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Witness great business ideas come to life

A single, insightful business idea can change the way we live forever. Join us as promising entrepreneurs put their current or new business ideas to the ultimate test, as they pitch for glory in this year’s edition of Lion’s Den.

Our Lions, a panel of seasoned investors, will assess the potential of these enterprising ideas against the rest. They will also provide insightful pitch training – an invaluable opportunity to learn about the structure of a pitch and what investors look for.

The idea that conquers all will take home the grand prize of R50 000 and will be crowned the Lion’s Den 2022 winner. The runner-up will receive no less than R20 000. There will also be an Incubation Program sponsored by Chapter2, which will help grow business and ideas sustainably.

The event will take place during the MBA Elective week on Wednesday 16th November. We look forward to welcoming you to this scintillating event.


Date: Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Enquiries: David Molotsi | [email protected]

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Miles Kubheka (Keynote speaker)

Business Founder and Philantrepreneur

Miles Kubheka, the entrepreneur, refreshing keynote speaker and author, is the poster child for the audacity of hope. Having once been employed by a leading multinational, he went out on a limb and ingeniously created a restaurant with the same name and branding as a fictional restaurant portrayed in a famous ‘beeg beeg dreamer’ TV ad campaign. In doing so, he catapulted into media stardom, and soon translated his innovative thinking into entrepreneurial success.

Discover more on Miles’ LinkedIn profile here


Pelser Uys

Founder and Head of Growth: Chapter 2

Experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in all facets of online learning, coursework development, Strategic Management, Business Systems and Startup. Strong business development professional with a Master’s degree focused in Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. Pelser is a founder and head of Growth at Chapter2.

Discover more on Pelser’s LinkedIn profile here


Justin Siljeur

Co-founder at Pétanque NXT Africa and Digital Transformation lecturer at Stellenbosch Business School

Justin Siljeur is a dynamic entrepreneur with a proven track record for building teams with solid ROI. He has over 15 years of experience working with various large-scale transformations in global and African listed entities in strategy formulation-to-implementation, business process modeling and re-engineering, compliance implementation, and change management. His diverse industry niche ranges from FMCG, petrochemicals, agriculture to mining, manufacturing, financial services, and the public sector. He is passionate about helping traditional organisations transition into data-driven, digitally inter-connected, and value-creating entities that provide deep, meaningful work for employees. i.e. “transforming caterpillars into digital butterflies”.

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