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Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [09/04/2018]

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

The Digital Entrepreneur Masterclass

This masterclass will explore why businesses should be racing with machines, rather than racing against them.

Date: 10 to 11 April, 8am to 5pm
Location: Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative, 3rd Floor, Bandwidth Barn, Block B, Woodstock Exchange, 66-68 Albert Road, Cape Town

User’s first: Implementing privacy and free expression for tech startups

Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) is hosting a workshop by Global Partners Digital (GPD) and Facebook aimed at helping tech businesses build products and services that protect their users’ privacy, security and free expression.

Date: 12 April, 9am to 5.30pm
Location: Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative, 3rd Floor, Bandwidth Barn, Block B, Woodstock Exchange, 66-68 Albert Road, 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: 11 April, 8.30am to 9.30am
Location: 1 Somerset Road, Green Point, Cape Town

SAP Next-Gen Lab launch

Join this event to celebrate the opening of the first SAP Next-Gen Lab in Africa.

Date: 13 April, 1pm to 2.30am
Location: University of Cape Town, Leslie Commerce Building, Cape Town

MEST Masterclass: Trends in fintech

This week join fintech expert Hover CEO Ben Lyon as he shares upcoming trends in the sector.

Lyon has co-founded two fintech startups and an accelerator, all focused on sub-Saharan Africa and or South Asia.

Date: 12 April, 4.30pm to 6pm
Location: MEST Incubator, Albert Road, Woodstock Exchange, 401 A Block, Cape Town

Cameroon

Women Techmakers International Women’s Day Celebration

This women’s tech conference will highlight the stories of a growing female community of designers, developers, and technology entrepreneurs.

Date: 14 April, 9am to 4pm
Location: ActivSpaces, Boulevard de la Liberté, Douala

Ivory Coast

MEST Africa information session

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: 9 April, 6pm to 7.30pm
Location: Ovillage, Route de Bingerville, Abidjan

MEST Africa information session

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: 10 April, 10am to 11.30am
Location: Baby Lab, Abobo, Habitat, Abidjan

Kenya

East African Women Entrepreneurs Network info session

East African Women Entrepreneurs Network by Factor[e] Ventures is holding an info session on its 2018 Entrepreneur in Residence programme which is open to East African entrepreneurs in energy, sanitation, agriculture and sustainable mobility.

Date: 9 April, 6pm to 8pm
Location: ABC Place, Waiyaki Way, 4th Floor, Nairobi

NEM Nairobi: NEM 101

The NEM.io Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the ongoing development of NEM blockchain technology and the promotion of a vibrant ecosystem of NEM users and developers in governments, academia, industry, and the public at large. Join this event on the smart asset blockchain.

Date: 10 April, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Location: Nailab, Nairobi

Financial Technovation Summit East Africa

This East African fintech summit is set to feature more than 10 presentations from expert keynote speakers, 12 panel discussions and 15 breakout sessions. Join delegates from different fields within the sector to learn more about the state of financial innovation in the region.

Date: 10 April, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, 6350, Nairobi

Togo

International Women’s Day 2018 Lome

Women Techmakers Lome is hosting the fourth edition of the International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations in Lome.

This community initiative aims to celebrate, promote talent and increase the visibility of the Togolese technology community and to honour and empower women in the technology industry.

Date: 14 April, 9am to 6pm
Location: ActivSpaces, Boulevard de la Liberté, Douala

Nigeria

MEST Lagos Masterclass: How to build a digital tribe and transform it into a thriving business

A digital tribe is a virtual community of individuals linked together by the Internet. Digital tribes have common goals, shared interests and values. How can you build your own digital tribe? How can you engage with these tribes and turn them into an army of customers? How can you create lasting relationships which drive repeat buying, advocacy and real-time feedback?

Join She Leads Africa founder Afua Osei as she teaches the skills and strategies which helped her to build one of the largest, thriving digital tribes on the continent.

Date: 10 April, 5.30pm to 8pm
Location: MEST Incubator Lagos, 19B Adeyemi Lawson Street, Lagos

Startup Grind Jos : Fireside chat with Malik Haruna King (Medmia Health Services)

Join Medmia Health Services founder Malik Haruna King as he discusses how he founded his business and built a large online following, among other topics.

Date: 10 April, 5.30pm to 8pm
Location: MEST Incubator Lagos, 19B Adeyemi Lawson Street, Lagos

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