Google Startup Grind Durban Hosts Dale Tomlinson.

The Startup Grind event with Dale Tomlinson, the Founder and CEO of The Hardy Boys, is happening this week Wednesday, 19 August 2015. Dale Tomlinson will be talking about surviving 20 years in the ad business.

About Dale Tomlinson:

After studying Fine Arts at the Natal Technikon,The Hardy Boys’ Dale Tomlinson started off his career as a designer, working in studios in London, San Francisco and South Africa. After several years spent gaining experience in the industry, he launched own design business in Durban: The Hardy Boys.
The inspiration behind the name ‘The Hardy Boys’ is the 1927 series of novels based on amateur detectives Frank and Joe, better known as The Hardy Boys. Currently he is focusing on expanding The Hardy Boys further into Africa.  The Hardy Boys has landed five Loerie Awards and one Craft Award for various campaigns. On top of that they had received a Bronze Medal at the 55th annual Clio Awards in New York (the only SA agency to win an award in that year) and two silvervawards at the ADVAN Awards in Nigeria. The Hardy Boys were also awarded two Diageo Marketing Brilliance Awardsand Global Best Innovation Agency Award for the launch of the Diageo Snapp brand into Kenya and Nigeria.

Dale Tomlinson

Dale Tomlinson Speaks at Startup Grind Durban

Mr. Tomlinson has also been the only African to speak at Cannes to an audience of 3000 at the Cannes Lions Awards in 2013. With their excellent team, they continue to grow into one of South Africa’s and Africa’s top agencies.
For those of you who are planning on starting their own businesses one day or who just needs to be inspired in their careers.

Startup Grind Durban

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 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.
Dale Tomlinson started his career as a designer working in studios in London, San Francisco and South Africa. He is the Founder and CEO of The Hardy Boys, a multi-disciplinary agency based in Durban, South Africa.
Tickets are R70 and you can book them on
We looking forward to a great evening once more.

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