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University of Cape Town
Merah Mas Industrial Biotech, BiomimicrySA, TEDxCapeTown
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Hey, I'm Bernelle!
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa · Member since February 2012
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I am fascinated by the connections between people. I like looking at using interfaces to learn to change systems, this is also why airbnb interests me. I'm also a bioprocess engineer and ratified geek. I love water and work to improve water quality. So there's always a lot of water around me. I used to be the TEDxCapeTown curator, and TEDx is another platform I find phenomenal in terms of the connections between seemingly distant ideas it creates. My favourite quote from TEDx is that 'it pulls on heart strings you never knew you had'.

Why am I on airbnb?
I love meeting interesting people, and learning new things, and new points of view. Specifically I'm keen to interact with entrepreneurs with a social bent who can put business principles to work on social and environmental challenges, and have fun along the way. Think sexy, big picture thinking, not charity.

Every buck earned on airbnb goes to convert my house into a more sustainable version of itself, and eventually half the house will be converted to an office and incubation space for emerging green entrepreneurs. The initiative we've created to support this is called Building Isinthu. Isinthu means 'Gathering for Celebration', so we're building the capacity to celebrate!