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Cape Town

Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [13/02/2017]

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

Heavy Chef Cape Town: The New Breed Of FinTech Startups

FinTech is the most exciting area in business right now. And so, we turn our focus to two amazing companies on the African continent: Yoco and JUMO. Our first speakers for 2017 represent the new breed of finance. Young, smart and trail-blazing, Katlego Maphai and Andrew Watkins-Ball are two of the most exciting individuals working in this space. Two very different companies, but with equally compelling stories, this event is not to be missed.

Date: 14 February, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Primedia Broadcasting, 7 Highfield Road, GreenPoint

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. We each propose topics, vote on them and talk about the most popular ones for a few minutes. Come visit to see how it works.

Date: 15 February, 8:30am to 9:30am
Location: TRUTH. coffeecult, 1 Somerset Road, Green Point,

FREE #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: 15 February, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: The Cape Town Garage, The Woodstock Exchange, Block A / 4th Floor, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock

FREE #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: 16 February, 9:00am
Location: N/A

NedRock – Lean Analytics Fundamentals

In this workshop, we will look at fundamentals of analytics and also at an analytics framework to guide the process. We will go through stages every startup goes through as it discovers the right product and the relevant metrics for each of the stages.

Date: 17 February, all day
Location: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, 31 Brickfield Rd, Woodstock

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. Please ensure you inform us of your profession before joining for the meeting. Therefore, please contact any of your hosts through Meetup and we will immediately respond.

Date: 15 February, 7:00am to 8:30am
Location: The Street Cafe (Rosebank Union Church), 40 St Andrews Road

Breakfast Business Networking

The Purpose of this Business Networking meeting is to offer you the business owner a networking platform to promote your business/service. To meet new like minded business owners.

Date: 15 February, 8:30am
Location: Piza e Vino Eagles Landing, Corner of Scott and Christiaan de Wet Rd, Randpark Ridge

Nairobi

Intellecap Workshop: Startup Wave Platform and Value Prop Canvas

This month we will be hosting Arielle Molino, Arielle is based in Nairobi where she supports Sankalp Forum’s Africa Enterprises and builds out local partnerships. She spearheads StartupWave’s East African operations. Arielle will be facilitating a workshop on the Value Prop Canvas during our meetup. She will also talk briefly about the Startup Wave Program, a virtual incubation platform.

Date: 15 February, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: Metta, 14 Riverside, Nairobi

Nigeria

CFA’s Startups Hangout: Staying Focused against all Odds

 

CFAtech.ng is bringing you CFA’s Startups Hangout a monthly meetup where Startups can connect with successful entrepreneurs and top executives who have had similar experiences along the journey. This we believe will enable startups learn a thing or two such that they can easily leapfrog without having to make the very same or similar mistakes.

Date: 17 February, 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Adna Hotel Limited, Oladipo Bateye Road, Ikeja, Lagos

STRATEGIC BUSINESS MASTERCLASS

According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months. A whopping 80% crash and burn. It was also observed that many African businesses do not outlive their founders, while some who do, may not go beyond the shores of Nigeria. Strategic Business Masterclass was conceived to address this challenge. It is aimed at helping 50 startups and entrepreneurs to build a business that is profitable, adds value, structured and sustainable with global appeal.

Date: 18 February, 9:00am
Location: LCCI Conference center, Ikeja, Lagos

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

Feature image: Andrew Moore via Flickr.

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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