The Heavy Chef Foundation has released the results of the largest and most comprehensive study into the learning habits of entrepreneurs in South Africa ever conducted, marking the first of what will be an inaugural study to track the state of entrepreneur education in the country. The foundation’s chairman and author of the survey Louis Janse van Rensburg shares some key insights with Fred Roed.
At two invitation-only briefings, in Cape Town Workshop17 15 October, and Johannesburg Workshop17 17 October, Heavy Chef will release the results of the largest and most comprehensive study into the learning habits of entrepreneurs in South Africa ever conducted. The 2019 Edition will mark the first of what will be an inaugural study to track the state of entrepreneur education in the country.
Heavy Chef and Discovery Insure are excited to bring you The Unifiers, an audience with Albie Sachs Lwando Xaso and Robbie Brozin, in the sixth instalment of the Inspire Sessions. Three generations of leadership will be on the Heavy Chef stage at the historic Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on 29 October 2019 to discuss what leadership in business should look like within the South African context and how it can impact positive change in our country.
What kind of education system does Africa need to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution and how do we produce learners who are productive and competitive in the future economy? Rapelang Rabana, Sam Paddock and Lukhanyo Neer provide insights into the pressing matter of education, addressing issues like lack of infrastructure, resources and relevant tools, while offering solutions that fit the African education landscape.
What kind of education system does Africa need to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution and how do we produce learners who will be productive and competitive in the future economy? These were among the questions ‘The Educators’ Inspire Session with Thabo Mbeki, Rapelang Rabana, Lukhanyo Neer, and Sam Paddock aimed to find out.
Creativity has been proclaimed the skill of the future. It was, therefore, an easy decision to launch our latest series Heavy Chef Raw in one of Cape Town’s most creative communities, Khayelitsha. A jam-packed day of talks, presentations and performances, Heavy Chef Raw: The Business of Being Creative was an exciting first in a collaborative series between Heavy Chef and Ghetto Sessions.
Inspirational Springbok Captain Siya Kolisi visited one of Heavy Chef's most entrepreneurial community members, Sikelela Dibela, at his vibrant coffee shop in the heart of Khayelitsha. Siki's makes one of the best brews in the Western Cape, and his shop is constantly filled with local entrepreneurs, artisans and creatives who love the combination of wifi and silky smooth cappuccinos. Heavy Chef CEO Fred Roed and Heavy Chef Project Manager Siyabonga Mbaba spoke to Kolisi about his leadership experience and some of the most salient lessons he's learned along his incredible journey.
After just a few weeks of calling for nominations, close to 1,000 total entries and 141 unique entries were received for the Nedgroup Investments and Heavy Chef ‘SA’s Top 5 Most Exciting Startups’ event on the 4th December 2018. Entries were closed on Friday 23 November, and yesterday a shortlist of 12 startups were announced.
A collaboration of tech ecosystem organisations, including Silicon Cape, Heavy Chef, Startup Grind Cape Town, Future Females, Startupbootcamp, Workshop17, Inner City Ideas Cartel and CiTi, today announced the launch of the inaugural ‘Cape Town Startup Week’, which aims to celebrate a year of entrepreneurial endeavour in the Western Cape. The week has been set for Monday 3rd December, running to Thursday 6th December 2018.
It is with great excitement and anticipation that the Heavy Chef team announces the launch of its first book on May 24 in Cape Town. The Heavy Chef Guide To Starting A Business In South Africa is the first in a series of guidebooks written by Heavy Chefs in the entrepreneur community. To celebrate the book launch, each audience member who attends the event at Workshop17 in V&A Waterfront will be given a signed copy of the book.
Heavy Chef, best known for its monthly events held in Johannesburg and Cape Town, launched its ‘Tours” offering on Valentine’s Day, 2017. Heavy Chef founder, Fred Roed, announced at a packed FinTech-themed gathering in Cape Town that Heavy Chef will be taking a limited number of delegates to London’s Silicon Roundabout, in April this year.