Limkokwing University of Creative Technology Student Representative Council (SRC) last week hosted its inaugural Entrepreneurship Pitso, which was held at the institute’s Hall of Fame.
The event is the brainchild of the SRC President, Moagi Ntsiapa, who pointed out that he was inspired by the Gabane Youth Business Pitso that he attended early this year while he was on an industrial attachment with the Global Post newspaper. “After attending the Gabane Youth Business Pitso early this year during my industrial attachment at Global Post, I was very impressed with what I saw and had to do something in line with that for the benefit of our student community,” Ntsiapa said.
He continued; “The aim of this event is purely empowerment, to empower the student community to kick-start business and tap into plenty of opportunities available out there. It is not rocket science to become a renowned and successful entrepreneur, today is our day and our moment to dine from tables of collaborative progress.”
Speaking at the event, Limkokwing Director of Communications, Recruitment and Stakeholder Relations, Mercy Thebe said their aim is to produce students who would be job creators not job seekers. She spoke about the Limkokwing Entrepreneurship Acceleration Platform (LEAP), which she says has a vision to create a new class of business innovation entrepreneurs who are able to apply the most creative solutions of innovation and the advancement of the industry in their companies.
“The LEAP mission is to create a real life business environment to train final semester students to produce innovative ideas for entrepreneurship and equipping them with skills to start and manage an enterprise from ideation, research, drawing up business plans and implementing them,” she said, further pointing out that LEAP hones their entrepreneurship skills through guided consultation and presentation of their plans and work to mentors and industry advisors.
The event was attended by many students and there were presentations from financial organisations among them CEDA and FNBB, as well as CIPA.