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Startup Grind Johannesburg Hosts Gian Visser (Afrihost)

Startup Grind

Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EEST)

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Gian Visser, Afrihost

Johannesburg's first Startup Grind event is to be held on the 26th September, with guest speaker Gian Visser, founder and CEO of Afrihost. Gian was born and bred in Johannesburg, to a mining family originally from Carletonville. As a young man he was a natural entrepreneur, having started several small enterprises as a student. Gian studied a BCom degree towards a Chartered Accounting qualification. In 1997, he partnered with childhood friend Brendan, deciding that entrepreneurship was his true passion and in August of 2000 they joined their high school friend, Peter, to form Afrihost, opening their first 'office' in a room of his parent's house. Gian established a culture of going the extra mile for clients and developing personal relationships, as well as relying on client referrals and testimonials over traditional marketing and advertising. By 2009, Afrihost had grown to be one of the largest web hosting companies in the country and are today renowned for their famous ADSL pricing which set the standard in South Africa, and they haven’t fallen since. The secret to Gian’s success is his wife, Revé and his 3 delightful children - though he sometimes thinks of Afrihost as his fourth child. Gian also strongly believes in giving back through charity and actively donates regularly to orphanages.

Agenda   6:30 Networking and Food
7:30 Fireside Chat
8:30 Networking

Hosted By

Itai Etzman, Director of Startup Grind Johannesburg

Itai Etzman completed a BCom Accounting Honours at the University of Johannesburg and is about to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. He started his entrepreneurial life as a young boy, where he sold anything he could at Garage Sales and markets. At 19, Itai started his first company, an online shop which he subsequently sold. Itai’s passions include aviation, and living life through a series of experiences as well as bettering people’s lives through business.

Email: Itai@startupgrind.com

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What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

Disclaimer: Startup Grind event ticket sales are non-transferable, non-refundable, and final. If an event is cancelled due to weather, speaker availability, or any other unforeseeable event you will be refunded automatically. If a speaker moves the event date you will have 48-hours to request a refund if you are unable to make the new event date. Please direct any additional ticketing issues to customerservice@startupgrind.com.

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When & Where


Ernst & Young, Wanderers Office Park
52 Corlett Drive, Illovo
Johannesburg, 2196
South Africa

Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EEST)


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Startup Grind

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 135 cities and 60 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.

For more information visit www.StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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