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I’ve found that during our early years most
people are still trying to figure “it” out. But,
exactly what is “it”? That “it” is what most
people are seeking that will suddenly make
them happy, fulfilled and content. And almost
most of the time, it involves feeding a need of
someone outside of our own personal desires,
utilizing our passions and innate gifts.
As a millennial entrepreneur, I am passionate
about supporting rising entrepreneurs and have
found their two biggest pain points are access to
capital and limited networks. On a quest to feed
this need of rising entrepreneurs, it dawned on
me that if we forged conversations to collaborate
and built support systems to generate more
capital through shared resources from a global
HOW ARE YOU
TIME FULFILLING A
NEED OF SOMEONE
perspective, these issues would become less
MADE decided to travel outside of our own
neighborhood of Chicago to connect to creative
entrepreneurs of the diaspora. We visited
innovation hub, Johannesburg, South Africa, to
build with founders through the IGNITE Global
Connection platform. In this issue, you will find
contributions from South African writers, profiles
of South African entrepreneurs and a section
curated from our guest editor, Stefanie Jason.
From this unique experience, it was confirmed
that if we gather our resources collectively
to contribute to a need, the “it” that we are
searching to find, may indeed surface.
How are you spending your time fulfilling a
need of someone else?
Let your intuition guide you.