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Announcement

Announcement: It is with great pleasure that I can introduce you to Maurice Kande, the startup entrepreneur who has been chosen to get the onematchstick office space! A BIG congratulations, and a very warm welcome to Maurice! We hope he is able to make the most of his time in the onematchstick office, and his whole IT Support package from Cognosys, to take his consulting business to the next level. I managed to record the phone conversation when I phoned Maurice…

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Additional Support

Just recently, I received this offer of additional support of some great software solutions, for the onematchstick entrepreneur. Applications closed on the 3rd May, and next week I will be announcing who is getting the onematchstick office space, and thus also this exciting addition. I am excited to announce that the person who now has the onematchstick office, has also been awarded, thanks to the generosity of the team at Cognosys, a whole IT support package to complement their startup’s…

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Trading up on The Gareth Cliff Show

I had such fun in the new green screen studio’s of The Real Network today, where I was a guest on The Gareth Cliff Show and shared about our search for the onematchstick startup. Here’s the podcast: Find the audio podcast here. And here is what the studio looks like (and you can hear about the prank I pulled here):

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Search for the entrepreneur to give the office space to:

Search for the entrepreneur to give the office space to: NOTE – we have changed the process (from this) to find the onematchstick startup entrepreneur who will get the 6 months of rent-free office space. Here is the new way forward: This is not just any office!  This opportunity comes with having access to a community of fellow entrepreneurs, to keep you company along the lonely road of being a startup. And there will be endless networking opportunities, and you…

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Did I fail?

Have I failed? In the search for the onematchstick startup, the entrepreneur who will get 6 months rent free office space, I feel like I have failed in some way. The search didn’t meet my expectations… Phase One closed yesterday (5 April), with only one application, where I expected many, many more!  So many more that we came up with this 3-phase approach to find the one startup who would get the onematchstick office space. I am delighted that we…

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Applications for the onematchstick office

So with our search for the onematchstick startup entrepreneur, here are the applications we have received so far. (If you applied and are not here, get in touch with Telana!) Applications close 3 May 2024! @mehlo_makhulu #riskandrise #onematchstick ♬ original sound – Ayanda Theko199 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Maurice Kande (@themauricekande)

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Recap: My thirteenth and final trade

We reached the end goal of offices officially on 9th January 2024. 6421 days after I started with one single matchstick. And then all the items were delivered by 14th February 2024. Now we are on the search to find the start-up entrepreneur who will get to use the office space. To back track a bit:- my strategy was to work backwards from the office space, to trade back down to my 12th trade, (which was the 3 boxes of…

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onematchstick, The Movie

Do you remember when I won a prize and it was to create “onematchstick, the Movie”? It tells the story up to my tenth trade for the Tshirts. Here is the backstory on the prize. And so I thought to show you the movie here, as it was such fun making it! Here is the trailer: And here is the Movie: And then I hosted two premier events – one in Johannesburg, and one in Cape Town. Leave a comment…

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Search for the onematchstick Start up Entrepreneur

Search for the onematchstick Start up Entrepreneur -UPDATE 9 April 2024-So the original process to find the onematchstick startup entrepreneur didn’t quite work like we had hoped. With only one application received by the closing date of 5 April, we are extending applications and changing the process. See this page here for the way forward. Thanks! Telana We need to find the entrepreneur who will get to have the onematchstick office! Here is how we will find that lucky startup!…

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