Success Stories

The Canva Story

Are you familiar with Canva? 19-year old Melanie Perkins dreamt of transforming the graphic design and publishing industries. Today Canva is valued over R1$ Billion. To listen how she built this, click here or subscribe to the podcast.

By |2019-10-08T00:00:00+02:00Oct 8th, 2019|

UCOOK

UCOOK came about in 2014 when two friends, David Torr and Chris Verster Cohen, noticed a gap in the market for convenient, healthy dinner solutions. After officially launching the business in 2015, they were quickly joined by a few friends, [...]

By |2019-10-01T00:00:00+02:00Oct 1st, 2019|

The Yoco Story

Katlego is the co-founder & CEO of Yoco, a fin-tech venture in the electronic payments space. Yoco offers an easy way for SMEs to securely accept card payments at the store or on the go, empowering the growth of entrepreneurial [...]

By |2019-10-01T00:00:00+02:00Oct 1st, 2019|

The story of AirBnB

Joe Gebbia, the co-founder of Airbnb, bet his whole company on the belief that people can trust each other enough to stay in one another's homes. How did he overcome the stranger-danger bias? Through good design. Now, 123 million hosted [...]

By |2019-09-17T00:00:00+02:00Sep 17th, 2019|

The story of Paul Simon

Cape Town born creator, Paul Simon, founded YDE which started as an innovative fashion idea that rocketed to fame as a successful South African brand. After selling YDE to Truworths Group, he launched a Children’s Play Area, a novel retail [...]

By |2019-09-17T00:00:00+02:00Sep 17th, 2019|