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Events

  • Outlierz Ventures to represent Morocco at MENA TechCrunch Startup Battlefield

    Casablanca-based African focused seed investment fund Outlierz Ventures is set to represent Morocco at the Middle East and North Africa's (MENA) first TechCrunch Startup Battlefield. Outlierz Ventures founder and managing partner Kenza Lahlou (pictured above) is among the confirmed main-stage speakers set to attend the event taking place in Beirut, Lebanon on 3 October. The venture capital (VC) fund, which Lahlou founded last year, invests ticket sizes ranging between $50 000 and $200 000 in tech-enabled companies solving a real problem in a key sector with an innovative approach and a scalable business model. At least two African VCs, Fla6Labs Cairo and Outlierz Ventures are set to...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [24/09/2018]

    The biggest startup events taking place on the continent this week are in West Africa. The first is the Lagos Startup Week which since 2015 has brought together the ecosystem of technology agents driving business innovation. Organisers expect over 5000 attendees will attend this year's edition which takes kicks off today (24 September) and ends on Sunday (30 September). The Ghana STEM Conference, the flagship event of Africa Science Week, is a full-day event incorporating keynote addresses, panel discussions and exhibition opportunities for several businesses under the theme "Accelerating Growth and Development through STEM”. The conference takes place this Friday (28 September). In South...

  • Here’s why Gitex Future Stars 2018 is set to be bigger, better [Sponsored]

    With its debut last year, Gitex Future Stars established itself as one of the largest global startup events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and South Asia -- and this year's edition promises to be bigger and better. Want to rub shoulders, network and connect with VCs from around the world? Looking to sell your tech to a pool of over 4000 buyers or maybe you simply want to check out what the latest innovations are that startups from around the world are coming up with? Then you'll want to attend Gitex Future Stars 2018 -- which runs alongside Gitex Tech Week  -- and is...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [17/09/2018]

    What is the true meaning of financial inclusion and is innovation really making a difference? If you're in Joburg you'll want to attend an Emerging Payments Association debate on this topic this Thursday (20 September). For those in Cape Town, join the MEST Africa team tomorrow at the MEST Incubator in Woodstock as they share their experience working with entrepreneurs from across the continent. In Abuja, Nigeria on Thursday (20 September), a panel of experts and thought leaders will discuss the role of innovation in improving Nigeria's health system at a health innovation thought leadership talk session to be held at Civic...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [10/09/2018]

    If you're based in Cape Town go see the SA Innovation Summit which kicks off on Wednesday (12 September) and runs till Friday (14 September). The annual flagship event is a platform for nurturing, developing and showcasing African innovation, as well as facilitating innovation thought leadership. For those working with artificial intelligence (AI), you might want to attend AI Expo Africa 2018 which kicked off yesterday (9 September) and closes tomorrow (11 September). The expo will cover the trends driving the AI economy in Africa. This article is part of a weekly series that highlights all the top startup events, competitions, networking sessions, workshops and conferences in Africa. If...

  • Cape Town set to host first SA Digital Health Conference this October

    The first South African Digital Health Conference is set to take place next month in Cape Town. The conference -- which is in an initiative of the UCT's Faculty of Health Sciences and Digital Health -- will take place on 2 October at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and will focus on opportunities and challenges in digital health. Confirmed speakers include Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) acting executive for innovation enabling support Sarusha Pillay, Iyeza Express founder and co-director of Iyeza Health Sizwe Nzima, Hello Doctor founder Dr Michael Mol, hearX CEO Nic Klopper, and RecoMed CEO Sheraan Amod. The inaugural South African Digital Health Conference is...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [03/09/2018]

    If you run a tech startup, you will likely be aware of how information security has become an important aspect of everyday life. On Wednesday (5 September) information security experts will share insights on the kind of attacks that you and your startup could be exposed to and what measures you should take to protect your business. Curious about commercial drones? Startup Grind Cape Town will on Wednesday host Duran de Villiers the founder of commercial drone manufacturer Alti UAS. Tomorrow (4 September), Shakes Mosilili, Reza Mia, and Tabz Qadir will during the Leaderex conference discuss the hacks for a successful crowdfunding initial public...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [27/08/2018]

    Tomorrow (28 August) the participants of the Rise Scalerator programme will share their journeys and how they hope to scale their startups at an event in Cape Town. If you're crazy about artificial intelligence, you'll want to attend Cape Town AI's next quarterly meeting on Thursday (30 August) which will focus on data quality. Those in Joburg looking to learn more about blockchain should attend Startup Grind Johannesburg's unique training session (heads-up -- early birds will get an opportunity to earn free coins). In East Africa? Then join Strathmore University deputy vice chancellor Vincent Ogutu on Thursday (30 August) an After Office Hours...

  • Here’s what to expect at the 2018 SA Innovation Summit

    The SA Innovation Summit is set to take place between 12 and 14 September in Cape Town under theme Africa, our time has come! The summit will bring together corporates, government, academia, researchers, and entrepreneurs to unpack the biggest challenges on the continent, including the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) and how it matters to the African economy. Organisers expect that 1500 delegates will attend the three-day conference. Some 50 keynote speakers will be addressing the effect of technology and innovation in different industries and applications, including agritech, fintech, biotech, edutech, artificial intelligence (AI), big data and space and cities of the...

  • AWS full day Cape Town event to feature pitching, deep dives, panel discussions

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that it will host a full-day event for startup founders and technical staff. The event -- which is free to startups -- will be held in Cape Town next month. AWS said the event, part of Amazon's Startup Day series will run on 13 September and was created to help accelerate startup innovation and growth. The event will feature a keynote address by AWS global startup evangelist Mackenzie Kosut, as well as speakers from Cape Town venture capital fund 4Di Capital and SA startup Custos Media and Nigerian tech company Flutterwave. Practical tips AWS startup customers like Luno, Travelstart and...