Speaker Spotlight: Nic Haralambous

We asked each of our speakers a few questions about themselves and their connection with WordPress – here’s what Nic had to say.


Nic HaralambousNic was the CEO and co-founder of Motribe, the mobile community platform, before the company was successfully acquired by Mxit in October, 2012. He also founded ForeFront Africa consulting firm before exiting to Imperial Holdings.

He was selected as one of the 200 young South Africans to take to lunch by the Mail&Guardian, featured on GQ’s list of top 30 men in media and was also a finalist in the Men’s Health Best Men Awards. The company he co-founded, Motribe, was named by Forbes as one of the top 20 startups in Africa.

His career included roles at the Sunday Times, Financial Mail, 702, Mail & Guardian as well as Vodacom SA.

Nic is currently the founder of the online fashion company, NicSocks.com.

How are you involved with WordPress and the WordPress community?

I’ve been building blogs and websites using wordpress for almost 10 years now. My most recent company, NicSocks.com is built using WordPress.

What excites you most about WordPress?

The ease of use and set up (once you know how) is hard to match. The learning curve is steep in the beginning but once you have the basics down, you’re ready to roll.

If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?

I’d love the ability to time travel. I want to see what it’s going to be like when we discover that we’re not alone in the universe. That’d be pretty cool.