Young Scientists

Scientist and entrepreneur - 20. Arthur Zang: the biggest difficulties

In Africa, the main problem for entrepreneurs is access to credit.

"In an entrepreneurial adventure, the difficulties are paired with the excitement, enthusiasm and passion. The more passionate you are, the more difficulties you have.

But your strengths as a scientist, the years you have spent, are also assets that allow you to go through any difficulty.

The main difficulties for an African scientist are about funding. A scientist based in Africa, how does he find funding to build his prototype? How does he transform his prototype into a usable copy? How to get equipment for the company? How to pay the employees'salaries? Communication?

You are in societies where you don't have the same problems because here I see that research is well considered, and this is not always the case at home in terms of subsidies."

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