One of the onsite mentors @IPO48 Nairobi, Tom Macakiage is working as a Country Director at Serve Tech Systems in Kenya. He has an interesting insight on all of the IPO48 experience – both online, prior and after the event and onsite, during the event.
“The platform provides an environment where ideas which may start as basic can be critiqued, guided, changed to produce real business opportunities. Before the products are unveiled into the event, they make some sense but it is the experience onsite which is a game changer,” Tom claims. “The participants are guided on how to succeed financially, how to appear to the shareholders, achieve their vision to the customers, how they are organized internally to excel and how to sustain or improve their produce.”
From mentor’s point of view, Tom considers the onsite IPO48 experience very fulfilling. “Particularly as it relates to the speed at which changes are made be they new websites, prototypes and quality of pitch.”
This is what the IPO48 offers – global mentorship and professional feedback in order to get your startup off the ground.
On the photo Tom Macakiage @IPO48 Nairobi with onsite mentors Claus Kristensen, Pernilla Mårtensson from Quartz+Co, Michelle Landy from Fremantle Media Enterprises, Marianne Hyltoft from Quartz+Co and Mark Kaigwa, the co-founder of Afrinnovator.