posted on behalf of David Jagoe
If you haven’t seen Derek Sivers’ 3-minute TED talk entitled “How to start a movement” I strongly recommend you watch it right now! If its not the most inspirational thing you’ve seen this year, you can have your money back. http://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_how_to_start_a_movement.html.
I have recently returned home to Joburg after 5 years abroad. I’ve worked as a software engineer in the UK and the US, and about a year ago I started a technology business in the UK. Its great to be back, but there are a few things that I really miss – none more so than the vibrant technology and start-up communities that are relatively common in Europe and the US. Innovation is catalysed by communication, collaboration and open debate. So let’s do more of that! Let’s start a movement. Let’s build an informal and creative community that sparks innovation and hopefully results in some interesting and proudly South African businesses. I have ambitiously scheduled the first Joburg meet-up for next week Tuesday (8th of June). If you’re interested, and you’re feeling up to being the spark that turns a lone nut into a flint please give me a shout! And I’m not only interested in getting technical people involved. The success of the best start-up groups I’ve seen is undoubtedly due to the involvement of people from a wide range of backgrounds. So spread the word.
Finally, thanks to Prof Dwolatzky for posting this on my behalf.
Cheers, David Jagoe
Meetup Group: http://www.meetup.com/Startups/5817 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cell: 0720198335