On my quick trip to Johannesburg, I was fortunate enough to meet Marcello Schermer. Was recommended by many as a go to guy when it comes to Startups in Africa. He is massively involved and in touch with what’s going on across the continent.
Marcello’s passion lies in building scalable products and platforms to help entrepreneurs in Africa succeed.
In his previous role as regional manager for Africa at Seedstars World, he worked on analyzing over 20 entrepreneurship ecosystems on the continent while finding and supporting the best local startups and connect them to the right investors, partners and countries to fuel their growth.
In this episode, we discuss:
– The current state of entrepreneurship in Africa
– Challenges so far
– Startups that stands out
– What African governments are doing
Some startups mentioned:
Marcello’s TedxTalk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgqZONIbt8k