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Heavy Chef's events feature some of the world's most compelling voices on technology, leadership and creativity for entrepreneurs. New events served piping hot, monthly.

Upcoming Entrepreneur Events

R250 / in-person seat. 
Note: Heavy Chef members get in-person tickets included in the monthly membershipEmail us for assistance to claim your complimentary tickets. Livestreams are free to all.

E-Commerce Essentials

  • Nalisa Pillay, GM, KOODOO.
  • Warrick Kernes, Founder, Insaka Academy. 

Aug 18. 6pm. JHB. Workshop17 Sandton. In-Person Event + Livestream. Two SA e-commerce authorities will cover topics from set-up, to managing stock, delivery and customer service. 

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Public Speaking

  • Mark Brown, Public Speaking World Champion 1995.
  • Verity Price, Public Speaking World Champion 2021.

May 31. 6pm. CPT. Workshop17 Watershed. In-Person Event + Livestream. Mark Brown (1995 World Champion) Verity Price (2021). We join current and former world champions of public speaking to find out the secrets of their trade.

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SA Top 5 Startups 2022

  • Verity Price, MC. 
  • Divine Mahara, Music.

Dec 1.6pm. CPT. Workshop17 Watershed. In-Person Event + Livestream. For the sixth year running, the most anticipated event of the year is even bigger and better. Brought to you in proud partnership with Xero and PayFast. 

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Previous Entrepreneur Events

These events were hosted live on stage and streamed live to our community members around the world. 


  • Lauren Beukes, Intl. Bestselling Author of Shining Girls.
  • Pierre du Plessis, Creative Director, Author, Story Consultant.

Apr 21. 6pm. Johannesburg. Workshop17 Sandton. In-person + livestream. Two of Africa’s most exciting creatives join MC Fred Roed to uncover the secrets to better storytelling.

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The Yuppiechef Story

  • Andrew Smith, Co-Founder.
  • Shane Dryden, Co-Founder.

Mar 29. 6pm. Cape Town. Workshop17 Waterfront. In-person + livestream. Shane and Andrew are the two co-founders that kicked things off with an unlikely idea in 2005 about selling electrified fly-rackets.

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Investing In Women

  • Vusi Vokwana, Kasi Kapital.
  • Erin Louw, Xena.
  • Lelemba Phiri. Africa Trust Academy.

Feb 24. 6pm. Cape Town. Workshop17 Waterfront. In-person + livestream. Heavy Chef hosted three of South Africa’s most impressive voices on venture capital in a crucial discussion about a crucial topic. 

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The Futurists 2022

  • Bronwyn Williams, Flux Trends.
  • Dion Chang, Flux Trends.

Jan 27. Johannesburg. Workshop17 Sandton. In-person + livestream. For the fourth year running, Heavy Chef kicked off with the two smartest, most curious, forward-thinking trends analysts.

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