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Events

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [13/02/2017]

    Looking to get into the South African startup scene or scratch up on some of your skills? Well, you've come to the right place. There are loads of competitions, networking sessions and workshops happening around South Africa and the rest of the continent (namely Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana) that we’ve rounded up to make your life a bit easier. 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...

  • eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex 2017 hits Cape Town this February

    The eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex, which focuses on ecommerce and fintech, will be held at the CTICC in Cape Town on 22 to 23 February. The conference will focus on developing a cashless society, cross-border ecommerce, money without borders, building loyalty, and a range of other topics. "This year's event parallels the swift adoption of fintech products, improved customer knowledge and fulfilment; key areas driving the growth of eCommerce on the continent," says managing director of Kinetic, Terry Southam, in a press release to Ventureburn. It will feature 75 speakers, keynotes, panel discussions, demonstrations, networking, exhibitions, and cocktail functions. The event looks at bringing together merchants,...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [07/02/2017]

    Looking to get into the South African startup scene or scratch up on some of your skills? Well, you've come to the right place. There are loads of competitions, networking sessions and workshops happening around South Africa and the rest of the continent (namely Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana) that we’ve rounded up to make your life a bit easier. 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...

  • Demo Africa to hold mini events in search for startups

    The sixth edition of technology startup event Demo Africa will take place on 6 - 7 September in Johannesburg, South Africa. Those wanting to showcase their startups have until 30 April to apply. Apart from the main event, the organisation will host mini-Demo Africa events in 14 cities around the continent from February to May. These smaller events will allow startups from the health, education, agriculture, commerce, hospitality, manufacturing, entertainment, energy, and logistics sectors to compete for a chance to launch their company at the main Demo Africa event. "We will be covering all the four corners of the continent and we have increased...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [30/01/2017]

    Looking to get into the South African startup scene or scratch up on some of your skills? Well, you’ve come to the right place. There are loads of competitions, networking sessions and workshops happening around South Africa and the rest of the continent (namely Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana) that we’ve rounded up to make your life a bit easier. 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...

  • Tickets now available for next Simodisa Venture Train

    Tickets are now available for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress Venture Train, which takes place from 16 to 17 March. Starting in Johannesburg and heading to Cape Town, and taking place on the Shosholoza Meyl Premier Classe Train, the event is geared towards international and local entrepreneurs, VCs, and those in the startup ecosystem. The agenda will consist of keynotes, networking, discussing innovations, "building a global Venture Capital village" and more. The event is created by SiMODiSA, which was founded by managing director, Matsi Modise. This is the fourth Venture Train event, with the previous one being geared towards fintech. For more information visit the Simodisa Events...

  • 70 semifinalists will compete at the Seedstars World Global Summit

    More than 4000 startups have attempted to make their way to the Seedstars World Global Summit, according to Seedstars World. The event takes place on 6 April 2017 at the Swiss Tech Convention Center in Lausanne in Switzerland. Startups from all over Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Africa, Middle East, Asia and Latin America, were chosen to represent their respective nations. However, from the thousands that applied, only 70 startups were chosen to participate for a chance to win US$500 000 in equity investments. The 70 finalists will have an opportunity to attend a two-day bootcamp where they'll receive mentorship from...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [23/01/2017]

    Looking to get into the South African startup scene or scratch up on some of your skills? Well, you’ve come to the right place. There are loads of competitions, networking sessions and workshops happening around South Africa and the rest of the continent (namely Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana) that we’ve rounded up to make your life a bit easier. 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...

  • NSBC Summit to feature 100 seminars and sessions for businesses

    The 9th annual National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) Summit will take place on 15 to 16 January at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The NSBC Summit will consist of over 100 sessions and seminars, as well as the My Business Expo, Business Start-Up Expo, The Franchise Show, Access to Finance Indaba and Trading Across Borders showcases. According to Mike Anderson, the CEO and founder of NSBC, the event will is ideal for anyone wanting to start a business. "The objective of the event is to give enterprising and aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners the knowledge and tools they need to get ahead and become tomorrow’s...

  • Startup Grind Cape Town to host David Campey, Roger Norton at next talk

    The first Startup Grind Cape Town event, which takes place on 19 January, will feature Lean Iterator co-founders David Campey and Roger Norton. The pair will be talking about the accelerator, which focuses on teaching entrepreneurs about lean business models, as well as taking questions from the audience. According to the accelerator's website, the company "differs from a traditional accelerator model. We focus on moving you rapidly through iterations of your idea, instead of trying to just make you grow up faster." Read more: Start Here: a book for entrepreneurs by Roger Norton Tickets for the event will be R60 per person for...