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Global Citizen And Heavy Chef Partner To Support Learning Experiences In South Africa

Global Citizen And Heavy Chef Partner To Support Learning Experiences In South Africa

World renowned action-based community group, Global Citizen has announced Heavy Chef as a community partner in efforts to further provide education opportunities to South Africans, with a special focus on leadership, innovation and technology. Global Citizen is the organisation that brought global superstars Jay-Z, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Usher, Pharrell Williams and Chris Martin to South Africa last year. The partnership will allow Global Citizen’s community of close to 300,000 members in South Africa attain tickets to Heavy Chef’s learning experiences through committing action towards good causes.

Applications For Future Females Business School Now Open

Applications For Future Females Business School Now Open

After the successful 2018 launch of The Future Females Business School, Future Females has officially confirmed that applications for 2019 are now open. The initiative, which exists to empower female entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, has shown immense growth since its conception in August 2017, currently boasting a presence in 16 locations world-wide, and having run 600 events to an engaged community of over 12,000 members.

Social Media For Business: A New Series Of Learning Experiences From Heavy Chef

Social Media For Business: A New Series Of Learning Experiences From Heavy Chef

Heavy Chef today announced a new series of events and masterclasses focusing on implementing social media advertising for business. Over the next few months, the Heavy Chef platform, which provides learning experiences for entrepreneurs will be offering evening events with experienced professionals revealing the strategic insights and technical wizardry required to build an essential and impactive social strategy for business.

Imogen Heap Returns To South Africa: Tour, Workshops And Keynote

Imogen Heap Returns To South Africa: Tour, Workshops And Keynote

Globally renowned tech innovator and award-winning recording artist Imogen Heap, recognized for creative works including Hide and Seek and Tiny Human, has announced her first world tour in eight years, which will bring together content creators, fans and the industry in a unique and innovative format. NOTE: Keep your eyes on your inbox for details about Heavy Chef keynote, workshops and a very special surprise for Heavy Chef community members.

Startup Award From Hamburg Provides Access To Industry Networks And EU Market

Startup Award From Hamburg Provides Access To Industry Networks And EU Market

The FUTURE HAMBURG AWARD provides international startups with the opportunity to benefit from the city’s thriving digital scene and to expand their European business. Startups with a focus on digital business models can submit their applications until 5 January 2019. The winning teams will gain access to one of Hamburg’s most exclusive coworking spaces for up to six months.

Event: South Africa's Top 5 Most Exciting Startups 2018 - An Evening Of Celebration

Event: South Africa's Top 5 Most Exciting Startups 2018 - An Evening Of Celebration

2018 has been a tumultuous one, in the the entrepreneurial sector. We have seen several startups grow from concept pitches into well-respected brands in their fields and others shutter their doors. To celebrate the achievements of a long, hard slog of a year, on the 1st of November, Heavy Chef and Nedgroup Investments opened a public poll for nominations of SA’s Most Exciting Startups of 2018, and the response we received was outstanding. The event on Tuesday 4th December 2018 at Workshop17 to showcase the winners was even more outstanding.

Africa’s Top Tech Companies Invited To Pitch To Global Industry Leaders At Mining Indaba

Africa’s Top Tech Companies Invited To Pitch To Global Industry Leaders At Mining Indaba

Startups Unearthed Africa is an online competition aimed at raising the profile of African hardware or software companies across the global mining sector, with applications open to any business across the continent that has a prototype, product or service that can impact industry. Companies do not need to have worked on a mining project before, they just need to have exciting technology solutions that can make a difference.

Global YouTube Stars, Mace and Morris, Teach Locals ‘How To’ In Exclusive Heavy Chef Masterclass

Global YouTube Stars, Mace and Morris, Teach Locals ‘How To’ In Exclusive Heavy Chef Masterclass

New York-based Film Director and Youtuber, Dan Mace, is heading home to Cape Town to teach locals how to become YouTube stars at a Heavy Chef Masterclass. Mace will be joined by his manager and serial entrepreneur, Willie Morris who founded (and sold) a subscription company with digital phenomenon Gary Vaynerchuck, the social reality superstar and chairman of VaynerX.

Revealed: South Africa's Top 5 Most Exciting Startups 2018

Revealed: South Africa's Top 5 Most Exciting Startups 2018

The results are in. After 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. Today, we reveal the final five.

'Master Of Scale' Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski On Magic Ingredients Of Scaling Your Startup

'Master Of Scale' Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski On Magic Ingredients Of Scaling Your Startup

On the 6th December 2018, Heavy Chef in partnership with Nedgroup Investments, is bringing Silicon Valley ‘Master of Scale’ Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski to Cape Town for an exclusive four-hour Masterclass on scaling businesses. Fred Roed, CEO of Heavy Chef spoke to Gabe in anticipation of his visit.

Shortlist Of Twelve Finalists Announced For ‘SA’s Top 5 Most Exciting Startups’

Shortlist Of Twelve Finalists Announced For ‘SA’s Top 5 Most Exciting Startups’

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.

Cape Town’s Tech Ecosystem Leaders Announce ‘Cape Town Startup Week’, A Celebration Of Startups In The Western Cape

Cape Town’s Tech Ecosystem Leaders Announce ‘Cape Town Startup Week’, A Celebration Of Startups In The Western Cape

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.

Event Report: Online Retail State Of The Nation - Download All The Results Here

Event Report: Online Retail State Of The Nation - Download All The Results Here

Last week Heavy Chef hosted a duo of events in Johannesburg and Cape Town, based on the state of the nation’s ‘Online Retail’ sector. On Wednesday evening, the event was held at Workshop17 in Sandton, headlined by Arthur Goldstuck, Managing Director of World Wide Worx and Brad Elliot, Founder and CEO of Platinum Seed, joined by Ally Khan Pretorius, GM of Uber Eats. On Thursday evening, in Cape Town at Workshop17, Waterfront, the final presentation was given by Andrew Smith, CEO of Yuppiechef.

Knife Capital Invests in Pharmaceutical Temperature Monitoring Solution: PharmaScout

Knife Capital Invests in Pharmaceutical Temperature Monitoring Solution: PharmaScout

Knife’s investment in PharmaScout will accelerate product rollout to pharmacies, medical practitioners and pharmaceutical warehouses and enhance new product development for the international market. Heavy Chef caught up with Knife’s Keet van Zyl, as well as 5nines’ Doug Siepman, for comment.

Nominate Your Candidate For South Africa's Most Exciting Startups 2018

Nominate Your Candidate For South Africa's Most Exciting Startups 2018

This December, Heavy Chef is partnering with Nedgroup Investments to announce the ‘Top 5 Most Exciting Startups In South Africa’, with popular radio and television personality Mo Flava coming on as MC to announce this year’s most successful nominations.

Katlego Maphai To Tell The Story Of An African Fintech Company To Local Entrepreneurs At Bandwidth Barn, Khayelitsha

Katlego Maphai To Tell The Story Of An African Fintech Company To Local Entrepreneurs At Bandwidth Barn, Khayelitsha

On November 24th 2018, Katlego Maphai, CEO of one the fastest growing companies in Africa, comes to Khayelitsha to talk at the next Heavy Chef event at Bandwidth Barn at Lookout Hill, in the centre of Cape Town’s biggest suburb. The title of the talk is “The Story Of An African Fintech Company”.

AlphaCode Announces The Final 8 SA Fintech Startups To Be Awarded R8 Million

 AlphaCode Announces The Final 8 SA Fintech Startups To Be Awarded R8 Million

Last week, accelerator programme AlphaCode, awarded entrepreneurial packages valued at R16 million to eight of South Africa’s most promising financial services startups. The entrepreneurial packages consist of R1 million in grant funding and R1 million in support, which includes mentorship, monthly expert-led sessions, exclusive office space in Sandton, marketing, legal and other business support services - as well as access to the broader RMI network. Click to read more about the eight winners.

The Business Book Club Founder Jacques Velleman's Three Top Business Books Of All Time

The Business Book Club Founder Jacques Velleman's Three Top Business Books Of All Time

The Business Book Club was founded in April 2017 by Jacques Velleman. The next author to be interviewed in Cape Town is Heavy Chef’s very own CEO, Fred Roed, on November 7th at the Centre For The Book, in Gardens. Fred flipped the roles on Jacques by catching up with him for a few questions, prior to the interview on the 7th.

African Fintech Company Yoco Launches "Yoco Capital": Cash Advances For Small Businesses

African Fintech Company Yoco Launches "Yoco Capital": Cash Advances For Small Businesses

Following the success of its point-of-sale payment service, which is now used by over 28,000 small businesses, Yoco, a South African-based fintech company, launches Yoco Capital. Yoco Capital provides small businesses with fast, efficient access to a cash advance.