7 Emigrant Entrepreneur Traits We All Should Emulate

Startup Professionals Musings

including Sergey Brin (Russia) at Google, Elon Musk (South Africa) at Tesla, John W. In my experience as a business advisor and angel investor these days, I seem to more frequently hear from entrepreneurs and business owners with “can’t-fail” or “get-rich-quick” ideas.

Wonga Launches Fraud Hotline To Combat Phishing Scam

YoungUpstarts

The scam has been targeting consumers in South Africa, a country where online consumers face a high risk of internet fraud , for the past year. The scam starts with an email or SMS being sent to customers, purported by Wonga South Africa, to a diverse range of recipients.

Medici’s Founder Clinton Phillips Talks About Disrupting the Healthcare Industry on Ideas to Invoices

SiliconHills

A Native of South Africa, Clinton Phillips, a serial entrepreneur, recently founded Medici, a HIPAA-complaint telemedicine app, in Austin and raised more than $24 million in venture capital funding. Previously, Phillips founded and ran Aspen-based Aspen Back & Body, physical rehab clinic, that he sold to Laser Spine Institute.

How to avoid getting burned when hiring overseas

The Next Web

Joseph is based in San Francisco and has lived and worked in Singapore, India, England, Australia, and South Africa. Joseph Pigato is the Managing Director of Sparked. Recruiting, interviewing and hiring staff overseas can be an adventure.

How to Make Sure Your Online Loan Company is Legitimate

The Startup Magazine

There are many loan sharks in South Africa, with IOL saying that South Africa’s private debt crisis cost the country an estimated R500-million a month.

Memories of an Unconnected Era: Searching for Sugar Man

Both Sides of the Table

Somehow he became popular in South Africa – with popularity approaching something like that of the Beatles. And he had never known of his success in South Africa. Many people reading this will be digital natives.

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Do You Need A Broker For Forex Trading?

YoungUpstarts

One of the first advantages you will notice with a broker , specifically in South Africa, is that after opening a trading account, you can ask to be set up with a “dummy” account. Trading foreign currency can be a very simple act that many of us perform every time we travel.

Millennials In Asia Are Ambitious And Entrepreneurial: VISA Study

YoungUpstarts

But the three standout countries in terms of ambition are United Arab Emirates (95-percent), South Africa (85-percent) and India (81-percent). Much has been written about the characteristics – and quirks – of the Millennial Generation, those born between 1982 and 1995.

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Trading Precious Metals Online

The Startup Magazine

75% of the world’s platinum comes from South Africa, with the rest coming from Russia, Zimbabwe, Canada, and the US. The price of platinum is driven by supply and demand, the South African economy, and technological development, in particular, the rise of electric vehicles.

3 Big Lessons From African Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

Africa is a huge and diverse continent, and over the last few years, it has emerged as one of the world’s hotspots for startups. In Africa, entrepreneurs have serious, intractable problems that western startups don’t face. The agriculture technology sector, or agtech, in Africa is booming and its entrepreneurs think very long term and very big. In the most disadvantaged countries in Africa the odds are already stacked against you when it comes to becoming an entrepreneur.

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Do entrepreneurs really have common character traits?

NZ Entrepreneur

Sandy Geyer is an entrepreneur, trainer and author and teaches the principles of entrepreneur intelligence (ENQ) to business and academic leaders in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa at ENQ Practice.

7 Leadership Lessons From Successful Immigrants

Startup Professionals Musings

including Sergey Brin (Russia) at Google, Elon Musk (South Africa) at Tesla, John W. In my experience as a business advisor and angel investor these days, I seem to more frequently hear from entrepreneurs and business owners with “can’t-fail” or “get-rich-quick” ideas.

Recapping the V1 Marketplace Meetup in SF

Version One Ventures

More than 75 marketplace founders and investors attended the event – coming from as far as South Africa and Nova Scotia. Last Thursday, we hosted a private marketplace-themed event in San Francisco, The Holy Grail of the Marketplace: The Virtuous Cycle. We initially started bringing the marketplace community together when we published our Guide to Marketplaces. And nights like these prove that this space is just as dynamic and promising as ever.

Ripples of Hope

Jeff Hilimire

But his speech in 1968 while in South Africa, often referred to as the Ripple of Hope speech, is probably my favorite. Not a political figure in South Africa, but a US Senator. He had no business being in South Africa, except that he cared. I wrote last week about Bobby Kennedy’s speech after Martin Luther King, Jr.,

Make this the next book you read, or better yet, listen to

Jeff Hilimire

Trevor Noah, if you aren’t aware, is a comedian from South Africa. Instead, it gives his story of growing up extremely poor in South Africa, dealing with the effects of a post-Apartheid society.

[Singapore] Cybercrime Incidents Down In 2013, But Losses Up: Norton

YoungUpstarts

While cybercrime in Singapore is generally low compared to other high-risk countries (Russia sees 85% cybercrime rate, with China at 77% and South Africa at 73%), the sharp rise in losses from cybercrime is cause for concern.

[Interview] Nellie Mayshak, Founder Of Canaf Consulting Associates

YoungUpstarts

She notes, for example, that she has been lucky to have worked with people at all levels in public administration, including such notable leaders as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia since 2006 – and Africa’s first elected female head of state.

Africa Online: Check out “The Shift”

David Cohen

Technology is changing lives — even saving lives — in Africa, the world’s second most populous continent. A production of BloombergTVAfrica , this will be an ongoing series about technology and entrepreneurship across Africa.

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Importance of Finance to Your Business

The Startup Magazine

In South Africa especially, there is an underlying need to keep a business well financed and managed, in alignment with the economic development goals of the country. Finance is one of the very subtle sectors of a business that can make or break entrepreneurs.

15 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names

Hearpreneur

Our name, Lubanzi, comes from a wandering dog that followed me and my co-founder on a 6 day, 100 mile trip hiking across South Africa’s remote Wild Coast. In 2014, while living in South Africa as exchange students, we set off on a 20-hour bus ride along South Africa’s southern coast en route to the wild coast, a remote part of the country – famously the birthplace of Nelson Mandela – for a week-long backpacking expedition.

Upfront Ventures Adds Hamet Watt as New Investment Partner

Both Sides of the Table

Hamet started his career in Venture Capital working for the first post-apartheid VC fund in South Africa. Today is a day I’ve waited patiently for for 5 years but more earnestly for more than 1 year.

The Challenges Financial Advisors Will Face in 2019 by Wendy Barlin

Mike Michalowicz

Wendy is originally from South Africa and after a year traveling abroad, fell in love with the sparkle of the City of Angels and decided to make Los Angeles her home.

Hot Desking: The Musical Chairs Of The Creative

YoungUpstarts

In Cape Town, South Africa you can head over to WorkShop17. by Nazir Adams of Sekari.

Slyde Handboards – Shredding A New Wave For Surfing

YoungUpstarts

It was there on the shores of the South African coast that the initial idea for Slyde was formed. “The inspiration for the arrow in our logo is a turn-off sign you see along the N2 coastal highway in South Africa that has breaks like J-bay along it,&# adds Watts.

Founder Interview: RedMane Technology’s Tony Lakier

The Startup Magazine

Growing up in South Africa, I had a pet giraffe named George that followed me around. As part of The Startup Magazine Founder Interview Series , we talked to Mr. Tony Lakier. Tony is the Founder and CEO of RedMane Technology.

Help Detained USA Citizen In Abu Dhabi

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

A citizen of the world, he’s worked with disadvantaged youth in South Africa, and volunteered his time at many conferences around the world. Including conferences in Italy, Canada, Holland, Turkey, the UK, Korea, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, New Zealand, and Australia.

5 Ways Cloud Telephony Can Benefit Startups

YoungUpstarts

The startup culture is rampant today, especially in emerging national economies like Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. by Ambarish Gupta, CEO and founder of Knowlarity Communications.

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Are Self-Employed Construction Workers Most At Risk Of Personal Debt?

YoungUpstarts

Other reports across South Africa and Europe have also indicated similar findings. According to recent reports, self-employed builders and quantity surveyors are 40% more likely than other professions to accumulate personal debt.

Most Overused Buzzword On LinkedIn Profiles? Creative.

YoungUpstarts

South Africa: Motivated. If there’s one word most people describe themselves with professionally, it’s creative.

Mobile Payment Platform Swiff Launches in Singapore; Targets Other Markets

YoungUpstarts

This payment solution was beta-tested by merchants such as Russian-themed restaurant and caviar bar Buyan in Singapore since June last year, and is now launched worldwide, with the company targeting Southeast Asia, South Africa and South America as key target markets.

8 of the Best Executive Assistant Conferences in 2018

YoungUpstarts

Locations and Dates: Johannesburg, South Africa – February 16-17, 2018. 8 of the Best Executive Assistant Conferences in 2018. Executive Assistants never seem to rest, let alone take time away from work to focus on themselves.

The Impact of Techbikers – Part II

VC Cafe

10 Literacy Instruction programmes implemented in South Africa, Nepal, Cambodia, and Bangladesh. 50 teachers trained in South Africa.

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China Regains Top Spot As Source Of Malignant Online Traffic: Akamai

YoungUpstarts

percent in South Africa (to 11.9 After being unseated last quarter by Indonesia, China has regained its spot as the source of observed attack traffic in the third quarter of 2013.

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[Review] Life Without Limits

YoungUpstarts

A celebrated speaker, he gets invitations to speak from all over the world – Australia (Melbourne was his childhood home), Europe, US, China, India, Africa, and South East Asia (including Singapore ). Nick Vujicic is a man on a global mission.

Resources for Global Entrepreneurs

Up and Running

South Africa. The South African Institute for Entrepreneurship. Endeavor South Africa. If you’re an entrepreneur planning to start a business outside of the United States, you might be looking for assistance and resources that are available in your specific country.

It’s Not About The Money: How Good Value And Customer Experience Trump Price

YoungUpstarts

Originally a trained fashion buyer from South Africa, Gnesin stepped into entrepreneurship at the age of 19. By Trevor Gnesin, President, Logomark. Over the past several years, a U.S.

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What Does it Mean to be American? Why Trump is Just a Blip on the Radar

Both Sides of the Table

Our most famous current rocket entrepreneur — Elon Musk — was from South Africa.  —  @realdonaldtrump I have always taken the issue of immigration personally because I am the son of an immigrant from South America.

Founder Interview: Cassie Sneglar Brings Escapism to E-Commerce and Fashion

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine Female Founder Series , we caught up with Cassie Sneglar, a rising star in the world of digital entrepreneurship as well as designer, influencer (with a combined following of 800k) and mental health campaigner from South Africa, based between there, London and LA.

Freelancers: How to Make Money on Transformify

Transformify

In the past, we had developers far north-east in Russia and QAs in South Africa. Established in 2015 in the UK, Transformify offers an integrated suite comprising of HR Software, Freelance Platform, Employer Branding, diversity hiring, billing & payments.