South Africa’s first startup survey launched

Updated on 22 January 2015

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In an effort to better understand South Africa’s startups, Seed Academy – a school for entrepreneurship –  is conducting the country’s first national survey targeting startups.

“The survey aims to get a national picture of startup entrepreneurs, what challenges they face, what issues relate to funding, what sort of additional support is needed to increase success rates”, says Jeff Miller, non-executive chairman of Seed Academy.

“Whilst more funding and opportunities are available for startups, we need to benchmark where we are and which areas need improvement”, says Miller.

The organisation hopes to get up to 1000 responses from startup entrepreneurs who have been in business for less than five years. And that the information revealed by the survey will allow the SME industry and government to better understand startups and “align efforts to create a more sustainable and successful startup culture” they said in a press release.

The Seed Academy is offering those who complete the five minute survey, a chance to win one of three places at Seed Academy’s entrepreneur training programme valued at R48 000.

Interested startup entrepreneurs can take part in the survey.

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