Francis Onwumere, Business and Product Developer, Prowork Collaborative Project Management has revealed that startups pitching at challenges such as the Venture Out Challenge must think more of the business than codes.
His startup was one of the two Nigerian startups that participated in the last Venture Out Challenge held in Moldavia.
In an exclusive chat, he said the advice is in line with the focus of the challenge which is to scale up the startup’s business model.
He said: “I believe you have to think more of the business. According to Steve Blank – “a startup is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model“. Venture Out is about scaling your business model, so you need to have some understanding and practice of the lean startup approach and the business model canvas.”
He said he is open to similar challenges and would endeavor to improve on communication.
“Pitching your startup is about communicating different aspects of your business model. We can always improve there,” he said. He added: “We are always focused on the business. If we find an opportunity like Venture Out to improve the business, we’ll take it.
Prowork is collaborative project management solution for business. It is a unified platform for project management and collaboration.
“We made it easy to use, mobile and ubiquitous. Prowork is real time and available on mobile, web, API and SMS for offline scenario,” Francis said.