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MG-NicH

Sustainable Innovation

Nic has been building businesses for over ten years and today he is the CEO of the luxury sock company, NicHarry.com.

Nic was the CEO and co-founder of the mobile community platform Motribe before the company was successfully acquired by Mxit. Before being sold, Motribe was named by Forbes as one of the top 20 start-ups in Africa.

Nic also founded ForeFront Africa Consulting before selling the firm to Imperial Holdings. In the past he was selected as one of the 200 Top Young South Africans by the Mail & Guardian, featured in GQ’s list of Top 30 Men in Media and was also a finalist in the Men’s Health Best Men Awards.

The company that he co-founded, Motribe, was named by Forbes as one of the top 20 startups in Africa.

Nic’s corporate career included roles at the Sunday Times, Financial Mail, 702, Mail & Guardian as well as Vodacom SA.

What are his areas of expertise?
Nic focus’ his time building startups, providing incredible customer service and ensuring that his companies are at the leading edge of technology. Sustaining innovation is possible if you understand how to inspire your team, be curious and test their boundaries.

Nic’s speaking style?
Nic is obsessive and passionate about his work and this is abundantly present in his presentations.

Why Nic?
It’s easy to be complacent when your business is chugging along nicely. However, these are the times to push your team and business model to the limits. He is an emboldened speaker who is not afraid to call out old style thinking and challenge your business leaders and employees to rethink the way you not only make money, but how you treat customers, one another and your revenue models.

Keynote Presentations

Small Changes. Big Actions.
Lessons from a start-up on disrupting big Business
Customer Service Lessons from the Little Guys.
Living at the Forefront of Incompetence
Sometimes not knowing what you’re doing, is a good thing
Innovation Can’t Save Your Business, Grit, execution and determination can.
The New Face of Retail
The disruption changing the face of retail

Previous Events & Clients

  • Standard Bank
  • Old Mutual
  • Carat
  • SXSW Conference
  • The Rutberg Summit – London
  • Tech4Africa
  • The Ecommerce Conference
  • AfricaCom
  • Columbia School of Business
  • Gordon Institute of Business Science
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