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Entries for the FNB Business Innovation Awards for 2016 are now open.
Supported by entrepreneur support organisation Endeavor South Africa and a second year running, the competition seeks to accelerate the country’s successful and innovative businesses with the highest potential to grow onto the world stage.
“The FNB Business Innovation Awards give these businesses a chance to unleash their full potential by demonstrating real innovation and changing the way an industry operates locally and/or internationally,” said Mike Vacy-Lyle, the CEO of FNB Business, in a recent press release.
“Endeavor’s extensive experience in working with high-impact businesses is perfectly complemented by FNB’s commitment to innovation and supporting scalable businesses,” he added.
The focus for this year’s awards will be on businesses that are able to meet the following key areas:
- Development impact: Exhibit high-growth potential and the capacity to add substantial economic as well as strong potential to create a number of high-value jobs;
- Business Innovation: Demonstrate real innovation that has the potential to change the way an industry operates locally and/or internationally;
- Fit with FNB and Endeavor: Be interested in accepting advice and support from FNB and Endeavor as well as contributing to the Endeavor network.
Catherine Townshend, the MD of Endeavor South Africa, believes that these entrepreneurs are South Africa’s entrepreneurial role models:
Through the global exposure and support of the Endeavor Network our hope is that these entrepreneurs will achieve their big dreams and continue to grow, evolve and keep pushing the boundaries of business innovation while also contributing and paying it forward for the next generation.
The entries for the FNB Business Innovation Awards close 31 January 2016. Entries can be submitted here.
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