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Chiyangwa joins TV entreprenueral reality show 'My Own Boss'

by Arts correspondent
05 Jul 2013 at 05:07hrs | Views
Businessman Philip Chiyangwa will be this year's head judge on ZBCTV entreprenueral reality show "My Own Boss". Chiyangwa will be tasked with leading the mentorship of the contestants.

The auditions of the show begin today with the Masvingo auditions to be held at Charles Austin Theatre. Marondera auditions will be on July 8 at Marondera Hotel while Bindura will be held on July 9 at the Kimberley Reef Hotel.

Aspiring entrepreneurs in Chinhoyi will be auditioned on July 10 at Cooksey Hall.

On July 11 "My Own Boss" team would be in Mutare at a venue yet to be announced while the following day they will be in Gweru at the Midlands Hotel.

The team will touch down in Bulawayo on July 13 at a venue to be announced and the Victoria Falls and Beitbridge auditions will be held on July 15 and 17 respectively.

Dubbed "Youth Empowerment - Endless Possibilities", "My Own Boss" Season 5 seeks to identify, nurture, educate and expose raw entrepreneurial talent in Zimbabwean youths between the ages of 18 and 35 years.

Season 5 will begin production in August in Harare and the 13 episode series show will be shot primarily on location in Harare.

"My Own Boss 2013 is sure to be an entertaining celebration of the entrepreneurial genius that this country has," said "My Own Boss" spokesperson Robert Muganda.

Other leading business executives will also be at hand to give aspiring entrepreneurs nuggets on entrepreneurship.

The 13-week show will see one aspiring entrepreneur walk away with a US$25 000 cheque to be ploughed into their business idea.

Moreover, other promising contestants stand to walk away with some investments into their projects.

Each week contestants are given real business tasks and within 48 hours to a week the task is completed.

Following the completion of the task a review of the task with prominent business executives is done in the "My Own Boss" boardroom.

In the boardroom, the losing team will have one or more contestants eliminated from the show. Judging criteria is based on task profitability, leadership skills, communication, innovation and exploration of new opportunities.

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