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Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [03/04/2018]

Looking to get into the South African startup scene or brush up on some of your skills? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

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

Lean (startup) 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: 4 April, 8.30am to 9.30am
Location: 1 Somerset Road, Green Point, Cape Town

Lets talk about : The major Facebook and Instagram changes affecting entrepreneurs in 2018

With hundreds of algorithms and feature changes every month, it can be hard to stay on top of what really matters in social media. With organic reach expected to get as low as between zero and two percent in the next few months, it’s more important than ever to know what works, what’s coming and how to leverage this to grow your small business.

Join Growth Academy founder Lauran Dallas as she discusses the major changes in social media this year that are affecting entrepreneurs.

Date: 4 April, 1.30pm to 3pm
Location: Rise Cape Town, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock Exchange building, Rise Cape Town, Block B, 5th Floor, Cape Town

Startup Grind Cape town hosts Bevan Ducasse (WiGroup)

This week Startup Grind Cape Town hosts WiGroup founder and CEO Bevan Ducasse. The 10-year-old company currently employs over 150 people across five countries and has processed over R4-billion in mobile transactions. Join this event to find out how Ducasse built the company that has Richard Branson, Investec and Capital Eye Investments among its investors.

Date: 4 April, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Location: Workshop 17, 17 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Solution Space VC Office Hours

The MTN Solution Space has partnered with AngelHub Ventures for this event which is designed to support entrepreneurs with strategic guidance around raising capital for their startup.

Date: 6 April, 11am to 2pm
Location: UCT Graduate School of Business, Solution Space, 9 Portswood Road, Cape Town

Kuba Friday

Kuba Friday aims to create a space where small business owners meet with various industry experts to understand what is required for them to become the ideal service provider through casual conversations.

Date: 6 April, 11am to 2pm
Location: UCT Graduate School of Business, Solution Space, 9 Portswood Road, Cape Town

Johannesburg

Rebasadi x J&B Hive Reflections Sessions – Mathebe Molise

Mathebe Molise founded Beauty on TApp in 2015. The app helps users connect with beauty service providers in an area of the users’ choice.

Join her in this fireside chat as she discusses her entrepreneurial journey, as well as the challenges and opportunities that she has faced doing business in the country.

Date: 6 April, 11am to 2pm
Location: UCT Graduate School of Business, Solution Space, 9 Portswood Road, Cape

Angola

Startup BBQ

Startup BBQ is a monthly event that brings together entrepreneurs, developers, investors, designers and staff connected to tech startups and creative businesses.

Date: 6 April, 6pm to 9pm
Location: Jobartis, Comandante Dack Doy Street, house number 54, Luanda

Kenya

Tech Lex 101: Law and blockchain technology

In this edition of Tech Lex 101, the focus is on the role of the law in shaping and scaling blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies in general. By the end of this event, attendees will be able to understand how the law will encourage use of blockchain technologies in a way that does not put society at risk.

Date: 5 April, 6pm to 8pm
Location: Metta Nairobi, 14 Riverside Drive, 6F Belgravia Building, Nairobi

Nigeria

MEST Africa Information session (Lagos)

Do you aspire to build your own pan-African tech company? Do you want to learn more about how you can join one of the biggest startup communities on the continent? Join the MEST Africa team as they share their experience working with entrepreneurs from across the continent.

Date: 3 April, 6pm to 7.30pm
Location: MEST Incubator Lagos, 19B Adeyemi Lawson Street, Lagos

MEST Africa Information session (Lagos)

Do you aspire to build your own pan-African tech company? Do you want to learn more about how you can join one of the biggest startup communities on the continent? Join the MEST Africa team as they share their experience working with entrepreneurs from across the continent.

Date: 5 April, 5pm to 6.30pm
Location: LeasSpace Yaba, 70 Olonode Street, Alagomeji, Yaba, Lagos

MEST Africa Information session (Abuja)

Do you aspire to build your own pan-African tech company? Do you want to learn more about how you can join one of the biggest startup communities on the continent? Join the MEST Africa team as they share their experience working with entrepreneurs from across the continent.

Date: 6 April, 6pm to 7.30pm
Location: Ventures Park, 29 Mambilla Street, Abuja

MEST Africa Information session (Abuja)

Do you aspire to build your own pan-African tech company? Do you want to learn more about how you can join one of the biggest startup communities on the continent? Join the MEST Africa team as they share their experience working with entrepreneurs from across the continent.

Date: 7 April, 12pm to 1.30pm
Location: Civic Innovation Lab, 50 Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent, Abuja

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