What criteria do you use to select members? Be a founder, co-founder or owner of a business (20%+ shareholding) or hold the top position in the company and are directly responsible for all operations of the business. i.e. CEO or managing director. Have plans to grow your business to R100m or more in annual revenue. Meet with a Civitas advisor in which we assess the trustworthiness, caliber and growth potential of the business and founder.
I have spent the last 15-years obsessed with the question: how can we help entrepreneurs succeed? My search for answers led me to read over 500 books, review 2,500 studies, complete a masters degree, work with over 30 incubators and small business support programmes, attend over 20 entrepreneurship courses, visit Silicon Valley twice and interview over 100 successful entrepreneurs.