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Startup Grind Cape Town Hosts Simon Mantell (Mantelli's Biscuits) - #StartCPT

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A born and bred Capetonian, Simon Mantell started his formal working career in 1976 as a smooth talking 13 year old door to door salesman marketing mirrors after hours to homeowners in the newly built Mitchell’s Plain. This work experience served as an invaluable lesson in developing a thick skin while pitching ideas and products to potential customers. This is the full interview with Simon Mantelli which took place on 31st July 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa at iXperience. #StartCPT to follow our monthly events For more information visit http://www,StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind. ***Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs. Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn't, and what they'll do differently next time. It's an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.