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. 

Rich Mulholland: The Acorn And The Fox

Rich Mulholland: The Acorn And The Fox

Rich Mulholland is one of South Africa's best known public speakers. He is the founder of one of the world's biggest presentation firms, a best-selling author and serial entrepreneur. Heavy Chef asked him to speak to our audience about the 4th Industrial Revolution. Rich's response was unsurprisingly iconoclastic, revolutionary and somehow inspiring. Watch this at your peril, it might just shock your world view.

Sam Paddock: Creating A $100m Global EdTech Company From The Southern Tip Of Africa

Sam Paddock: Creating A $100m Global EdTech Company From The Southern Tip Of Africa

One of the most inspiring Heavy Chef talks from an African entrepreneur. On Monday 13th of November, on the Heavy Chef stage in Cape Town, Sam Paddock narrated the story of how he and his brother Rob built Getsmarter from idea to global success. 

Marc Rogatschnig: The Most Important Characteristic You Need In The 4th Industrial Revolution

Marc Rogatschnig: The Most Important Characteristic You Need In The 4th Industrial Revolution

The digital age can be a scary place. Some estimates convey that 50% of current jobs will not exist in 20 years. AI, VR, robotics, digital media, AR, big data, machine learning, nanotech, biotech, blockchain, cryptocurency, IOT - these are the terms that you need to immerse yourself into in order to thrive. Or do you? Clinical Psychologist Marc Rogatschnig gives the presentation of his life on the Heavy Chef stage, and provides us with a more human alternative. 

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 will host SA’s top 5 most exciting startups as nominated by industry peers. The keynote speaker on the evening will be Silicon Valley’s ‘Unicorn Whisperer’ Zach Coelius, who will also be leading a business Masterclass earlier in the day.

Young Lawyers Should Not Fear Technology, Says Graeme Wilson Of Award-Winning Legal Firm Whipping The Cat

Young Lawyers Should Not Fear Technology, Says Graeme Wilson Of Award-Winning Legal Firm Whipping The Cat

The legal profession is changing rapidly, so we reached out to Graeme to find out how one of the oldest, most venerable professions is being disrupted. Graeme’s advice: Young lawyers should forget about the practice of law and focus on the delivery of law. They should not fear technology and AI, they should hone their EQ and collaborate with the machines.

Heavy Chef And Huawei Reveals SA’s Top 5 Most Exciting Startups

Heavy Chef And Huawei Reveals SA’s Top 5 Most Exciting Startups

On 14th December, Heavy Chef and Huawei will reveal South Africa's top 5 most exciting startups. The event is going to have Silicon Valley investor and entrepreneur Zach Coelius as a keynote speaker, along with an exciting array of startup founders from South Africa speaking about their world changing products. This is not to be missed!

Artificial Intelligence Is Now Disrupting The Legal Services Industry

Artificial Intelligence Is Now Disrupting The Legal Services Industry

What is going ON in the legal service world? Law firms with names like Bell, Dewar and Hall, John & Kernick and Findlay and Tait used to be all over the place. Now they don’t even exist. Instead we hear names like Caveat Legal, Cognia Law and even Whipping The Cat. Those in the know talk about LPO, ABS, non-traditional lawyers and New Law.  Most recently the buzz is all about AI.

Transforming Your Company Into A Digital-first Organisation Is Hard. You May Need To Hack Your Culture.

Transforming Your Company Into A Digital-first Organisation Is Hard. You May Need To Hack Your Culture.

The biggest challenge to digital transformation is the culture of organisations. In our new digital world, businesses have to create cultures that are adaptable. Digital Transformation is not a once off thing, it’s ongoing. But changing culture is hard, really hard. WWC Managing Director, Mike Perk reveals some ways to hack your culture. 

Malcolm Gladwell, Will.i.am - And That Chef Dude Who Fed Google. All Coming To South Africa In November. Keen To See ‘Em?

Malcolm Gladwell, Will.i.am - And That Chef Dude Who Fed Google. All Coming To South Africa In November. Keen To See ‘Em?

For the first time in history, South Africans will be able to engage with some of the world’s greatest disruptors at the inaugural BCX Disrupt Summit, which will be held at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre in Midrand on 16 and 17 November 2017.  Heavy Chef is offering a unique promotion to our readers of 20% off their ticket prices. Do it, now.