I am a South African engineering student and entrepreneur who has been admitted into the TrepCamp Advanced Program and received a 75% tuition scholarship to attend the program. TrepCamp creates “entrepreneurial superstars”, enabling participants to acquire the mindset, skills and experiences needed to become high impact entrepreneurs, linking themselves to the most sophisticated entrepreneurial ecosystems in the world.
I am currently working on my start-up project, a platform which connects potential business teams in South Africa, in the interest of further strengthening the South African entrepreneurial eco-system. I am strongly passionate about facilitating the collaboration of people with ideas and people with the skills required to bring ideas to life.
I have the opportunity to select the university in the US which I will attend for the 3-week program. I have selected to attend the program at Stanford University in July this year. This is a hugely exciting opportunity for me as I will be afforded the rare chance to attend seminars with experts and leaders at Silicon Valley, learn about emerging technologies and eventually pitch my start-up to global investors and mentors.
However, although I have received a partial scholarship for the tuition, I still require to fund my flights, meals, accommodation at the university and the remainder of the tuition amount, which is more than I can afford. I require a total of ZAR 65 000 in order to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity. To date, I have raised a total of ZAR 18 876 both on and offline.