Heavy Chef creates inspirational experiences for graduates, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.
Our name comes from the saying never trust a skinny chef*. We celebrate people who walk the talk, who practice what they preach - who eat their own food. We believe that, in a world of talkers, it's the doers that are going to change it. Together with our partners, we aim to inspire our community members to start things and empower them to succeed.
*Nope, nothing to do with cooking. Heavy Chef runs events, workshops and professional programmes for graduates, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in South Africa and beyond.
Our monthly events have been running since 2007 and have featured business visionaries, entrepreneurs, leaders, creatives, technologists, disrupters, thought leaders, politicians, treeshakers, and eccentrics - frankly, most of whom were crazy mofos. The one thing they all have in common? They're all doers. - Sign up for our next event, click here, or subscribe to get on the invitation list, click here.
We create the most progressive internship programmes on the African continent. Heavy Chef takes international graduates and entrepreneurs to visit local African businesses - and take local entrepreneurs to tech hotspots around the world. Successful delegates on the Heavy Chef programme will receive an internationally-recognised academic certificate. To find out more, click here.
Heavy Chef captures the crazy-wild narrative of entrepreneurship in our blog, video channel, TV show, podcast and newsletter. Our social channels feature write-ups of our events, videos of speakers and pics of attendees. Our partners share their experiences, and we tap into our network to glean the heart-wrenching, life-changing journeys of African entrepreneurs.
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