In this episode meet Simon Mokgotlhoa & Lesego Ndlovu, the founders of BallTalent, an online application that showcases young talents in sports and let’s international scouts and clubs, get information like videos and stats on local players.
The two of them came up with the idea when they saw many young talented people in their neighbourhood but observed, that none of them got discovered and drafted into pro-leagues. Thinking that this could change if they gave their neigborhood talent more exposure, they set out to create BallTalent.
In the interview we talk about
- how they set out to create the app, starting from scratch with no funding,
- how they managed to get the first scouts and players onto the platform and
- how a partnership helped them with getting the matches of the players recorded with professional cameras and drones
We also chat about mental hygiene and the belief systems that the two have adopted in tackling their vision, how family support has played a role in them following and trusting their own path and how books have played a major role in their entrepreneurial journey.
There is a lot of gold in this interview.
So I hope you stick around. And now, without further ado, enter Simon and Lesego.