Oct 27, 2021 • 34M

The Hard Lessons This Startup Founder Learned From Failure with Mike Quinn

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Episode details

Mike Quinn is a co-founder and CEO of Boost, with a mission to power the growth of Africa's 100 million informal retail entrepreneurs.  Prior to Boost, Mike was a co-founder and CEO of Zoona, one of Africa's earliest fintechs. 

In this episode, Mike talks about: 

  • How to avoid the same hurdles and failures he suffered while building Zoona

  • Why he left Canada to build an ambitious startup in Africa in the first place 

  • The failure that taught him the most about entrepreneurship

  • How first time founders can reduce the risk of failure 

  • How to prototype and test before writing your first line of code

  • Why you should build with the fewest right people


Connect with Mike on LinkedIn
Failing To Win By Mike Quinn (Amazon link)