It is not about money and technology… It is all about the people, stupid! Laurie Olivier October 8, 2009 PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN A SUCCESSFUL START-UP … ENTREPRENEURS MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND …. THE WORLD IS FLAT … GLOBAL/SOCIAL COLLABORATION … WHAT A PLACE!!
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It is not about money and technology…
It is all about the people, stupid!
Laurie Olivier October 8, 2009
PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN
A SUCCESSFUL START-UP …
ENTREPRENEURS MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND ….
THE WORLD IS FLAT …
GLOBAL/SOCIAL COLLABORATION …
WHAT A PLACE!!
MANY ATTEMPTS TO CLONE SILICON VALLEY
GRADUAL EVOLUTION OF SILICON VALLEY
Steve Jobs in front of his garage, where he made the first Apple
HP founders Dave Packard & Bill Hewlett in front of their famous garage in Palo Alto, CA
OPPORTUNITY TO LEAPFROG OLDER TECH CYCLES
SOME SUCCESSFUL OWN VERSIONS OF SILICON VALLEY … IT CAN BE DONE!
Route 128, MA
THE SILICON VALLEY COMMUNITY
= SUCCESS RECIPE
Academia & R&D
VC’s = Funding
CRITICAL MASS REQUIRED
& Social Community
Culture of risk taking
CONVERGING SOCIAL CIRCLES
ISRAELI SUCCES STORY:
VC FUNDING = “SILVER BULLET”
‘SECRET SAUCE” FOR ISRAELI SUCCESS
VC CRITICAL MASS
2ND TIME ENTREPRENEURS
TRADITIONAL SA TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONALISATION MODEL
ISRAELI TRANSATLANTIC GLOBAL TECH START-UP MODEL CAN WORK FOR SA
GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT IS ESSENTIAL: MAIN R&D SUPPORT PROGRAMS IN ISRAEL
WE HAVE THE ENTREPRENEURIAL CULTURE
OUT OF THE BOX THINKING ..
CREATIVE RISK TAKING IS ESSENTIAL ..
Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!
LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!