Nic Haralambous

(Business/Innovative)

Based: Cape Town

Nic has spent the last ten years building startups, failing, learning and experiencing business. He has paid most attention to building innovative businesses, customer service, ecommerce and mobile.
Media
Nic has a journalism, politics and philosophy degree from Rhodes University. He started out his media career at 702 talk radio but moved from there to the Times Media Limited group where he worked at Financial Mail and Business Day.
Thereafter he joined the Mail & Guardian team for a brief stint as the Head of their Mobile division.
Startups
Once Nic left M&G he then moved to a young startup called Zoopy. This was a short-lived move and Nic found himself at Vodacom SA working to develop a new location based social network called The Grid with his soon to be business partner.
The Grid was fortunate enough to operate as a tiny startup in a large organisation like Vodacom SA. However after a period Nic realised that he could be building his own business and relocated to Cape Town to build Motribe.
Motribe was a mobile social network builder that Nic co-founder with Vincent Maher in 2010. After 2 years of intense work, Mxit purchased Motribe and Nic successfully exited the business.
Fashion
Having sold Motribe, Nic was able to take time to plan his next startup. In this period, NicSocks was born; An online sock subscription service that delivered socks to men’s doors once a month.
Since launching in 2012, NicSocks has grown into NicHarry.com, a men’s accessory business.
Writing
Currently Nic publishes his writings on his Medium profile. He is also a columnists for Entrepreneur Magazine and contributes to Men’s Health.

 

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