Cafe Caprice and Fish Eagle Brandy invite you to dine with eight inspiring entrepreneurs from all walks of life, who will give you insights into their rise to success and how to make it in today’s business world.
From 7pm on 21 June, 5 July, 12 July and 19 July, you can enjoy a 3-course meal prepared by Caprice’s chef Guy Theunissen, a brandy tasting, and talk by entrepreneurs who have been through it all and come out on top, all for R150 p/p. Space is limited so book by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact details and the date for which you’d like to book.
The line-up is as follows:
21 June | Mxit CEO Alan Knott-Craig Jnr
Alan is founder of World of Avatar and CEO of Mxit, Africa’s largest social network. Between 2003 and 2006 Alan co-founded five companies in the mobile services sector. In 2006 he was appointed managing director of South African broadband network, iBurst, and in 2008 published the best-selling book, Don’t Panic, aimed at persuading emigrant South Africans to return home.
Also in 2008, Alan founded The Trust, an NGO focused on assisting charities in assessing skills and capital. In 2009 he was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and his latest book, Mobinomics, the story of Mxit and mobile in Africa will be released in June.
5 July | 2Oceansvibe
As founder and CEO of 2Oceansvibe Media, Seth Rotherham has proven that there are ways to make a success out of a sideline. With the blogging days behind him (over 15 Blog of The Year awards) and over 20 staffers on hand at 2Oceansvibe.com, 2Oceansvibe Media has exploded into a South Africa phenomenon – as Seth somehow continues to live the holiday.
2Oceansvibe Radio launched in 2010 with DJ Rich Hardiman ex KFM at the helm and now boasts over 40000 regular listeners, with celebrity hosts such as Mark Bayly of Survivor fame and Bob Skinstad entertaining and enlightening listeners daily.
12 July | FoxP2
Founded in 2005, FoxP2 is an award-winning advertising agency with accolades such as a number of Loerie Grand Prixs, Cannes and One Show golds, as well as Finweek Magazine’s South African Campaign of the Decade, under its belt.
CEO Charl Thom recently made it onto Finweek’s “Advertising A-List” which comprises the top 30 people in the industry as voted for by their peers. In the same issue, Fox2P received a perfect 10/10 rating – the only agency out of 100 scored to do so.
19 July | CEO 4Di Group
At 28, and one of South Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs, Justin Stanford defies all stereotypes of a high-school dropout – which he became when he left school in Standard 9.
Inspired by Bill Gates and the young millionaires of the internet boom, Stanford ditched the text book guide to life and started his first company at 18. After two unsuccessful attempts, he discovered a genius piece of anti-Virus software that propelled him to where he is today: sitting atop a multimillion-Rand IT empire spanning five companies.
On any given day, he collaborates with Johann Rupert, explores venture capital opportunities, oversees his record company or simply takes one of his fast cars for a spin.
Stanford also co-founded the Silicon Cape initiative, a non-profit, community-driven movement that aims to turn the fertile Cape into Africa’s own Silicon Valley.