Entrepreneurship in South Africa
We just received this e-mail from Sydney Mfuniselwa who gave us permission to post it:
My name is Sydney from South Africa, I am really moved by the interviews on show. I wish we had something like this here in South Africa because I think my country needs stuff like Venture Voice as it still developing.
My point is I am 25 young black man as software developer, trying to go on entrepreneurship but its hard in this part of the world because most of the people cannot even use a computers and I already made my mistake by planning and planning for a long time in developing a database for the company I work for which i did developed and presented to my senior manager but just heard the company has already sign up for a new system to be implemented because of this I felt so down for a while up until i manage to put my hands on one of venture voice interviews. Two things I have highlighted from the entrepreneurs you interviewed are:
1. Do not waste time trying to plan a perfect product execution is the key.
2. And do not let million rejections wear you off.
Now I am trying again because i believe I should be an entrepreneur and i just open internet cafe on one of historical known building in Carlton in the Johannesburg CBD.
I truly appreciate Venture Voice.
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This is actually a comment for Sydney Mfuniselwa. I am an MBA student here in the U.S. (University of Texas) and a large group of us will be visiting South Africa this coming March as part of a Global Connections MBA trip. If you happen to read this comment, please drop me a line. I think it would be cool to meet up and talk about entrepreneurship in South Africa.
Posted by: Carter Rabasa at December 13, 2007 11:39 AM
A comment for Sydney: it is encouraging to read your determination and sense of direction. I am actually involved in an emerging fact-finding project about entrepreneurial activity in certain regions of the world -including Africa. Please drop me a line if you read this post; it would be interesting to exchange some thoughts.
Posted by: Jhonatan at April 5, 2008 8:50 AM
Comment for Jhonatan: Sorry for the late reply about your comment not a problem please see my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org thanx
Posted by: Sydney at June 15, 2008 7:28 AM