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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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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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We got the TV and Projector!

The final trade for onematchstick is done! We have reached the goal of office space for a few startup entrepreneurs! Yeehaa! I had a possible trade with Ketha Innovations for the TV and projector for Allon, where they wanted the brick making machine, and after weeks of emails and zooms and negotiating with the suppliers of the machine, we just didn’t find a way to make the barter part of the trade work. It happens that way sometimes, with trading…

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We got the Podium!

We have a deal! And so we are one step closer to finalising the last onematchstick trade for the office space to help some start-up entrepreneurs get their business off the ground! Here’s the overview of this part of the final trade: To summarise this deal A box of gear -> Telana for podcast consulting -> Brian for Sales Training -> Clear Design for a podium -> Allon for office space. And a reminder of the blinds part of this…

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Back to the drawing board

O no!! 😭 After all those meetings and proposals and waiting… my trade for the brick making machine to go to Ketha Innovations, for the TV and Projector (which would go to Allon of Raizcorp for my final trade for the office space to help start-ups) is just not going to happen…  Such a bummer! Ketha Innovations will still be able to get their brick making machine, but in this current economic climate, we just could not find a way…

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