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If you want to be a successful entrepreneur in South Africa, copy.
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Guys, South Africa is not a developed economy. You are going to be far more successful (and helpful) if you copying what already works in developed economies and tailor it for our market.Before we…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Henegan Dec 3, 2012.

 

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Neil Henegan and Delia Farrer are now friends
Dec 3, 2012
Neil Henegan replied to Neil Henegan's discussion If you want to be a successful entrepreneur in South Africa, copy.
"Jeeten, as you say taking a concept to our local market is a sure method to success.  What I'm saying is then an initiative like the Silicon Cape should primarily be pushing its entrepreneurs to copy, copy, copy in order to create as many…"
Dec 3, 2012
Neil Henegan replied to Neil Henegan's discussion If you want to be a successful entrepreneur in South Africa, copy.
"We don't want to make people feel inhibited about their location but we also must be realistic. In order to achieve the best possible outcome for the most people we should be encouraging our entrepreneurs to replicate what already…"
Dec 3, 2012
George Gombay replied to Neil Henegan's discussion If you want to be a successful entrepreneur in South Africa, copy.
"Hello Neil, A few years ago Mark Shuttleworth started a company ( Thawte  ) out of his parent's garage in Pinelands, which he went on to sell later for several milllion dollars after it had proven itself a resounding international…"
Dec 1, 2012
Neil Henegan replied to Neil Henegan's discussion If you want to be a successful entrepreneur in South Africa, copy.
"If what you are saying is true then 2 people, one from Cape Town and one from Silicon Valley, started the exact same company, at the exact same time with the same relative funding they would both have equal opportunity of succeeding in a global…"
Nov 30, 2012
George Gombay replied to Neil Henegan's discussion If you want to be a successful entrepreneur in South Africa, copy.
"Hello Neil, What you are proposing is certainly a viable strategy, which has successfully been applied by other entrepreneurs in the past. However, I do need to query one of your underlying premises. It seems to me that you may be reflecting an…"
Nov 30, 2012
Neil Henegan commented on Mark Koekemoer's blog post See the Western Cape broadband rollout explainer video
"How about the government make it easy for us to build software for them. "
Oct 25, 2012
Neil Henegan and Lianne du Toit are now friends
Aug 6, 2012
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Jul 24, 2012
Neil Henegan and Eric Edelstein are now friends
Jul 22, 2012
Neil Henegan commented on Michael Bouchier's blog post The Vinny Lingham Google Plus Hangout
"This is NOT what we want to be telling entrepreneurs in South Africa. The whole message here is about raising VC funding and jumping from product to product trying to make a quick buck.  You are not opening…"
Jul 21, 2012
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"Is this like MySpace or something?"
Jul 21, 2012
Neil Henegan commented on Neil Henegan's event 'Platform45 Beer Pong'
"Sorry this event is already at capacity. I was late on posting this here and we filled up over 40 spots in the first day.  You can leave you name for the next one to be sure to get an invite.  "
Jul 20, 2012
Tim Lind commented on Neil Henegan's event 'Platform45 Beer Pong'
"Nice one Neil, looks good."
Jul 20, 2012

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Entrepreneur, Developer, Designer
What activity, project or company engages you currently?
Inventing software
Who are you?
I firmly believe that we, as mankind, are engineering the next stage in our evolution. We are exhibiting the ultimate in human potential by taking control of our future. Software will become the DNA of the future, and we're helping businesses and communities engineer their own.
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platform45.com
In what place did you last go to school or other institute of learning?
I didn't the school.

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