Fireside chat with Ally Angula of My Republik, T-shirt Bar, Trench & My Greens (Leap Holdings Group)

October 19, 2017 / 5:30 PM

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The Windhoek Chapter re-launches this this spring with it first fireside chat for the year with new Director Stacey Susa Pinto and Co-Director Naomi Boys. Our first speaker and motivator is serial entrepreneur and global award winning business woman Ally Angula. She is an all round hard-core believer of innovating to make a difference and we want to find out what started her vision, keeps her going and gives her focus. She is known for saying 'failure is part of the process to success, embrace it'. Ally's journey has shaped her and the environment around her to be the thought leader and change agent the Namibian stage requires to push it into the next stage of economic prosperity.

Through sheer hard-work, long-days and nights she has made her mark in Namibia, across the continent and the world over in the manufacturing and retailing of clothing, as well as commercial farming. Ally is the Managing Director of Leap Holdings (Pty) Ltd., which houses the brands My Republik, My Greens, T-shirt Bar, M&A and Trench. Through the remarkable work of the My Republik brand, Leap Holdings was crowned "The Best Woman owned Business" at the Global Entrepreneurs Summit in 2015. In 2013, Ally was unveiled as a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum and selected as a Desmond Tutu Fellow. Her experience as a chartered accountant and a whole bucket-load of tenacity have turned this 'used-to-be' startup into a scalable business firmly planted in the soil of resilient grinders.

The fireside will include the opportunity to network with Ally Angula and other local entrepreneurs from Windhoek, a chat with Ally herself and an opportunity to ask her any question that you can think of to ask. You also have the opportunity to become part of the global Startup Grind community in Namibia to make a difference for start-ups locally - and connect to the global platform of entrepreneurs:

17:30 Welcome, networking and refreshments

18:30 Fireside chat with Ally, and Q&A with audience

19:30 Networking 

Venue: Windhoek Entrepreneurs Base, 84 Dr. Frans Indongo Street, Windhoek

In the words of adventurer and author Mark Twain, Angula quotes: 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover.”

We'll see you there!



Fireside chat with Ally Angula of My Republik, T-shirt Bar, Trench & My Greens (Leap Holdings Group)

Ally Angula

Co-Founder - Leap Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Ally is the Managing Director of Leap Holdings Group housing a manufacturing company, a clothing label and agri-business. She is a Chartered Accountant having worked at KPMG Namibia and Angula, Swart & Grant as a partner. A Harvard Business School alumni, awarded Best Woman owned Business at the 2015 Global Entrepreneurs Summit, and a Young Global Leader at the 2013 World Economic Forum.

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Date and Time
October 19, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Windhoek Entrepreneurs Base
84 Dr. Frans Indongo Street
Windhoek, 9000
5:30 pm Networking & Food
6:30 pm Fireside Chat
7:30 pm Networking & Close

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Stacey Susa

Stacey Susa

Startup Grind Windhoek

Chapter Director
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Naomi Boys

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Startup Grind Windhoek

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