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#56 CARL VISAGIE – FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO STARTING COMPANIES

Carl Visagie is the Founder & CEO of KnektMe. A proximity based networking tool that uses Bluetooth technologies in order to power it’s discovery of other users within a certain area.

Carl has an unusual and fascinating background. Dating back to his nomadic childhood, high school, trading stocks, Minecraft to StartUps. After this conversation with Carl, I learned that it’s all not by accident. He puts the work in and he’s constantly learning while experimenting.

In this episode we covered:
Knektme(His App)
– His story
– Major turning points/motivation/books
– Education (Should I go to college or not)
– Self awareness
– Choosing careers
– His long term goals

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Links:
Download Knektme

What Carl is reading at the moment?
Tools of Titans: Amazon | Takealot

EP#39 ROBYN FARAH – Kick Ass Technology – Obviously!

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.

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SHOWNOTES:

Links:
Robyn’s website:
Robyn Farah

KATO website:
https://www.kato.global/

Curiosity campus website:
http://curiositycampus.co.za/