THE SOLUTION:Innovation + Entrepreneurs<br />labs.is.co.za<br />justin spratt – 27 July 09<br />www.twitter.com/justinspra...
So who the is this guy?<br />
The Bad News: Global Recession<br />labs.is.co.za<br />www.twitter.com/justinspratt<br />
How Fear Drove the Recession – Fear is Now Bottoming Out<br />“The only thing we have <br />to fear is fear itself.”<br />...
US Retail Sales<br />labs.is.co.za<br />www.twitter.com/justinspratt<br />
US housing market<br />labs.is.co.za<br />www.twitter.com/justinspratt<br />Source: INet<br />
Global Contraction<br />labs.is.co.za<br />www.twitter.com/justinspratt<br />
Recovery time-lines<br />labs.is.co.za<br />www.twitter.com/justinspratt<br />
The Good News<br />
Developing Economies Growing<br />labs.is.co.za<br />www.twitter.com/justinspratt<br />
Taking Stock<br />Lived in 3 countries <br /> SA = LOTS of talent<br />Enough $ for new business<br />	 Horizon, 4DiCapi...
BUT we need more entrepreneurs!<br />
Need increased penchant for <br />
“I want to put a dent in the universe”Steve Jobs<br />
“We used to dream about this stuff. Now, we get to build it. It’s pretty neat”Steve Jobs<br />
Make a Difference…<br />
Or live on your island…bought with money from the listing<br />
We need you!<br />
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The Solution: Innovation And Entrepreneurship

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Global Recession is not pretty, but South Africa is well poised to come out of the mess better than almost any country.

To help, we need more entrepreneurship by South Africans. There is much talent in South Africa, that can be used to for social upliftment too.

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  1. 1. THE SOLUTION:Innovation + Entrepreneurs<br />labs.is.co.za<br />justin spratt – 27 July 09<br />www.twitter.com/justinspratt<br />
  2. 2. So who the is this guy?<br />
  3. 3.
  4. 4.
  5. 5. The Bad News: Global Recession<br />labs.is.co.za<br />www.twitter.com/justinspratt<br />
  6. 6. How Fear Drove the Recession – Fear is Now Bottoming Out<br />“The only thing we have <br />to fear is fear itself.”<br />-- Franklin Roosevelt<br />labs.is.co.za<br />www.twitter.com/justinspratt<br />
  7. 7. US Retail Sales<br />labs.is.co.za<br />www.twitter.com/justinspratt<br />
  8. 8. US housing market<br />labs.is.co.za<br />www.twitter.com/justinspratt<br />Source: INet<br />
  9. 9. Global Contraction<br />labs.is.co.za<br />www.twitter.com/justinspratt<br />
  10. 10. Recovery time-lines<br />labs.is.co.za<br />www.twitter.com/justinspratt<br />
  11. 11. The Good News<br />
  12. 12. Developing Economies Growing<br />labs.is.co.za<br />www.twitter.com/justinspratt<br />
  13. 13. Taking Stock<br />Lived in 3 countries <br /> SA = LOTS of talent<br />Enough $ for new business<br />  Horizon, 4DiCapital, HP-Ventures, HBD<br />Govt regulatory drag is RELATIVELY low<br />Highly networked country<br />labs.is.co.za<br />www.twitter.com/justinspratt<br />
  14. 14. BUT we need more entrepreneurs!<br />
  15. 15. Need increased penchant for <br />
  16. 16. “I want to put a dent in the universe”Steve Jobs<br />
  17. 17. “We used to dream about this stuff. Now, we get to build it. It’s pretty neat”Steve Jobs<br />
  18. 18. Make a Difference…<br />
  19. 19. Or live on your island…bought with money from the listing<br />
  20. 20. We need you!<br />
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