The Vodacom Connected Youth Roadshow will be visiting 22 university campuses countrywide during July and August 2019, to provide students with motivational workshops focused on the skills required for successful careers.

A major feature at each of the workshops will be an entrepreneurial pitching competition, giving students who have started their own businesses the opportunity to gain more experience and get valuable feedback on in how to present their ideas to industry professionals and their peers.

Each pitching competition will have a judging panel, consisting of entrepreneurs, speakers, fellow students and community leaders. Judging will be based on the viability of the business idea, the money making opportunities for potential investors, as well as the content and quality of the presentation.


  1. R5 000 and title of “Vodacom Connected Youth Pitching Competition Winner 2019” at each university
  2. Full access to Pride Factor’s Online Academy, valued at R1 500
  3. A Microsoft Home Office Suite, valued at R1 500
  4. Entry into the Grand Prize, where the best overall presentation will win a Green Scooter valued at R120 000. Overall winners will be announced after the final event on 31 August 2019.


  • Complete the online form below and indicate at which university you want to present your pitch.
  • Applications will be reviewed and the five best presentations for each university will selected.
  • All applicants need to attend the Vodacom Connected Youth Roadshow workshop at their university, where the five selected candidates will be announced and present their business concepts.


  • Entry to the Vodacom Connected Youth Pitching Competition is free.
  • Applications will be assessed based on the originality of the idea/company, the viability of the business concept and the overall calibre of information provided.
  • Applicants may only pitch once.
  • This competition is open to students at the university where the competition is being staged.


  • Showcase your concept and technology to a wider audience.
  • Gain Public Relations exposure.
  • Obtain access to support.
  • Tap into different markets.
  • Receive valuable feedback and insight from professionals and entrepreneurs.


The Vodacom Connected Youth Pitching Competition is sponsored by Vodacom, presented by Pride Factor and driven by Green Scooter.


Vodacom Connected Youth Roadshow Schedule

Date Date
16 July 2019 Uni. Of WITS
17 July 2019 Uni. Of TUKS
18 July 2019 Tshwane Uni. Of Tech.
23 July 2019 UKZN Howard
24 July 2019 Uni. Of KZN Westville
25 July 2019 Uni. Of KZN PMB
26 July 2019 Uni. Of Zululand
29 July 2019 Vega La Lucia
31 July 2019 Nelson Mandela Metro. Uni. South
01 August 2019 Rhodes Uni.
05 August 2019 Uni. Of Stellenbosch
06 August 2019 Uni. Of Cape Town
07 August 2019 Uni. Of Western Cape
08 August 2019 Cape Penn. Uni. Bellville Campus
12 August 2019 Uni. Of UJ APK
14 August 2019 Uni. Of Free State
15 August 2019 Cent. Uni. Of Tech. Bloem Campus
19 August 2019 Vega Randburg
20 August 2019 North West Uni. Potch
22 August 2019 Sol Plaatjie Uni.
27 August 2019 Uni. Of Venda
29 August 2019 Vaal Uni. Of Tech