Entrepreneurial reality TV show-The Big Break Legacy, entries now open!


The Big Break Legacy Season 3, ENTER NOW!!!

The Big Break Legacy is back for yet another season, running for its third season now, it promises to be bigger and better than before. With the spirit of entrepreneurship being a driving force in many emerging businesses, it is important that there are more initiatives that catapult the development of entrepreneurs and their business ideas.

South Africa’s hit entrepreneurial reality TV show returns to SABC2 in February 2015. Entrepreneurs who enter stand a chance of winning the top prize of R2-million to be invested in their business while three runners-up will each receive a R1-million injection into their companies.

The Big Break Legacy is a reality TV show that documents entrepreneurs as they wrestle each other in business challenges and the top four entrepreneurs will win prizes that will not only be seed funding for their businesses but rather development for the entrepreneur and an investment into their business model for future investment.

This season it will be shot in the Doctor Kenneth Kaunda District of the North West Province for the first time. The show’s creator Ezra Ndwandwe explains: “The North West is open for business! It is a sleeping economic giant with the potential to be the next biggest economy in South Africa. If you are not doing business in the North West, where is the future of your business? We were drawn to it as an alternative to showcase the impact of entrepreneurship and where the impact of our intervention can be seen and be experienced best by locals.”

With unemployment being a pressing issue in South Africa, The Big Bang Legacy aims to combat such issues by creating opportunities and exposure for budding entrepreneurs. “Season 3 is taking The Big Break Legacy to even greater heights. It will be broadcast from February 14 next year in a prime time television slot.  It has been slightly modified to be even more accessible for viewers while providing gripping entertainment. However, our goal remains the same – to develop a new generation of entrepreneurs and to combat unemployment by demystifying entrepreneurship and making it accessible to everyone as a viable career option.”

Many shows of this calibre usually prefer to invest in existing businesses that already have gained traction, logic being that it ensures that the business will not go under when the show ends, it somehow indicates sustainability. This show in particular has added a spin to that, “What excites us is to find new entrepreneurs and businesses and to help them develop. We are not looking to fund established entrepreneurs and businesses. The development part, whether through experiential training, coaching or mentorship, is the space we are happy to play in.” says Ndwandwe.

Reality TV shows in their nature are entertaining, so this is an interesting collaboration between the drama and the objective of the show which is to develop people and their businesses which means they have to maintain professional decorum, this is sure to keep viewers glued to their screens.

The Top 12 contestants will move into the BBL house on November 15 and the TV series will be broadcast from February 14, 2015. Sponsors for Season 3 of The Big Break Legacy are the Dr Kenneth Kaunda district in the North West Province, The Department of Small Business Development and General Motors SA amongst others.

How does one enter? There are three ways to enter the competition.

  • Via sms (sms “BBL3” to 40244)
  • Via a webform which can be found on www.thebigbreaklegacy.com
  • Via video format – explaining their business through a one-minute elevator pitch which can be found on our website.

For more details go to http://www.thebigbreaklegacy.com Entries are now open and close on October 29