Tag: Entrepreneurs


07
Aug 2017
Chiamaka Obuekwe Social Prefect - Rest-Afropreneur POdcast Web (1)

Entrepreneurs seldom find time to rest and it’s quite understandable because to succeed in this part of the world you need full dedication to your business. The endless obligations and drive to reach our set targets so as to keep the business alive makes us ignore our health. However, rest is important. The lack of ‘downtime’ can impact negatively on your performance and ultimately your business. How? Once stress creeps in, optimism drops, you become tired incessantly and your general enthusiasm takes a nose dive. Not to talk of......

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31
Jul 2017
BMC-Business Plan Afropreneur POdcast Web

Driving home from one of Startup Grind Lagos’s meetup we had a discussion with one of the participating entrepreneurs which evolved into an interesting argument and now, an Afropreneur topic: Business Model Canvas vs Business Plan. Why do we need business plans? Why not stick with a Business Model Canvas (BMC)? When should Business plans be drafted? Who needs to see the business plan? So what is the difference between a BMC and a Business Plan? The difference is the level of detail! A business plan can reach up......

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03
Jul 2017
Disruption Afropreneur POdcast Web

Recently, we attended an event and different buzzwords flew over our heads. Words like invention, innovation, disruption and very recently “innovention”. So we thought to talk about it. Many people have coined words around innovation. Most of these words are to explain and buttress the significance of innovation to the African entrepreneur. We had a conversation on the meaning of these different buzzwords and how they affect us as entrepreneurs. Disruption and innovation does not occur in a vacuum. They only happen when you identify a need to be solved.......

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01
Mar 2017
Startup Grind Lagos' February Meetup with Nimi Akinkugbe & Muyiwa Oludayo

Startup Grind has successfully broken a norm that is often associated with most entrepreneurship events in Nigeria. The event kicked-off on time and more impressive, guests and speakers arrived on time. Indeed it was commendable, considering that our featured talk was on Time Management. In the typical Startup Grind fashion, we started with our Ice Breaker questions. These helped ease the guest into the event. Discussing the difference between Businessmen and Entrepreneurs we had the following opinions: Entrepreneurs are passion driven while businessmen are more profit oriented – Bukky......

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17
Dec 2016
startup grind

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. Monthly events are hostedin 215 cities and 85 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Startup Grind is a connected online and offline network of vibrant startup communities to help fuel innovation, economic growth and prosperity at the local level. We held an exciting ‘Networking Meetup/Party’ where everyone was encouraged to come......

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21
Nov 2016
Ep23: How to write a winning proposal

Dear Entrepreneur, Whether it’s a business, project, or a different type of proposal, the goal of a proposal is pretty much the same – to convince the reader to make the choice you propose. Therefore, your proposal has to be persuasive just as with words/speaking. The proposal may be to a potential client, partner or sponsor. The end goal is to influence that person’s decisions, simple. It is important to note the following: Sell the benefit(s) Proposals are not all about you Be specific Keep it as brief as possible......

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21
Sep 2016
Africa’s Next Greatest Goldmine: Youth Entrepreneurs

Lack of employment opportunities for young people has a significant hindrance to developing sub-Saharan Africa. Entrepreneurship is undoubtedly the greatest way to build prosperity and the only vehicle that can create true wealth, employment and ownership. As the most important vehicle for economic growth, there is little known about how best to support youth entrepreneurship. As Youthia, we propose the Youthia Model that outlines four core tenets that will radically disrupt the level playing field for the greater good. The Youthia Model focuses on four core priorities – namely......

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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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28
Jul 2016
Herbert Nderezina, Tackling Africa’s power problem through Renewable energy

Herbert Nderezina is a young Zimbabwean based in the Republic of South Africa. He is determined to solve the energy crisis in Africa through renewable energy innovations. Herbert’s passion for solar stems from concerns about climate change and the belief that solar represents the most practical path to sustainable energy production. Herbert, who was part of the very first season of Dragon’s Den South Africa in 2014, this is a television show where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas/innovations in return for an equity cash investment. He pitched his very first......

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18
Jul 2016
Ep6: Why African Startups Fail

Hello Afropreneur, It is no news that a large amount of startups in Africa fail in the first year. Doesn’t this worry you? So today we took time out to discuss why African Startups fail, other that obvious reasons like poor government policies, deteriorating or non existent infrastructure and access to Finance. Listen and share. We would also love to hear from you, so please your thoughts in the comment section or drop a comment on our Facebook or Twitter.   If You Enjoyed the Show You can subscribe to......

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