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Recipes for entrepreneurs.

Heavy Chef is a learning community for entrepreneurs. Grow your business with unlimited access to entrepreneur short courses, events and resources. 

UPDATE: The shortlist for SA's Top Startups awards has been announced. The Nov 30 awards evening is proudly presented by Xero, xneelo, Workshop17 and Heavy Chef. Book your tickets now.

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Fresh Entrepreneur Recipes

Explore the full lineup of Heavy Chef's entrepreneur short courses here.

Natasha Lorde, MD and owner of Lorde Business Solutions shares her thoughts on how to do business ethically.

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In this recipe, Massimo Bastiotto, owner of Black Maverick Media shares his insight on how to build strong teams, and network strategically for successful event production.

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Shaun Dippnall, founder and chairman at ExploreAI, shares valuable pointers on how to integrate AI into your business.

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Top 5 Startups Awards 2023

Nominations for SA's Top 5 Most Exciting Startups are open. Nominate yours now.
By Heavy Chef in collaboration with Xero, Homecoming Centre and Workshop17. 
Find out more about the awards and entry criteria here.

Nominations open until November 6.

Note: You can encourage your community to enter as many times as you like.

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Fresh Entrepreneur Events

R250 / seat. Free for Heavy Chef members. Not a member? Sign up here.
Events produced in proud collaboration with Xero, Workshop17, xneelo and Payfast

Heavy Chef Event: Digital Marketing Basics (Premium)

Heavy Chef Event: Advertising For Startups

Heavy Chef Event: Accounting For Startups

Heavy Chef Event: The Futurists 2024

Heavy Chef Event: Financial Fitness (Premium)

Heavy Chef Event: Design Thinking

Heavy Chef Event: AI For Startups

Heavy Chef Event: Building An App

Heavy Chef Event: LinkedIn For Startups

Want to block-book tickets? No sweat! Email us for assistance. 
See the full lineup of Heavy Chef's entrepreneur community events here.

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Fresh Entrepreneur Programmes

Explore the full lineup of Heavy Chef's entrepreneur learning programmes here.

Ideas To Income

Sep-Nov 2023. Learn the basics of starting a side hustle in South Africa.

Fully Booked

Lean Business

Sep-Nov 2023. Learn the basics of optimising and growing a business in South Africa

Fully Booked

Finance And Scale

Feb-Apr 2024. Learn the basics of financial management and growing a business in South Africa.

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Fresh Entrepreneur Benefits

Heavy Chef members get the freshest entrepreneur benefits here.

The world's best coworking spaces at locations around South Africa and Mauritius. Members join Workshop17 for only R600pm

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Market your online business with xneelo and Heavy Chef's new recipe book, free for Heavy Chef premium members

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Get started with the world's most beautiful accounting software at 50% off for three months

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Kombucha is good for your gut, sustains energy and tastes sensational. Now, get your fave 'booch' at 20% off for Heavy Chef members

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Entrepreneurs must be at the top of their health game in order to thrive. Heavy Chef members get 30% off Sally-Ann Creed health products

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To add a celebratory touch, South Africa's award-winning wines are 10% off for Heavy Chef members

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Want To Partner With Heavy Chef?

Heavy Chef has partnered with a portfolio of best-of-breed organisations aligned with our mission to serve entreprenuers. Click here to partner with Heavy Chef.  

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Heavy Chef Free Membership

100% Free

'All-You-Can-Eat' Pass To All Courses And Monthly Events

  • Free forever. No catches or hidden clauses. 
  • Full access to all entrepreneur short courses and events.
  • Every month, you get two free tickets to in-person events (availability-dependent). 
  • Free books and resources at events. 
  • Prizes, rewards and regular learning resources.
  • Access to a host of best-of-breed entrepreneur partner benefits. 
  • Discounts to Workshop17, Backsberg wine, Xero, Sally-Ann Creed and more. 
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Heavy Chef Paid Membership

R250 per month

Includes Weekly Live Community Learning Sessions

  • Everything in the Free Membership and more.
  • Paid members get exclusive access to 'Live Recipes'.
  • Get to meet the Chefs themselves. 
  • Network with leading technologists, leaders and creatives.
  • Be mentored by trained facilitators.   
  • 30-day free trial. Try it before you buy it - and cancel anytime. 
  • What's more: Your membership subsidises disconnected entrepreneurs in disenfranchised areas.
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Entrepreneur Recipes, 
Updated Weekly

New entrepreneur short courses weekly and the best 'Heavy Chefs' to share their recipes with you.

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Access all Heavy Chef entrepreneur recipes, events, livestreams, community features and content. 

Partner Benefits

Heavy Chef has partnered with support organisations (such as Xero, Workshop17 and Payfast) to assist you on your journey. 

A Recipe For Every Entrepreneurial Challenge

Starting and scaling your business - and everything in-between. Every week, new Heavy Chefs share their recipes. You will learn all the essential aspects of being an entrepreneur. 

Heavy Chef in the media since 2020:

This is what community members have to say about Heavy Chef: 

Robyn Smith (Founder)
Faithful To Nature

“Heavy Chef are on the money, and you will be too if you’re savvy enough to taste their awesome ingredients to success.”

Andrew Smith (Co-Founder)

"Heavy Chef has shown a deep commitment over many years to equipping entrepreneurs with practical knowledge and the support of a community."

Nalisha Pillay (Co-Founder)

“I support Heavy Chef because they train by using real experiences from entrepreneurs that have faced and overcome the same challenges."

This is what community members have to say about Heavy Chef: 

Jasantha Singh, Aurora Natural Skincare

“Heavy Chef empowers entrepreneurs on our journey and connects us to a community of peers and other high-calibre entrepreneurs who have walked the path before.”

Lethu Tshabangu, Ukhamba Beerworx

"Heavy Chef has been a huge support for me personally and for my business. The learnings have been inspirational and the community is like a big family of entrepreneurs."

Miles Kubheka, Vuyos Restaurants

"We entrepreneurs, need platforms that provide learning that speaks specifically to our needs. Heavy Chef has recipes for all the essential needs of all entrepreneurs, from admin to being awesome."

Heavy Chef Partnerships

Heavy Chef is proud to partner with the following organisations: 

See a full list of partner benefits, discounts and rewards here.
Want to partner with us? Click here

Join Our Community Of Entrepreneurs And Grow Your Business! 

Sign up now and get access to 100s of short courses, network with 1000s of fellow entrepreneurs and receive dozens of discounts and tasty benefits. The best part? It's 100% free to join. 

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