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Meet Seed Engine accelerator's 6 new disruptive startups | ventureburn

Meet Seed Engine accelerator's 6 new disruptive startups | ventureburn | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
From emergency wristbands to innovative gaming and web-based solutions, one of South Africa's most prominent startup accelerators, Seed Engine, today announced the six local startups taking part in...
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GIBS Alumnus  -  "Seed Engine CEO Marc Elias says that the programme is committed and has an invested interest to support South African ventures that are well-defined and likely to disrupt:

“There’s a desperate need for jobs in South Africa. Companies create these. Seed Engine and its partners are supporting people with distinctive and disruptive business concepts and turning them into investable businesses. We take people with strong ideas and we turn them into leaders.”

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Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Avoiding a lost generation June 2013 - EY - Global

Young entrepreneurs pinpoint five imperatives to help spur jobs and avoid an entire lost generation.
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation- "3. Create a culture of risk-taking

Treps are crucial job creators, and their governments need to promote this. In fact, 50% of young treps think this action would have a high impact on supporting entrepreneurship in the G20. Society, too, needs to be more tolerant of failure and recognize treps as providers of innovative products.

As youth unemployment reaches crisis levels, schools and universities can help. "The key is to start earlier and to really engage students in unlocking their entrepreneurial mindset, whether or not they are going into large employment opportunities or starting their own businesses," says Amy Rosen, Chief Executive of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)."

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15 Essential Tips for Building a Great Business

15 Essential Tips for Building a Great Business | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
We picked the brains of 15 accomplished Stanford GSB alumni entrepreneurs and asked them to share their best advice on how to build a great business. Read their insights below:
ON STARTING OUT
Don’t...
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Ackn. Stanford Alumni - "

Invest time and mindshare into your company culture

"Building a great culture from the start is important. Don’t put it off until later! We invested a lot of time and mindshare into culture from the beginning. We recruited people who were like-minded, and we made sure all our partners were aligned in values and the type of company we wanted to build, as well as the personality of the company."

— Laura Ching (MBA ’00), Cofounder of Tiny Prints

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