start-up culture

Many of you know that my family and I are in East Africa on vacation.  But for those of you who know me I’m always “on”.  So I find myself with one and maybe two speaking gigs in Nairobi next week.  And I’m excited!  And nervous.

On Tuesday I’ve been asked to speak about “Start-Up Culture.”   Why?  I think it’s because I’ve had the great opportunity to meet some very cool and successful people and companies in Toronto during my short time with Techvibes.

However, I don’t consider myself an expert.  But I know that many of you are.  So I need your help…

As someone who has worked with or started a company, what important tips should people know?  And what characteristics should someone considering a start-up have or look to develop?

Thanks do much for your help!

P.S.  If you’re interested in following some of my journey check out my africa trip.