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Kobus Ehlers

Building Better Tech

Kobus Ehlers shares his recipe on building a successful tech business

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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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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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In this recipe, you will learn some practical advice for getting your tech business off the ground and building a successful tech business.


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