Student Entrepreneurship Week
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Background to Student Entrepreneurship Week
National Student Entrepreneurship Week was piloted in 2017 and was successfully executed on in 2018 by the public universities and some TVET colleges. These one-week campaigns took place through the hosting of in-house programmes by the institutions in partnership with business, industry and NPOs. The entrepreneurial and innovative actions of dynamic champions for entrepreneurship at the participating institutions made these campaigns instrumental in raising awareness of entrepreneurship as a career, as well as emphasising the benefits of having the best of both worlds as a student and an entrepreneur.
SEW2019 in a nutshell
Drawing from the accomplishments of #SEW2017 and #SEW2018, this year’s aim is for all (26) public universities and TVET colleges to participate in #SEW2019 with the theme Beyond Ideas, Into Action.
Objectives of #SEW2019
#SEW2017 and #SEW2018 have raised awareness of the fact that employment is not a student’s only avenue to participation in the economy. This has lead students to come up with innovative and creative ideas to solve many problems in society. Now the time has come to turn the best of those ideas into reality. Having good business ideas is important, but mean little if studentpreneurs do not manage to turn their ideas into action. Institutions will focus on supporting and equipping potential Studentpreneurs in taking practical steps into starting businesses that could be sustainable and scalable. #SEW2019 #BeyondIdeas
When does #SEW2019 take place?
The national launch of #SEW2019 is hosted by Nelson Mandela University on 1 August 2019. All institutions decide on their preferred week in which to host their #SEW2019 programmes, sometime during the months of August or September. Students are encouraged to look out for dates announced by their institutions, on campus and on social media. Follow @EDHEstudents on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates on what is happening in #SEW2019 nationally.