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The ultimate guide to growing your tech startup – Listen now

The latest episode of Backstage Pass – brought to you by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Wits Business School (WBS) – is now live, providing valuable insight into growing a tech startup in Africa.

Backstage Pass is a podcast where BCG and WBS talk to key business and thought leaders making waves in South Africa and across the African continent, discussing important topics facing the country, including how to address key challenges, find solutions to complex problems and apply global perspectives to South Africa and the continent.

This episode is titled “Tech Trailblazers: Unveiling the secrets of successful startups in Africa,” and is hosted by Nozipho Tshabalala.

In this must-listen episode, Tshabalala speaks with the following three industry experts.

  • Melvyn Lubega is a Partner at early-stage VC fund Breega, and a Director and Co-Founder of tech unicorn Go1. Melvyn is also a BCG alum.
  • Alexandra Fraser is an angel investor and Chief Executive Officer at Viridian – an innovation agency that designs and delivers early-stage entrepreneur and investor programmes, research, and strategy.
  • Dr McEdward Murimbika is a serial entrepreneur, an active business executive, and a lecturer at WBS.

Tech Trailblazers episode

In this episode of Backstage Pass, the experts discuss what it takes to build a successful tech start-up in Africa.

They explain that there needs to be a conducive ecosystem for tech startups that involves fostering collaboration, inclusivity, a critical mass of startups, and a track record of success.

The guests also emphasise the importance of supportive policies and regulations, as well as access to diverse forms of capital.

Lastly, the experts unpack how startups can prepare themselves for investment.

This includes conducting thorough research on funding options, becoming psychologically ready to relinquish control, understanding how to articulate a clear use case for the capital, and undergoing all necessary due diligence.

Click here to listen to the full episode.

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