Entrepreneurs 'Doomed to Fail'

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - Only 15% of South African start-ups are successful, despite having the second-highest ranking on the continent, according to the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Index.

The reasons, along with the state of entrepreneurship in South Africa, were discussed at a recent Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Forum held by the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation.

British Council launches Report on Women’s Economic Empowerment

The British Council’s latest Report on Women Economic Empowerment has recommended to Government to ensure that funding and support available for social enterprises were effectively channelled and coordinated.

The Report, launched in Accra on Friday, urged Government to set up a Social Enterprise Task Force with a specific remit for considering gender equality and provide expertise and policy recommendations.

It is dubbed: “Activist to Entrepreneur: The Role of Social Enterprise in Supporting Women’s Empowerment in Ghana.” 

GERN Mindset Study in South Africa: Results of the National Survey

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation (AGOF) recently released the results of a national entrepreneurial mindset survey of 3,661 individuals from across South Africa. The Global Entrepreneurship Research Network-led study indicates that it is possible to determine likely characteristics shared by entrepreneurs, and how these differ between women and men.

World Bank Report Highlights New Linkages between Sustainable High Growth and Job Creation

WASHINGTON, Friday, November 16, 2018—High-growth firms in emerging economies account for more than 50% of all new jobs and sales despite making up less than 20% of all firms in manufacturing and services. These firms create a domino effect on others through increased demand and/or offering improved access to inputs.

Building Global Markets for Entrepreneurs

gAsia pass a one stop access card to global markets

Chances are that you are reading this article on a Chinese handset backed by a British telecom provider enabled by an American UX – welcome to the age of borderless synergies, which has only been possible with collaborations and complementary skill sets. Often entrepreneurs are restricted to their local markets, and they overlook the market potential in new markets, deterred by opaque guidelines and lack of holistic guidance.

International University of Management (IUM) and GEN Namibia Entrepreneurship Day

Entrepreneurship is the economic equaliser for many disadvantaged people. Startups and scale ups got together at the International University of Management (IUM), in Windhoek Namibia on 21 august 2018, where they shared their stories of innovation, challenges and celebrations. The message throughout was as much as the world out there is challenging, one should not give up on your dreams, neither should you expect things to happen on its own, but you have work hard and smart on it, to make it happen for yoruself.