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Nic Haralambous: How Failure Taught Me To Be A Better Entrepreneur

Nic Haralambous: How Failure Taught Me To Be A Better Entrepreneur

Nic Haralambous, founder of the iconic Nic Harry men's fashion company, gave a passionate presentation on failure in a seminal talk at the IC | IC Auditorium in Cape Town, on the 16 July, 2018. Nic starts his story by relating a fateful evening many moons ago when his parents sat him down to tell him they were separating. This set in motion a roller-coaster ride of failures, challenges, successes and learnings.

Meet The Real Life Winston Wolfe

Meet The Real Life Winston Wolfe

Heavy Chef CEO, Fred Roed talked to Robin Hook from Flusso Consulting on his new venture in launching a consulting firm, on how staying operationally innovative helps businesses thrive in today's fast-paced climate and about his true passion for solving problems. Meet Robin, a real life Mr Wolf.

How Your Inability To Succeed At 'Impression Management' Can Break Your Career

How Your Inability To Succeed At 'Impression Management' Can Break Your Career

Marc Rogatschnig is a Clinical Psychologist, surfer and published author who is currently completing his PhD at Unisa. He is also an entrepreneur and leadership coach to some of the largest blue chip companies working in Africa, Europe and Middle East. Marc writes about how developing character is as much about managing our true selves and the impact of our actions on those around us as it is about managing our the impression that people have of us. 

Vlogging (Part 1c of 3): 5 Points To Consider In Preparing To Vlog

Vlogging (Part 1c of 3): 5 Points To Consider In Preparing To Vlog

Our intrepid Show Host, Ms Caley van der Kolk, has been travelling the world over the past few months meeting some of the world's most influential people. Armed with a Canon E700 and a Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Caley has been capturing footage of the interactions she's had - and now sharing it on the Heavy Chef channel 'Raw'. In the midst of all this travelling, Caley has written a three part series about her thoughts on Vlogging. Is this a good idea for your personal brand? Is this something your company should consider? Read Caley's article here.  

How This Entrepreneur Pivoted From Liquor Industry Veteran To Getting People Home Safe At Night

How This Entrepreneur Pivoted From Liquor Industry Veteran To Getting People Home Safe At Night

Heavy Chef CEO, Fred Roed talks to Joffy Senekal, the entrepreneur behind 1 For The Road. Joffy spent over 20 years in the liquor industry working with the world's best-known brands, He then took a decision in 2010 to leave it all behind to start 1 For The Road, a project close to his heart after having spent decades at networking events where alcohol was on tap and available in abundance to everyone in attendance.

Township Art Entrepreneur Reveals How To Find Business Opportunities In The Midst Of The Biggest Challenges

Township Art Entrepreneur Reveals How To Find Business Opportunities In The Midst Of The Biggest Challenges

Heavy Chef spoke to Abongile Salli, an art entrepreneur who aims to uplift the township creative community by identifying latent artistic talent and finding a home for their work in African hotels and restaurants. Abongile Salli is 24yrs old, born and bred in Cape Town and complimented his grade 12 in Thandokhulu High School by graduating from Cape Peninsula University of Technology, majoring in Sport Management. Abongile has faced down significant hardship to get his business off the ground - and he shares the lessons that he has learned along the way. 

Now Boarding Digital's Head Of User-Experience Discloses Why Your Product Should Not Be A 'Side Project'

Now Boarding Digital's Head Of User-Experience Discloses Why Your Product Should Not Be A 'Side Project'

Heavy Chef's CEO Fred Roed spoke to Jacques Oberholzer, co-founder and head of User Experience at Now Boarding Digital. He is currently based in Zurich, Switzerland, where he is involved in digital projects for the European market. Fred asked him about the key to great product design, remote working and how big corporates have come around to understanding the power of great User-Experience (UX). 

The Number One Trait Of Successful Entrepreneurs According To Google Venture’s Joe Kraus

The Number One Trait Of Successful Entrepreneurs According To Google Venture’s Joe Kraus

Heavy Chef is in San Francisco to investigate what makes this iconic disruptive city tick, and bring back some of the learnings to Cape Town. Joe Kraus, in the second talk of the first day of Startup Grind’s packed event, confirmed that we entrepreneurs are not, uh, normal.

How To Start A Kickass Online Business (Part 3 of 3): Marketing Your E-commerce Store

How To Start A Kickass Online Business (Part 3 of 3): Marketing Your E-commerce Store

You've done your research, you've set up your shop, now it's time to learn about digital marketing. This can seem overwhelming at first but don't get discouraged: concentrate on the basics, adapt a few strategies at a time, continue to learn and experiment and watch your business grow!

 

The Future & How To Apply It

The Future & How To Apply It

Entrepreneur community platform ‘Heavy Chef’ hosted futurist Craig Wing and WWC’s Mike Perk to take a sneak peek into the future, talk about blockchain, artificial intelligence, innovation and so much more. Both events in Johannesburg and Cape Town were followed by sold out Masterclasses.

How To Start A Kickass Online Business (Part 2 of 3): Setting Up Your E-commerce Store

How To Start A Kickass Online Business (Part 2 of 3): Setting Up Your E-commerce Store

In Part 1 of this series, we gave you some things to consider before you start your online business store. In Part 2, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty of actually setting up your store. Believe it or not, setting it up is actually the quick part. Just thank your lucky stars it’s 2018 and the tools are at your fingertips.

Fintech: What To Expect And Which Startups To Watch In 2018

Fintech: What To Expect And Which Startups To Watch In 2018

Dominique Collett, head of Alphacode and senior advisor at RMB, makes some predictions based on what she sees happening globally and what she sees taking place with her members at AlphaCode, a Rand Merchant Investments club for fintech startup entrepreneurs. Fintech continues to surprise with little to touch the rise of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in 2017. This will continue in 2018. 

Futurist Craig Wing Reveals The Major Technology Sector You Should Be Following Right Now

Futurist Craig Wing Reveals The Major Technology Sector You Should Be Following Right Now

Fred Roed, CEO of Heavy Chef, caught up with world-renowned futurist Craig Wing to chat through his thoughts on the changing shape of technology, which trends are 'so hot right now' and what is exciting Craig about the emerging technologies around the corner. We also push Craig, a holder of two master's degrees, to answer whether it's worthwhile studying for a tertiary education in this current environment.

How To Start A Kickass Online Business (Part 1 of 3): Preparing Your E-commerce Store

How To Start A Kickass Online Business (Part 1 of 3): Preparing Your E-commerce Store

Ecommerce in South Africa has reached the 1% mark of total retail spend in the country. That may seem small, but it’s actually a huge deal. Ecommerce and starting an online business is growing at a rapid rate in South Africa so naturally, everyone wants a piece of the ecommerce pie. Together with our long term supporter, payments company Payfast, Heavy Chef presents a three part series on online business in South Africa. Ecommerce is no longer a fledgling niche within the business sector on the African continent. It is the domain of big businesses and small startups alike. 
 

Heavy Chef & WWC Bring You The Future Trends / Innovation VIP Masterclass

Heavy Chef & WWC Bring You The Future Trends / Innovation VIP Masterclass

Heavy Chef and WWC are hosting two Masterclasses, each the day after our evening events - the 26th in JHB, 31st in CT - and will cost R1480 per seat, for three hours with Mike and Craig. The VIP Masterclasses will see both Craig Wing and Mike Perk spending a lot more time unpacking the topics of trends, innovation and deep diving into the technologies you need to be paying attention to - and giving you personal focus on how to implement them into your organisation and life. Sessions are limited to 20 people per Masterclass. 

January’s Heavy Chef Events In Johannesburg & Cape Town Reveals 2018’s Hottest Trends And Show You How To Apply Them

January’s Heavy Chef Events In Johannesburg & Cape Town Reveals 2018’s Hottest Trends And Show You How To Apply Them

Heavy Chef is kicking off the year with a sneak peek into the future. Two of the most respected consultants working in South Africa’s technology sector right now, FutureWorld’s Craig Wing and WWC’s Mike Perk, are on stage in Johannesburg and Cape Town on the 25th and 30th January.