You are important to the economy. We are rooting for you. We are here to help.

That was the predominant sentiment of partners of the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Intervarsity as they pledged their support for another year in 2022.

They were speaking virtually at the launch of the prestigious Entrepreneurship Intervarsity, attended by 230 students from all 26 of South Africa’s universities last Thursday.

The students entering this competition will spend this year establishing, growing, marketing and showcasing their businesses. The competition, held in stages throughout the year, ends with winners in four categories, out of which the winner of the Studentpreneur of the Year Award will emerge.

According to EDHE’s Director, Dr Norah Clarke, three generous partners – SAB Foundation, Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and Entrepreneurs Organisation – play a critical role in making the Entrepreneurship Intervarsity possible.

Last year, the SAB Foundation contribution sponsored three winners in the Existing Business, Social Impact category.