Interesting data from THUDjozi rsvp’s

So when you want to attend THUD entrepreneur networking sessions, we ask a bunch of questions monthly… here’s some really interesting data insights you might wanna glean over… i love the fact that 25-35 is the predominant age group… usually they’re educated with a degree and are restless in corporate wanting to start or already running a side hustle. Also 80% want to travel the continent of Africa in search for new business opportunities. It’s worrying though that over 70% have not received financial literacy training in their businesses… maybe the high failure rate paints a sober picture?

There’s much more… the point is we use this data to know what to introduce for impact. That’s part of the reason The People’s Fund exists. We realized that #crowdfunding was not foreign and that stokvels in South Africa have the power to change the narrative if we use a portion to invest in small businesses.

What other insights are interested in from entrepreneurs attending our events?

The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield

A wrap-up of the day’s business news as well as insight into trends and expert advice on all things money-related.

Award winning financial journalist Bruce Whitfield hosts The Money Show each weeknight on 702 and CapeTalk, offering a wrap-up of the day’s business news as well as insight into trends and expert advice on all things money-related..

Bruce interviews blue chip company CEOs as well as entrepreneurs whose businesses are both inspiring and helping shape a better South Africa.

A variety of expert contributors and regular features pepper the show, all designed to help audiences make sense of money, from personal finance to markets and big economic matters.

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Bruce Whitfield is the host of 702 Talk Radio and 567 Cape Talk’s The Money Show.

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On Your Marks For 2018: Is The Lean Startup Approach Legit?

In the first full African Tech Roundup podcast of 2018, Andile Masuku mulls over Gefira SolutionsFounder and CEO Bert Bruggeman‘s assertion that we can’t just “app our way” to solving all of Africa’s problems. Click here to listen to Andile’s full conversation with Bert.

Then, he ponders which hybrid investment approaches might prove successful in fueling African startups in 2018, and echoes the questions posed by Seyi Fabode’s blog post entitled: “Is It Time To Dump The ‘Lean Startup’ Approach?”

Also, in this episode, Andile gives a quick update on the #NotOurManifesto dumpster fire that Co-Creation Hub Nigeria Co-founder Femi Longe lit late last year and shares some encouraging news regarding the AfricaManifesto.com initiative that was subsequently launched. In case you’re not familiar with this whole fiasco, here’s the low-down.

Source: African Tech Roundup

 

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