Vlogging (Part 1 of 3): 5 Points To Consider In Preparing To Vlog

Vlogging (Part 1 of 3): 5 Points To Consider In Preparing To Vlog

Our intrepid Show Host, Ms Caley van der Kolk, has been travelling the world over the past few months meeting some of the world's most influential people. Armed with a Canon E700 and a Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Caley has been capturing footage of the interactions she's had - and now sharing it on the Heavy Chef channel 'Raw'. In the midst of all this travelling, Caley has written a three part series about her thoughts on Vlogging. Is this a good idea for your personal brand? Is this something your company should consider? Read Caley's article here.  

How This Entrepreneur Pivoted From Liquor Industry Veteran To Getting People Home Safe At Night

How This Entrepreneur Pivoted From Liquor Industry Veteran To Getting People Home Safe At Night

Heavy Chef CEO, Fred Roed talks to Joffy Senekal, the entrepreneur behind 1 For The Road. Joffy spent over 20 years in the liquor industry working with the world's best-known brands, He then took a decision in 2010 to leave it all behind to start 1 For The Road, a project close to his heart after having spent decades at networking events where alcohol was on tap and available in abundance to everyone in attendance.

Township Art Entrepreneur Reveals How To Find Business Opportunities In The Midst Of The Biggest Challenges

Township Art Entrepreneur Reveals How To Find Business Opportunities In The Midst Of The Biggest Challenges

Heavy Chef spoke to Abongile Salli, an art entrepreneur who aims to uplift the township creative community by identifying latent artistic talent and finding a home for their work in African hotels and restaurants. Abongile Salli is 24yrs old, born and bred in Cape Town and complimented his grade 12 in Thandokhulu High School by graduating from Cape Peninsula University of Technology, majoring in Sport Management. Abongile has faced down significant hardship to get his business off the ground - and he shares the lessons that he has learned along the way. 

Now Boarding Digital's Head Of User-Experience Discloses Why Your Product Should Not Be A 'Side Project'

Now Boarding Digital's Head Of User-Experience Discloses Why Your Product Should Not Be A 'Side Project'

Heavy Chef's CEO Fred Roed spoke to Jacques Oberholzer, co-founder and head of User Experience at Now Boarding Digital. He is currently based in Zurich, Switzerland, where he is involved in digital projects for the European market. Fred asked him about the key to great product design, remote working and how big corporates have come around to understanding the power of great User-Experience (UX). 

The Number One Trait Of Successful Entrepreneurs According To Google Venture’s Joe Kraus

The Number One Trait Of Successful Entrepreneurs According To Google Venture’s Joe Kraus

Heavy Chef is in San Francisco to investigate what makes this iconic disruptive city tick, and bring back some of the learnings to Cape Town. Joe Kraus, in the second talk of the first day of Startup Grind’s packed event, confirmed that we entrepreneurs are not, uh, normal.

How To Start A Kickass Online Business (Part 3 of 3)

How To Start A Kickass Online Business (Part 3 of 3)

You've done your research, you've set up your shop, now it's time to learn about digital marketing. This can seem overwhelming at first but don't get discouraged: concentrate on the basics, adapt a few strategies at a time, continue to learn and experiment and watch your business grow!

 

The Future & How To Apply It

The Future & How To Apply It

Entrepreneur community platform ‘Heavy Chef’ hosted futurist Craig Wing and WWC’s Mike Perk to take a sneak peek into the future, talk about blockchain, artificial intelligence, innovation and so much more. Both events in Johannesburg and Cape Town were followed by sold out Masterclasses.

How To Start A Kickass Online Business (Part 2 of 3)

How To Start A Kickass Online Business (Part 2 of 3)

In Part 1 of this series, we gave you some things to consider before you start your online business store. In Part 2, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty of actually setting up your store. Believe it or not, setting it up is actually the quick part. Just thank your lucky stars it’s 2018 and the tools are at your fingertips.

Fintech: What To Expect And Which Startups To Watch In 2018

Fintech: What To Expect And Which Startups To Watch In 2018

Dominique Collett, head of Alphacode and senior advisor at RMB, makes some predictions based on what she sees happening globally and what she sees taking place with her members at AlphaCode, a Rand Merchant Investments club for fintech startup entrepreneurs. Fintech continues to surprise with little to touch the rise of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in 2017. This will continue in 2018. 

Futurist Craig Wing Reveals The Major Technology Sector You Should Be Following Right Now

Futurist Craig Wing Reveals The Major Technology Sector You Should Be Following Right Now

Fred Roed, CEO of Heavy Chef, caught up with world-renowned futurist Craig Wing to chat through his thoughts on the changing shape of technology, which trends are 'so hot right now' and what is exciting Craig about the emerging technologies around the corner. We also push Craig, a holder of two master's degrees, to answer whether it's worthwhile studying for a tertiary education in this current environment.

How To Start A Kickass Online Business (Part 1 of 3)

How To Start A Kickass Online Business (Part 1 of 3)

Ecommerce in South Africa has reached the 1% mark of total retail spend in the country. That may seem small, but it’s actually a huge deal. Ecommerce and starting an online business is growing at a rapid rate in South Africa so naturally, everyone wants a piece of the ecommerce pie. Together with our long term supporter, payments company Payfast, Heavy Chef presents a three part series on online business in South Africa. Ecommerce is no longer a fledgling niche within the business sector on the African continent. It is the domain of big businesses and small startups alike. 
 

Heavy Chef & WWC Bring You The Future Trends / Innovation VIP Masterclass

Heavy Chef & WWC Bring You The Future Trends / Innovation VIP Masterclass

Heavy Chef and WWC are hosting two Masterclasses, each the day after our evening events - the 26th in JHB, 31st in CT - and will cost R1480 per seat, for three hours with Mike and Craig. The VIP Masterclasses will see both Craig Wing and Mike Perk spending a lot more time unpacking the topics of trends, innovation and deep diving into the technologies you need to be paying attention to - and giving you personal focus on how to implement them into your organisation and life. Sessions are limited to 20 people per Masterclass. 

January’s Heavy Chef Events In Johannesburg & Cape Town Reveals 2018’s Hottest Trends And Show You How To Apply Them

January’s Heavy Chef Events In Johannesburg & Cape Town Reveals 2018’s Hottest Trends And Show You How To Apply Them

Heavy Chef is kicking off the year with a sneak peek into the future. Two of the most respected consultants working in South Africa’s technology sector right now, FutureWorld’s Craig Wing and WWC’s Mike Perk, are on stage in Johannesburg and Cape Town on the 25th and 30th January.

Fred Roed: Thriving In The 4th Industrial Revolution Means Learning From The First

Fred Roed: Thriving In The 4th Industrial Revolution Means Learning From The First

Our venerable CEO is someone who knows a thing or two about digital economy. Fred Roed is the CEO of Heavy Chef and Co-founder of iconic South African digital transformation agency WWC. He is the recipient of “Biggest Contributor To The Digital Industry” award by the IAB. Fast Company named Roed as one of the top 100 most creative people in business. In October 2017, he gave a funny, thought-provoking presentation on the single lesson we can take into the next Industrial Revolution... by looking back in history at particular lessons and stories from the first industrial revolutions. 

The Final List of SA’s Five Most Exciting Startups Revealed

The Final List of SA’s Five Most Exciting Startups Revealed

On Thursday 14th December, entrepreneur community platform ‘Heavy Chef’ and Huawei Mate10 Pro revealed SA’s top 5 most exciting startups as nominated by industry peers. The keynote speaker on the evening was Silicon Valley’s ‘Unicorn Whisperer’ Zach Coelius, who also led a business Masterclass earlier in the day.

Award Winning Business Leader And Author Shares How Performing On Stage Helped To Be A Better Entrepreneur

Award Winning Business Leader And Author Shares How Performing On Stage Helped To Be A Better Entrepreneur

Mike Sharman, founder of marketing communications agency Retroviral, is a seasoned serial entrepreneur. Sharman recently added the moniker 'best selling author' to his resume, after his debut book "The Best Dick" flew to the Top 10 at book outlets across the country. Prior to Sharman's MC gig at Heavy Chef's end of year celebration event, Heavy Chef CEO Fred Roed interrogated him on his comedic career and how it helped him to become an award-winning entrepreneur and writer. 

German Virtuoso DJ Explains The Critical Link Between Being A Creative And Being An Entrepreneur

German Virtuoso DJ Explains The Critical Link Between Being A Creative And Being An Entrepreneur

At Heavy Chef’s end of year celebration lineup, one name that stands out from the entrepreneurs and technicians is JanuaryOne, the DJ who has taken Cape Town by storm, with residencies at some of the top clubs in South Africa. Before Heavy Chef's year end event in Cape Town, we cornered the deep thinking virtuoso to find out his thoughts on business and being an artist in South Africa. 

Jørn Lyseggen: Making Sense Of A World Drowning In Data

Jørn Lyseggen: Making Sense Of A World Drowning In Data

Jørn Lyseggen is the Founder & CEO of Meltwater. A Norwegian entrepreneur and philanthropist, his previous ventures included 2 exits and an IPO. He founded Meltwater in Oslo, Norway in 2001 with an investment of just $15,000 and built it to be worth over $ 200 millio. Built on the notion of "Outside Insight", Meltwater is now a global leader in B2B online media intelligence, with over 60 offices across six continents.