We are hosting Palesa M Matsaneng ( PFO ) and Leon ven Vuuren ( Practice Cover )

Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 4:00 – 7:00 PM UTC

This month we'll be chatting to Palesa M Matsaneng, the owner of Phafuli Family Optometrists and Leon van Vuuren, the CEO and founder of Practice Cover. The two entrepreneurs will be sharing their experience and knowledge on how to turn an idea into a profitable business.

About this event

Palesa M Matsaneng

"I am the owner, manager and practicing optometrist for Phafuli Family Optometrists (PFO). I am the creative director and principal buyer for PFO optical group, which aims to supply quality eyewear brands to independent practice groups in and around South Africa.

I am co-founder and eyecare adviser for Help A Hand Foundation (HAH), a non profit organization based in Ladybrand that aims to provide a better quality life for children through health, sports and fitness initiatives we help organize in the schools and surrounding community. I co-ordinate vision screening programs to assess and treat eyecare disorders as early detection and treatment of visual problems is key to optimal visual performance in sports and life.

Before starting PFO, I worked briefly as a locum for various practices in the Western Cape, North West and Gauteng areas before settling in Ladybrand.

In my spare time I enjoy watching breathtaking sunsets whilst been caressed by a warm ocean breeze. I often deejay my own one woman parties as I love to dance and occasionally can be found doing my best Nigella Lawson impression as I attempt a triple chocolate mousse cake."

Leon van Vuuren

"Leon van Vuuren is the CEO and founder of Practice Cover, an industry-specific value added product and business solutions provider. He is also a director of a Financial Services Consultancy specialising in UBI, Volume and Affinity initiatives.

His entrepreneurial spirit started in primary school but he received formal education from the University of the Free State with a degree in Optometry and thereafter gaining experienced in Johannesburg.

He also has competencies in digital marketing, start-ups and go-to-market strategies earning a diploma in Digital Marketing from UCT and MBA Essentials from USB.

His core skillset and attributes are in product design, system and process architecture and user experience. Leon is also active as an advisor in several Fin- and insure-tech and other entrepreneurial projects.

He is an optimistic, melancholic maven, aspiring entrepreneur and South African patriot. ISTJ, known for his love of Apple products, coffee, wine and whiskey."

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM UTC


4:00 PMRegistration
5:00 PMFireside Chat
6:00 PMNetworking


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