ShapeShifter

Meet Matsi Modise, a woman on a mission to boost South African entrepreneurs

If we get it right [entrepreneurship] then we’ll live in a country where people don’t have to steal.

Matsi Modise, SiMODiSA

If you want to be a job creator; we’re here to assist you.

Matsi Modise, SiMODiSA

There are creative ways of getting around the funding challenge.

Matsi Modise, SiMODiSA

Matsi Modise is the Managing Director of SiMODiSA, an industry association with a mission to accelerate entrepreneurship by collaborating with policy makers to enhance the success rate of high impact, high growth entrepreneurs.

Modise also founded Furaha Afrika Holding (Pty) Ltd, a Pan-African advisory company that focuses on business development.

She has experience in investment banking as well as small business coaching.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Modise for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

Our aim is to ensure there’s enough entrepreneurial activity in our country.

Matsi Modise, SiMODiSA

The idea of closing deals gets me up in the morning.

Matsi Modise, SiMODiSA

How do we start giving young people agricultural skills?

Matsi Modise, SiMODiSA

South Africa does have a lot of funding.

Matsi Modise, SiMODiSA

If you’ve done the fundamentals… I have a better chance of giving you money.

Matsi Modise, SiMODiSA

Don’t focus on trying to get money…

Matsi Modise, SiMODiSA

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