Tag: the afropreneur


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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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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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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31
Jan 2017
Ep31: Startup Grind's Meetup with Audu Maikori

Hi Afropreneurs, Last weekend was quite interesting for us, first we hosted Audu Maikori at our Monthly Startup Grind Lagos Meetup and I joined my first book reading club (I noticed I don’t read anymore). Audu Maikori is not just a lawyer, he is an entrepreneur that changed the terrain of the music industry in Nigeria. Unfortunately, we can’t give you all the full text/audio of our chat with him but we can share some snippets that will no doubt be beneficial to you. Here are some noteworthy points he......

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10
Jan 2017
Ep28: 8 Startup Funding Opportunities Available in 2017

Woohoo! Happy New Year!!! 2017 is already looking like an exciting and productive year. What is your watchword for this year? Mine is ‘do‘, no more excuses, just get things done! I’d love to know yours, please share in the comment section or on Social Media. Opportunities abound, and it is imperative that we Entrepreneurs not only find/see these opportunities but also make good use of them. Today we decided to list out 8 funding opportunities available to African Entrepreneurs this year, 2017. The Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme MENA......

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10
Jan 2017
2017 Watchword

It’s 2017! Happy New Year!!! There’s been a lot of talk during recent days, in the press and on social media, about how awful 2016 was. On a political level, there were random changes that brought the Political unrest In Gambia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopa, the social unrest in South Africa, and the credit crunch in Nigeria. There were terrorist attacks in Nigeria while the situation in Somalia and Sudan remains bleak. But this perspective is by no means the whole story. We also witnessed extraordinary feats......

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26
Sep 2016
Ep16: Freelancing, Conversation with Eromo Egbejule

A lot of people want to become freelancers because they don’t want to be bogged by the regular 9-5 cycle but they fail to realize that freelancing isn’t easy, you can’t just sit at home and expect work to come to you. Freelancing doesn’t start when you quit your job, it starts immediately you decide to be a freelancer. Initially freelancing can be very challenging and would require all the resolve you’ve got. We spoke to Eromo Egbejule on his life as a freelancer and all you require to......

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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
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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