If it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a village to create an entrepreneurial eco-system for studentpreneurs to succeed. So said Ms Mbali Bhengu, founder of Mind Switch, serial entrepreneur, author, marketer, advisory mentor, professional speaker and the Standard Bank Woman Entrepreneur Award finalist in 2021.

“In your entrepreneurship space, there are many people who are going to help you rise. This group has to be regularly audited,” she told the 28 finalists at the third EDHE Entrepreneurship Intervarsity Finals 2021 event that was held online and in person in Kempton Park, last Friday.

Listening to her inspirational speech “The Role of Universities, Students and Public and Private sectors in creating a symbiotic relationship for the studentpreneur economy: My SME Journey and My Wishes” were academics, students, members of government and corporate sponsors.