What a fun week this has been! Taking what I do and live everyday to identify great technology ideas. This week I was a judge (alongside some amazing people) in the #DreamBig BizSpark SA competition powered by Microsoft and PowerFM. The Powerfm studios are full of energy and some really cool people. Being in-studio was also quite fun, although I admit that being a judge is not easy. So many criteria to consider, especially in terms of each entrant.
We are being featured on the dynamic and lovely Iman Rappetti’s Power Talk show (at 11.30am) and the judges are:
- Andile Khumalo – Powerhouse and host of Power Business show
- Warren Larken – Microsoft BizSpark SA PR Lead and champion for startups
- Moosh Ntanzi – Entrepreneur and current BizSpark member
The finalists have now been selected and tomorrow the big winner is announced. View the prize here.
We judged according to criteria such as application quality, online presence, business idea and innovation of execution. We also looked at the entrepreneur and their team or skill set. There were some novel ideas and in the end, we are down to 4 finalists who have been entered into the big draw tomorrow.
Who will win? Tune in to Powerfm on 98.7fm today to hear who the 4th finalist is and tomorrow to hear all the excitement for one lucky startup who will win R75000 worth of business support and other prizes.