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The Venture Network Big Bus Tour has come and gone, and while it only lasted for three days, there are big things to come from this initiative.
Founded by friends Abu Cassim and Wayne Berger, the programme was created in order to bridge the divide between the startup communities in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The plan is to connect startups, investors, and spotlighting players to the VC community. Another point to the tour was to connect with like-minded individuals and to learn from previous success and failures.
“Each ecosystem has a unique profile and set of strengths, through collaboration we can draw on the best of these and grow collectively,” says Cassim.
The programme wasn’t a hasty decision, as the pair had been thinking about it for a while.