I have always been fascinated by Magic. It really drive me nuts. Whenever I see Marcel Oidejans, David Blaine or any other magician doing their thing, I feel very small. That’s why I had to meet Marcel for a chat.
Marcel Oudejans has over 20 years of experience working in the meetings, events, and conference industry, as a specialist corporate entertainer and speaker. He is one of only a handful of presenters in the world who is able to provide a bespoke, custom-designed presentation for conferences, gala dinners and corporate events.
Marcel is also the founder of the Cape Town Comedy Club.
Where you can learn magic – Coolfidence
Marcel performing magic
David Blaine’s frog trick with Drake and Dave Chappelle video we mentioned:
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Riana Lynn is a leader in food technology and innovation and a STEM mentor. Her work has been featured in Forbes, USA Today, Essence, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc and more.
Riana is the founder and CEO of Food Trace, a technology company that deals with food supply chain. She also worked with Google, The White House as well as consulting for a number of companies in the United States.
Some of the topics we covered:
How she got started
How she founded food trace
How she taught herself how to code
Diversity in STEM
You can follow her on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rianalynn/
Katlego is the co-founder & CEO of Yoco, a hot financial technology company in the electronic payments space based in South Africa . Yoco offers an easy way for small businesses to securely accept card payments which has been a challenge for SMEs in South Africa.
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To learn more about Cryptocurrency follow the links below:
You can find Paul’s music playlist here https://www.spotify.com//
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Jessica Bonin is the Founder and CEO of Lady Bonin’s tea. A company that blends and distributes organic loose leaf teas sourced direct from farms that use farming practices and are community driven. Jess was announced The Top Entrepreneur of 2015 in the Agri-Processing category awarded by the Western Cape Government
and Department of Agriculture,Forestry & Fisheries in South Africa.
Jess turned her passion for tea into a real business. Her story consists of passion, challenges, patience, consistency, a good blend of craziness and success.
In this podcast, we covered:
– Things you don’t know about tea
– How she got started
– Challenges she had to overcome
– Howe she grew the business and found investors
– Lessons she has learned so far
– How she designed a work schedule that works for her as a woman
– Sexism in business
Lady Bonin’s website: http://ladyboninstea.com/
Her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ladyboninstea/
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In this episode, Grey chats with Jonas Koffler, best selling author of Hustle: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum.
Jonas is… a stroke survivor turned yoga practitioner and meditator… a startup cofounder… a writer and film/media producer… and an entrepreneur involved in numerous ventures.
In this podcast, we covered:
– how to your own model for life
– The 10 minute rule
– How you can hustle as an artist
– Success habits
– How to not get exploited
Link to hustle(book): https://www.amazon.com/Hustle-Power-Charge-Meaning-Momentum/dp/1623367166/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461808765&sr=8-1&keywords=hustle+jonas+koffler
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I recently went to Namibia and attended the Namibian Annual Music Awards 2017 where I met Gazza and his team. I watched him win awards that night and the next morning, we recorded this podcast.
Gazza, is one of the most commercially successful and best selling recording artists in Namibia.
Since the entrance into the Namibian music scene, Gazza has worked his way up to become the most commercially successful artist in Namibia. He has also become a firm favorite in Namibian households with the young and old alike and has embarked on tours that have expose him to the rest of Africa and the world. He has been well accepted and is a firm favorite with Channel O, a DStv channel, where his work and life is regularly showcased.
His music can be defined as a mix of several influences namely Kwaito, Dancehall, Reggae, Hip Hop and his lyrics are about the township life. His sharp lyrics reflect the intricacies of Namibian life and strike a familiar chord with Namibians from all walks of life, young and old.
To date, he has released over 10 albums, all of which have contributed to making Gazza the best selling recording artist of all time in Namibia.
Gazza music: https:
Fela Kuti – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfrNGST9V_E
Michael Jackson documentaries: https://www.google.com/search?q=michael+jackson+documentary
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Stephen Larkin is a penchant of mathematical algorithms and innovative funding methods with a dream to provide electricity to the people in Africa.
He co-founded Africa New Energies in 2012 with a simple vision – to write an algorithm to find natural gas to generate electricity cheaply enough to give 600 million Africans affordable power for the first time.
He is the co-founder and CEO of Africa New Energies and has experience running multiple companies, venture capital, raising funds and using crowdfunding and tax breaks in innovative ways.
Steve and his team has raise 6 million Pounds in a period of 3 years through crowdfunding only.
Thanks to StartUp Grind Cape Town.
Africa New Energies(ANE) website: http://www.ane.na
ANE on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/africanewenergies/
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Robyn Farah, CEO of KATO is an Entrepreneur, speaker & people connector in tech & innovation.
Her company focuses on product development to solve real world problems in order to create a better world. She also founded and run some of the most influencial tech events and communities in South Africa which create exposure to and connect people who are pushing the boundaries of tech, as well as bridging the class and gender gap. These include #TechTalkCPT, Arduino Cape Town, Modern Alchemists and Women in Tech Cape Town. She’s a partner in Curiosity Campus, which taught people all sorts of tech skills from Python, building a robot to creating VR environments.
In 2016 she was listed as one of Mail&Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans and granted a Shuttleworth Flash Grant. In 2015 she was invited to be a guest lecturer at MIT and to attend the World Maker Faire in New York. She completed her Masters in Interactive Sound Installations at the Sonic Arts Research Center at Queen’s University.