One Year in Cape Town: Still in Love? By Permjot Valia

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  • One Year in Cape Town: Still in Love? By Permjot Valia

    1. 1. Permjot Valia@permjotvalia May 2012
    2. 2. ONE YEAR ON;STILL IN LOVE WITH THE CAPE? Permjot Valia @permjotvalia May 2012
    3. 3. A YEAR IS A LONG TIME
    4. 4. SINCE OUR LAST CHAT....
    5. 5. Goodwill Ambassador to Arkansas
    6. 6. BUT BIGGEST CHANGE....
    7. 7. MID LIFE CRISIS
    8. 8. MID LIFE CRISIS SOLUTION
    9. 9. MID LIFE CRISIS SOLUTION• Buy a Mac!
    10. 10. MID LIFE CRISIS SOLUTION• Buy a Mac!• Use Keynotes
    11. 11. MID LIFE CRISIS SOLUTION• Buy a Mac!• Use Keynotes• Buy an iPad
    12. 12. MID LIFE CRISIS SOLUTION• Buy a Mac!• Use Keynotes• Buy an iPad
    13. 13. MID LIFE CRISIS SOLUTION• Buy a Mac!• Use Keynotes• Buy an iPad
    14. 14. CAPE TOWN EXPERIENCE
    15. 15. SINCE LAST TRIP
    16. 16. SINCE LAST TRIP• Four more visits• Worked with around 30 companies• Invested in one (about to another)• Ran MentorCamp
    17. 17. OBSERVATIONS
    18. 18. OBSERVATIONS• Still love the place
    19. 19. OBSERVATIONS• Still love the place• You really welcome feedback
    20. 20. OBSERVATIONS• Still love the place• You really welcome feedback• You get the value of mentoring and being coached
    21. 21. OBSERVATIONS• Still love the place• You really welcome feedback• You get the value of mentoring and being coached• Sylvia Gerber, Patrick Kayton and airport drives
    22. 22. NEGATIVES...
    23. 23. NEGATIVES...• Not thinking global enough• Not enough competition amongst capital providers• Need more diversity in entrepreneurial landscape• Need to pitch more effectively
    24. 24. POSITIVE ADVICE
    25. 25. POSITIVE ADVICE• Trust me - you have some great stuff coming out• You need to think Global (beyond Africa)• Have more confidence• Let players in the Eco-system help
    26. 26. MORE ADVICE• Avoid being “Halifamous”• Look for external validation• Seek much more global input (MentorCamp)• You have to succeed
    27. 27. • SA can through entrepreneurship solve its many problems• Entrepreneurship is the best defence of democracy• Democracy is the best preserver yet invented for peace
    28. 28. YOU HAVE TO SUCCEED• SA can through entrepreneurship solve its many problems• Entrepreneurship is the best defence of democracy• Democracy is the best preserver yet invented for peace
    29. 29. “IF WE CANNOT HELP THEMANY WHO ARE POOR, WE CANNOT SAVE THE FEW WHO ARE RICH”
    30. 30. THANK YOUFor having me back and giving me this stage
    31. 31. Thank you
    32. 32. Thank you Enkosi
    33. 33. Thank you Enkosi Dankie
    34. 34. Thank you Enkosi DankieNgiyabonga
    35. 35. PERMJOT VALIA @permjotvalia pvalia@helpwithsales.co.uk

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