Mark Sham – Marketing Disruption Speaker

Mark Sham – Marketing Disruption Speaker is an entrepreneur, writer and speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Suits & Sneakers and also founder of the Impello incubation hub. Mark is hell bent on disrupting education for people of all ages.

He speaks with a ferocious energy and passion and is very good at taking broad-based thinking and synthesising it all into a format that audiences can understand. Mark Sham is not only creating awareness around his vision to change education and training in South Africa, but he’s forging a network of entrepreneurs and corporate businesses to champion those causes.

This true entrepreneur has “started every business under the sun” but these days he prefers to focus on the Suits & Sneakers ecosystem exclusively. He also speaks around the country on topics like digital marketing, entrepreneurship and innovation. Book through Conference Speakers

Mark Sham - Marketing Disruption Speaker

Mark Sham – Marketing Disruption Speaker

 

Mark Sham – Marketing Disruption Speaker

I am a passionate entrepreneur who is changing the world! I speak to audiences around the globe about being better prepared for the future. I also run a much loved social enterprise called Suits & Sneakers. We are currently working on a new type of education system that young people can use at no cost because every one deserves a shot at being somebody!

 

Mark Sham is the founder and CEO of Suits & Sneakers and also the Impello coworking space which is a Suits & Sneakers initiative. Mark is a true entrepreneur who has started every business under the sun. These days he prefers to focus on the Suits & Sneakers ecosystem exclusively. He also speaks around the country on topics like digital marketing, entrepreneurship and innovation.

WHY WE ASKED HIM TO SPEAK
Although Mark has been speaking for quite some time, he generally tries to use the Suits & Sneakers platform to showcase other speakers. Over the last while, he has been asked to speak more and more at his own events by the people who attend.

Mark is very good at taking broad based thinking and synthesising it all into a format that everyone can understand. He speaks with a ferocious energy and passion which he thinks is the reason that people asked to see him speak more. Follow CSI on Twitter

Mark Sham – Marketing Disruption Speaker

Impello was started by a group of entrepreneurs and headed up by Mark Sham who also co-founded Suits & Sneakers. Mark explains how it all came together:

“I first stumbled upon the concept of coworking while I was traveling abroad a few years ago. I didn’t actually realize what I was walking into but once I was inside, the whole place just made so much sense. I remember wishing that I could work from a space like this and then I just knew I had to open something like this back home one day.

In 2014, I visited a coworking space in South Africa for the first time and it really lit a fire inside of me again. In 2015, I started Suits & Sneakers and a friend of mine, Ceile Bird, was helping for a month or two before she was to move to London. She kept telling me about this organization called “Centre for Social Innovation. When I finally took a proper look at this amazing coworking space, I knew this was something I had to get off the ground.

I started talking to people about the concept in hopes of rallying support and then even started looking at buildings without knowing where the capital would come from. In 2016, we hit the jackpot as we stumbled upon 139 Greenway and signed for the building. We had very little investment at first but I knew we were onto something and had no doubt it would come together.

Having the Suits & Sneakers platform behind me helped because the narrative made sense. We just had to open up a coworking space and the investment followed suit. The rest, as they say, is history.”

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