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Events

  • Entries for Cap40 Business Award Gala now open

    The Cap40 Business Award Gala, to be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, will bring together both South African and French SMEs and entrepreneurs. The event aims to celebrate the businesses and individuals for their work in contributing to the French-South African business community. The gala event will include wine tasting, 3D printing demonstrations, a dinner prepared by the Radisson Hotel chefs and finally, a pitching competition. The awards to be handed out on the evening include: Young Entrepreneur Award - Will honour young men and women under the age of 35 who have created a business that adds to the growth of the...

  • Second Seedstars Africa Summit to be held in Rwanda

    Seedstars World will be hosting the second edition of its annual African Summit in Kigali, Rwanda on 7 December. The event will bring together more than 300 startups and founders. "After 4 years of hosting competitions across the world and across the African continent, we are more excited than ever about the potential for African entrepreneurs to build global businesses," said the regional manager for Africa at Seedstars World, Marcello Schermer, in a press release. Participants of the summit from around the world will have an opportunity to share their own experiences, explore investment opportunities and collaborate with willing entrepreneurs. They will...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [31/10/2016]

    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...

  • Seedstars World is looking for the best startup in Botswana

    Global pitching competition, Seedstars World heads to Botswana on 4 November 2016 in search for the best startup the country has to offer. Selected startups from the Botswana round of participants stand a chance to receive an all-inclusive trip to the regional summit in Rwanda as well as a spot in the finals in April 2017. Startups wishing to enter will need to be under two years old, have raised less than US$50 000 in funding, be scalable, and have a minimum viable product. The Botswana leg of the tour is carried out by local partner Stanbic Bank Botswana as well as...

  • Biotech, life-management startups amoung 12 finalists at Seedstars World Zimbabwe

    Global pitching competition, Seedstars World, is heading to Zimbabwe to find the country's best tech startup. The event will take place on 31 October at Dicovereum in Harare. Seedstars World is travelling through 65 countries to find the best startups, with chosen finalists competing for up to US$1-million in equity. The final pitches will take place in Switzerland in 2017. "Impact Hub Harare is excited about hosting Seed StarsWorld in Zimbabwe for the first time. This is really a great opportunity to have our local 'hustle' on a global stage and for the 'hustlers' themselves to learn from other innovators worldwide," said the co-founder of...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [24/10/2016]

    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 fintech VentureTrain event

    Tickets are now available for the latest idea to get startups talking, the VentureTrain. The theme of this journey will be fintech and will take place from 17 to 18 November. The event aims to bring entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, thought leaders, and more together in order to share their knowledge and debate entrepreneurship in SA. VentureTrain will be happening on the Shosholoza Meyl Premier Classe Train and will depart Johannesburg Park Station and head for Cape Town. The event is created by SiMODiSA, which was founded by managing director, Matsi Modise. There have been two previous VentureTrains, but this is the first one to be advertised publically. Tickets will...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [17/10/2016]

    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...

  • Here are the 9 startups pitching at Seedstars World in Senegal

    From social media to music, nine startups have been chosen to participate in the Seedstars World pitching event on 14 October in Dakar, Senegal. The startups will be competing to represent the country at the Seedstars World finals in Switzerland in 2017. There, they will stand a chance of winning up to US$1-million in equity investment. "Seedstars World is an amazing opportunity for the best entrepreneurs of emerging countries to be identified. The selected startups, 'those that will shape our future' will benefit from access to a great network and community, media exposure and overall the opportunity to connect with leading investors,"...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [10/10/2016]

    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...