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Budding business heroes ready to take on the world
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A group of 80 budding business heroes from around South Africa today celebrated the successful conclusion of a year of intensive training, nurturing and mentoring that has seen them gain a robust set of entrepreneurial skills.

The top 20 winners in the _Believe Begin Become_ programme each received R35 000 worth of business development support with those making it through to the final 10 entrepreneurs, all received an additional R75 000 in seed capital for their own business.

The _Believe Begin Become_ programme is a nation-wide entrepreneurship development initiative supported by Standard Bank Group and run by Technoserve, a non-profit economic development organisation that helps entrepreneurial people in rural areas build profitable businesses.

To date, the programme has helped to develop 240 entrepreneurs with real businesses and real potential to make a significant difference to the economy of South Africa.