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We Are Hosting Stephen Saad (Co-Founder of Aspen Pharmaceutical)
THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-durban-presents-we-are-hosting-stephen-saad-co-founder-of-aspen-pharmaceutical Stephen Saad the present CEO and Co-Founder of Aspen Pharmaceuticals is Durban's most successful entrepreneur's and one of Africa’s richest men,reaching the millionaire status at the tender age of 29. He managed to take a business from a three-bedroom house next to the Greyville race course in Durban to making it the 9th largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world. A previous winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year award at the All Africa Business Leaders Awards gala has gained 24 years of pharmaceutical experience. Aspen now has 26 manufacturing facilities at 18 sites on six continents and approximately[masked] employees. It distributes products to more than 150 countries and has operations in more than 50 of these. Aspen who have recently been ranked as the 10th most innovative company by Forbes is a leading global player in specialty and branded pharmaceuticals. Aspen prides themselves on having a proud heritage and are committed to sustaining life and promoting healthcare through increasing access to their high quality, affordable medicines and products. We will be discussing some critical elements relating to taking your business to the next level and how to deal with rapid business growth. Agenda 6:00 pm: Networking and Food 7:00 pm: Fireside Chat 8:00 pm: Networking --- Speaker Stephen Saad - Aspen Pharmaceuticals Stephen Saad the present CEO and Co-Founder of Aspen Pharmaceuticals is Durban's most successful entrepreneur and one of Africa’s richest men,reaching the millionaire status at the tender age of 29. He managed to take a business from a three-bedroom house next to the Greyville race course in Durban to making it the 9th largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world. Host Mohamed Chohan - Startup Grind Durban (Director of) --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Local Sponsorss SweepSouth (https://sweepsouth.com/) Book a reliable home cleaner in an instant for on-demand or regular home cleaning with the SweepSouth app. Available in major cities, a clean, happy home is finally at your fingertips. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing SweepSouth cleaning services are rated by thousands of customers, insured, and as flexible as your schedule demands. Book, reschedule and cancel cleans on the go, with safe and cashless payment upon completion of each clean. PayFast (http://www.payfast.co.za) PayFast is a payments processing service for South Africans and South African websites. We enable easy, secure and instant transfer of money from online buyers to sellers. We allow sellers –individuals, businesses and charities– to accept secure payments from online buyers in a variety of ways. We process credit cards from anywhere in the world, Instant EFT (bank transfers with SA’s four biggest banks that get instantly verified), Bitcoin and more Partners Cooee (http://www.cooee.co.za/) Coo-ee Softdrinks is an innovative and quality product available in over 17 delicious and refreshing flavours. The Coo-ee brand brings together family, friends and fun times. Get the fun, flavour and fizz of Coo-ee Softdrinks and celebrate everyday with Coo-ee for pure happiness and fun. Chilli Chocolate Chefs (http://www.chillichocolatechefs.co.za/) Chilli Chocolate Chefs are an established chef sister act in the culinary world of KwaZulu-Natal. Established 5 years ago, the chefs are graduates from two of South Africa’s renowned Chef Schools, Christina Martin and Fusion Cooking School. They have between them over 15 years of experience under their belts including stints at Sage Restaurant, Sprigs, Makaranga Lodge, Fusion Cafe, Refresh and Fashion TV to mention a few. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 400 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-durban-presents-we-are-hosting-stephen-saad-co-founder-of-aspen-pharmaceutical

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