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The Numbers Game: Growing A Startup From A Sub-Optimal Market
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Imagine an entrepreneur in Zimbabwe has a revolutionary idea that could change the face of an industry forever. Also imagine that he/she has the financing and relevant support to bring…

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Some Successful Startups Do Not Have Open Plan Floor Offices and Here is Why
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Science is used in several ways to make our lives better, and the beauty of it is that it can be applied to ascertain certain phenomena and occurrences. The same…

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On Africa’s Fragmented Markets: Innovators Can Win By Developing Platforms
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It’s often said that online marketplaces or multi-sided platforms are the dominant business model in today’s digital economy. These platforms (e.g., Amazon, Uber, Airbnb, Ebay, Facebook) facilitate interactions between various…

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5 Reasons Why Perfectionism is an Entrepreneurs Worst Enemy
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If you insist on striving to create a product that’s utterly perfect, then you’ll be unable to make actual progress by constantly focusing on every minuscule issue that comes up. Recognize that…

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African Innovators Should Look East, Not West, For Business Model Inspiration
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It’s common for (aspiring) tech entrepreneurs around the world to look at and try to learn from leading & emerging tech companies in the West: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Airbnb,…

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Should African Entrepreneurs Target the Few Affluent or the Many Low-Income Consumers?
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While the authors are correct that today large-scale economic success in Africa comes predominantly from more traditional models & industries, and Western investors in African emerging/frontier markets need to adjust…

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The Need for Collaboration in the African Software Engineering Ecosystem
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In the Nigerian and African tech ecosystem, while funding is necessary, the need for actual engineering collaboration and sharing cannot be overemphasized. To my fellow African engineers: If you’ve solved…

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What investors look for in an entrepreneur
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Lean Data is an impact measurement approach pioneered by Acumen that uses new technologies and human centered frameworks and involves two main elements: A shift in mindset away from reporting…

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The Benefits Of Clear Business Communication, And Where It’s Most Effective
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Businesses are only as effective as how well their staff can communicate. Part of this success is down to the communication infrastructure that the company embeds into the working day…

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Productivity Secrets From Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Susan Wojcicki, And More
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The average CEO works 58 hours a week, putting in 10 to 11 hours per day, plus an extra six hours on the weekend, according to Time. That’s 11 hours more…

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