Tag: startups


20
Nov 2017
High Growth Africa Summit 2017

The High Growth Africa Summit is exclusively dedicated to teaching entrepreneurs how to build, scale and fund high growth businesses in Africa. Organised by Ingressive and Starta, this summit gathers the top entrepreneurs, investors and stakeholders from Africa, Silicon Valley and Europe to discuss how to build, scale and fund high growth businesses in Africa. The focus is on practical how-to guides on strategy, tactics and tools startup founders can use to grow their businesses in Africa, and how investors can discover and fund the best companies on the continent. This year’s......

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15
Nov 2017
STARTUP GRIND LAGOS HOSTS OMOBOLA JOHNSON

Startup Grind Lagos is hosting Omobola Johnson, Venture Capitalist and Former ICT Minister at her September meetup. Lagos (November 8th, 2017) – Startup Grind Lagos is set to host Former Minister of Communication Technology and now Venture Capitalist, Omobola Johnson later this month. Omobola Johnson is a lead general partner for TLcom Capital which recently raised a $40 million seed fund for African startups.   This meetup will take place on Saturday, November 25th, at Workstation – 1No. 7 Ibiyinka Olorunbe Close, Victoria Island, Lagos. Tickets cost N1000 online......

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05
Apr 2017
entrepreneurship-art-not-job-Afropreneur

Over the last decade we assumed that once we found repeatable methodologies (Agile and Customer Development, Business Model Design) to build early stage ventures, entrepreneurship would become a “science,” and anyone could do it. However, I’m beginning to suspect this assumption may be wrong. WHERE DID WE GO WRONG? It’s not that the tools are wrong, I think the entrepreneurship management stack is correct and has made a major contribution to reducing startup failures. Where I think we have gone wrong is the belief that anyone can use these......

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07
Feb 2017
How to Build a Startup as a Non-Tech Founder

How to build a startup as a non-tech founder culled from Founders Institute: Startups and innovative technology have become so synonymous with one another. So synonymous that many people now think that you can’t create one without the other. It is necessary to have an understanding of the technology that you’re building. However, you actually do not need to be a developer or engineer or computer scientist to launch an impactful company. If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur who wants to launch a tech startup but doesn’t have much tech......

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27
Sep 2016
Attracting and retaining your first users as a virtual start-up

I have had startups across Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana, and clients who consult with SME Growth Hub, especially technology startups, ask the same ageless question; “how do we get our first line of users for our platform?” This had me gathering some research, which I’ll freely share with you. I am writing to help startups across Africa, and anywhere else, with developing the frame of mind and strategic thinking for finding the first users and consolidating on them. This write-up is centred around five successful startups — Konga, Jumia,......

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28
Jul 2016
18 Steps On How To Become An SME Consultant In Africa

How do you grow your small business consulting practice? What skills do you need? I’ve been a small business consultant a long time, and these are the essentials that have worked for me. I think they’ll work for you, too. Here are 18 steps to becoming a small business consultant. Whether you call yourself a consultant, coach, advisor or mentor, these steps will help you develop skill sets as well as grow your business.   The Coach-Consultant Concept A small business consultant works with clients on strategy, planning and......

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