York Zucchi How I learned the rules of the business York Zucchi is a Swiss born investor, and entrepreneur in Africa since 2007. He was previously at Goldman Sachs where he contributed towards the global financial meltdown. He has started numerous businesses (healthcare, IT tourism, academia, etc.); some failed and some succeeded. He is passionate about entrepreneurship, Africa and coffee and believes that the right mixture of these three will make Africa the continent to be for the next 20 years. He gets featured a lot in the press (Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine) but doubts anyone actually understands what he really does for a living. Amongst his recent accomplishments: the world’s first TEDx talk on the business of primary healthcare (http://bit.ly/1JRY0CL), started the Tinder for Businesses – an initiative to match opportunities to businesses all over the world (now already in 57 countries – www.JoinTheEquation.com ) and in July 2017 he is going on a two year Africa trip to write the ‘Entrepreneurs’ guide to doing business in Africa’. Can you tell us a little about your entrepreneurial journey and women entrpreneurs in Africa? I am a 42 year old male who has worked in 11 countries, got fired 5 times, quit twice, just before they could fire me, and made money in 2 businesses. My last post was at Goldman Sachs, then I started 7 businesses, 6 of which failed (the 7th – together with my business partner Anke – is now active in over 57 countries) and yet I enjoy each and every single day. I mention all this just to mak [...]

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