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Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [26/09/2016]

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.

Cape Town

#SCTechTalks Green/CleanTech

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 “Green/CleanTech”

Date: 28 September, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Workshop 17, Watershed, V&A Waterfront, Dock Road

Collaborate and innovate by using the lean coffee methodology!!

Let’s carry on our lean coffee topics; incubators in Hout Bay (what/how etc), innovative start-ups born in Hout Bay, crowd funding in Hout Bay, just to name a few topics still to cover in our next meet up. See you all then.

Date: 28 September, 8:00am
Location: Earthworx Garden World – coffee shop, Corner Victoria and Valley Roads, Hout Bay

Lean (Startup) Coffee

For people working in startups, lean (startup) coffee is a weekly 1-hour coffee that runs a mash-up of leancoffee.org with theleanstartup.com. Unlike other startup meetups, lean (startup) coffee is agendaless, speakerless and talks about what you care about.

Date: 28 September, 8:30am to 9:30am
Location: TRUTH. coffeecult, 1 Somerset Road, Green Point

CapeMarketing Workshops for Small Businesses in Woodstock

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. We offer a relaxed and safe space for you to discuss any issues, ideas or success stories. If you have any marketing problems you need help with, you can bring them all to the table and tap into the wealth of experience and knowledge from the group.

Date: 28 September. 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: The Cape Town Garage, The Woodstock Exchange, Block A / 4th Floor, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock

CapeMarketing Workshops for Small Businesses in Diep River

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. We offer a relaxed and safe space for you to discuss any issues, ideas or success stories. If you have any marketing problems you need help with, you can bring them all to the table and tap into the wealth of experience and knowledge from the group.

Date: 29 September, 9:00am
Location: TBA

Johannesburg

Business Networking

Focusing on building long term business relationships through word of mouth referrals. We are looking for professionals in selected industries to join us and were we tap into one another’s networks to grow each of our businesses.

Date: 28 September, 7:00am to 8:30am
Location: The Street Cafe (Rosebank Union Church), 40 St Andrews Road

Kenya

Meetup with Dan Carroll, CPO & Co-Founder at Clever.com

This month’s meetup has been moved to 28th of September, 2016. We will be hosting Dan Carroll, the founder of the Denver, USA Edtech meetup. Dan is also the Co-founder of Clever.com. He will be sharing his experiences running an Edtech meetup in the US. Welcome to an evening of networking, learning and sharing about your work in Edtech.

Date: 28 September, 6:00pm
Location: Spire Office, Daykio Plaza, Ngong Lane (off Ngong Road, next to Prestige)

Phares Kariuki (Node Africa)

Phares is the CEO of Node Africa Limited, a data management company that leverages cloud infrastructure go give bespoke solutions to Kenyan enterprises and SMEs. Phares was previously Founder & CEO at Angani, Project Manager at the African Media Initiative, EA Product Manager for VMware at Westcon Africa.

Date: 29 September, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Nexus CoWork, Ground Floor, Riara Corporate Suites, Riara Road, Nairobi

Hubcubation – a 6 month program for startups

Hubcubation is a 6-month program designed for entrepreneurs who want to take their startup to the next level of professionalism and sustainability. The program has a 360′ approach build on three pillars: knowledge, network and mentor/coaching.

Date: 30 September, 9:00am
Location: The Hub East Africa, Waiyaki Way, Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Nigeria

TechCircle Presents: Build a Great Startup – Q&A in Abuja With Y Combinator

If you’re an (aspiring) entrepreneur living in or around Abuja, looking to build a world class startup or you’re interested in knowing what it takes to get funded by the world renowned startup incubator Y Combinator, then you should attend the fireside chat and Q&A session with Michael Seibel, Partner, Y Combinator.

Date: 27 September, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: Ventures Platform, 29 Mambilla Street, Abuja, FCT

J-Town Entrepreneur Hook Up

The J-Town Entrepreneur Hook Up is a meetup event for aspiring, emerging, and seasoned entrepreneurs based in Jos. It holds on the first Saturday of each month and is designed to inspire a radical change in the way entrepreneurs in Jos start, manage, and grow their businesses.

Date: 1 October, 10:00am to 1:30pm
Location: nHub Nigeria, 3rd Floor, TAEN Business Complex(Blue Whales Building), Opp. Former NITEL Office, Yakubu Gowon Way, Jos, Plateau, Nigeria

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Graham started out as an electronics manager at Take2 Home Entertainment and went on to spend a further ten years in the South African ecommerce industry. During this time, Graham founded and managed an online geek and hobby shop. He has always had a passion for writing and has... More