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Making your project a success

Our VCs are sharing tips to making a success of your Grow Movement project. Tip: Don't rush Don't rush into solving problems. Help your clients one step at a time and at the pace that they feel comfortable with. Aernout Verhallen Aernout has been working with Margret...

Be practical

Our VCs are sharing tips to making a success of your Grow Movement project. Tip: Don't always rely on frameworks If you come from a Corporate or Consulting background, it is natural to try and use frameworks to solve business problems. Sometimes the entrepreneurs are...

What does it take to be a great VC?

Our VCs are sharing tips to making a success of your Grow Movement project. Tip: Have some fun Being a great VC requires great commitment, patience and time management skills. Most of all though, it should be fun! Alice Darko Alice describes her work with Grow...

Listen to your client

Our VCs are sharing tips to making a success of your Grow Movement project. Tip: Ask questions and generate discussion Make the sessions interactive and ensure that you are not the main person talking. Ask questions and encourage the entrepreneur to anticipate next...

What does your client need to focus on?

Our VCs are sharing tips to making a success of your Grow Movement project. Tip: Pick a relevant topic Consider which topic your client most needs help with in their particular stage of business. In start-ups, often the business model and marketing are most important....

Don’t forget your research

Our VCs are sharing tips to making a success of your Grow Movement project. Tip: Research the country and the industry of your client Every client is unique so treat each project on its own merit. Debbie Beyioku Debbie is currently completing her third project with...

Orange Social Venture Prize

14th November 2017 We are pleased to have been involved with the Orange Social Venture Prize for the second year running. The contest aims to reward the best innovative and socially responsible business project in Africa and the Middle East. All 11 of the Grand Prize...

October VC of the Month

It's National Mentoring Day and we want to take this opportunity to celebrate the work of our amazing Volunteer Consultants. Each month we thank VCs who have exceeded expectations in their Grow Movement Projects. Over the coming months, our VCs will also share their...

Message from the Chairperson

An update from Paul Gahir: It has been a year since I had the privilege and honour of being asked to lead Grow Movement. It has been a challenging but supremely rewarding journey. I count myself lucky to be in such great company. The ambition for Grow is to be the...

Africa Day

Africa Day, commemorating the foundation of the African Union, was held on the 25th May 2017. To celebrate, we showcased a small selection of our entrepreneurs and success stories. These included Martial & Susatours, Catherine & Kingfire Briquettes, and Katugemeyo &...

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