playshop” on the theme of Social Entrepreneurship that will showcase local projects and remarkable individuals in the field.


General : Brightest Young Minds

The scene is thus set for what will undoubtedly be a week of intense discussion and debate; delegates will have the opportunity to engage themselves, their peers and the speakers in addressing some of the obstacles that our society faces today. To this end, we would like to encourage all our alumni to inform and motivate young and inspiring individuals to apply for the 2011 BYM Summit, applications of which are open now.


Summit : Brightest Young Minds

It is also important to remember that the South African Generation Y has been growing up in times of major transition: a political transition with profound social impacts, accelerating urbanisation and widening and deepening globalisation. At the BYM Summit 2010, South Africa’s brightest young minds are sought, who’ll take initiative to tap into the extraordinary promise of South Africa’s entrance onto the world stage.