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Heavy Chef Event: Partnering With Corporates


  • Bruno Olierhoek, Former CEO of Nestlé ESAR
  • Lorna Mlonzi, Sky Internet
  • Zinhle Novazi, Heavy Chef Foundation (MC).

This event was hosted on February 28, 2023 at Workshop17 Sandton, JHB. 

Watch the event recording here:


Starting a business is hard. Revenue is tight. People are scarce. Opportunities even scarcer. Perhaps one of the most important tasks an early-stage founder can pursue is to find strong partners. Establishing powerful partnerships at the beginning of your business can ease the burden, lighten the financial load and open up incredible market opportunities. It can also sink your entity if you play your cards incorrectly. In February 2023, Heavy Chef is hosting two business luminaries to unpack the prickly problem of partnerships. Bruno Olierhoek is the former CEO of Nestlé ESAR, one of the biggest corporate partners in the world. Lorna Mlonzi is the founder of Sky Internet, an exciting newcomer in the competitive world of Internet access. This event is mandatory attendance for anyone starting or scaling their business. Bruno and Lorna were fielded salient questions from our esteemed Heavy Chef MC, Zinhle Novazi. 

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