After his talk we managed to steal him for a brief chat. In this talk Erik shared four pearls of wisdom for African tech entrepreneurs which we have listed below.
- Work on hard things
Simply put, don’t work on the really simple things. If it’s difficult it will be worth the effort
- Build a network
There is value in getting to know people and interaction with different individuals. A strong network will be useful at a later stage in your business. Go to workshops and events to build these relationships where ideas are exchanged and this will help in connecting the dots.
- The idea isn’t as important as the execution
Ideas are silver but execution is gold. There is more worth in action on the concept than just the idea itself.
- Get your shoes dirty
As a business person you need to knock on doors and make that sale even for a startup. You have to get into the trenches.
We will share our interview with Erik in a podcast to follow soon about lessons for startups.
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