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The first phase of setting up a business is the ideation stage. This is the stage when you move from idea to concept. An idea is something in your head and the concept is an idea that has moved onto paper.
What is a good idea? How do you choose from the multiple good ideas you have? How do you prevent yourself from continuously starting multiple ideas and not following through? Can your idea become a business?
The ideation workshop will answer those and many other questions. The workshop will also show you how to turn your passion into profit; the difference between users and customers; how to not waste time and money on building things nobody will buy; and the most powerful force in getting things done.
This workshop is presented by StartupCircles.ai and forms part of the StartupCircles series of workshops and masterclasses. StartupCircles.ai is a next-gen networking and mentorship platform for aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs that accelerates and reduces the cost of launching commercially viable businesses.
To prepare for the workshop please create a pitch deck – see example pitch decks here. You might not have all the information or know how to do it yet but please do the best you can with the knowledge that you have. Doing this beforehand will help you get the most benefit from the workshop.
This workshop will save money and time by removing trial and error. Get your ticket today.
This event is free for StartupCircles members and R500 for non-members.
Join us at Seedspace Cape Town on 28th August 2019
Africa Trust Academy
Sandras Phiri is an award-winning entrepreneur and international speaker. He is the director for Startup Grind South Africa, which educates, inspires and connects entrepreneurs and he is the CEO and founder of Africa Trust Academy, a productivity and high performance consulting company. Sandras has worked with over 25 organisations and has lectured at over 15 universities. His work has taken him to 20 countries including UK, Bali, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Ghana, Mozambique, India, Switzerland and Silicon Valley USA. Some of the organisations served include Sanlam, FNB, Sekunjalo, General Electric, Big Brother Africa, Standard Bank, McKinsey & Co, Foschini Group, African Union, Mars Africa and Zoona.
He has worked in banking, mobile payments, insurance, unit trust and IT in South Africa and Zambia and has run his own businesses in IT, entertainment and education. Sandras has a degree in Computer Science and an MBA from UCT. He has shared stages with Facebook co-founder Dustin Maskovitch, Youtube co-founder Steve Chen, Basecamp founder Jason Fried, Guy Kawasaki, Steve Blank and Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School.
He has been named one of the 15 tech people to follow in 2018. He has been featured on CNBC Africa and has been a mentor on SABC 1 TV programme Making Moves. He has also been featured in Destiny Man, Glamour and GSB Breakwater Magazines, News24 Entrepreneur and on many radio and TV stations. Sandras’ academic paper on leadership was published in an international leadership journal.