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Justin Spratt
Justin is an Australian, living in South Africa for the last five years. Speaker and writer on issues where technology and economics intersect. General Manager of VoIP Mobile & Wi-Fi HotSpot businesses at Internet Solutions. Co-founder ISLabs. Co-founder of GeekRetreat. Sit on steering committee's of WAPA and Silicon Cape. Formerly with investment bank, Morgan Stanley (London), Fixed Income, Credit Derivatives desk. Education: BCom (Finance; Deans List) Honours (Cum Laude); MBA (GIBS)
  • 10 lessons for tech startups

    Having been involved in a number of web and tech startups from Vottle.com to a VoIP mobile startup under the auspices of Internet Solutions' ISLabs, I have been lucky enough to have worked with some very bright entrepreneurs, and have learnt some valuable lessons along the way. From Two-Minute noodles, to Darwin, to Ham-and-Egging, here are my 10 lessons for founders. 1. The Boot: Almost every business can be bootstrapped to start, and should be. Not even Google needed outside financing for its first couple of years. Superstar entrepreneurs have an uncanny knack of making money go...

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