One of Quicket’s key objectives is to bring ticketing technology into parts of Africa that have very fragmented payment landscapes. We are thus incredibly proud to have been selected as one of Webber Wentzel’s #Ignite10 Legal Incubation Program Winners (we know it’s a mouthful but it’s a mouthful we’re extremely proud of) which will help us realise our goal of becoming a truly pan-African self-managed ticketing solution.
To celebrate 150 years in business, and with an aim at helping shape the future, Webber Wentzel launched the program to support entrepreneurs as a key driver of South Africa’s economy while also working to drive the growth of the selected high-impact entrepreneurs that are helping to disrupt their respective industries for the better.
“Specifically, we're excited about this group of 10 companies because of what they're doing to change their industries and what they're likely to do, the scalability of their businesses, their promise, and also their particular founders. We really like each of them, we think they're going to do great things and we’re very excited for the opportunity to partner with them, drive their growth and support their futures.” - Aalia Manie (Project Lead & Partner at Webber Wentzel)
Director & Co-Founder at Quicket, James Tagg, joined two of the other winners - JP Kloppers (CEO of BrandsEye) and Tiaan Van Der Spuy (CEO of Leaply) - along with Webber Wentzel’s Project Lead & Partner, Aalia Manie, and Partner at Knife Capital and #Ignite10 Panellist, Andrea Bohmert in the #ClassicBusiness panel on Classic 1027.
The human element
An aspect that comes up a few times in the panel, almost as a theme, is the human element of a company. James Tagg shared that as the one thing he would not have changed along the journey of Quicket so far:
“In terms of who you hire and how you build a team - we’re still a small team but we’ve never gone the route of getting people with letters after their name or big degrees. We’ve always tried to build a company with a culture that mirrors our own aspirations, our own ethics, our own way of looking at things, and in that way, we’ve built a very tight and close team that’s almost is able to act autonomously, individually, but with the same common understanding of how we should build this business and how we should treat our customers, and how we should grow and should do and basically operate. And so for me that’s been an absolute, total blessing to have that in that way and it’s just by pure chance and instinct that it’s worked out that way and it’s worked out really well for us.” - James Tagg (Director & Co-Founder of Quicket)
Have a listen to the panel discussion below or click here to listen to the podcast on iono.fm, and see the complete list of selected companies below this article.
7 May 2018: The Classic Business Panel
Nina is the Marketing Manager for Quicket and is passionate about growing a community of event organisers into one that is empowered to create incredible experiences. An event organiser herself, she’s also worked across brand marketing, social media, and in the non-profit world. She’s a burner (AfrikaBurn) at heart, an avid baker, loves a good hug, and cooking dinner for friends over a glass of good wine.