4 Year Birthday/Winter Party + Startup Legend Willem van Biljon (Takealot / Amazon AWS / Nimbula)

Cape Town
August 30, 2017 / 5:30 PM

About this event

Startup Grind Cape Town is turning 4 years old! 

It is not often we can say that a South African had such influence on massive international organisations, but with Willem van Biljon we can ;)

Willem co-founded Mosaic Software that was on of the top three payment processing platforms in the world - and sold to S1 Corp in 2004.

At Amazon, Willem (with Chris Pinkham & Christopher Brown) led the team that developed EC2 - which is now Amazons AWS (Amazon Web Services).

In 2006 Willem co-founded Nimbula which was funded by Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners which was then acquired by Oracle.

Willem is now the co-CEO and CTO of Takealot.com - SA's largest online retailer.

*After hosting 50 events, Guillaume will be handing over the baton in Cape Town to the very capable and experienced Sandras Phiri from September. G isn't going anywhere, but he will be standing down from hosting the Cape Town chapter of Startup Grind, so that he can focus on his full-time role (working for Startup Grind HQ overseeing the 300 chapters around the world). He will also continue running Startup Grind Pretoria monthly. 

Speaker

Willem van Biljon (Takealot.com / Amazon Web Services)

Willem van Biljon

co-CEO + CTO - Takealot.com / Amazon Web Services

It is not often we can say that a South African had such influence on massive international organisations, but with Willem van Biljon, we can ;)

Willem co-founded Mosaic Software, Developed Amazon's EC2 (AWS), co-founded Nimbula (acquired by Oracle) and is now co-CEO & CTO of Takealot.com.

Date and Time
August 30, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Address
Workshop 17
17 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront
Cape Town, 8002
 
Agenda
5:30 pm Networking & Food
6:30 pm Fireside Chat
7:30 pm Networking + Cash Bar
 

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