R1480; Cape Town. Ryan Stramrood. From being a corporate couch potato in his thirties ten years ago, Ryan Stramrood has already completed 81 Robben Island-to-mainland crossings, swam solo across the notorious English Channel, swam the first official “Ice Mile” in -1°C water in Antarctica, completed the world’s first swim around the southernmost tip of South America – Cape Horn – and was the first South African male to swim from Europe to Africa across the Gibraltar Strait. Ryan’s next challenge? Teaching you, grit.
Yoco is one of the fastest growing companies on the African continent. Recently, the company announced that it had received $16m in a fundraising round, which it quickly followed with another announcement: Yoco was launching Yoco Capital. Now, the enigmatic founder Katlego Maphai, will tell the story of how a humble group of four African friends started and scaled a truly inspiring African finch company.
Hundreds of nominations are in. There can only be five finalists. Last year’s winners were SweepSouth, Wala, Zoona, JUMO and Yoco. The leaders and co-founders all shared last year’s stage at the penultimate event of 2017 to tell us how they’re changing the world. This year promises to be bigger and better. Book your seats to a celebration of startup success as we shine a light on a year of hard slog and monumental achievement from South Africa’s finest young businesses.
R1480. Cape Town. Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski. In the penultimate learning experience for 2018, Heavy Chef is proud to host a true ‘master of scale’, San Francisco-native, Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski, who will be spending a week in Cape Town over December to share the secrets of super-growth scaling. Gabe will share the secrets that he used while working with Uber, Thumbtack and Modernize in order to truly grow your company.
We’re kicking off the year with a killer lineup of futurists, disrupters and trends forecasters. Bronwyn Williams and Dion Channg from Flux Trends are the most highly regarded commentators on futurism in South Africa. They will be joined by Ian Russell for a firecracker opening event in 2019. This event will be fun, insightful and critical to get moving with a clear lens on what’s around the corner over the next 12 months.
R1480. Johannesburg. Mike Perk. Our next facilitator is one of the leading change consultants working in Africa and Europe, helping companies such as Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover and Vodafone. Mike works closely with leaders that are looking to transform their organisations to become more relevant in a digitally connected world. Now, in an exclusive Heavy Chef Masterclass, Mike will enable you, and your business, to realise true potential.
R145. Cape Town. Ryan Stramrood. Conn Bertish. We have invited two individuals who exemplify the very essence of the word “Grit” - Ryan Stramrood and Conn Bertish. Ryan Stramrood is a globally-renowned ice swimmer that has braved the world's most challenging waters. Conn Bertish is a cancer survivor with a story that has gripped the world’s attention. Ryan and Conn are going to stand on the Heavy Chef stage in November and share their stories - inspiring the rest of us that we can push past impossible and, using grit and creative thinking, that all of us can build extraordinarily hard-to-kill organisations.
R1480. Johannesburg. Craig Rodney. On the 14th November 2018, Heavy Chef is taking a deep dive into the world of Instagram, with Craig Rodney, who runs the massively popular @southafrica Instagram account, to run an exclusive morning masterclass in order to unpack what it takes to become the world heavyweight champion of Instagram.
R145, Cape Town. Luvuyo Rani, Lukhanyo Neer, Marlon Parker. After a triumphant event in Johannesburg with Sam Paddock, S'onqoba Maseko and Former South African President Thabo Mbeki, Heavy Chef now brings the incendiary topic of education to Cape Town. Together on stage for the first time, these three pioneers will unpack what it will take to educate the fastest growing population on the planet. This is one of the most important events of the year.
R145, Cape Town. Arthur Goldstuck, Brad Elliott, Andrew Smith. Heavy Chef, in collaboration with World Wide Worx, Visa and Platinum Seed, will host Arthur Goldstuck, Brad Elliott and Andrew Smith. Arthur and Brad will present the results of a groundbreaking survey that Visa commissioned earlier this year. Andrew Smith, CEO of Yuppiechef, will present his experience evolving from pure e-commerce to bricks and mortar. This promises to be one of the most fascinating events of the year.
R145, Johannesburg. Arthur Goldstuck, Brad Elliott, Ailyssa Khan Pretorius. Heavy Chef, in collaboration with World Wide Worx, Visa and Platinum Seed, will host Arthur Goldstuck, Brad Elliott and Ailyssa Khan Pretorius. Arthur and Brad will present the results of a groundbreaking survey that Visa commissioned earlier this year. Ailyssa will present her experience as GM of Uber Eats, detailing how mobility is changing behaviour in consumers across all demographics. This promises to be one of the most fascinating events of the year.
R1480. Cape Town. Dr. Carla Enslin. Heavy Chef hosts South African leading brand practitioner Dr. Carla Enslin to teach an exclusive masterclass in October. Dr. Carla Enslin is one of the founding members of Vega School and Heads up Strategy as well as New Business Development for the group. Carla leads the national team of Navigators (lecturers) across 4 campuses nationwide. Heavy Chef has invited Dr. Carla Enslin, founder of the class-leading Vega School, to run an exclusive Masterclass that will reveal how to create a brand for your organisation that will elevate you above the noise.
R1480. Cape Town. Jacques Oberholzer. (Includes Free Notebook.) It’s about your MVP baby. Your minimum viable product. The first step of the marathon. It’s also the start of that hockey stick. You don’t want to mess that shizz up, believe us. To get it right, HumanWrit.es and Heavy Chef has invited one of our proudest exports, Jacques Oberholzer, to come in and lift the lid on how to make that first iteration of your world-beating product something truly special.
R145. Cape Town. Pierre du Plessis. Jacques Oberholzer. Human Writ.es and Heavy Chef proudly bring this new event to Cape Town, focusing on creating the ultimate mobile application. In a heady, creative digital age, millions of apps are being introduced every year and only a handful of them succeed. Despite these odds, there are some tried and tested mechanisms that ensure a much higher chance of success. We have invited Jacques Oberholzer, co-founder of international UI / UX design agency Now Boarding, and Pierre du Plessis, CEO of HumanWrit.es to unpack this vital topic.
R1480, Johannesburg. Tiffany Markman. We are breathlessly excited to be hosting one of South Africa's most authoritative copywriting luminaries. Tiffany has been working as a copywriter and a copywriting teacher for over 15 years, and has worked with some of the biggest brands in South Africa. Now, Tiffany joins the Heavy Chef morning masterclass series to teach our community members the secret ingredients of her trade. She has packed a four hour workshop with the essentials to make you a better writer and a better business person.
R145. Johannesburg. S’onqoba Maseko. Sam Paddock. Thabo Mbeki. Heavy Chef hosts S’onqoba Maseko, Sam Paddock and former South African President Thabo Mbeki. We will discuss education in Africa, how the 4th Industrial Revolution is impacting education and how Africa must evolve in order to meet the challenge and thrive.
R145. Khayelitsha. Masechaba Ndlovu Masechaba Ndlovu is one of South Africa's most thought provoking personalities. In this seminal event, Masechaba comes to the heart of Khayelitsha, to address a passionate entrepreneur community at the iconic Bandwidth Barn venue at Lookout Hill.
R145. Cape Town. Heidi Patmore. Marlene Wasserman. After the Johannesburg session with Heidi Patmore, the Heavy Chef stage moves to Cape Town with Heidi being joined by Marlene Wasserman, founder of the Dr Eve brand, to take a stab at an incendiary topic: SEXtech, and how it is impacting our lives irrevocably.
R1480. Johannesburg. Jason Bagley. On the 22nd August 2018, Heavy Chef is taking a deep dive into the world of Email Marketing, with the CEO of Firing Squad, the only specialist email marketing consultancy in South Africa. Heavy Chef has invited Jason Bagley, the CEO of Firing Squad, to run an exclusive Masterclass in order to unpack what it takes to become the world heavyweight champion of email marketing.
R145. Johannesburg. Heidi Patmore. For the past three decades, sex has been a significant driving force behind technology. Now, Heavy Chef has invited Heidi Patmore, the Founder of Stellaris Group, to take a stab at an incendiary topic: SEXtech, and how it is impacting our lives irrevocably.
R145. Cape Town. Mark Forrester, Annette Muller. We have invited two of South Africa’s most dynamic tech entrepreneurs, Mark Forrester and Annette Muller to speak on the Heavy Chef stage in August, in Cape Town. Mark is the founder of WooThemes and WooCommerce, which has been downloaded over 47 million times and powers almost a third of all the world’s e-commerce stores. Annette Muller is a sought-after international speaker, founder of Flexyforce, an innovative new startup in the Future of Work sector, and has been recognised by Forbes International as one of the ‘top 10 female tech founders to watch In Africa’. This event unpacks what it takes to be a tech entrepreneur in the 21st Century.
R145. Khayelitsha. Shaun Tomson. Shaun Tomson has been listed as one of the 25 most influential surfers of the century and as one of the 10 greatest surfers of all time. During his career he was both the youngest and oldest surfer to win a pro event and is considered to be one of the architects of professional surfing. Additionally to his surfing career, Shaun founded, managed and sold two multi-million market-leading clothing brands – Instinct in the 1980s and Solitude in the 1990s.
R145 (includes signed book). Johannesburg. Nic Haralambous. Maps Maponyane. We continue the conversation in Johannesburg, talking about the topic of Failure, and why it’s such a pariah subject - despite failure being so prevalent in South African business. Join Nic Haralambous, author of the brilliant new book Do. Learn. Fail. Repeat. and celebrity entrepreneur Maps Maponyane for a candid discussion on what business is really about.
R145 (includes signed book). Cape Town. Nic Haralambous. Bruce Whitfield. We’re going to tackle the most important conversation in South Africa. 90% of businesses fail, so why is it such a pariah topic to talk about? Join Nic Haralambous, author of the brilliant new book Do. Learn. Fail. Repeat. and SA’s number one business show host, Bruce Whitfield, for a candid discussion on what business is really about. NOTE: This event includes a free book.
R1480, Johannesburg. Philip van Zyl. Ian Meaker. Our two intrepid workshop facilitators travel to the capital of African capitalism to talk about finance, in your business. The dirty secret that most of us harbour is that we don’t know understand a balance sheet from our bottom line. So, if you get confused by the numbers and want to become a finance kung-fu master, this is four hours that will change your life.
R1480, Cape Town. Philip van Zyl. Ian Meaker. Starting a business is easy. Winning at business is hard. Business is so tough because, well, money. Getting it, keeping it, managing it and understanding it. The last bit, understanding it, is what this workshop is all about. These workshops sell out fast, reserve your seat quickly.
R1480. Cape Town. Craig Rodney. On the 28th June 2018, Heavy Chef is taking a deep dive into the world of Instagram, with Craig Rodney, who runs the massively popular @southafrica Instagram account, to run an exclusive morning masterclass in order to unpack what it takes to become the world heavyweight champion of Instagram.
R145. Johannesburg. Fred Roed. In an exclusive Johannesburg event, Heavy Chef is launching a book entitled The Heavy Chef Guide To Starting A Business In South Africa. The book is written by Heavy Chef CEO and Founder, serial entrepreneur Fred Roed. It is around 190 pages of great startup tips and packed full of lessons gleaned from Roed starting and exiting a successful business. Every ticket bought results in a seat and a signed book. Roed will be available to sign personalised, probably grossly inappropriate messages in the books.
R1480. Cape Town. Jason Bagley. On the 14th June 2018, Heavy Chef is taking a deep dive into the world of Email Marketing, with the CEO of Firing Squad, the only specialist email marketing consultancy in South Africa. Heavy Chef has invited Jason Bagley, the CEO of Firing Squad, to run an exclusive Masterclass in order to unpack what it takes to become the world heavyweight champion of email marketing.
R145. Khayelitsha. Sbusiso Leope (DJ Sbu). Sbu Leope (also known as DJ Sbu) is a South African radio DJ and television presenter. He is the Cofounder of Massiv Metro, a taxi media network, and MoFaya Energy Drinks. The Citizen reported in 2017 that Sbu sold a stake in MoFaya for R400m+. An only child, he started his schooling at Welamlambo Primary School in the Tembisa township in the East Rand, Gauteng. After a varied career, Sbu has since grown into one of South Africa’s most admired, most watched and most incendiary entrepreneurs. He is a producer, DJ, presenter, radio jock and businessman. In 2013, DJ Sbu was voted one of Forbes’ 13 African Celebrities to Watch. Now, Sbu comes to the first ever Heavy Chef event in Khayelitsha to inspire and empower a new generation of hungry, young entrepreneurs-in-waiting.
R145. Cape Town. Fred Roed, Andre de Wet. In an exclusive Cape Town event, Heavy Chef and Xero are launching a book entitled The Heavy Chef Guide To Starting A Business In South Africa. The book is written by Heavy Chef CEO and Founder, serial entrepreneur Fred Roed. It is around 160 pages of great startup tips and packed full of lessons gleaned from Roed starting and exiting a successful business, as well as input from Heavy Chefs that have spoken on the Heavy Chef events stage over the past decade. Roed will be joined by Andre de Wet, formerly founder of iFlix Africa and Price Check, now CEO of 2ndbase.co. one of the most exciting startups in South Africa this year.
R145. Cape Town. Arlene Mulder. Heavy Chef has invited Arlene Mulder, the Cofounder and MD of explosive social entrepreneur venture We Think Code_ to reveal the Coding revolution that is happening in South Africa, and Africa. On 3rd May, Arlene will relate her own story, moving from financial services to the scrappy world of building a fast-growing startup. We Think Code is almost single-handedly changing the face of coding education in SA and on the 3rd May, we’ll get a sense of some of the heart-warming stories, challenges and successes that are being faced by Arlene and her team.
R1480. Cape Town. Danilo Acquisto, the host of SABC3's Afternoon Express and the CEO of Special Effects Media, comes to Cape Town to run an exclusive Masterclass in order to unpack what it take to create online video that builds your brand or your business.
R145. Cape Town. Danilo Acquisto, Moyin Oloruntoba - On the 17th April, Heavy Chef comes to Cape Town to explain to the Mother City community just what exactly the new DIY online video landscape looks like - and importantly, why we should be excited about it. Renowned TV and radio personality, Danilo Aquisto, will be joined by celebrated Nigerian-born, Cape Town-based vlogger Moyin Oloruntoba, the sensational young rising star who is singlehandedly crafting her own lifestyle entertainment channel, The A1.
R1480. Johannesburg. Danilo Acquisto. Heavy Chef has invited Danilo Acquisto, the host of SABC3's Afternoon Express and the CEO of Special Effects Media, to run an exclusive Masterclass in order to unpack what it take to create online video that builds your brand or your business.
R145. Johannesburg. Danilo Acquisto, Microwave Boys. - We’ve asked the CEO of Special Effects Media, the gregarious and very dapper Danilo Acquisto to please explain just what exactly this new revolutionary video creating landscape looks like - and importantly, why we should be excited about it. Danilo is the CEO of Special Effects Media, an official YouTube partner company in SA. He’s a presenter on SABC's Afternoon Express, with Jeannie D and Bonnie Mbuli. The #MicrowaveBoys, comprised of Larry, Sphaka and Sipho, are one of the most exciting online reality acts in Africa and will unveil their processes and challenges they're facing in creating online content.