#06: How to make a profit and pay it forward: The inspirational story of Advantage Learn


Jared Kruger

18 Sep 2019

Listening time: 31 min Entrepreneur on the Grow Podcast Series
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In this exciting episode of the Entrepreneur on the Grow podcast series, we bring you a real story about a real South African startup with far-reaching impact. Jared Kruger chats to Startup School alumnus and Founder of Advantage Learn, James Lees. Discover the career decisions, opportunities and financial obstacles that led him to start and scale an online education company. Hear his thoughts on the state of entrepreneurship and education in South Africa, and find out how James pays it forward as a for-profit business.   


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