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FNB Business INNOVATION Awards

FNB Business is proud to announce that the entries for the FNB Business INNOVATION Awards 2017 are now open.

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About the FNB Business INNOVATION awards
The FNB Business INNOVATION Awards, supported by Endeavor South Africa aim to recognize and celebrate world-class, innovative and scaleable businesses that have embraced many challenges to grow their businesses and continue to forge unique ways of doing business.

These are businesses that are founder-led and are able to demonstrate real innovation that has the potential to change the way an industry operates both locally and internationally. The businesses must exhibit high-growth potential and have the capacity to add substantial economic value by means of job creation.

Should their entry be successful, they will go through a stringent selection process where the qualifying entrepreneurs will be interviewed by Endeavour’s judging panel, then shortlisted as FNB Business Innovation Awards Finalists. All finalists will then face the FNB Business Innovation Awards Judging Panel.

Why the FNB Business Innovation Awards?
Innovation is a theme that remains central to FNB’s business philosophy. They believe that it is a key driver of business growth and scaleability, and that it contributes to their ability to develop innovative banking solutions that have improved the way entrepreneurs do business. As the bank built by entrepreneurs and one that believes in innovation, they truly understand the role it plays in contributing towards the growth of a business.

Who can enter?
The businesses that are encouraged to enter are those that demonstrate real innovation that has the potential to change the way an industry operates both locally and internationally. The businesses must be founder-led, exhibit high-growth potential and have the capacity to add substantial economic value by means of job creation. This, partnered with social responsibility, environmental sustainability, brand reputation, quality of governance, stakeholder relations and goodwill are factors that will be reviewed by the judging panel.

Where to enter
Aspiring businesses can enter at www.fnbbusinessinnovationawards.co.za

The prize
The winner will then be announced as the FNB Business Innovator of the Year and be awarded, by FNB Business, an all-expenses paid trip to attend the prestigious Endeavor International Selection Panel (ISP) taking place in New York. At the ISP they will meet and pitch their business to global business leaders and investors as well as rub shoulders with their peers from around the world. In addition, pending feedback from the panel about their business and capability as a global entrepreneur, the winner could walk away with the international recognition and prestigious title of an Endeavor Entrepreneur.


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