In the last six months, during our efforts to collate data, have conversations and understand the perspectives of the African startup ecosystem, we stumbled upon the need of standardising the flow of information in context to startups, venture capital, and entrepreneurship across Africa.
In our prior stints in other startup ecosystems across the globe, we saw the same debate being done over and over and noticed that some stakeholders took up the initiative of setting a baseline to knowledge and making people aware on the local startup happenings.
So to increase awareness and bring parity in understanding, we thought of initiating and taking a step to develop a consistent opinion. A measure that would make our readers know and contribute more to building a shared knowledge pool for Africa. We don’t want to become an educational platform, and we are delighted to launch our informational initiative towards building African Entrepreneurship, #StartupAfrica.
This online weekly series will also furnish an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of all the aspects of Entrepreneurship. An interactive forum will also be arranged, whereby entrepreneurs can post their queries to us and seek answers.
In the next few months, you would see a line up of articles that would steer towards setting up a repository of the definitions of key metrics in any startup ecosystem around the globe. We will not just put our work out but would instead work on a collaborative approach by speaking to the industry veterans across different ecosystems.
Being an entrepreneur for the last 6 years has given me a lot of opportunities to interact with respected stakeholders of the ecosystem globally. And WEE (my Team and I) want to start sharing our learning through this medium. I have come to believe that Entrepreneurs belong to a different league. Not that of people, but of legends. Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos sure weren’t regular guys. For the journey takes superhuman resilience, curiosity, resourcefulness, passion for products, and equally important is a grasp of the nitty-gritty of how the world of entrepreneurship functions. And who is born with any know-how? We learn and acquire it. Our endeavor with this string of write-ups is to lead you to that league.
Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes, the ones who see things differently. – Steve Jobs