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

Workshop 17 - 17 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront Cape Town, 8002 Cape Town
Wed, Aug 30, 2017, 5:30 PM (SAST)

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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

    Willem van Biljon

    Takealot.com / Amazon Web Services

    co-CEO + CTO

    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.

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  • When

    Wednesday, Aug 30
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (SAST)

    Where

    Workshop 17
    17 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront Cape Town8002

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    • Anele Cele

      Anele Cele

      Startup Grind

      Chapter Director

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    • Guillaume De Smedt

      Guillaume De Smedt

      Startup Grind

      VP Global Community

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