With Nic Haralambous.
Origin. is a podcast about how it all began. Every one of us has an origin story, and we aim to uncover where it started for some of the most impactive people on the African continent.
In true Heavy Chef style, the show is hosted and scripted by one of Africa's most influential individuals: serial entrepreneur Nic Haralambous, CEO and founder of iconic style-brand Nic Harry.
What's it all about?
Africa has its fair share of problems. And where there are problems, there are opportunities. Africa has one of the fastest growing SME sectors in the world. Origin, a huge community of inventors, traders, small business operators and entrepreneurs shaking things up both locally and abroad. Heavy Chef's brand new podcast (launching soon), is all about the people taking those opportunities. We go back to the starting blocks, the early stirrings of each concept, and what were the factors that drove a simple kernel of an idea into reality.
Who is Nic Haralambous?
Nic is a true Heavy Chef. Nic prefers to do first, learn on the job, and iterate as he goes. Nic is the founder of the online style company, Nicharry.com.
Nic was the CEO and co-founder of Motribe, the mobile community platform, before the company was successfully acquired by Mxit in October, 2012. He also founded ForeFront Africa, a consulting firm, before selling the business to Imperial Holdings. In the past he has been selected as one of the 200 young South Africans to take to lunch by the Mail&Guardian, featured on GQ’s list of top 30 men in media and was also a finalist in the Men’s Health Best Men Awards. The company he co-founded, Motribe, was named by Forbes as one of the top 20 startups in Africa. His career included roles at the Sunday Times, Financial Mail, 702, Mail & Guardian as well as Vodacom SA. Nic has partnered with HC to create 'Origin', Africa's first podcast about the origin stories of entrepreneurs making an impact on the continent.