Jade Mann is the chief executive of Night Bus, a night-time transport service that goes between popular South African night life spots like the University of Johannesburg, Melville and Sandton. Mann was recently named a top 10 finalist by She Leads Africa. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about Jade Mann.
Source: Afromum.com, News24.com
Mann started Night Bus with her partners Clayton Mott, Mikail Solomon and Daniel Harris. Each entrepreneur was under 30 when they conceived of the idea for the company.
Mann and her associates did plenty of research aka partying to decide on the routes for the bus, costs, and other aspects of the company. One ticket costs around $2.50 and gets the rider unlimited rides for the night. Mann has said the company plans on adding more locations to Night Bus’ routes.
Mann has said that, in addition to linking all of the incredible nightlife spots in South Africa, she hopes to curb drunk driving with Night Bus.
Night Bus received over 4,000 likes in less than 24 hours in 2013, nearing its official launch. The company also hosts contests for event tickets via its Facebook page.
Mann is from Johannesburg, Gauteng, she attended the University of Johannesburg and she still resides there. So you could say she is a local through and through.
Mann used to work at Thomson Wilks Law as an attorney in the areas of commercial law, construction, litigation and consumer law. She also worked at Eversheds Africa Group, a Pan-African firm with lawyers in over 50 countries.
Sources: Attorneys.co.za, Eversheds.com
Mann attended Potchesfstroom Girls high school in Potchesfstroom, an academic city in the North West Province of South Africa.
Mann used to be the Operations Manager of Jo Borkett, a clothing brand for young professional women.
She loves to spend time with her mom’s toy Pomeranian.
She Leads Africa is a social platform that connects female entrepreneurs with the proper networks, financing, knowledge and other resources. In 2014, out of 380 applicants, the program selected 10 finalists who they will help meet investors and mentors. Jade Mann was one of those finalists.