We understand. Starting your own business is always daunting. But what if you had nothing to lose?
That little voice in your head that says you can’t, your job, your family, your responsibilities.
where you stand a chance to WIN your salary for a year* to start your NEXT.
They can join fellow entrepreneurs at our boot camps, where they'll meet inspirational mentors and have access to their expertise.
The winner will win more than a year's salary. They'll receive the support they need from Standard Bank and our mentors to help them thrive as a full-time entrepreneur.
You’ll need to enter your personal and business details.
After you’ve sucessfully opened an account, come back to enter.
Hezron Louw is a South African chef and television personality who rose to fame as a chef contestant on the first season of SABC3 reality competition series Top Chef South Africa. He is also the co-owner of SumTing Fresh, a gourmet street food company he founded with his friend and business partner Andrew Leeuw in 2012 in Johannesburg. Since starting the business after quitting his job at a financial services corporate, the food bus made a name for itself and has offered services to festivals like Bushfire (Swaziland), Oppikoppi and corporate events. Born to Mozambican parents in Ennerdale, Hezron used to hang out at the cafeteria of the hospital where his mother worked.
My Fearless Next is an exciting competition that gives you the chance to win* your salary for a year, so you can get your business off the ground without having to worry about money! If you’ve got a great business idea, or an existing business you’d like to grow and develop, enter My Fearless Next and turn your part-time passion into full-time business success!
As long as you are 18 years of age or older, live permanently in South Africa and operate an income-generating business, you can enter My Fearless Next.
Go to www.standardbank.co.za/myfearlessnext to complete the entry form online.
The competition starts on Monday, 4 June 2018 and ends on Friday, 19 July 2018
No, your business does not have to be registered to enter My Fearless Next.
The winner will receive their annual personal income up to a total amount of R1-million*, as well as business coaching sessions and general support.
The My Fearless Next mentors are inspirational South African entrepreneurs who will share their expertise and experiences of starting a business from scratch. They are:
As South Africa’s leading business bank, we believe in the incredible spirit of entrepreneurship – and that every business deserves the chance to be successful. We also understand the challenges you face – the fear of taking that leap into the unknown and the fear of not having a guaranteed income while you try and get your business off the ground. My Fearless Next gives you the chance to win* a year’s salary so you can start your business fearlessly and move forward with confidence!