Tag: afropreneur podcast


03
Apr 2017
sTARTUP gRIND LAGOS cHRIS KWEKOWE-Afropreneur POdcast Web

Hi Afropreneur, This week we had the honor of speaking to a talented young entrepreneur making waves in Nigeria, we jokingly called him the Mark Zukerberg of Africa. I’m sure you are wondering who this is? He is Chris Kwekowe, CEO of Slatecube. Chris is an interesting young man whose entrepreneurial journey is filled with lessons for the everyday African Entrepreneur. One quote from him that got me thinking was that on Passion and how passion is never enough. Chris, who started the parent company – microbold, at age......

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01
Mar 2017
Review of Startup Grind Lagos' February Meetup with Nimi Akinkugbe and Muyiwa Oludayo

The Month of February has been absolutely awesome for the entrepreneurship scene in Lagos. Startup Grind, a community for entrepreneurs to network and learn. Startup Grind Lagos have not relented in making this global vision a reality in Nigeria. The recent meetup was held on February 25th, 2016 where they hosted Nimi Akinkugbe (CEO, Best Man Games) and Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo (Director, African Leadership Development Centre) and it was an amazing Experience. Nimi Akinkugbe taught on the theme of the day “Mastering your Financial Grind” and she expatiated on......

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13
Feb 2017
Ep32: Serial Entrepreneurship with George Neequaye

The African youth is enterprising, innovative and loves to solve the problems that affect his/her immediate community. However, sometime we do take on too little or too much as the case may be. Entrepreneurship is all about deriving value from helping people solve their problems, as well as bettering our immediate community and the African continent as a whole. We spoke to one passionate serial Entrepreneur from Ghana, George Sylvanus Niikoi Neequaye, and he tell us about his journey as an Entrepreneur, his passion and how he identifies opportunities. Listen......

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24
Oct 2016
Ep20: Quality Assurance, Conversation with Mathus Lawson

Often times we Entrepreneurs tend to take the foot off the pedal and put less attention into the quality of goods or services we are churning out or how we treat our customers. This must stop! We also discussed with Mathus Lawson from Benin Republic, who is the CEO of Beninlogis. BeninLogis uses geolocation to help users find and access locations, products and services. You can read all about Mathus here. Below are some points from our conversation: Be open to feedback Do not be complacent Commit to constantly......

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18
Sep 2016
Ep15: Surviving the Sharks

Dear Afropreneurs, Doing business in Africa can be tough, more so when you have big competitors operating in your industry. In a recent survey conducted by smartcompany, it was discovered that 61% of SME owners said small businesses failed because of an inability to manage costs, 50% said inexperienced management, 50% said poorly designed business models or no business plan, 49% said insufficient capital, 37% said poor or insufficient marketing, and 35% said insufficient time managing the books. SMEs do not necessarily fail because of the monopoly of the market caused......

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05
Sep 2016
Ep13: Dealing with Difficult Clients

Hello Afropreneurs, As entrepreneurs we have all encountered difficult clients at one time or the other, if you haven’t you will soon. How do you then handle them? Is the Customer always right? Should you always bend to the needs of the customer/clients? Here are key points from our conversation: Always document the agreements between you and your clients Learn to give regular updates There are times you will have to say ‘No’ to your clients Be patient and communicate wisely Listen to more of what we had to......

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28
Aug 2016
Meet Victoria Mbabazi, the Ugandan Foodpreneur

Victoria Mbabazi  is a Ugandan Entrepreneur. She studied Software Engineering but had a great passion for food. This passion led her to Kahwa2Go, a restaurant that was birthed from the love for coffee. Victoria has been involved in a lot of projects. She has mentored various girls through the Resilient Africa Network as well as being involved with the Women In Technology company in Uganda. Kahwa2Go is a contemporary, quick service, coffee themed café. It’s the best alternative for a quick stop over for a freshly prepared breakfast, lunch......

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28
Aug 2016
Ep12: Standing Out, Conversation with Victoria Mbabazi

Hello Afroprenuers, As a sequel to our last week’s discussion on ‘Creating Opportunites‘ we had a lovely conversation with Victoria Mbabazi, you can read all about her here. There were a lot of learning points from our discussions with Victoria that we decided to record this episode differently. This podcast will be more of Victoria speaking and less of us. 😀 Standing out as an Entrepreneur, a Business and as with anything else takes deliberate and continuous effort. Below are some of the key learning points from this podcast:......

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21
Aug 2016
Ep11: Creating Opportunities

Dear Afropreneur, Opportunities abound! Yes, all around you! Do not fall into the circle of blaming others, the Government and your environment for not beginning that business, launching that idea or making a success of your entrepreneurial endeavors. Below are some points from our discussion: Document your ideas, and fine tune with time Go out and network, gather feedback Stop making excuses, look for ways to get around your challenges Had a goal in mind, and walk backward to creating the avenues to making the goal possible Learn to......

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01
Aug 2016
Ep8: The Value in Learning to Pitch

Dear Afropreneurs, This week has been a really busy week but Afropreneurs do not quit or make excuses do they? We had to make out time and record the interview with our Guest, Herbert Nderezina, in the car! Here’s a short profile on Herbert, Click here to read about him. Today’s topic is centered around ‘Pitching’. Pitching is the attempt to convince a potential investor or customer that your idea/business is worth investing in. Why do we think learning how to Pitch is important to ALL African entrepreneurs? Its simple, if......

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