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In the trenches together…
A couple of things I’ve learned about the funding(entrepreneurial) process…
Takes time.
Angels do exist. But prettymuch only inside personal        networks.
Good business plan   Great pitch10x return, 5 years
It’s not all about funding…
We’re not Silicon Valley (or London, or New York).      We’re AFRICA.
Failing is awesome.
Check List for Startups   2 Founders with Complementary Skills.   Advisory Board, Supporters   Industry Partnerships  ...
Mzansi Gold. In the trenches together.
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  • Burning the bridges vs one foot in one foot out approach.Find a way to get going independent of funding
  • Survivalist / lifestyle entrepreneurs aren’t sexy, aren’t fundable – but are completely OK if that’s your game
  • Bootstrap story, LessfussDon’t use “no funding” as an excuse, there’s always something you can do
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    1. 1. In the trenches together…
    2. 2. A couple of things I’ve learned about the funding(entrepreneurial) process…
    3. 3. Takes time.
    4. 4. Angels do exist. But prettymuch only inside personal networks.
    5. 5. Good business plan Great pitch10x return, 5 years
    6. 6. It’s not all about funding…
    7. 7. We’re not Silicon Valley (or London, or New York). We’re AFRICA.
    8. 8. Failing is awesome.
    9. 9. Check List for Startups 2 Founders with Complementary Skills. Advisory Board, Supporters Industry Partnerships Prototype / Proof of Concept (MVP) Early Proof of Traction Customer Feedback User FeedbackAdapted from TyDanco.com
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