Request For Sponsorship

Business Resilience in a Time of Crisis

The Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards provide a platform to recognise, showcase and create a culture of entrepreneurship in the Western Cape.

We are excited to share with you our sponsorship opportunities to make the WCERA 2020 a successful campaign. WCERA 2020 presents a unique and exciting opportunity to use virtual platforms while still enjoying the benefits of an outstanding and rewarding event. The awards ceremony will be live streamed on social media platforms.

This is a call for non-financial sponsorship to, firstly, support the winners and, secondly, to promote the Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards as the premium entrepreneurship competition in the Western Cape.

How the competition works

There will be 1 winner and 1 runner-up per category, resulting in 6 category winners and 6 runners-up. An overall winner will be selected. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 26 November 2020.

Sponsorship options:

Business Support

Mentorship & Coaching

e.g. 3 months, 6 months, 12 months

Business Consulting

e.g. legal advice, financial advice

Enterprise & Supplier Development

Industry/sector-specific & bespoke supplier development

e.g. operations / productivity improvement

Business & Entrepreneurship Education

Business management course or training workshops

e.g. courses on business management, intellectual property, pitching readiness, business accounting, finance ready courses

Business Support Products

Electronic hardware and software products to support businesses

e.g. laptops, cellphones, tablets & software

Sponsor acknowledgement for a live-streamed event

Value
R 50 000 (Silver)
R150,000 (Gold)
R150,000 + (Platinum)
Display of sponsor branding in the ceremony venue
Feature sponsor branding on the DEDAT website
Feature sponsor branding on the on-line invitation platform
Feature sponsor branding on the competition home page and website pages
Pre-recorded 30 second sponsor video clip to be live-streamed during the award ceremony
Feature sponsor branding in pre and post event social media advertising
Feature sponsor branding in the press release for the call for entries
Feature sponsor branding in the post event media release
Sponsor acknowledgement at the award ceremony
Sponsor banner to be displayed as part of the finalist videos

Competition categories

A business in its initial growth phase operating in the Western Cape for 12 months or longer, but not longer than 36 months with a minimum annual turnover of R50,000

A business in its initial growth phase operating in the Western Cape for 12 months or longer, but not longer than 36 months with a minimum annual turnover of R100,000

Any revenue generating entity operating in the Western Cape for 12 months or longer, which aims to address a social challenge or need

Operating in the Western Cape for 12 months or longer. This refers to an innovative solution or approach to an existing service or product

A business in its initial growth phase operating in the Western Cape for 12 months or longer, but not longer than 36 months with a minimum annual turnover of R200,000

A business in its initial growth phase operating in the Western Cape for 12 months or longer, but not longer than 36 months with a minimum annual turnover of R100,000 (18 to 35 years old)

Once an organisation has decided upon an option, the sponsor will enter into a sponsorship agreement with the Department.

The Department reserves the right to accept or reject any sponsorship proposal. During the review of the sponsorship proposals the Department will take into consideration the profile and contribution of sponsors.

We are excited to partner with you to build and strengthen entrepreneurship and businesses in the Western Cape – Better Together

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