It used to be considered that entrepreneurship was limited to a few countries and key territories. Well I’ve got news for you – the entrepreneurial spirit is a worldwide phenomenon… Let’s get things straight – a passport is not a determining factor in what makes a good entrepreneur. We went over what it takes in terms of skills yesterday, it just so happens that the geographical spread of successful exponents of those skills has spread a lot. The thought that entrepreneurs only come from the U.S, U.K or any of the other traditional powers is simply not true. Asia is a great example of a rapidly growing area for new entrepreneurs. Obviously, the tech industries of Japan have always been hugely visible, but the whole continent is now getting in on the act. Look at the mounting case for China as the global financial super power. Look at India’s growing economy and business credentials. The big boys of the west are looking over their shoulders at the east, gaining significant ground - and they’re worried. Looking at a cross section of our newest crowd members at Innovatrs, you can see the vast depth and range of entrepreneurs out there. Just look at Tinashe, a young entrepreneur from Zimbabwe. He describes himself as versatile, ambitious and he intends to build “a Southern African Commercial empire that should serve as inspiration to young entrepreneurs of this continent.” His favourite entrepreneur is Warren Buffet. This shows the growing belief of non traditional areas for entrepreneurs and the mobilisation of these regions to compete on a global level.
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