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Gys Kappers

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Entrepreneur
Gys Kappers
Company
Wyzetalk
Industry
Technology
Website
Twitter: @wyzetalk
Year Selected
2015
Jobs at selection
73
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Company Snapshot
Wyzetalk is partnering with organizations to drive communication, collaboration and innovation. When companies employ hundreds of workers, getting everyone on the same page can be a difficult task. Wyzetalk breaks down these silos through its mobile-based business communication platform that allows enterprises to drive effective collaboration and innovation.

Wyzetalk CEO Gys Kapper sold one of his first ventures and used the capital to finance his executive MBA from the University of Cape Town. Gys wrote his thesis on the benefits of using enterprise software to spur social interaction amongst employees, which attracted international recognition.

In 2011 Gys met Gerhard Pretoris. The two decided to convert Gys’ idea into a reality. Within three months of its launch, Wyzetalk had three major clients. The media quickly took notice: CNN listed Wyzetalk as one of the top 10 African Startups that rocked 2014 and CB Insights highlighted the company as one of the top 12 the companies to watch in Africa.
Wyzetalk provides organizations with a central platform to drive communication, collaboration, and innovation across smartphones and feature phones. It offers two solutions: Wyzetalk Enterprise and Wyzetalk Workforce. The company developed its platform to specifically account for the needs of companies in emerging markets.

Gys is an impassioned advocate for giveback entrepreneurship. As a member of the Young Presidents Organization, he initiated a mentorship program in Cape Town that YPO has since replicated worldwide; he personally mentors four young entrepreneurs.