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York Zucchi
York Zucchi
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Category:
Speaker, MC
Location:
Johannesburg South Africa
Preferred Language:
English, German, Italian
Tags:
Entrepreneur,Innovation,MC,Professional Speaker
Profile:
York Zucchi is a Swiss Investor & Entrepreneur in Africa, who is passionate about making a difference. He is the Chief Coffee Drinker at a Primary Healthcare company based in South Africa, and is a charismatic speaker who is passionate about Africa and Entrepreneurship.
York's speaking style is relaxed, energetic, and ideally engaging (he does best when it is a dialogue and open forum) and interactive.
York comes from a large corporate backgrouns (has worked in numerous countries, from Dubai to Hong Kong to UK, Germany, USA, Luxembourg, etc.) and has also failed at a number of business ventures, so he understands the reality of entrepreneurship on the ground. 
 
In 2007 York Zucchi started to sense that the eyes of the business world were starting to turn to Africa and decided to quit his position at Goldman Sachs and move to South Africa to start his own business. After making numerous mistakes he finally found the right gears, and thanks to a great team and in part due to the enormous potential that Africa has to offer, his companies (Healthcare, IT, Education and Bookkeeping) are now growing nicely. 
 
“Africa is the SABS of the world. If you can figure out how to make it work in Africa, chances are it can work anywhere.” York Zucchi.
 
York has enjoyed speaking platforms at numerous events, from TEDx, to Engen to Innovation Summit, Chambers of Commerce, etc. He has participated in numerous panel discussions, from WITS university to Lions’ Den”(commercialization of your intellectual property), etc.
 
As far as publications go, he has appeared in numerous articles, from the Financial Times to the Wall Street Journal to Entrepreneurship Magazine around the topic of Africa and entrepreneurship.
York Zucchi is a Swiss Investor & Entrepreneur in Africa, who is passionate about making a difference. He is the Chief Coffee Drinker at a Primary Healthcare company based in South Africa, and is a charismatic speaker who is passionate about Africa and Entrepreneurship.
York's speaking style is relaxed, energetic, and ideally engaging (he does best when it is a dialogue and open forum) and interactive.
York comes from a large corporate backgrouns (has worked in nu
Synopsis:
PRESENTATIONS by York Zucchi

How Africa forces you to be innovative.

1. Swiss entrepreneur and investor in Africa
2. With my international network and background what has led me to choose Africa (i.e. what makes SA and Africa so special compared to other countries)?
3. What have my experiences been in setting up companies and doing deals in SA and SSA? Touching various topics, from soft issues (managing expectations) to hard issues (infrastructure, legislation, etc). What screw ups have we made. What has worked. All with the caveat of subjectivity – what works for me may not work for others.
4. The dynamics of doing business in emerging markets vs. more established markets.
5. The world is paying attention to Africa. The gap between perception and reality is closing. What does the world think of Africa as an investment destination?
6. Who is going to be eating your lunch? It is not who you think… Noise vs real disruptors.
7. Reason to be optimistic about the future and why I am here to stay
PRESENTATIONS by York Zucchi

How Africa forces you to be innovative.

1. Swiss entrepreneur and investor in Af
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