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Rob Paddock

Fostering Innovation

Rob Paddock shares his recipe on how to create a culture of innovation from the outset.

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Rob is the CEO and founder of Valenture Institute, an EdTech startup that in its first year received over $7m of first round funding. Rob sold his previous business GetSmarter for over R1,6bn and - upon concluding the deal - was present for the ringing of the Nasdaq bell to celebrate his achievement. 


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About This Recipe


Innovation is a word bandied around startup circles often - but what is it, exactly? Why is it important? And how do we attain it in our own businesses? We asked a figure who seems to have a magic touch when it comes to innovation to reveal some of the insights that he's learned on his incredible journey. 

What You'll Learn


In this recipe, you will learn the importance of innovation and implementing a successful vision. Rob Paddock, co-founder of GetSmarter and founder of Valenture unpacks how to create a culture of innovation from the outset. This recipe is for all entrepreneurs looking at implementing strong innovations into their culture and business.


Learn from someone who speaks from a position of real authority, perspective and experience.


Implement practical tips and techniques learned in the trenches - doing, rather than talking.


Join a cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs in our growing community and share your learnings as you go.

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This entrepreneurial micro-course will take you only a few minutes per day (or you can binge if you want to). Feel free to skip around and please let us know what you think. 

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