About Dylan Kohlstädt

Dylan Kohlstädt

Dylan is the founder and CEO of Shift ONE, a creative, integrated digital marketing agency, a Cape Town-based agency founded in 2011 with 13 full time staff members, and the Digital Marketing Academy in 2013.

Shift ONE was incubated by CiTi and Google for Entrepreneurs and Dylan now pays it forward by offering digital marketing training for entrepreneurs and Marketing Managers via the Academy.

She has also facilitated the CiTi Women in Business programme twice, and mentors entrepreneurs, marketing managers and women in business regularly.

Dylan believes that digital marketing is one of the most cost effective ways of growing a small business, and willingly shares her knowledge, strategies and ideas with entrepreneurs in an effort to see them grow and succeed.

With over 20 years marketing management experience in the gaming, insurance, financial and property industries, Dylan can be considered a subject matter expert in the field of marketing.

She has extensive local and international experience (South Africa, UK and Australia), and has managed global and national brands in multiple languages and countries.

Dylan has her IMM (3 years) Marketing Diploma as well as an MBA through Unisa. She is also the mother of two young girls and knows the challenges of being a mompreneur.

She enjoys surfing and kiteboarding as well as playing guitar and painting in her spare time, of which there is very little these days.

Dylan in Silicon Valley:

Dylan Kohlstädt

In 2013 Dylan Kohlstädt was invited by Google for Entrepreneurs to attend a two week immersion programme hosted by Blackbox VC in Silicon Valley.

There she was exposed to key thought leaders and tech entrepreneurs and taught about how to take a business ‘from garage to global’.


Left: Founders of YouTube. Director of Google for Entrepreneurs and VC, Creator of Siri (iPhone).