Category: legend

How I became a Startup Weekend mentor


That tech startup failure festival Startup Weekend is coming to Khartoum for the very first time (Nov 14-16) and I’ve been asked to mentor. How am I even qualified for such an esteemed job? For the uninitiated, Startup Weekend (SW) is where a bunch of wannapreneurs pitch a tech startup idea on a Thursday evening. They’re hoping to inspire a cohort of developers, designers and hustlers to champion their glorious idea into a working prototype by Saturday night. They’ll then demo that prototype to a panel of experts, who are judging – looking for the next big thing in tech  – providing feedback, and declaring winners for the weekend of the best startup idea. This is […] more

India on a Bullet

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India on a Bullet: Memoirs of a hoon Went to India. Hooned. It’s about a 20 minute read. Best viewed here with Google Tour Builder. The getting arrested in Mumbai story is legendary. High speed chase. Guns. It’s a wild ride. \m/>.<\m/ If you can’t open the Google Tour Builder link then read on from here… Forward Want to make 1.2 billion new friends? Buy yourself a Royal Enfield motorcycle, tour India and you’ll get instant admiration from Indians the world over. For many, it’s a dream ride. A trip of a lifetime. But understandably, few have the courage or means to live their dreams. Not me. I lived this dream. And here is the […] more