John Obaro the Managing Director of SystemSpecs (parent company of Remita, PayLink and Humanmanager) has called on young African techie and tech enthusiasts to dive more into the development of groundbreaking technological innovations that will further add value to the growing reputations of Africa’s innovators.
Mr Obaro made this disclosure during the 5TH FATE Foundation Annual Alumni Conference (Virtual Edition) themed “Conversations on Resilience: Strategies, Opportunities, Priorities” where he was the guest speaker for the third (3rd) session tagged “Leapfrogging with Technology” moderated by Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata, Regional Director, Founder Institute Africa.
Mr Obaro started by explaining how SystemSpecs launched in an era when technological adoption was at the lowest in Nigeria and people are more comfortable using manual operations than automation.
“When we were doing software, people don’t understand what software is. It was bad enough to even understand what computers were. People understand it as a physical machine” Noted Mr Obaro
“Getting people to buy software that they can’t see during those days was a challenge, but we stood our ground and continued, today, everybody now knows what software is.” Explained Mr Obaro
He further explained how tech founders can build up, become more resilient and scale up their startups with modern technologies by first understanding their strengths and identifying who they are so as to effectively push their dreams.
“It’s better to channel all your energy in one area and win big in that area and also get a very good team that is hungry for success” He noted.
He finally advised entrepreneurs to build their businesses independent of the government.
“Ideally government should provide support for businesses but as an entrepreneur, you need not rely on government support, build the business with what you have within your own little space as government policies can be constraining”. Obaro concluded
Featured Image: John Obaro, Managing Director, SystemSpecs
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