Hi All,

We are currently collaborating with a client on a research study for their MBA degree. As such, we require the response of start-ups, entrepreneurs and business owners. As an IT leader in the industry, you have been identified as a key person to be a participant ("respondent") in a research being conducted for completing the Masterís degree in South Africa.

The purpose of this proposed study is to determine the main factors which lead to the success of new technology ventures in South Africa as well as the key sectors within Internet of Things (IoT) which pose the greatest opportunity for a South African technology entrepreneur. By understanding these success factors and key verticals sectors, this could potentially assist future South African entrepreneurs to adopt these qualities and focus on those verticals to enable a higher success rate and sustainability within the IoT ecosystem.

Below is a link to the online survey. Your responses will be kept completely confidential. The survey is web-based and hosted by Wits Business School on the Qualtrics platform. Your name will not be attached to any results, and we will ensure your anonymity. The survey is user-friendly and you should be able to complete it within 15-20 minutes or less through your mobile phone or desktop.

Should you choose to participate, for a chance to win R1000, simply completely answer and add your email address at the end of the survey to be entered into the competition. Participants will be entered into a random draw. The prize winner will receive R1000 cash deposited into their bank account. Only South African residents who are over the age of 18 can part-take in this survey. The competition will run for the month of November 2015. (Please see click on survey link to view the rules for eligibility).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. The findings on completion of the study will be shared with the respondents.

To begin, please click the survey URL below:

Survey URL: https://wits.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SI...mVoeO0FtFKImRn

Thank you for your participation.