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- Low-cost airline FlySafair is holding its Business Booster competition.
- The competition gives entrepreneurs, start-ups and business owners a chance to win free return flights.
- The airline has already found its first winner, a small company founded by brothers that makes 100% raw cold-pressed juice.
- Five more entrepreneurs are still being sought, each to win 10 free return flights and promotions via FlySafair’s in-flight magazine and social media platforms.
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South African low-cost airline FlySafair is holding a competition aimed at giving free return flights to entrepreneurs, start-ups and business owners.
FlySafair’s Business Booster competition, launched in early September, has already found its first winner. Juice Bro’s, which started as a home school project by two teenage brothers and now makes 100% raw cold-pressed juice for sale across the country, is the first startup to win 10 free round-trip business class flights. Five more winners are yet to be announced.
“We are no strangers to the economic pressures of the past few years due to the pandemic, and we also know how difficult it is to build a business after building one over the past eight years,” said Elmar Conradie, CEO of FlySafair.
“We hope this initiative gives entrepreneurs the boost they need to recover and reach new levels of success.”
And the free business class flights, extra legroom in exit row seats, priority boarding and checked baggage on board FlySafair are just one aspect of the competition.
In addition to these 10 free flights, the winning entrepreneurs will receive a full-page advertisement in FlySafair’s in-flight magazine, a company profile on the competition website’s Wall of Fame and posts on all of the airline’s social media platforms. Winners will also be “introduced to a variety of FlySafair partners and vendors at a networking brunch.”
To participate, hopeful entrepreneurs must submit an elevator pitch from their company. This pitch must include details about their primary products or services, achievements, challenges, and target markets. Participants who have until September 29 to submit their data must also provide their company registration number, the number of employees employed and a travel plan.
“A panel of judges will then review the entries and select a winner each week for a period of six weeks,” FlySafair said.
“One of the most important benefits of an airline is bringing people closer together and creating valuable connections,” said Conradie.
“We hope that with our Business Booster campaign, we can foster business relationships between the next captains of industry that will grow, create jobs and help build a thriving economy.”