The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation features GD Industries CEO and founder Gareth Duncan in the latest episode of UWC Short Story.
Gareth Duncan, who hails from Kuils River, comes from a media backrgound.
After emerging as one of the top journalism students from the Cape Peninsula Univeristy of Technology, where he obtained his Journalism National Diploma and BTech qualifications, he started his professional career as a sports writer. He also toured as Team South Africa’s Media Manager to two major youth international events. This allowed him to gain a high level of experience working on print, digital and mobile titles, as well as TV and radio.
After five years as a media professional, Gareth pursued his personal endeavours as a youth entrepreneur in 2013. In May 2015, he launched his own media strategy company, GD Industries. Since then, the 26-year-old has assisted with the growth of over 20 brands and companies (start-ups and corporates).
He’s been recognised as one of the top youth entrepreneurs in South Africa, becoming a Glenfiddich Maverick and TedX speaker. He was recently named in the Seed Academy and City of Cape Town’s #YouthStartCT Top 25.