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Founder, Proteine Kings
"At Pranary I received encouragement and hope when things were not going well. You taught me about business. The journey of entrepreneurship is not easy, but I've learned a lot and I'm grateful for this. Recently I managed to raise investment. You taught me how to do this.
I've learned stuff which will never be taught in schools. I've learned so many things."
"After going through Pranary my perception changed. I got lessons from founders of companies and investors explained clearly what they were looking for. Sandras, Nicole and the team were very helpful and knowledgeable. And the support from the community is incredible. In fact. This course is one of the best investments I’ve ever made."
"During the programme you learn to put together a very well-focused pitch deck. You get a chance to present to people so you can get feedback and refine it. Right at the end of the course there is the opportunity to pitch seriously to the investors. They were happy with my pitch and said they wanted to work with me."
Caley van der Kolk
Caley van der Kolk is the co-founder of AYA Africa - one of the first companies to win investment after their Pranary programme completion. In this video clip Caley shares the ways in which her participation in Pranary has and continues to impact her business..
"I'm glad I made the journey. It changed my life, it changed my thinking, and it's gong to change everything I do business wise. It's an investment whose return is one million percent back. I would encourage anyone to join Pranary."
"I was part of the Y Combinator Startup School this January and I still feel I am gaining more at [Pranary] than at YC cohort. I think the reason is because we get to talk to Sandras and mentors directly, as well as other Entrepreneurs."
“I must say the team has given me the direction on what we actually needed to focus on more. The current pandemic set back our MVP, but with feedback from the program we have restructured our value proposition and aligned on our target customers, and are testing it now."
"In the four years of building my company, attending a number of programs and pivoting 5 times, nobody has given my team and I half the knowledge we have received from Pranary in the last 4 weeks."
"It's just really amazing to have a sounding board. It's amazing to know there are people who know what you are doing, understand what you do, and that you can reach out to."
"Pranary has introduced our team to a community of brilliant, like-minded entrepreneurs, from across the continent, with whom we’re exchanging a wealth of knowledge and experiences in the entrepreneurship journey."
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"I absolutely love what Pranary is about. It’s a practical school for entrepreneurs all about what exactly is needed to get you to the next level and to get you funding that you need."
"I would say Pranary is like a guide, a tool kit an entrepreneur needs to ensure that they can enact on their growth strategy and really ensure real impact."
"What Pranary offers is something that is so unique in the market, especially for entrepreneurs that want to grow and scale businesses."
Dr Chitalu Musonda
Dr Chitalu Musonda participated in our investor-readiness programme. In this clip he explains how the programme changed his life, changed his thinking, and is going to change everything he does business-wise. He explains why he thinks the programme offers such a good return on investment.
CEO, MUSA DUDHIA & CO
Sandras has a unique ability to simplify and explain emotionally charged behaviours. He makes you feel that it’s ok that you were not able to see what was obvious to him. And he is caring with a bright sunlit smile which gives one the strength to persevere
CEO AND FOUNDER, PANGAEA SECURITIES
Sandras has the fantastic skills of being outgoing, engaging, no-nonsense, tactical and of listening. With these qualities he is able to construct the means through which one can optimise their needs and solutions.
"As a young entrepreneur business decisions are especially daunting. I met Sandras at a watershed moment in my business when navigating difficult business choices became particularly challenging. His immense knowledge and ability to translate challenges into growth, together with his skill of seeing obstacles from a bird’s eye view has provided me with a clear path to business success. Sandras’ guidance has proven valuable on a business but also personal front as he understands that both areas don’t operate as silos but as a unit. I can honestly say that I have more confidence in myself and my business with Sandras’ strategic guidance."
Jeanri-Tine Van Zyl
CEO & Founder,
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My two biggest wins from working with Sandras have been understanding how individual values and traits play a massive role on results, both on the personal and business front as well as his guidance on strategies to rise above working in my business to working on it. In his calm focused way, Sandras helped me draw out strategies that have set me on a clear exciting path for growth. His feedback is clear, thought-provoking and relevant. I highly recommend him to my friends in business.
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At key moments in my career as an Executive Leader I have engaged Sandras as a sounding board - usually when something feels "locked". He has always shown the ability to have generative conversations with me, and occasionally he gives me really sage advice. In conversations with him I am able to "unlock" the issue (it is rarely what I originally thought the issue was) and in that way he is a real asset to getting me back in the game with the right frame of mind and action plan in place. I place great value in the time I spend with him.