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Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [06/11/2017]

Looking to get into the South African startup scene or catch 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

AfricArena 2017: International Africa Tech Conference

Silicon Cape and La French Tech this week host AfricArena, a platform to connect investors from across the world with the very best startups from Africa and beyond.

AfricArena will feature keynote speeches and panel discussions with top speakers from Europe and Africa. Selected startups are also participating in pitch battles in a bid to win investment opportunities from committed angel investors, venture capital funds and private equity players.

Date: 6 to 7 November, 8am to 6pm
Location: Century City Conference Centre

Lean Coffee

For those working in startups, lean (startup) coffee is a weekly one-hour coffee meetup that runs a mashup of leancoffee.org with theleanstartup.com.

Date: 8 November, 8.30am to 9.30am
Location: 1 Somerset Road, Green Point, Cape Town

Lioness Lean In Breakfast Event

The Lioness Lean In Breakfast Series is based on a breakfast networking and speaker presentation format that is highly popular with women entrepreneurs in Africa. Join Lioness of Africa founder Melanie Hawken and hear from other inspiring entrepreneurial women.

Date: 10 November, 8.30am to 11.30am
Location: Workshop 17, 17 Dock Road, Waterfront, Cape Town

Kenya

iHub Women in Entrepreneurship Series

Come and learn about tax management and how to protect your intellectual property (IP). Join intellectual property expert Liz Lenjo and tax management consultant Lydia Ndirangu at they share insights on these subjects.

Date: 8 November, 4pm to 7pm
Location: iHub, 6th Floor, Senteu Plaza Junction of Galana Rd and Lenana Rd, Nairobi County, Nairobi

Startup Weekend Education: Professionals and Campus Edition

Startup Weekend Education is a bi-annual event bringing together programmers, marketers, designers, and startup enthusiasts to form teams and launch edtech businesses in 54 hours.

Date: 10 November, 4pm to 7pm
Location: Daykio Plaza (Spire), Ngong Lane, Nairobi County, Nairobi

Nigeria

Accelerate Labs Demo Day

Come watch 10 carefully selected startups from the Accelerate Labs Programme pitch to investors and sponsors for funding.

Date: 7 November, 10am to 2pm
Location: Imaguero College Hall, Sapele Road, Benin City, Edo

TEDxGbagada 2017 Conference

Join 10 of Nigeria’s best scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators as they share ideas in their respective fields.

Date: 11 November, 9am to 3pm
Location: The Zone Centre, Plot 9 Gbagada Industrial Scheme, Beside UPS, Araromi Gbagada Expressway, Lagos

Zambia

Lioness Lean In Breakfast Event

The Lioness Lean In Breakfast Series is based on a breakfast networking and speaker presentation format that is highly popular with women entrepreneurs in Africa. Join Lioness of Africa founder Melanie Hawken and hear from other inspiring entrepreneurial women.

Date: 8 November, 8am to 11am
Location: Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Church Road, Lusaka

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