Kobus Ehlers is the brains behind one of South Africa’s most popular payment apps. The founder and former CEO of SnapScan began his career as a researcher and lecturer at Stellenbosch University. Passionate about tech and user design, he joined technology incubator FireID, where he built and launched SnapScan in 2013 - the accessible mobile payment app is now used by over 60 000 merchants in SA. After exiting SnapScan, he started HR and payroll solutions platform Radar in 2018.
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1 - What Led You To Become A Tech Entrepreneur?
2 - Why Did SnapScan Choose QR Codes As Its Payment Mechanism?
3 - What Was The Business Objective In the Beginning Of SnapScan?
4 - What Was The SnapScan Team's Approach To Its Initial Tech Development?
5 - How Did The Impressive Team That Built SnapScan Come Together?
6 - How Did You Grow SnapScan After Launch?
7 - What Mistakes Should Tech Founders Avoid Making When Starting Up A New Business?
8 - What Do You Believe Is A Sound Approach To User Interface Methodology?
9 - What Are Some Critical Lessons For Tech Entrepreneurs Wanting To Build A Product?
10 - What Are The Challenges Of Scaling A Tech Product Internationally?
About This Recipe
With most of our daily activities moving online and society becoming more digital, it's unsurprising that so many businesses have a tech component to them. While it's not overly complicated, building a tech business is not a walk in the park. There are many aspects to take into consideration, before and after you've launched the business. Entrepreneur and SnapScan co-founder Kobus Ehlers shares some practical advice for getting your tech business off the ground.
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