Nurturing seeds of ideasinto strongbusinesses<br />
Who Said This?<br />“Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.”<br />“Being powerful is li...
Who Said This?<br />“Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.”<br />“Being powerful is li...
Who Said This?<br />“Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.”<br />“Being powerful is li...
Who Said This?<br />“ Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.” <br />“Do not pray for easy lives. Pra...
Who Said This?<br />“ Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.” <br />“Do not pray for easy lives. Pra...
Who Said This?<br />“ Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.” <br />“Do not pray for easy lives. Pra...
Who Said This?<br />“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We ...
Who Said This?<br />“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We ...
Who Said This?<br />“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We ...
What Kenyans care most about: Jobs!<br />Healthcare<br />Education<br />Source: AudienceScapes National Survey, 2009<br />
Risk<br />Lack of Exits<br />Professionalism and sophistication of entrepreneurs<br />Integrity of entrepreneurs<br />The ...
“He told them another parable: The kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Th...
The Bottleneck<br />Innovative Ideas<br />Early-stage SMEs<br />Mid-Size SMEs<br />Corporates<br />
Opening the Bottleneck<br />Innovative Ideas<br />Early-stage SMEs<br />Mid-Size SMEs<br />Corporates<br />
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TBN National Conf. '11 - Countney Rountree - Sinapis Group

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Countney Rountree talks about the challenges faced when investing in developing countries, particularly the bottleneck that stop innovative ideas getting funded, and how the Sinapis Group works to solve them.

Be sure to check out the other presentations, videos and audio recordings from the conference at www.tbnetwork.org/uknc11/media

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TBN National Conf. '11 - Countney Rountree - Sinapis Group

  1. 1. Nurturing seeds of ideasinto strongbusinesses<br />
  2. 2. Who Said This?<br />“Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.”<br />“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.<br />
  3. 3. Who Said This?<br />“Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.”<br />“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.<br />- Richard Branson<br />- Margaret Thatcher<br />
  4. 4. Who Said This?<br />“Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.”<br />“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.<br />- Richard Branson<br />- Margaret Thatcher<br />8 million hits<br />5 million hits<br />
  5. 5. Who Said This?<br />“ Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.” <br />“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.”<br />
  6. 6. Who Said This?<br />“ Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.” <br />“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.”<br />- Bill Gates<br />- John F Kennedy<br />
  7. 7. Who Said This?<br />“ Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.” <br />“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.”<br />- Bill Gates<br />- John F Kennedy<br />29 million hits<br />20 million hits<br />
  8. 8. Who Said This?<br />“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."<br />“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”<br />
  9. 9. Who Said This?<br />“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."<br />“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”<br />- Martin Luther King<br />- Steve Jobs<br />
  10. 10. Who Said This?<br />“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."<br />“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”<br />- Martin Luther King<br />- Steve Jobs<br />39 million hits<br />35 million hits<br />
  11. 11. What Kenyans care most about: Jobs!<br />Healthcare<br />Education<br />Source: AudienceScapes National Survey, 2009<br />
  12. 12. Risk<br />Lack of Exits<br />Professionalism and sophistication of entrepreneurs<br />Integrity of entrepreneurs<br />The Big 4 Challenges for Investors<br />
  13. 13. “He told them another parable: The kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and restin its branches."<br />Matthew 13:31-32<br />
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  15. 15. The Bottleneck<br />Innovative Ideas<br />Early-stage SMEs<br />Mid-Size SMEs<br />Corporates<br />
  16. 16. Opening the Bottleneck<br />Innovative Ideas<br />Early-stage SMEs<br />Mid-Size SMEs<br />Corporates<br />

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