Fireside Chat about Launching and Growing Startups in Africa, with Lessons from Silicon Valley (video)

This past week I joined Sandras Priri – founder and CEO of Pranary (formerly Startup Circles)- for a Zoom fireside chat about what it takes to successfully launch a venture and obtain critical velocity in funding and growth. 

Pranary is one of Africa’s largest entrepreneur communities, learning hubs and accelerators, working with thousands of entrepreneurs across Africa and beyond. 

Sandras and I had a great community of African entrepreneurs join us on Zoom for this conversation, with lots of interactivity and questions. In particular, many of them wanted to understand how we do things in Silicon Valley, and to help build a bridge to accelerating the funding and growth of their ventures in Africa. Special thank you to so many of you who joined us online, and reached out to me via LinkedIn with your positive comments and desire to stay in touch.

I met Sandras a number of years ago when he visited UC Berkeley as a participant in one of the executive programs I lead there and around the world. His passion for entrepreneurship – and helping other entrepreneurs – is exactly the type of “pay it forward” attitude to which we should all aspire. You can see how he embodies it every day!

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