Alison Collier is the managing director at Endeavor South Africa, with 20 years of experience in strategy and business development.
Endeavor South Africa is a mission-driven, global organisation leading the high-impact entrepreneurship movement in the country.
Collier has an in-depth understanding of what it takes to establish new offices for large multinationals and start-ups in the international markets, and the power of technology to transform business and society.
She has a passion for driving business development and growth – specifically in the entrepreneurial space, given the huge positive impact high growth emerging businesses have on long-term job creation and economic growth.
In this episode of Business Talk, Collier discusses how Endeavor South Africa helps entrepreneurs and other players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
She shares the changes she has observed in the entrepreneurship and venture capital scene over the last year and how the changing investment appetite impacts entrepreneurs in the country.
Collier also explains the key role that scale-ups play in driving job creation, transformation, and revenue growth and explains what needs to be done to ensure South Africa has a thriving entrepreneurial sector to reverse the current dire unemployment rates.
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