I’m a Zambian-born entrepreneur raised in the kingdom of eSwatini. I am currently the product owner at the first digital-only bank in Saudi Arabia.
I am a self-taught UI/UX designer, currently learning front-end development with a background in investment management and mathematical statistics. I have a keen interest in start-ups, psychology, neuroscience, business strategy, philosophy and product design. I am incredibly passionate about helping African entrepreneurs and organisations turn their ideas into problem-solving products. When I'm not working on building the future of banking, I'm either writing, coding, designing, reading, or ranting about random stuff on Twitter. I love popcorn, KFC Zinger Wings, movies, and I think The Office (US) is the greatest sitcom of all time.
Here I share all sorts of insights and behind-the-scenes happenings on being an entrepreneur. Everything I write about is what I wish I had read before embarking on this journey.
Part One: I dive into the importance of self-awareness and how you can cultivate it as an entrepreneur.
An introduction to a five-part blog series where I detail the lessons learnt and strategies used to keep it together as an entrepreneur.
I regularly speak about turning ideas into problem-solving products from the perspective of a self-taught tech entrepreneur and product manager. I’ve spoken on a panel at Aspiring Black Leaders, the Impact Venture Incubation Programme at the UCT Graduate School of Business, a workshop for the Allan Gray Association, among many others. If you think I would be a good fit for your conference, event or workshop, contact me.
Masharty has the ability to explain complex and often confusing concepts in a clear and concise manner. He loves his subject matter and the passion shows.
Masharty's expertise mixed with his lived experience in understanding customer personas and analysing customer metrics contributed to a robust lesson. He is approachable, helpful and takes his audience's questions very seriously and responds with a wealth of insights.
Want to get in touch? Don’t hesitate to send me an email! I’m always eager to connect with like-minded individuals or organisations who are working on exciting projects. I try to respond to every email within 48 hours.