In the race to scale a business, everyone moves at their own pace. Some startups seem to be going slowly only to unexpectedly take giant strides forward. Others appear to be heading the wrong way when actually they have figured out a shortcut that nobody else had noticed. The founders and startups that defy the norms and end up setting the pace are often those who have a deep understanding of best practices and are able to learn from the successes and failures of others in and beyond their environment and sector.
VC4A is on a mission to offer support for every stage of the startup journey. Being VentureReady means being capable, agile and responsive to the internal and external needs and opportunities your venture needs to deal with. VentureReady Hacks are bite-size video clips where top tips and hacks are shared by business experts and seasoned investors from the VC4A community.
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For perspectives entrepreneurs can closely relate to, we also showcase founders of some of the most exciting startups in the VC4A community for them to share their story and offer their best advice in the Founder Series.
Through these knowledge nuggets, we hope you get the support you need to think through and tackle the myriad of startup challenges along your journey!
Three ingredients that make a startup successful in African markets, by Peter Allerstorfer -Startup Setup 4
Speaking from an investor’s perspective Peter talks us through key fundamentals that investors look for. In this hack he explains how the founding tea…
Advice on starting a business, by Dr. Ndidi Nnoli Edozien – Startup Setup 3
Building a business, starting with zero cash in the bank account is what makes you a founder according to Dr Edozie. How do you
Lessons learned about when to turn an idea into a startup, by Juliet Wanyiri – Startup Setup 2
In this hack Juliet lists and outlines what the key areas of preparation are that, in her experience, matter most. She goes on to
Why setting up a startup is a marathon, not a sprint, by Charlene Chen – Startup Setup 1
Starting at the beginning, Charlene Chen talks about the right mindset founders need to adopt in order the develop the resilience it takes to