__Preparing your children for a future as entrepreneurs and job creators. I have told you before how my mother encouraged my entrepreneurial zeal when I was a child. She did so many things that I marvel at as I look back, more than 50 years later. She encouraged me to Continue Reading →
Join the conversation with special guest James Mwangi, Shivani Siroya, Kamal Bhattacharya and myself at the Tech and Entrepreneurship Town Hall hosted by the Pathways for Prosperity Commission & Kwesé INC in Nairobi Kenya.
__One town hall, one pitch, one partnership at a time! Tune in Friday at 2:15 pm (EAT). What a great day. I just finished an evening meeting here in Nairobi with the 12 Kwesé Inc #GoGettaz finalists who are pitching tomorrow afternoon. Before the big day, I just wanted to mention one Continue Reading →
__”Let’s get the show on the road!” This Friday in Nairobi is finally the big day! Yes, they’re almost in the elevator… For over a year now, I’ve been talking about choosing two entrepreneurs (one woman and one man) to come work along side me and our #Kwesé team for two weeks Continue Reading →
__Some things you need to know about investors. In my last post, I talked about how I raised money from thousands of ordinary Zimbabweans by selling them shares in the company. Once they bought those shares, they were free to do with them whatever they wanted. They could hold on Continue Reading →
__From “my” business to “ours”… My five-year legal battle to get a license for my mobile telecoms venture in Zimbabwe is well documented. I had been forced to sell the business I’d built with equity support from the IFC, as my legal battle to set up a mobile company became Continue Reading →
__My first “Olympic Gold Medal”… in venture capital! As I’ve often said before, you must listen to your business plan. It will tell you what kind of capital you need. After running my business for about four years using loans and supplier credit, I knew I needed to get equity Continue Reading →
__The journey to build a bigger business. For those of you who have read some of my early writings, you will know that I started very much like a lot of you. We were originally four partners who were each required to put up $75 into an “investment club.” Two Continue Reading →