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Tech4Africa Cape Town to explore ‘rise of the underdog’

Tech4Africa has announced the speaker line-up for its Cape Town event, which takes place on 6 August.

Among the speakers are local entrepreneur Nic Haralambous, who’ll share his story of selling a mobile startup to building an online shopping company selling socks as well as South African hockey legend Steve Evans, who’ll be talking about the “Underdog mentality” and what it takes to bring down Giants.

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Memeburn Publisher Matthew Buckland will meanwhile talk about rethinking media in the content marketing era.

Matty Cohen, who’s head of product at WooThemes, will chat about South Africa’s WooCommerce journey, which sold to Automattic earlier this year.

Read more: WooThemes’ Mark Forrester on how an SA startup sprouted a global success story

Fraser Black and Nicholas Wallander, on the other hand, are set to talk about the deal behind their deal for SA Florist on Dragons’ Den.

Read more: Ventureburn goes behind the scenes on SA Florist’s Dragons’ Den deal

Founder of Tech4Africa Gareth Knight notes that the annual event has narrowed down the focus of the content to what’s important locally. He adds:

“This year there is a bumper crop of Cape Town based speakers who have amazing experiences to share, and amazing lessons to impart. So we’re super happy to see that our speaker submission and voting process it working, and that the stories are starting to come out of the woodwork. It’s fantastic content, so we’ll see you there!”

Additionally, StartupGrind will host a fireside chat with James Fisher — the entrepreneur behind Snakeboard and Nautic Africa.

Does this sound like your kind of gig? Tickets are R500 each and you can register on the Tech4Africa website here. Tech4Africa Johannesburg will take place from 7 to 8 October.

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