On Friday 13 November Gareth Gericke, a Master’s student in Electronic Engineering at the Central University of Technology (CUT), competed in the finals of the BOOST UP pitch competition for startups that use technology to solve a societal challenge.

Gericke (left) was among the 18 finalists from South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zambia. His startup business was featured in CUT’s presentation at the recent Student Entrepreneurship Week (#SEW2020), which is an annual event of the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) programme of Universities South Africa.