Looking to get into the South African startup scene or scratch up on some of your skills? Well, you’ve come to the right place. There are loads of competitions, networking sessions and workshops happening around South Africa and the rest of the continent (namely Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana) that we’ve rounded up to make your life a bit easier.
This article is part of a weekly series that highlights all the top startup competitions, networking sessions, workshops and conferences around South Africa, and the greater region. If you have any event recommendations for us to add to the list, or next week’s, please let us know in the comments below or send us an email.
Not all of the events are free and some will require booking in advance. Please click on the event names to find out more information.
Entrepreneurs, business developers and web developers from Far Ventures team want to share with you their experience through classrooms. And the first classroom is about the famous (but not really well-known) Lean Start up Approach.
Date: 29 August, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Salt Circle Arcade Unit 303, 19 Kent St, Woodstock, Cape Town
Silicon Cape has been partnering with Workshop 17 in hosting a monthly event on the last Wednesday of every month. This month’s theme is “Female Founders.” They hope to raise awareness in the community and aim for this monthly event to be a firm favourite in the community to network, collaborate and stay connected to the pulse of Tech in the Western Cape.
Date: 31 August, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: V&A Waterfront, Dock Road
Are you a start-up, entrepreneur or small business owner? Perhaps you just have an inkling of an idea and need some advice or inspiration. Enjoy great coffee and productive workshops to help you with your business.
Date: 31 August, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: The Cape Town Garage, The Woodstock Exchange, Block A / 4th Floor, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock
Do you have ambitions to become an entrepreneur but are not sure how your business can have social / environmental impact? Do you have a business concept but are not sure how to start? Are you looking to reposition your business in the social or green sector? Then this workshop is for YOU! Learn how to grow your idea into a successful venture, with an easy to understand visual framework.
Date: 2 to 3 September
Location: The Sustainability Institute, Lynedoch Road, Stellenbosch
Akro will be hosting a morning of complimentary workshops.
Date: 3 September, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 17 Shelley Road, Salt River
Information on how to own your own global business in two of the world’s biggest mega trends. Full Training Provided, Low Startup Cost ,Turn Key Operation, Earn While you Learn.
Date: 1 September, 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Mannatech House, Viscount Office Park 11 Viscount Road
The Kenya-AfriStack Workshop will train 25 women aged between 15 to 30 years in methodical ideation and early stage startup skills in information technology, business management, marketing, communication.
Date: 29 August, 8:00am
Location: AkiraChix, Ground Floor, Bishop Magua Centre, George Padmore Lane, Off Ngong Road, Nairobi
They will be hosting Adrian Sameli formerly of Angaza and Eric Muturi of Honey Care Africa.
Date: 31 August, 5:00pm
Location: iHub – Nairobi’s Innovation Hub, Upper Hill Estate, 4th Floor, Bishop Magua Centre, George Padmore Lane, Nairobi
DrinkEntrepreneurs Nairobi is a community where entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and like-minded individuals meet once a month or more to informally socialize, collaborate and inspire each other. With the primary goal to help young entrepreneurs and early stage businesses innovate, DE Nairobi is aiming at becoming an integral part of Nairobi’s thriving startup community.
Date: 1 September, 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: Brew Bistro Rooftop Westlands Fortis Tower, Mpaka Road, Nairobi
100Startups Acceleration Program is a combined intervention program designed to accelerate the growth of Nigerian startups to i) raise their revenue capacity, and ii) build structure into their business for sustainability.
Date: 1 September, 12:00pm
Join us on Thursday, September 1, at Demo Day as we hang out with some of the coolest new startups, and listen to them tell us all about their work. We’ll get the chance to get to know them and offer feedback about how to improve their products, and maybe even start something new with them.
Date: 1 September, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: CapitalSquare Lagos, Lekki, Epe Express Road, Lekki, Lagos
On this free, interactive webinar, they will discuss various topics around creating an impactful company with special guest Kimbal Musk.
Date: 30 August, 6:30pm
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