Budding entrepreneurs recognised

The Namibia Business Innovation Institute held (NBII) its 6th annual Business Plan Competition Award Ceremony earlier in the week. The awards are aimed at encouraging aspiring entrepreneurs to write their own business plans, which is one of the first steps for starting a business. Ms Dorothea Mischo, Director, NBII said that they are here for the aspiring entrepreneurs and their facilities are available to them at any time and that this year there were 9 finalist. The third place award went to Education Consultancy, who won N$10,000 sponsored by NamibMills, owned by Marietjie Katthage, whose business concentrates on Education and BrainBoosters for all ages, in second place was SunCycles Electrics Namibia who won N$15,000 sponsored by FNB, owned by Marita van Rooyen and Christof Kalumbu, who design and build E-Bikes using solar recharge stations to power them and in first place was GreenVille Solutions, who won N$20,000, sponsored by DBN owned by Sylver Kibelolaud, his business is a 3 month start up that provides affordable high quality Sun King solar lights crating awareness on solar energy to eradicate the use of paraffin lamps and candles.(L-R) Christo Kalumbu and Marita van Rooyen of SunCycles who won second place, Sylver Kibelolaud of GreenVille Solution who come in first place and Marietjie Katthage who come second place at the Business Plan Competition Awards. (Photograph by Mandisa).