Three students from the University of Cape Town (UCT) scooped three of the five contested entrepreneurship awards at the Entrepreneurship Intervarsity finals which concluded in Johannesburg yesterday. UCT students won the Best Existing Technological Business, Best Existing Social Impact Business and also snatched up the national Student Entrepreneur 2019 award.
Penang Shirindza from Rhodes University, whose digital advertising company, Urban Play, won in Category 1 representing the Best innovative idea.
Denislav Marinov of the University of Cape Town, runs DVM Designs, which designs 3D printing machines for hobby printing and industrial use. Marinov was the winner in Category 2 representing Existing Technological Business. Due to the high standard of entries in this category, the judges picked two runners-ups, namely Tamir Shklaz, also from the University of Cape Town and Christopher Rothmann from the University of the Free State. Tamir Shklaz runs Quillo, a second-hand text book buying and selling company, while Christopher Rothmann is the owner of Liquid Culture, a company that produces liquid yeast for brewing purposes.