Meet Stuart Minnaar0
StartupBus Africa’s very own ‘Guy-on-the-ground-in-SA’
Stuart Minnaar is a 27 year old rising tech entrepreneur in the Cape Town entrepreneurship space. It was in November 2011 that he won the SAB Kickstart National Competition, a win which accelerated his rise within the South African entrepreneurship space. Minnaar currently runs Studentology (www.studentology.co.za), an online marketing and information company that connects businesses and brands to the student market and provides students with free online services. Studentology is leading the South African technology revolution with its application – Yappo (http://www.yappo.co.za/), a mobile payments application.
Minnaar is passionate about entrepreneurship, regardless of his engineering background, and this is evident in the many positions that he holds within the entrepreneurship space. He is an entrepreneurship lecturer as well as the South African partner for many international entrepreneurship projects. Minnaar is experienced in domesticating various international projects in South Africa and he says of the StartupBus Africa project, “The intention of doing it in South Africa is to position the South African technology entrepreneurship space on the African map”. Minnaar argues that South Africa is a “little behind the curve”.
And of what a successful StartupBus Africa project would look like; Minnaar makes one of Margaret Mead’s quotes, his own: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed entrepreneurs can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
To find out more details about Minnaar’s remarkable journey, take a look at his LinkedIn profile here: http://za.linkedin.com/in/mincestew