Rob Paddock, one of the founding forces of GetSmarter, joins us in this episode of the Entrepreneur on the Grow podcast series. Rob tells Jared about his entrepreneurial journey, as he grew GetSmarter into a locally-based company with global impact. In 2017, as a team of over 300 employees, GetSmarter was acquired by educational powerhouse and Nasdaq listed company, 2U, for over $100 million. Rob shares his lessons and experiences, talks about his next exciting venture in the online education space, and leaves us with his personal tips for starting and scaling a business in South Africa.
Big dreams, small budget: 7 affordable tips for marketing your startup
Featured post | Thought leadership articles
Building a business and NOT focusing on your marketing is like owning a car without wheels – useless. Because your business is as good as the customers who know about it and, if 97% of them are...
A proudly South African, proudly female entrepreneur: The story of Mia Mélange
Jeanneke Malan, owner of creative startup Mia Mélange, is harnessing local talent to produce beautiful homeware and lifestyle products. In a recent interview, she tells us what inspires her as an ent...
Podcast: #11: Africa Made Only: Becoming a small business with big impact
Entrepreneur on the Grow Podcast Series | Startup stories
In this insightful episode of the Entrepreneur on the Grow podcast series, Jared Kruger sits down with corporate-climber turned startup-star, Ryan Amory. Drawing on his experiences as Startup School ...
Podcast: #10: The woman who turned pain into passion, passion into purpose, and purpose into profit
Entrepreneur on the Grow Podcast Series | Featured post | Startup stories
Jared chats to one of the bravest, humblest and most inspiring female entrepreneurs of our time in this exciting episode of the Entrepreneur on the Grow podcast series. Joy Ezeka, founder of the Zuri...
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