SAGE Mentorship Portal
Welcome to the SAGE SA Mentorship Portal for the Teen Entrepreneur 2023 competition
01. Creativity and Innovation
1. New or improved business model (5 points)
a. How successful is the team at creating something new or improving something that exists?
2. Meeting an unmet need in a market or community (5 points)
a. How well has the team addressed an unmet community need?
3. Demonstrating critical thought and problem solving (5 points)
a. How well has the team utilized critical thought and problem-solving in thedevelopment and operation of the business?
4. Potential to inspire change (5 points)
a. How well does the team’s business inspire a positive change?
02. Social Impact
1. Measuring Results of Impact (5 points)
a. How well has the team measured the results of their social impact?
2. Serving a local or global community need (5 points)
a. How well has the team served a local or a global community need?
3. Primary business focus serving a community need (5 points)
a. Is the business’ primary focus to serve a community need?
4. Addressing the U. N. SDGs (5 points)
a. How well does the business address any one of the Unite Nation's SDGs?
03. Business Operations
Sales and Marketing (5 points)
How well has the team demonstrated an understanding of sales and marketing?
Accounting and measuring business operation results (5 points)
How well has the team maintained basic accounting of the business and how well has the team measured the results of their business operation?
Strategic Planning (5 points)
How well has the team used intentional strategies to plan and operate the business?
Structure and organizational management (5 points)
How well has the team developed and operated an organized structure for the management of the business?
Teamwork (5 points)
How well does everyone work together as a team?
Succession Planning (5 points)
How well has the team prepared for succession planning?
Market Viability (5 points)
How viable is the team’s business in the marketplace they’ve chosen?
Ethics and Integrity (5 points)
How well has the team demonstrated a commitment to ethics and integrity in developing and operating their business?
05. Overall Presentation
1. Annual Report (7 points)
How well has the team represented their business and the judging criteria within a 4-page annual report?
Oral Presentation (5 points)
How well has the team represented their business with an oral presentation?
Questions & Answers (8 points)
How well has the team performed with questions & answers (platform skills and stage presence, articulating knowledge of the business, a balance of information shared among the presentation team, and congruency of answers with the information shared in the annual report and oral presentation)