This is another milestone in the journey.
We didn’t reach our initial target of 40M but are not so far from our second target of 20M which we shall surely find a way to work with (always find away to work with what you have). With the pledges that haven’t yet come through I expect us to hit the 20M mark. Now this is something to celebrate about, not because we have made a dolphin fund record of highest collections for a campaign but because it’s not being collected for anything else but investing.
Truth is I don’t know 95% of the people who have contributed to this campaign. I can say I’ve only met about 10 of them personally. Most are just people who have been following me, my work on the streets for over 4 years an my professional life here has been nothing but an open book. It’s the reason most have given for wanting to be part of this. I have followed you for years and your free business advise has helped my business many said. Am happy that I can help and also be part of something promising.
This is another another big vote of confidence in me as a person and in what we are doing as a company working with businesses in an effort to help them grow and succeed. I know the responsibility placed on me as a person, what it means for our business, for me as a growing thought leader and on the whole start up financing/investing space at large.
If this works (we are going to do everything possible to make sure it does) then we shall have opened up a space that’s non existent in our country. A space where people get to invest in promising start ups with the chance to make it but are cash strapped. We shall have created our own silicon valley of sorts. We shall have created an option outside commercial banks for start up capital/financing. Affordable and patient capital.
Also our people will have seen that it’s possible and more importantly they’ll learn how this works. Slowly we shall grow a culture where people actively and intentionally look for promising start ups they can put their money into with the hope for long term continuous returns. That’s what this is about, not just an opportunity to start a business but to start a whole new sector. A whole new possibility..
If You Can Envision It, You Can Do It – 2 Pac
Jaluum Herberts Luwizza is a Speaker,Writer, Columnist with the C.E.O Magazine and Contributor with the Nile Post.He is also a Business Consultant with YOUNG TREP East Africa’s No.1 Business Management and Consultancy firm that helps people start and grow profitable businesses.twitter:jaluwizza
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