So Long RedButton, and Thanks for All the Fish

Having co-founded RedButton, a Cape Town based wireless Internet company, over six years ago, the time came to move on and so I recently exited the business, which continues with success.

Looking back, I feel privileged to have gained a wealth of experience and feel proud to have built up an established business from scratch with no outside investment.

The highlights include:

  • Climbing Kilimanjaro with my business partners, Barry Steyn and Kilian Hagemann, soon after founding the business, in September 2006. We also subsequently climbed the snow clad Waaihoek a number of times.
  • Building and then launching the RedButton WiFi Hotspot Billing System in April 2007
  • The large-scale roll-out of the RedButton WiFi Hotspot Billing System in June 2007
  • Participating in and then winning the VeloCITI Business Acceleration Programme in October 2007
  • Closing a deal with a major hotel, that is a part of the world’s largest hotel chain, in 2009
  • Watching the business go on with success as I move on

In closing, this is to thank all the staff of RedButton and above all my family for their support. So long RedButton, and thanks for all the fish.

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One thought on “So Long RedButton, and Thanks for All the Fish

  1. Cheers Nico!

    Thank you for the hard work and tireless dedication to RedButton. You made many sacrifices over the years which helped the business grow, even in the most challenging of times.

    May you have all the best of success in your future endeavours!

    Regards,
    RedButton Team

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