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Featured image: Members of the audience at a Startup Grind Cape Town event in January (Startup Grind Cape Town via Facebook)

Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [29/10/2018]

On Tuesday (30 October) Outsourced CFO will host the second edition of its Founders and Finance Series in Cape Town. Learn about what to look out for when raising finance. Sweepsouth’s Aisha Pandor and Wumdrop’s Simon Hartley will provide some tips.

In Johannesburg, on the same day, Future Females will host a Halloween-themed event on the business of social media. Join this event to learn how to connect and share with your customers, fan base, increases awareness about your brand as well as boost your leads and sales.

In Nigeria, on Friday (2 November), Lagos Angel Network in collaboration with the Bank of Industry will host a networking event which will focus on preparing entrepreneurs for fund raising.

This article is part of a weekly series that highlights all the top startup events, competitions, networking sessions, workshops and conferences in Africa.

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

Founders and finance II with Outsource CFO

Join Outsourced CFO’s Dana Pretorius and Louw Barnardt, Sweepsouth founder and CEO Aisha Pandor and Wundrop’s Simon Hartley as they discuss the various trails and pitfalls of raising finance as founders.

Date: 30 October, 9.30am to 1pm
Location: Rise Cape Town, Block B, 5th Floor, Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Street, Woodstock, Cape Town

Learning Lunch: How entrepreneurs can advertise their brands on a lean budget

Hero Strategic Marketing executive director Jabulani Sigege will discuss bootstrapping in the advertising sector.

Date: 31 October, 1pm to 2.30pm
Location: Solution Space Philippi, 1 Cwangco Crescent, Philippi Village, 3rd Floor, Cape Town

Thundafund Entrepreneur Session

If you want to grow your business, but don’t have the funds then crowdfunding may be just the thing for you. Join this event to learn more about crowdfunding.

Date: 1 November, 12pm to 1pm
Location: Green Point Co-Working Space- Foyer A, 34 Somerset Road, Green Point, Cape Town

Johannesburg

Future Females: The business of social media

Join Future Females Johannesburg on Halloween evening for a fun dress up event with like-minded people, feel inspired and motivated by sharing forward with a community of women.

The event will cover some do’s and dont’s as well as uncover why social media is important for you, your business and personal brand.

Date: 30 October, 6pm to 9pm
Location: Workshop 17 Sandton, 138 West Street, Sandton

Seedstars Johannesburg

The 10 best startups from Johannesburg will be invited to pitch in front of a jury panel and compete to participate at Seedstars World South Africa.

Date: 1 November, 12pm to 1pm
Location: Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, 41 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Ghana

MEST Soapbox Session : OZE

Join OZE co-founder and COO Dave Emmet as he discusses data analytics and digital marketing.

Date: 1 November, 5.30pm to 7pm
Location: MEST Incubator Accra, East-Legon, Accra, 19 Banana Street, Ayawaso, Greater Accra

MEST presents design thinking

MEST is launching a five-week Design Thinking Workshop. The workshop targets entrepreneurs, startups, corporate individuals, students, and professionals looking to improve efficiency of their organisations through effective market research, fostering a culture of innovation and developing a good product-market fit.

Date: 3 November, 12pm to 2pm
Location: MEST Incubator Accra, East-Legon, Accra, 19 Banana Street, Ayawaso, Greater Accra

Morocco

Startup Weekend Oujda 2018

This event will connect the Moroccan and Belgian startup ecosystems and bring together entrepreneurs and mentors from Morocco and Belgium for a weekend of innovation and creation.

Date: 2 November, 5pm to 8pm
Location: Faculty of Sciences Oujda, Oujda

Namibia

Raw

Raw offers entrepreneurs a safe and trusted space to connect with peers and share lessons learned or face challenges and uncertainty together.

Date: 1 November, 6pm to 8.30pm
Location: Bokamoso Entrepreneurial Centre, Hans Dietrech Genschner Street, Windhoek

Nigeria

Female inclusion in tech: Entrepreneurship pathways in IT 

Join this seminar to gain knowledge on how you can start a new career or grow an existing business through the internet and digital platforms.

Date: 30 October, 10am to 2pm
Location: Rhics HQ, 16 Amodu Ojikutu St, Lagos

Raising capital for your startup

The Lagos Angel Network (LAN) in collaboration with the Bank of Industry (BOI) will be hosting an inaugural learning and business networking event for entrepreneurs.

The programme is designed to prepare entrepreneurs for fund raising and also introduce the LAN-BOI partnership to the Nigerian startup ecosystem.

Date: 2 November, 9am to 3pm
Location: Impact Hub Lagos, 14 Gerrard Road, Lagos

Entrepreneurs of Lagos

This is an event where entrepreneurs come together, meet and talk about business, challenges, solutions, ask questions and get experienced answers.

Date: 3 November, 2pm to 6pm
Location: PancakeHub, 17a jibowu street, Yaba, Lagos

Tunisia

Pitching and storytelling: How to present your idea or project

Pitching a startup, an idea, or even ourselves is one of the most important skills used in today’s entrepreneurship world.

At this workshop, you will learn important components of pitching based on a journey of pitching experience in different events, workshops and case studies of pitches that worked.

Date: 1 November, 9am to 1pm
Location: 111-CoThink, 14 Rue Emir Abdelkader, Mutuelle Ville, Tunis

Zimbabwe

HBF Offical launch and second anniversary

The Harare Business Forum turns two and at the same time gets its official launch. Join Shingi Munyeza as he unpacks disruption in today’s marketplace and how startups can use innovative ideas to get ahead.

Date: 2 November, 5pm to 8pm
Location: B2C Coworking, 1st Street and Jason Moyo Avenue, Harare

Featured image: Members of the audience at a Startup Grind Cape Town event in January (Startup Grind Cape Town via Facebook)