Heavy Chef: The Real Entrepreneur Story

Thu Jun 27, 18:00 - Thu Jun 27, 20:00

Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika (UCT Middle Campus)



  • Andrew Smith, co-founder of Brave Hardy.
  • Shane Dryden, co-founder of Brave Hardy.
  • MC: Fred Roed, CEO, Heavy Chef

Thursday. June 27. 6pm-7:30pm. d-School Afrika, UCT Middle Campus, Cape Town. Live On Stage.

We like simple stories. At the end of the tale, the knight slays the dragon, captures the castle, and gets the gold. However, reality is far from simple. As entrepreneurs we know this - and few entrepreneurs know this more than Shane and Andrew, the co-founders of Brave Hardy, and before that, Yuppiechef. In June 2024, we look to the ‘story behind the story’, the hardships faced by entrepreneurs, what it takes to succeed, and finally, how to create an effective startup strategy in the face of adversity. Join Shane Dryden and Andrew Smith in Cape Town for an intimate discussion about the real startup story in South Africa.

Event Details:

  • Thursday, 27 June 2024, 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm.
  • Start Time: 6:00 pm South Africa Time / Central Africa Time.
  • Venue: Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika. UCT Middle Campus, Cape Town.

Booking Details:

  • In-Person Event. R250 per seat. Free for Heavy Chef members. Sign up here.
  • Heavy Chef members: please email us for assistance.


  • Venue kindly provided by Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika
  • Heavy Chef events are brought to you by Xero, xneelo, Paystack and Workshop17.
  • Support is provided by Quicket, Sir Fruit, Happy Culture and Backsberg and Sally-Ann Creed.
  • Heavy Chef is proud partners with Whipping the Cat, Ollie Health, Now Boarding and Global Citizen.


Heavy Chef: The Real Entrepreneur Story
Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika (UCT Middle Campus)
Cnr Woolsack and, Cross Campus Rd, Rosebank, Cape Town, 7700
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