Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
Since the early age of 16 I have been of an entrepreneurial spirit. When my uncle started working he gave me some money to stock up on concentrated juice for sale in the area. At that age I started the local juice business and managed to make enough money to put myself through school and provide for the family. From that age I fell in love with entrepreneurship, read up on as many books as I could get. In 2012 I setup my first official company, Oditron and my cousin joined me as co-founder. That was born out of my need when I moved to the City and I couldn't find a place that could sell me a custom made fishtank. We then setup first-ever online, fully-custom made fishtank, ponds and water features company, working with my cousin we managed to grow the company, hired two full-time staff and bought a bakkie. To this day the company continues to function and is led by a young gentleman we mentored.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
Spark International - Spark offers us the strategic support as well as design, webhosting and support we need to scale.
Improchem - They are our membrane suppliers as well research and development partners.
Gordon Institute of Business Science - They offer us the social entrepreneurship support and exposure.