Starting a business is an extremely daunting experience. It requires discipline, perseverance, and a little bit of luck. In Africa, there is an additional critical ingredient to the entrepreneurship stew, “your network”. The right network plays a big part in getting you over that hump, from idea/concept stage to successful business stage. With the right network, you would have easier access to funding and expertise, the lifeblood of any successful startup. Now what do you do if you don’t have the right networks, but have a great idea that could make an impact in Africa? Well that is where Pro-Niche Network comes in.
Pro Niche Network’s areas of expertise include, Concept to business incubation, as well as fundraising and project Management services in Africa. The network, in partnership with MIT Think Tank, are very passionate about their desire to affect change on the continent. So if you are an entrepreneur with a great idea that could make an impact in Africa on a local level, you might want to check them out.
We caught up with founder of the Pro Niche network, Funke Michaels, at the MIT African Business Conference this past weekend……….Enjoy.