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Heavy Chef Event: Brand Building


  • Mike Sharman, Founder of Retroviral.
  • Ernest North, Co-Founder at Naked Insurance.
  • Zinhle Novazi, Director, Heavy Chef Foundation (MC).

This event was hosted on November 15, 2022. 6pm-7:30pm. 6pm. JHB. Workshop17 Sandton. 

Watch the event video below: 

What is a brand? Ask 100 people that question and you’ll likely come up with 100 different answers. The themes may overlap, but brand building is hotly contested topic within marketing circles. So, why are brands so valuable? Why is building a valuable brand so difficult for entrepreneurs to achieve? In November 2022, Heavy Chef is asking two brand authorities to unpack this thorny subject. On Tuesday November 15th, live on stage at Workshop17 Sandton, Heavy Chef will host the author of Brandalism, founder of Retroviral and co-founder of MatchKit, Mike Sharman, and Ernest North, the co-founder of Naked Insurance, one of Africa’s fastest growing brands. Join us for some complimentary Backsberg wine, Goodleaf CBD waters and Sir Fruit smoothies. There will be networking and prizes. Reserve your seats now. 

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Support is provided by Howler, Workshop17, Creed Living, Sir Fruit, Goodleaf and Backsberg.

Heavy Chef is proud partners with xneelo, Capitalise, Parcel Ninja and Global Citizen.