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Heavy Chef is an entrepreneurial community where entrepreneurs learn with entrepreneurs. Grow your business via unlimited access to entrepreneur short courses, learning programmes, networking events and resources. 

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Upcoming Activities

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

Heavy Chef Event: Side Hustles And Startups - Cape Town

Heavy Chef Event: Changing Our World

Heavy Chef Event: Side Hustles And Startups - Johannesburg

Heavy Chef Event: Leadership 3.0

Heavy Chef Event: The Real Entrepreneur Story

Heavy Chef Event: Mastering Massive Marketplaces

Heavy Chef Event: Mastering Ai

Heavy Chef Event: The Futurists 2024 - Cape Town

Heavy Chef Event: The Futurists 2024 - Durban

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.

Community Business Programme

Sep-Nov 2024. Learn in a support programme dedicated to growing businesses.

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Signature Entrepreneur Programme

Coming Soon.  A sophisticated 10-week intensive course to get your business growing at pace.

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Community Ambassador Programme

Coming Soon. Learn the basics of representing and supporting an entrepreneur hub in South Africa. 

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Heavy Chef Signature Events

Annual entrepreneur-focused events held in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, South Africa.

Women Entrepreneurs

On Women's Day in South Africa, we select five extraordinary women entrepreneurs from our community to honour and shine a light on the work they are doing. 

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Top 5 Startups

South Africa's premier startup awards. We select from thousands of nominations and whittle down to twelve shortlisted candidates. We announce the 'Top 5 Most Exciting Startups' at a glittering award ceremony in Cape Town

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The Futurists

At the beginning of each year, we partner with South Africa's leading trends analysts, Flux Trends, and cast an eye on the future. We determine the most important trends impacting the entrepreneur sector. 

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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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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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Entrepreneur Recipes, 
Updated Weekly

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

Membership Pass

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."

Top 5 Startups Awards

South Africa's Top 5 Most Exciting Startups were announced at a glittering ceremony in Cape Town. 
The Top 5 Startups Awards are hosted by Heavy Chef in collaboration with Xero, xneelo and Workshop17. 
Find out more about the awards and entry criteria here.

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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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