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Events

  • 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...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [18/06/2018]

    This week's highlight is the MEST Africa Summit which kicks off today (18 June) with a drinks reception at MEST's Incubator in Cape Town. The two-day summit will feature talks from some of the leaders and important actors in Africa's tech startup ecosystem. If you're interested in food and mobility solutions and are in Senegal you will want to attend the Dakar Food and Mobility pitch on Wednesday (20 June). In Nigeria one of the biggest events of the week is IBM's Blockchain Session which will explore blockchain use cases. For those in Kenya check out the WhatsGood workshop on data...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [11/06/2018]

    This Saturday (16 June) marks a very important public holiday in South Africa, Youth Day. In keeping with celebrating the country's youth, if you are in Cape Town why not head down to Philippi tomorrow (12 June) to find out how three young South African female entrepreneurs started their businesses and have managed to successfully run them. If you're in Ghana, one of West Africa's biggest tech trade shows Accra Mall Mobex Tech Expo takes place this week. While in Nigeria startups will converge in Uyo for this year's edition of the Start Conference Festival. This article is part of a weekly series...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [4/06/2018]

    Looking to get into the South African startup scene or brush up on some of your skills? Well, you’ve come to the right place. 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 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...

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