Six Reasons why Big tech companies and foreign investment firms are recognizing the considerable wealth potential in Africa
by Manny Larcher
If you haven't been following the news lately, then you may have missed a few headlines:
- JP Morgan opens regional office in Nairobi, Kenya
- Google invested $1B to boost Africa’s digital transformation.
- Amazon to invest $280m in Africa headquarters
- Microsoft invested $500M to accelerate the growth of 10,000 African startups over the next five years.
There are several potential benefits for venture capitalists and private equity firms to invest in Africa, including:
Overall, investing in Africa can offer significant opportunities for venture capitalists and private equity firms, particularly those willing to take a long-term view and navigate the unique challenges of the African market.
Seinfeld is considered by many to be one of the greatest sitcoms of all time.
Running from 1989 to 1998, the show centered around the life of Jerry Seinfeld and his friends as they navigated the ups and downs of life in New York City. So why was Seinfeld such a big hit?
Here are a few reasons:
Seinfeld's success can be attributed to a combination of factors - from its memorable characters and hilarious writing to its impact on popular culture and perfect timing. The show remains a beloved classic to this day, and its influence can still be seen in television and pop culture.
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"Diversity is different people, like me and you. Community is people coming together to collaborate and embrace their differences. This social justice presentation is a lively experience that allows participants to learn resilience from personal reintegration as well as learn new tips and resources on taking action on diversity, equity and inclusion and community involvement."
Tushar Kulkarni, CEO of Big Kitty Labs, discusses life, business, and passion with Manny Larcher on the It's Bigger Than Business Podcast
Danny Ortiz, CEO of The Wave Columbus, and Manny Larcher, founder of Collaborate & Elevate, come together to discuss life, family, money, creativity, and relationships. http://itsbiggerthanbusiness.com/
This episode: Columbus, Ohio-based Tushar Kulkarni, CEO and co-founder of Big Kitty Labs, yesterday! We discussed numerous topics, including entrepreneurship, tech development, personal and work-life balance, and more!
by Lenny with Stopwatch Creative
Creating a successful marketing monetization strategy involves several key steps. Here are some general guidelines:
by Lenny with Stopwatch Creative
A monetization strategy is a plan that outlines how a business or organization intends to generate revenue from its products, services, or content. It involves identifying ways to turn non-revenue-generating activities into revenue-generating ones.
Monetization strategies can vary widely depending on the business or organization and the type of products, services, or content being offered. However, some common monetization strategies include:
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1. To write is to think, and to think is to change the world.
2. You can buy status, but good luck trying to buy trust.
3. People call it luck, winners call it persistence.
4. Talk is cheap, action your ideas.
5. 0% chance of you losing.
6. Stick to it for 30 days. No matter how big, you'll achieve it.
7. In reality, the challenge is emotional.
8. Optimists solve problems before pessimists finish complaining.
9. The whole world is trying to distract you from deep work.
10. The ultimate entrepreneurship hack: Just start.
4 Simple User Design Tips for Building a Better Website: Insights from a Marketing Agency Co-Founder
by Lenny with Stopwatch Creative
Here are four simple user design tips when building websites:
Stopwatch Creative and CollaborateandElevate.com founder Manny Larcher featured at Innovate New Albany Expert Office Hours
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Manny Larcher is a first-generation American born in Columbus, Ohio, both of his parents are from St. Lucia. He serves as a Deal Flow associate with JumpStart Ventures, which combines capital, services, and connections to help entrepreneurs grow, researchers commercialize, and corporations innovate. As the co-founder and CEO of Stopwatch Creative, a boutique marketing/tech firm incubating platforms like CollaborateandElevate.com, which connects hundreds of businesses of all sizes with opportunities, Manny leads vision and growth.
A lifelong learner who genuinely enjoys digging deep into new technologies and the creatives developing them, Manny loves seeing innovative ideas, and the teams behind them flourish. He also serves on the Board with Black Men Talk Tech and Columbus Young Professionals.
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