Here’s a link to some great success stories of African Entrepreneurs who started with just a dream :)
“Gossy Ukanwoke, a 23-year old Nigerian Internet entrepreneur, has embarked on creating a different type of social network. His tech startup, Students Circle, fuses a social feature with a rich database of over 10,000 academic resources- notes, essays, past assignments and tutorials.”
Whitney Johnson, president and cofounder of Rose Park Advisors, applies Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen’s concept of disruptive innovation to a creative career path.
Great entrepreneurs don’t have better ideas, they have better process. That’s what I’m trying to evangelize.
13 places to watch video interviews of founder stories
Late yesterday, I sent a call out on Tumblr, Twitter and Quora, asking for suggestions for sites where I could watch video interviews of founder stories. Huge thanks to karlis and huntobrien (as well the great respondents on Quora and Twitter) for helping me compile the ultimate founder story playlist!
In case you’re similarly addicted to watching founders relating war stories, here is the list:
1. TechCrunch Founder Stories: http://techcrunch.com/video/founder-stories/
2. Kevin Rose’s Foundation: http://foundation.kr/
3. Founders@Fail: http://foundersatfail.com/category/episodes/
4. Startup School: http://www.justin.tv/startupschool/videos
5. Startup Bootcamp: http://www.youtube.com/user/StartupBootcamp
6. Build. Measure. Learn (Lean Startup SXSW 2012): http://www.udemy.com/lean-startup-sxsw-2012-videos-and-presentations/
7. Something Ventured: http://www.somethingventuredthemovie.com/
8. Stanford Entrepreneurship Corner: http://ecorner.stanford.edu/podcasts.html
9. Mixergy: http://mixergy.com/
10. Under30CEO: http://under30ceo.com/category/under30ceo-interviews/
11. TalkTech: http://talktech.tv/
12. Founderly: http://www.founderly.com/
13. This Week In Startups: http://thisweekinstartups.com/
Thanks again to all those who helped put this together!
I was researching Namibian entrepreneurs recently and I noticed that there isn’t much on the Internet to show for them. Entrepreneurship itself is only just growing in Africa, but at least in this video I can see the beginnings of what is going to be a great future for Namibia, its youth, and Africa at large.
Watch it in its entirety - their energy is exciting and they have some great things to say. My favourite point: the need for education AND entrepreneurship (a view I ‘ve held for quite a while now).
The video description: “Can entrepreneurship change Namibia? What can future Africa look like if young people can put their ideas into practice? This is an introductory video of business students in the Plemjive collective as well as of artists in the Cabinet Reschuffle collective. More to follow in 2011; long documentary in co-creation between Namibian and Finnish entrepreneurs.”
So many great tips in this video!It doesn’t whether you’re black or not, as woman these are things we have to bear in mind.
Inspiring, for the young black entrepreneur.
From funding to business ideas, the opportunities for startups in Africa are growing in size, quality, and number. No longer is it hard to find financing for new ventures, and many businesses can now compete on an international scale, such as Ghanaian-made businesses Nandimobile and RetailTower. Click the link to read the top 5 startup trends in Africa on the startup community website, VC4Africa (Venture Capital for Africa).
If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.