Ollie Cape Town has a different take on the abroad experience and see what potential an entrepreneurial mindset has.
Evert was in the middle of his Masters in Law and working for a law firm in Amsterdam, before coming to Cape Town to find out if all the amazing stories about Cape Town were true.
Organising and participating in board activities during his studies have given him a great sense of responsibility and managing skills, which have proven to be indispensable for Ollie. Before Evert went ‘down south’ he had already been ‘down under’.
Since Australia the dream to one day start something at a place where everything revolves around surfing, good food, nature and wilderness has actually never left. This feeling, like when he experienced Cape Town for the first time, is what Evert wants to share.
Volunteering in India at age 16 and studying in Mexico at age 21; it was never the question if Iza would go abroad but when, how far and how long. It only took her one week to fall in love with Cape Town.
After finishing her Bachelor of Business Administration Iza set up an entrepreneurial line for Zuyd University Maastricht, for which she both created classes and lectured regarding the subject of entrepreneurship.
Her ‘practice what you preach’ belief combined with the love for Cape Town led to establishing Ollie. In which full advantage is taken of her contagious enthusiasm, naturally convincing yet approachable nature and being somewhat of a control freak.
It all revolves around experiences, the ones that excite, thrill and shape you. With Ollie that is exactly what Iza will be passing on.