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Lars Veul
Lars Veur is a co-founder of Cape Town based logistics startup Pargo.
  • Five things I learnt from Jack Ma and why Africa’s tech future is bright

    Last November I was selected as one of 25 African entrepreneurs to join the eFounders Initiative Entrepreneurship Training Programme. The programme, titled "Shaping Champions for the New Economy", is an initiative by Alibaba founder Jack Ma and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad). In the two-week programme the founders and top level executives at Alibaba shared the highlights of their 18-year history, discussing both their successes and failures and what it took to become the biggest retail company in the world. The absolute highlight was a lecture given by Jack Ma. Here are my five key learnings and takeaways and why...

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