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ICT guru: Commercialise your ideas! 

SHARE   |   Tuesday, 30 May 2017   |   By Staff Writer
ICT guru: Commercialise your ideas! 

A renowned software entrepreneur, Kamal Budhabatti, has called on local ICT entrepreneurs to make sure they take their ideas beyond concepts and commercialise them. Budhabatti, who runs one of the biggest software companies in Africa - Craft Silicon –, advised young entrepreneurs to continuously improve their products. He was speaking on Friday at an ICT Skills, Certifications and Entrepreneurship Symposium hosted by Hlanganani ICT Botswana, a local BQA accredited ICT institute. The man – whose company’s customers include Botswana Savings Bank (BSB) and Standard Chartered Bank and processes millions of Dollars for its clients – said the entrepreneurs should always stick to their plan and never have a plan B. He said this would help them to stay focused on what they intend to do and focus on product improvement. At the event, a number of young entrepreneurs pitched their products which included different apps that create a platform for users to carry out a number of activities through the use of mobile phones. Budhabatti, who is based in Kenya, said his company also develops a host of other apps such as the ones that enable people to open bank accounts online and others that enable users to send money through social media. Local entrepreneurs who are mostly supported by Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) have been told to consider producing similar apps here in Botswana.