Heavy Chef And Startup Safari Team Up With Startup Grind To Send Emerging South African Entrepreneurs To Silicon Valley

Heavy Chef And Startup Safari Team Up With Startup Grind To Send Emerging South African Entrepreneurs To Silicon Valley

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 Story Of An Extraordinary Entrepreneur

Magda Wierzycka: The Story Of An Extraordinary Entrepreneur

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.

The Rise Of A Young African Entrepreneur

The Rise Of A Young African Entrepreneur

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.