Tshegofatso Masenya is the founder of GoShare, a donation-based crowdfunding platform that aims to enable tertiary students to settle their outstanding fees. A final medical student at the University of Cape Town, she has strong convictions of playing a role in the ongoing efforts to transform the landscape of access to tertiary education in South Africa, and intends to use her medical career to drive social justice, advocacy and inclusion of marginalised groups.
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1 - When Did You First Realise That You’re An Entrepreneur?
2 - What Problem Are You Aiming To Solve With ‘GoShare’?
3 - How Did You Raise The Funds To Start GoShare?
4 - How Do You Balance Your Time Between Running A Startup And Your Studies?
5 - What Is Crowdfunding?
6 - How Did You Go About Building The GoShare Platform?
7 - What Have Been Some Challenges In Starting Your Crowdfunding Platform?
8 - What Does A Great Crowdfunding Campaign Look Like?
9 - Can You Share A Few Tips To Help Entrepreneurs Propel Their Crowdfunding Campaigns?
10 - Where In Your Trajectory Are You With GoShare?
About This Recipe
Access to quality tertiary education for all is a contentious topic in South Africa, with the majority of the population unable to afford the cost of going to university. Passionate about social advocacy and transformation, university student Tshegofatso Masenya has set out on a mission to help students settle their outstanding fees through her crowdfunding platform. In 10 clear bites, she unpacks how she founded and grew her crowdfunding platform, GoShare.
What You'll Learn
In this recipe, you will learn about how Tshegofatso started on her entrepreneurial journey, from her first viable business idea to her current role as founder of GoShare. She shares her experience juggling a business and being a student, and how she manages to balance it all out while maintaining a somewhat sane life. Tshego also goes into detail about what crowdfunding is, what makes an effective campaign and how you too can start your own campaign in support of a cause or project.
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