A call to entry for the most prestigious Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Entrepreneurship Intervarsity 2022 kicked off with a resounding roar last Thursday, 24 February.

A total of 230 students from all 26 South African universities logged in to be inspired, hear the criteria for entry and connect with one another before this make-or-break round. This is one of the most important entrepreneurship competitions in the country because it lasts all year and supports students – who advance through the various stages of the competition – step by step.

In November, those who will make it to the last round of the competition will pitch their businesses to a panel of judges. Four finalists could be winners in each of these categories: Business ideas, Existing Business: Tech, Social Impact and General. Event host, Mr Sandile Shabalala, who is the Senior Student Engagement Officer at EDHE, urged studentpreneurs to formalise their business ideas and enter immediately.

The 2022 edition is unique

Dr Norah Clarke (below), Director: EDHE at Universities South Africa (USAf) opened the virtual gathering of the fourth Annual EDHE Entrepreneurship Intervarsity. She explained that EDHE is a programme of the Department of Higher Education and Training being implemented in partnership with Universities South Africa (USAf) – the representative organisation of South Africa’ 26 public universities.