African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited’s (AEEI) group chief executive officer Khalid Abdulla, was named the Business Leader of the Year – Southern Africa 2017 at the 7th All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) in partnership with CNBC Africa.
At Workshop 17, V&A Waterfront, on the 27 September 2017, Startup Grind’s Global Community Director Guillaume de Smedt announced that his organisation has teamed up with Heavy Chef (Pty) Ltd and Startup Safari to send 10 up-and-coming South African entrepreneurs to the annual Startup Grind Conference in Silicon Valley.
Magda Wierzycka, the controversial CEO of Sygnia, gave a fascinating insight into her journey from Polish refugee to polarising public figure, at two packed Heavy Chef sessions held in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Magda is reviled by certain parties in government, resented by many of her peers in the financial services industry and loved by harangued South African citizens who feel helpless in the face of growing corporate corruption and greed.
Inaugural class for the HackR House, Call for Applications - Applications for startup and early stage entrepreneurs are requested for South Africa’s newest SME support program: The HackR House. The HackR house will have four teams of two entrepreneurs who will live alongside each other for a maximum of six months.
Heavy Chef spoke to Don Packett about his philosophy of NPOS (No Problems, Only Solutions) around the topic of failure. Don is a MC, professional speaker, stand-up comedian, author and Head of Perspective at strategy design and dissemination firm, Missing Link.
Mike Stopforth writes in Heavy Chef about the lessons on business he learnt from playing poker. Mike founded and is CEO of Cerebra, an integrated strategic communication agency that builds, engages and activates communities around brands.
Heavy Chef was lucky enough to get some of Ellen Fischat's time, the very first MD of Silicon Cape. Her story is fascinating, with roles around child protection and guidance, to discovering her passion for tech.
Graeme Wilson, founder and CEO of the commercial law consultancy, Whipping the Cat, believes that there is an opportunity to demystify law and make legal services more accessible to a wider range of companies.
The rise of a young African entrepreneur is always a story that feels right at home. At only 27 years old, Hilda Moraa is on Forbes’s list of Promising Young Africans. Moraa is the co-founder of Weza Tele - a Kenyan fintech startup that was recently acquired by Ghanaian financial services group, Afb for $1.7 million.