The idea for this event is centered around open hearted discussions that will bring true diversity, flexibility and freedom to the workplace. We bring together a bunch of people passionate about new ways of working, all with different perspectives and opinions ranging from new spaces we find ourselves working in, to new skills, freelancing and the future of recruitment, to the artists’ view on tapping into our creativity to stay relevant in an ever automated future workplace.
First of many in a series of #flexyworking knowledge sharing and networking events with inspiring global thought leaders passionate about figuring out how technology, social media & new ways of working impact the way businesses of the future will operate.
Meet the Creators and Contributors
The founder of What the Freelance & founder of Growing Pains Business Consulting. Brent is passionate about Freelancing and how the freelance market has grown over recent years and will continue to do so in the future. He has spent tens of thousands of hours consulting and coaching some of the largest creative and digital agencies and therefore understand what is required to foster effective and profitable relationships between agencies and freelancers.
In conjunction with Vega School and IIE, What The Freelance offers a mini-MBA to creative and digital freelancers. Knowing what concerns the owners and creative heads of agencies and brands have with freelance partners, has helped him design the best freelance course on the market.
As an advertising agency owner, you should constantly be looking for ways to scale your business with the lowest fixed overhead exposure and risk, all while finding and using the best talent to deliver the highest quality work.
We look forward to learn and engage with Brent and are very grateful for his contribution & participation.
The lovely and inspiring Tessa is not only the Founder of Frolik but also a Freelance Designer with over 12 years experience in the industry. Tessa specializes in print design with a special interest in packaging, logo design & illustration. Besides all her freelancing work she is the admin and owner of the Facebook group, The Resource.
The Resource is a free community created to connect South African advertising, design & branding industries to creatives and book them on jobs quickly...
Tessa has been running The Resource for free as a service to the industry due to her passion for design, the freelance world and South African creatives. We’re very honored to have Tessa join us, sharing her journey and learnings to everyone hoping to build a successful freelance career.
We are delighted to have Nathan Heller as part of the team, Co-founder and Managing Director of Spin Street House, the co-working space and Strategic Partner of Seedspace Global. Nathan has been involved in management & development of co-working spaces since 2007. He has an entrepreneurial mind set and loves building communities who can work together.
Our motto at Seedspace: Entrepreneurship as a lifestyle.
We believe this beautiful motto ties in with our evening perfectly and are excited to learn from Nathan’s experience.
Jeri is a talented South African born singer-songwriter based in NYC. She writes acoustic heart-stirring melodies with a percussive fold pop edge. She has performed live across the US and South Africa and will be joining us to not only fill our evening with some soul-stirring entertainment, but also share her journey as an artist, embracing the Future of Work in more ways than one.
Jeri is a friend of Flexy, a brave artist and inspiring mind with fresh perspectives on creativity and the future of work. We are so happy to have a star in the house & grateful for her contribution to the evening and community!
Seedspace Cape Town
Previously known as Spin Street House, Seedspace Cape Town is our amazing partner for this event. Their beautiful heritage building is home to thriving community individuals, startups and collaborators working across a diverse range of disciplines. The co-working space offers multiple facilities and customized areas, including flexible hot-desk space in their Clubhouse, dedicated desks in the Studio, elegant private Suites, various convenient meeting rooms, plus incredible event space with all amenities & catering options.
Most important though are the people who work here and the strong network that has been growing since 2013.
We’re incredibly happy to be able to host this event in such an amazing space, with a community & co-creation driven mentality.
Flexy’s founder Annette Muller will lead the meetup adventure with all the energy, vision and imagination that has brought to life www.flexyforce.com. She is a serial entrepreneur, global speaker and women on a mission to bring true flexibility to the workplace as well as equal and meaningful work opportunities to everyone all over the world. Annette has learned from spending time in innovation agencies, corporates, start-ups through to recently exiting DOTNXT, one of South Africa’s first Corporate Innovation Agencies, to focus on bringing #flexyworking to life.
A company of the future. A culture of adventure and flexibility. A team with shared values, big hearts and open minds. A dream for every day to be a productive adventure.
That’s us, welcome to the Flexy Tribe. We cannot wait to meet you.
Date: 17th of May 2018
Time: 17:00 for 17:30 – 20:00
Address: Spin Street House, 8 Spin Street, Cape Town
Ticket price: R 50,- includes a welcome drink, snacks & wisdom
Cash bar available. Tickets are limited – please make sure you book yours here.