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Events

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [20/08/2018]

    This week non-profit civic organisation Activate! will host what it claims to be Africa's first Social Innovation Summit in Cape Town on Wednesday (22 August). In keeping with Women's month celebrations, MEST will tomorrow (21 August) host Britehouse COO Zimkhita Buwa at its Community Conversations event. Bhuwa is expected to speak on the valuable lessons she's learnt as a woman in South Africa's tech industry. In Johannesburg on Thursday (23 August), Hartford InsurTech Hub will be looking for the city's best insurtech startups. Elsewhere around the continent, join a hangout in Aba, Nigeria on Friday (24 August) where creatives will look at how...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [13/08/2018]

    Curious about alternative ways to raise money for your startup? If you're in Joburg you might want to join FundEx 2018, a one-day conference taking place on Thursday (16 August) which will explore funding opportunities for entrepreneurs. In keeping with Women's Month, why not join the African Women in Fintech and Payments breakfast this Friday in Cape Town? In East Africa, join an i-Talks panel discussion on idea poaching this Thursday (16 August) in Nairobi. Across the continent, in Lagos, Nigeria, CcHUB Nigeria accelerator programmes manager Francis Sani will look at how entrepreneurs can build digital ventures. This article is part of a weekly...

  • ‘African Fintech Unconference 2018 to provide platform for discussion’ [Updated]

    The second annual African Fintech Unconference (AFU18) -- set to take place next month -- will provide an important platform for discussion and information sharing -- Vahid Monadjem, the CEO of fintech company Nomanini said today. The conference is being convened by African fintech companies Nomanini (South Africa), MFS Africa (South Africa) and Tugende (Uganda). It will be held on 25 and 26 September 2018 at the Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch. As with the inaugural African Fintech Unconference held in March last year, this year’s unconference agenda will be guided by African fintech innovators, thought leaders and entrepreneurs. In a press release today,  the three companies said unlike traditional conference...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [06/08/2018]

    The biggest tech event taking place this week is the Netrepreneurs: The Rise of Africa’s Digital Lions special event organised by Alibaba Business School, Unctad and the Jack Ma Foundation. At the event, which will be held at the Wits Linder Auditorium, Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma is expected to launch the Netrepreneur Prize which aims to support exemplary young internet leaders. August is Women's Month and there are several events dedicated to celebrating women and their leadership. One of these, a learning lunch in honour of Women's Day in Cape Town takes place on 8 August. It will see Mbekani Group founder Judy Dlamini share key insights from...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [30/07/2018]

    As July draws to an end, the Department of Higher Education and Training is hosting the first of its nationwide Student Entrepreneurship Week events at Wits University in Johannesburg. The initiative, which kicks off today (30 July), encourages the youth to explore entrepreneurship rather than relying on formal employment. MEST Africa will explore crowdfunding tomorrow (31 July) in Cape Town with Catherine Du Ploy and Justene Josias. If you're in Zambia, you'll want to listen to ALU Education's Tolu Agunbiade as she talks about the ups and downs of starting and growing an African startup. This article is part of a weekly series that highlights...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [23/07/2018]

    Johannesburg has its share of exciting tech startup events this week, starting with a fireside chat tomorrow (24 July) with GEM Group executive chairman Leno Gunguluza. He will explore how the Fourth Industrial Revolution will impact businesses. In West Africa, Ghana will this week host its first environment-themed Startup Weekend between Friday and Sunday (27 and 29 July). Also in Ghana, MEST is hosting a masterclass on market research with Dominic Rasden on Wednesday (25 July). 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...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [16/07/2018]

    If you're thinking of expanding your startup outside of South Africa, you'll want to attend the Going Global workshop in Cape Town on Thursday (19 July) where representatives of startups that have taken that route will share their experiences with you. For those in Johannesburg, Heavy Chef is hosting serial entrepreneur Nic Haralambous on the same day (19 July) as he talks about failure. The Ghana Tech Summit which takes place between Wednesday and Friday (18 and 20 July) is one of West Africa's largest tech gathering with over 100 global speakers including representatives from Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, IBM, Microsoft and more. If you're in...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [9/07/2018]

    MEST Africa is hosting two masterclasses this week in Cape Town. The first by MEST Lagos general manager Neku Atawodi will look at what startups should know about entering the Nigerian market. The second, by tech consultant Alexandra Fraser will focus on the seven steps to funding. If you're in Pretoria, join Startup Grind tomorrow (9 July) as it hosts Phathizwe Malinga, acting CEO of tech company SqwidNet. In West Africa, there are three Ghana Tech Week events scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday on female founders, smart city innovation and "exponential" tech. If you're in Nigeria and are into artificial intelligence, you...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [2/07/2018]

    Startup Grind Cape Town kicks off the month with its annual winter startup party and a fireside chat with Augmentors co-founder Micheal Deon on Wednesday (4 July). If you are looking to enter Google's Impact Challenge Kenya, then you'll want to attend one of the two info sessions in Mombasa and Machakos taking place this afternoon. Innovators in Nigeria will be happy to know that there are two Techstars Startup Weekend events taking place in the country this week in Edo State and Futo. This article is part of a weekly series that highlights all the top startup events, competitions, networking sessions,...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [25/06/2018]

    As June draws to an end, here are a few startup events happening across the continent this week that we think you should think about attending. If you're in Johannesburg, Red Bull Basement will be holding its first hatch event in South Africa on Saturday (30 June). Over the course of a day, participants will be exposed to lectures, workshops from industry experts and networking opportunities. Also in Johannesburg is the fifth annual Green Youth Indaba which will take place between Thursday and Friday (28 and 29 June). Watch out for the Green Innovators Pitch which is likely to be the highlight of the...