Got an idea for a startup you’re itching to let the world know about? SME South Africa is offering you the chance to pitch it and win a one-on-one mentoring session with a well-known local investor and businessman.

Starting today, SME South Africa has opened the platform for any entrepreneur to submit a 140-character pitch via Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #Pitch4Gil.

The winning submission will  by chosen by Gil Oved, co-founder of marketing agency The Creative Counsel. The Dragon’s Den South Africa judge will give the winner the chance to sit down with him and work on developing their idea. Oved will also offer tips and advice on how to pitch to investors.

You must have @SMESouthAfrica and @Gil_Oved tagged in your post. Submissions close on July 15th.

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