“How can we make Durban a more entrepreneur-friendly city?” – Mohamed Chohan
We have this syndrome in South Africa where people think they must have a nice office, nice office furniture and a laptop to start a business. We hear it all the time that start-ups fail because they don’t have access to finance. Skill yourself first and the finance will follow. He calls it “bootstrapping”. “Keep it simple, know what you want to do, do the research and then work hard.”
Mohamed Chohan is the Managing Director at Startup Grind Durban. Previously he has worked as a Business Development Manager at RSAWEB and has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from UKZN. He has also worked at Smartrac which is a Management Consultancy, Black Ticket Creative Bureau which is a Brand Consultancy and KPMG.
We chat about lots of things – even his most embarrassing moment in his life!
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