02-21-2013 / Blogs / By Neliswa Fente
SpringAGE nominated for Enterprise Elevator!
South African enterprise platform FNB and U-start recently awarded an Enterprise Elevator prize - meant for promising new social entrepeneurs. We were very proud that SpringAGE was one of the six nominees! The number of entries exceeded the organizer's expectations by far: We received an overwhelming amount of entries for the pitch event and have been exposed to a number of exciting innovative entrepreneurs solving big social and environmental challenges organiser of the event, Max Pichulik, said. Our final selection was based on the strength of the applications and interviews this was by no means an easy task.
We can agree on that! As one of 17 entrees we were invited to a Skype session with the judges of the competition. In the conversation we had to pitch SpringAGE talk about our vision, what we do and if someone would invest in SpringAGE how much would we need and what we would we do with it
. Big questions for an 18month old SpringAGE! But good ones, that forced us to stretch our thinking and go onto the drawing board about where we would like to see ourselves in 10 years from now. Apparently, the judges were convinced and much to our delight we made it to the final six. And were invited to the big end event in Cape Town.