Matthew Mercouris and I had the privilege of sitting down and having a coffee with Ntsako Mgiba (UCT Masters student and Founder of Jonga) yesterday.

While we believe that we are onto something really impactful, Ntsako provided us with sound advice regarding start-ups and a taste of what it would take to build a success out of our idea.

Some key lessons learnt:

1. Make sure you don’t build the wrong thing properly

2. Understand the problem from a consumers’ POV (focusing on user experience)

3. You don’t have to be the first do something. Investors don’t always like hearing “we’re the first”

4. If you scale crap, you make more crap

“If you scale crap, you make more crap”

Ntsako Mgiba

Check out his business here: https://jonga.co/

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