INTERVIEW OVERVIEW

Please find below a general outline of topics and example questions for our interview.

Bare in mind that this is not written in stone. I want to keep the interview light and conversational. In other words, I want to listen to your story and see where it takes us!

background

  • Where did you grow up?
  • Your early influences
  • Your studies 
  • When did you know that you had the entrepreneurial bug?

business

  • Your business model
  • How did you test your business idea? What were the challenges?
  • What were unexpected operationally difficulties? What do they reveal about your market? 
  • How did you overcome the hurdles of early stage funding?
  • A light bulb moment where your business started to click into place

entrepreneurship

  • The upsides and downsides of running your own business
  • Your routines, habits and “hacks” that allow you to perform at your best
  • Your mentors
  • What is the best advice you've ever received?
  • Recommend an Internet resource
  • You've taken a sabbatical from your job.  If you could go to any African city for a year to learn  and improve your business, where would you go?