The Inspiration Delegation
Since 2007, Heavy Chef has been inviting Heavy Chefs from around the world to interact with our community. In 2017, we launched Heavy Chef Tours - an initiative to take high impact individuals from the Heavy Chef community to visit and interact with entrepreneurs and influencers from the most disruptive companies on the planet. Together with Startup Safari and Startup Grind, Heavy Chef aims to create experiences of a lifetime.
Our Next Adventure:
9-18 February 2018: San Francisco Entrepreneur Delegation
In February 2018, Heavy Chef and Startup Safari are taking 10 emerging African entrepreneurs to San Francisco. We will be spending 7 days in the centre of the world's most famous startup hub.
Headed by Apoorv Bamba (CEO, Startup Safari), Guillaume De Smedt (Startup Grind Global Director) and Fred Roed (CEO, Heavy Chef), the delegation will be leaving for San Francisco in Feb 2018 to attend the Global Annual Conference for Startup Grind, featuring speakers from Silicon Valley’s finest and attended by over 5000 startup founders.
An immersive 7 day entrepreneurial experience of a lifetime:
- 2 day Startup Grind conference.
- Visits to 4 iconic tech companies.
- Meetings with influential tech-entrepreneurs.
- Daily learning workshops.
- Stimulating activities.
Want to come along?
There are two ways you can join the party. The first way is to buy a ticket at the all inclusive price of R120,000 ($9,000). For every ticket bought, we will bring an emerging African entrepreneur along with for the ride (maximum 10 emerging entrepreneurs). The other is to apply as an emerging entrepreneur yourself and, should your application be accepted, we will fund your ticket (between 80%-100% of the full price). Excited? What the hell are you waiting for -
Fill in the damn form already:
Emerging Entrepreneurs, fill in this one -
Established Entrepreneurs - you're up:
Insights from the CEO:
The important stuff:
- We're leaving Cape Town for San Francisco on the 8th February and returning on the 18th February.
- The cost of the trip is R120,000.
- Each ticket will pay for your trip in full. Additionally, together with our sponsors, we will fund one emerging African entrepreneur with on the delegation.
- Emerging entrepreneurs can apply for their tickets to be fully funded. Fill in the form above, and submit your business bio.
- In order for an application to be successful, emerging entrepreneurs must have an existing business and a website up and running.
- That includes flights, accommodation, transits, breakfast, tickets to the conference, workshop facilitation and a daily allowance.
- The fee does not include dinners, drinks and extras.
- The fee does not include Visas. It's important that you apply for Visas well in advance, as those US folks are pretty prickly about lowly Africans visiting their shores these days.
GRADUATES & INTERNS TO AFRICA
Heavy Chef hosts business graduates from UK, Europe and North America and places them in tech startups and social ventures in South Africa. These companies are amongst the most exciting ventures in the Southern Hemisphere, and provide invaluable experience for budding entrepreneurs and young business professionals. Our service offers accommodation, placement and a globally recognised academic certificate.
Heavy Chef takes delegations of African entrepreneurs and corporate teams to global hotspots. In April 2017, we hosted our first tour - a FinTech tour to the Shoreditch area in London. Several times a year, we take a team of African startup leaders, team members and corporates to visit exciting business hubs. Heavy Chef partners with a top travel service to ensure that all accommodation and travel needs are taken care of.
Past and Upcoming Tours
FinTech. Think you know about it? The Heavy Chef team decides to find out what all the fuss is about from the smartest FinTech brains on the globe. It just so happens that all these smart mofos are all clustered in a tiny lil neighbourhood in London.
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Madison Avenue. Meatpacking District. Harlem. SoHo. These areas house the densest concentration of creative minds in the world. Design Thinking. UX. Media. This tour is designed to challenge everything you thought you knew about media, communications and creativity.