Bank Windhoek has announced the top 20 Bank Windhoek BizzKids competition finalists, made up of a total number of 63 creative and innovative business plans received this year.
The young aspiring entrepreneurs will put their ideas and skills to the test at the Bank Windhoek BizzKids Market, scheduled to take place on Friday, 27 and Saturday, 28 October 2017, at the Maerua Mall Shopping Centre, in front of Checkers, in Windhoek.
The finalists have been equally divided into two categories. One consist of ten scholars between the ages of 8 to 13 years old and the other group comprises of scholars between 14 to 18 years old. This is the first time the competition has been divided into two categories.
Entries were received from all corners of the country.
The judging panel, which consisted of Bank Windhoek’s emerging small and medium enterprises (ESME) finance branch manager, Mbo Luvindao, marketing and corporate communication services executive officer, Jacquiline Pack, communication practitioner, Suzette January and head of brand marketing, Carmen-Rae Bridgens, had a difficult time in selecting the finalists.
The business plans were judged according to the following criteria:
• The uniqueness of the product or service to be sold
• The business plan elements such as the description of the product or service, financial projections, expenses and quantity of the products
• Business plan and calculation of profits
• The motivation to be a BizzKids winner
• The overall presentation and impression of the business plan
“Bank Windhoek would like to thank the schools and everyone that entered the competition. This year, the Bank Windhoek BizzKids Market should not be missed, as it promises to offer great products and services. Congratulations to the selected finalists,” said Bank Windhoek’s communication practitioner, Suzette January.
The entrepreneurial competition, designed to help learners realise their business ideas, was established eight years ago and is a platform created for scholars across Namibia, between the ages of 8 and 18.
The Bank Windhoek BizzKids Competition’s main objective is to educate Namibian youth about entrepreneurship. Below is the list of the selected finalists.Nourhan Elshewikhy (9) trading as “A Bag of Cookies” from Van Rhyn Primary School, Windhoek Masego Aloni C (11) trading as “A-Hand” from Amazing Kids Private School, Windhoek Daniel James (10), Ajê Engelbrecht (11) and Christian Engelbrecht (9) trading as “Juice It Fruit Juice” from Omeya Private School, Windhoek Anoescha Mouton (12), Nicole Mouton (9) and Wesley Tjiueza (8) trading as “The Three Headed Shark” from Van Rhyn Primary School, Windhoek Tangi Vatuva (12) and Tangeni Vatuva (11) trading as “4 T Trading” from Delta School and Convent of the Holy Cross, Windhoek Usiona Kavita (13) trading as “Nona’s Art & Craft” from Windhoek Central Primary School, Windhoek Anna Garoës (10) trading as “Anna’s Creations” from Van Rhyn Primary School, Windhoek Quentin Strauss (9) and Zuraida Strauss (13) trading as “Farm House Biltong & Droewors” from Windhoek International School, Windhoek Hendrie Leff (13) from Ben van der Walt Primary School , Gobabis Lizelle Kahirimana (12) and Elyc Kahirimana (10) trading as “Liz-lys DIY Trends” from Ambrosious Amutenya Combined School, Oranjemund Ruan du Toit (18) and Ettiene du Toit (16) trading as “Braai Nation”, from Windhoek High School, Windhoek Patrick Beggs (16) trading as “Bottle A Meal” from Deutsche Hohere Privatschule (DHPS), Windhoek Luka Serrer (16) trading as “Luka’s Sweet Sins” from St Pauls College, Windhoek Florian Fechter (16) trading as “vetstert.com” from Deutsche Hohere Privatschule (DHPS), Windhoek Maxline Molele (17), Denver Camm (18) and Julandie Harobes (16) trading as “The Gift Experts” from Rooiduin Senior Secondary School, Aranos Elise Akooko (15) trading as “Forever Young” from Cosmos High School, Windhoek Winique Bruwer (18) and Jody Strauss (15) trading as “Ahog! Seafarer” from Delta Secondary School, Windhoek Ellen L I Nashipeta (13) and Lucia S Fillipus (15) trading as “P.E Newsletter” from Oluno Primary School, Ondangwa Selma Iyaloo Mupetami (14) trading as “Potion In Art” from Ambrosius Amuntenya Combined School, Oranjemund Jeffreysoy Golliath (15), Vincent Oabilwe (15), Pombili Shimbata (17) and Cornell Coetzee (16) trading as “CJVP Art Craft” from Ambrosius Amutenya Combined School, Oranjemund