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Events

  • Google Play to train African developers on how to grow successful businesses

    The Google Play team is due to hold a Developer Day this month in Cape Town where it will train app and games developers based in Sub-Saharan Africa on how to grow successful businesses on Android and Google Play. The Google Play Developer Day is set to take place on 28 November during Africa Games Week. 📢 Calling all #AndroidDev based in Sub-Saharan Africa. Join this exclusive event to learn how to create quality apps and games, innovate, and grow a global business on #Android and #GooglePlay. — Google Play Apps & Games (@GooglePlayDev) November 5, 2018 At the exclusive invite-only event, members of Google Play...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [12/11/2018]

    This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week. Throughout the week The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) will host a series of events at its Johannesburg campus 22 On Sloane. Register for the events here. If you can't make that then you'll definitely want to attend the fourth annual Township Business Innovation Summit which takes place in Tembisa on Friday and Saturday (16 and 17 November). AfricArena 2018 takes place on Thursday and Friday (15 and 16 November) at Century City. The conference will feature keynote speeches and panel discussions with top speakers from Europe and Africa, as well as pitches in which startups will battle...

  • Cape Town Startup Week 2018 to celebrate city’s ‘vibrant’ tech scene [Updated]

    Over the last decade Cape Town has grown to become arguably Africa's tech startup capital. To celebrate this the city's leading tech organisations yesterday (8 November) unveiled Cape Town Startup Week (CTSUW), which will take place between 3 and 6 December. The event is a result of collaboration between tech organisations Silicon Cape, Heavy Chef, Startup Grind Cape Town, Future Females, Startupbootcamp Afritech, Workshop17, Inner City Ideas Cartel and the CiTi. Commenting in a statement announcing the launch of the event on Heavy Chef's blog yesterday, Silicon Cape interim general manager Kerry Petrie said over the past 12 months, the city's tech ecosystem has been hard at work to build a "vibrant community". Cape...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [5/11/2018] [Updated]

    This week sees the fourth Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) kick off in Cape Town on Thursday (8 November). The theme of this year's event is "Unleashing Ideas: Innovation, sustainability and enterprise growth". On Wednesday (7 November), DEMO Ventures CEO Tania Ngima will moderate a fireside chat with Chandaria Group CEO Darshan Chandaria at Metta Nairobi. The Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS) takes place on 8 and 9 November in Lagos, Nigeria and will bring the issues, entrepreneurs, and opportunities revolutionising finance in Africa to the forefront. Building an aerospace startup? Look out for Africa4Future initiative events being held in Cape Town, Nairobi and Lagos this week...

  • Global venture capitalist Kamran Elahian to keynote Angel Fair Africa in Maputo

    Iranian-American serial entrepreneur and global venture capitalist Kamran Elahian is set to present the keynote speech for the sixth edition of Angel Fair Africa, which takes place on 29 and 30 November in Maputo, Mozambique. Elahian, who is the co-founder and chairman of international early-stage tech venture capital Global Catalyst Partners, has been involved in founding over 10 hi-tech companies, including software firm CAE Systems which was acquired in 1981 by Tektronix for $75-million. Angel Fair Africa aims to brings together accelerators, incubators, emerging businesses and investors from across the continent. Since the first edition of the conference in Johannesburg in 2013, Angel Fair Africa claims it has helped catalyse...

  • 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...

  • First speakers confirmed for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa

    Nigeria's former communication technology minister Omobola Johnson and Singularity Investments principal investment officer Lexi Novitske are among the first speakers confirmed for this year's TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa -- which takes place in Lagos in December. The startup competition will see some of the continent's hottest startups competing to be crowned Africa's best startup. In addition, the event -- which is set to take place on 11 December -- will also feature panel discussions and keynotes from high-powered industry leaders that will explore the best tech in Africa and how the technology investment landscape is changing. In a statement today (23 October), US tech publication TechCrunch said...

  • Here’s how to qualify for 10% discount on Seedstars Africa Summit tickets

    Seedstars World, one of the largest startup competitions for emerging markets, will host the fourth edition of its annual Seedstars Africa Summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in December. As part of an agreement with Seedstars, Ventureburn readers will get 10% off the ticket price. The summit, which will be held from 11 to 13 December, aims to bridge the gap between the various ecosystem roleplayers and help connect regional stakeholders to promote tech entrepreneurship as a way to impact people’s lives. The summit will kick off with a bootcamp, where participating startups will have an opportunity to meet the mentors in fields like growth...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [22/10/2018]

    This week Startup Grind Johannesburg will host Retroviral founder Mike Sharman as he tackles the do’s and don’ts of a perfect pitch on Tuesday (23 October). In Kenya, African Business Angel Network Tom Davies and SA funding consultant Alexandra Fraser will on Thursday (25 October) conduct a workshop on valuation and deal structuring. In Nigeria, Ventures Platform will on (26 October) host a sit-down between the Nigerian government and startups to discuss how the government can help create a favourable environment for startups. This article is part of a weekly series that highlights all the top startup events, competitions, networking sessions, workshops and conferences in Africa. If...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [15/10/2018]

    The biggest tech startup event taking place on the continent this week is DEMO Africa 2018. It's happening in Casablanca this Thursday and Friday (18 and 19 October). In Cape Town, the Seedstars Cape Town pitch event on Friday (19 October) will see 10 startups battle it out in front of an investment panel for an opportunity to represent the country at both the regional and global Seedstars Summits. In Joburg, the second edition of the Tropics Business Summit will run from Tuesday to Saturday (16 to 20 October) under the theme “Accelerating startups in emerging markets through financial partnerships for inclusive growth...

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