Why do so many companies in Africa die young?
As I crisscross the Continent, I meet dozens of companies and entrepreneurs who say that it’s extremely hard to find funding and talent.
As they struggle to win trust, engagement, recognition from investors, employees, customers and other stakeholders; entrepreneurs add that the hardest-to-find capabilities are knowledge resources, technical assistance, sponsors and mentors.
Result: not feeling empowered, a huge number businesses fail within their first five years. Among those who survive, many chronically underperform. They see excellence and growth as impossible.
This is even more true for women entrepreneurs and leaders.
I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be a mentor and a speaker at the Sprinters 2017 in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria on July 31-August 6, 2017.
Sprinters is a global series of high productivity workshops that has the ambition to provide women entrepreneurs and leaders with keys to capital, networks and knowledge. I had to take their call.
With consumer insights, market intelligence, data-driven strategies, and an in-depth experience in navigating and doing business across Africa, I’ll be examining and validating business ideas, products, and projects.
I’ll be empowering entrepreneurs and leaders and enabling them to achieve excellence in complex environments.