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Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [5/12/2016]

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

Rise & Shine Breakfast with Carel van Wyk

Software engineer and co-founder of BitX, Carel van Wyk will be hosting a breakfast where she’ll be discussing and sharing her experiences with cryptocurrency.

Date: 6 December 2016, 8:30am – 10am
Location: Barclays Rise, 5th Floor, Block B, Woodstock Exchange, 66 – 68 Albert Road, Woodstock

FREE #CapeMarketing Workshops for Small Businesses in Woodstock

Marketing workshops that help business owners, managers and freelancers advertise their business correctly and effectively. Topics will include social media issues, customer loyalty incentives, and flyer advertising.

Date: 7 December 2016, 1pm to 2pm
Location: The Woodstock Exchange, Block A / 4th Floor, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock

Johannesburg

Stock Market Seminar: Pretoria

The Stock Market Seminar is hosted by AyaTha Investments and helps anyone interested in learning how to invest their money as well as how to work your way into the JSE, NYSE and the LSE.

Date: 6 December 2016, 12pm to 13:30pm
Location: 119 Brac Avenue, Sinoville, Pretoria, Gauteng

Shared Space Exponentials & New Business Innovations

A discussion around exponential growth as well as how to incorporate exponentials into your business. this event is hosted by the author of Me & My Big Ideas, John Harris.

Date: 6 December 2016, 9am to 10am
Location: Shop 17 & 18 Wilro Corner Shopping Center, Corner CR Swart & Mimosa, Johannesburg

Business Networking

A networking event hosted by David du Plessis, a frequent networking organiser. this event will help bring together many entrepreneurs from various disciplines to help strengthen their own networks and possible venture opportunities.

Date: 7 December 2016, 7am to 08:30am
Location: Corner William Nicol and St Andrews, Sandton

Hirsch’s Women in Business networking

An informative networking event to help businesswomen connect with like-minded individuals to strengthen their own businesses and is hosted by Catch the Beat’s, Daphne Fitzgerald.

Date: 8 December 2016, 9am
Location: Gateway Shopping Plaza; Cnr Sarel Baard & Old Johannesburg Road, Centurion

Kenya

Pitch to The Ladykillers: Test your Business Model

Test your business model and receive honest and constructive feedback on how to further enhance your SME. Pre-pitching workshops will also be held and are open to the public.

Date: 8 December 2016, 2pm to 4pm 
Location: The Hub East Africa, Waiyaki Way, Nairobi

Investor Readiness Workshop

This workshop is hosted by Sinapis in partnership with Karura Community Chapel and is a free investors workshop for anyone wanting to learn how to raise much-needed capital.

Date: 10 December 2016, 8am to 1pm
Location: Karura Community Chapel, Limuru Road, Nairobi

Nigeria

Africa Technology Summit 2016

This summit will bring together some major players in the tech space to interact and discuss how to better utilise Africa’s technology to better the continent.

Date: 6 December to 7 December 2016, 8am and 6am (7 December)
Location: InterContinental Lagos, Kofo Abayomi Street, Lagos

Business Roundtable 2017: Positioning For-profit & Growth

Roundtable discussions to help entrepreneurs and SMEs position themselves for profit as well as growth.

Date: 10 December 2016, 10am to 2pm
Location: The Pistis Hub, 1A Ikorodu Road, Maryland Junction, Ikeja, Lagos

Have a startup event that you’d like featured on next week’s event roundup? Send us an email.

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