The Old Diocesan Issue5 Mar2020 - Page 21



CUTTING OUT THE MIDDLEMAN
Jaryd Hermann, CEO
Stuart Miller, CTO
Entrepreneurs Jaryd Hermann
(2012K), Stuart Miller (2013S)
and Dani Zelezniak were featured
by Disrupt Africa and MyBroadband
after taking their local tech start-up
WeCast across the pond to New York.
WeCast is a platform where actors,
models, photographers and other
talent can engage with quality job
opportunities. “WeCast is basically
LinkedIn for the entertainment
industry,” says Stuart, the platform’s
co-founder and chief tech officer.
“We’re the first marketplace platform
to let aspiring talent secure prestigious
jobs without the need for an agent.”
So far, WeCast users have booked
jobs with brands such as Burger
King, Gucci, Adidas and Coca-Cola,
and the immediate plan is to attract
investment and build relationships
on an international scale – starting
in the US. See www.mywecast.com.
FRANCOIS LOUW PHOTOGRAPH GETTY IMAGES
HIS CUP RUNNETH OVER
Just in case you missed it – the Springboks lifted the Webb Ellis Cup on
2 November 2019, after beating England 32-12 in the Rugby World Cup
final in Yokohama. Which means that Bishops now has a second World
Cup winner, after Stuart Abbott (1995S) (who won in 2003 with England).
Congratulations to Francois Louw (2003W)! After announcing
his retirement from international rugby a few days after the
victory, Flo was described on News24 as the “fulcrum” of
the Springboks’ headline-grabbing Bomb Squad. He earned
76 Test caps. The final, televised on SABC and DSTV, was
watched by half of South Africa’s adult viewing population.
Flo celebrates
with SuperSport
commentator
Matthew Pearce
(1987G) after
the RWC final.
(See p60, Issue 4.)
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