On Thursday 14th December, entrepreneur community platform ‘Heavy Chef’ and Huawei South Africa will reveal SA’s top 5 most exciting startups as nominated by industry peers. The keynote speaker on the evening will be Silicon Valley’s ‘Unicorn Whisperer’ Zach Coelius, who is one of the international tech community's most respected investors. The event will be MC’d by serial entrepreneurs Mike Sharman and Caley van der Kolk, and the evening will be closed out with international DJ JanuaryOne’s stirring Deep House grooves.
Zach Coelius & Don Packett - Taking A Project From Concept To Scale. Zach Coelius is a SIlicon Valley entrepreneur and investor. Zach has started and sold four startups - his last venture, an adtech startup called Triggit, was sold to LinkedIn in 2015. Thereafter, Zach led the angel round to invest in Cruise Automation, which focuses on self-driving cars and sold it to GM last year for one billion dollars. Zach knows a thing or two about growing companies, fast. This session is for entrepreneurs, company owners, executives, intrapreneurs and anybody who has a viable, scalable idea.
Jørn Lyseggen, research scientist, data analyst, philanthropist and entrepreneur, is in South Africa for one week in November and will be presenting on the Heavy Chef stage for an exclusive event created for the Heavy Chef community. Lyseggen will be presenting many of his insights in his highly-anticipated book, Outside Insight, and will be available for limited signings at the event.
Heavy Chef is proud to bring you an exclusive pre-event VIP WORKSHOP led by digital consultant and world-class facilitator, Mike Perk. The workshop will see Jørn Lyseggen present his findings from the book Outside Insight, his research on Big Data - and how artificial intelligence is revolutionising the way we transform and grow our businesses.
For the first time in history, South Africans will be able to engage with some of the world’s greatest disruptors including will.i.am, Malcolm Gladwell, Charley Ayers, Jane McGonigal and more. This is the inaugural BCX Disrupt Summit, which will be held at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre in Midrand on 16 and 17 November 2017. Heavy Chef is offering a 20% discount off tickets - be quick, this is the opportunity of a lifetime!
On 13th November 2017, Sam Paddock, CEO of Getsmarter, will speak on stage for the first time in public about the deal, the months leading up the transaction - and the origin story of this remarkable South African success story. Book your seat quick. There are a limited number of tickets available.
Heavy Chef 31st October: SUCCESS THINKING (Cape Town) - How To Survive In The 4th Industrial Revolution
After a high-energy event in Johannesburg, our two dapper speakers turn their sights on the Mother City. If you're fascinated (and flippen terrified) by the events of the 4th Industrial Revolution, then this event is a must-see. Marc and Rich are going to reveal the secret you need know in order to survive and thrive in this crazy environment - and, just a heads up, that secret is probably NOT what you think.
Innovation, Operations / Logistics, Technology, Big Data, Digital Marketing. These are all vital to success - but, as we move swiftly into the 4th Industrial Revolution, the remarkable truth is that, simply, how we think determines our success more than anything else. Our two speakers, Internationally renowned public speaker Richard Mulholland and Clinical Psychologist Marc Rogatschnig, will unpack the vital components to succeed in this tumultuous environment.
Heavy Chef focuses to Magda Wierzycka journey from her roots in Poland to South Africa, and how she created a financial empire with over R160b in management. This is an event not-to-be-missed.
Heavy Chef has invited Magda Wierzycka to tell an exclusive Heavy Chef audience about the challenges, twists and milestones in her inexorable rise to being one of Africa's most successful entrepreneurs and South Africa's richest woman. Book your seat quick.
We’ve invited Aisha Pandor, CEO of SweepSouth, and Michael Deon, CEO of Augmentor’s Game, to come and unpack what it means to start a red hot startup in today’s economy. Click here to book your ticket (only R50, cheap plice).
The way we deal with money is about to be irrevocably changed. At the heart of this change is something called “Blockchain”.
Now, I bet that you have heard the term somewhere. You may even know a little more than most about cryptocurrency and what all the fuss is about. Hell, you may even have a few Bitcoin stashed away.
I'll bet, however, that you don't know more about this stuff than our next speaker, a dapper gent by the name of Simon Dingle.
Simon is what we nerds call a polymath. He’s also an autodidact. Simon is a designer, an MC, a consultant and a radio deejay. He’s also South Africa’s most vocal Blockchain dude. It seems, nowadays, that wherever there’s a discussion on Blockchain Simon is stuck slap-bang, right in the middle of it.
Simon will be demystifying the mysterious topic at Primedia Broadcasting’s offices, on Tuesday 7th March.