Peter Flynn

Co-founder: White Wall Web and Ramp Foundation

Fortunately or unfortunately for me, I've got a lot of gut,� says 32-year-old Peter Flynn, managing director of White Wall Web. It's partly thanks to this "gut�, that his web application development company has become one of the best in the country. Flynn was studying English at UCT when he decided to take a course called "writing for the internet�. This was the catalyst that gave him the confidence he needed to compete in the tech industry. Three years later Flynn and his partners moved into an office and today they have branches in Jo'burg, Cape Town and the UK. Passionate about the industry, the group started the Ramp Foundation to nurture the careers of future techies. Last year 900 students and entrepreneurs attended their second Net Prophet conference. This year the Net Prophet bursary plans to support four technology students in their final year of university. No doubt Flynn will encourage them to take "writing for the internet�. �Eric Alexrod

Twitter: @pete_flynn