Featuring: Scott McKenna, Hanneli Rupert, Matt de la Hey & Ashleigh Hinde
Young SA Entrepreneurs: Standing Out in a Global Market Place
|Description: ||Please note the change of venue!
The SACC YPC looks forward to welcoming panelists Hanneli Rupert, founder of Okapi: Merchants on Long, Scott McKenna, CEO and co-founder of Our Social Collective Limited, Ashleigh Hinde, founder or Waldo, and Matt de la Hey, founder of Inploi, on the 15 October 2019
The event will present a wonderful opportunity for young professionals to meet and network after hearing how South African entrepreneurs are making their mark in the global market place, and the UK in particular. Hear how these South African go-getters started out, got funding, scaled up, the challenges they have faced and, the successes they have enjoyed.
Hanneli Rupert is the Founder and Creative Director of Okapi and Merchants on Long. African Luxury brand, Okapi was conceptualized in 2008 and the multiband shop Merchants on Long followed suit opening in 2010.
Matthew de la Hey is co-founder and CEO of recruitment media marketplace inploi - a platform that empowers companies to develop an employer brand, advertise job opportunities and efficiently connect and communicate with job applicants.
From the KZN midlands, Matt trained to be an accountant at Stellenbosch University, where he was a Mandela Rhodes Scholar. He then carried on to Oxford University on a Weidenfeld Scholarship, where he read an MSc in African studies (research changing agricultural behaviour in the ex-Transkei) and an MBA at the Said Business School.
Matt is a member and finance director of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance, developing Africa's entrepreneurial potential and is an advisor to South African start-up TUSE.
Today, Waldo sells premium daily contact lenses online but for less than the big brands. Waldo takes less margin on their contacts by cutting out the middleman, allowing them to pass savings onto their customers. The lenses are delivered to customers' doors within 48 hours, in compact, chic, cool packaging. Since launching in the UK in August 2017, Waldo lenses have been worn by over 100,000 customers and the company has expanded its service to reach the EU and USA.
6:00pm to 9:00pm, Tue 15th Oct 2019||Venue:
||Institute of Directors
||116 Pall Mall|
|London, SW1Y 5ED
||United Kingdom||View map|
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