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Events

  • Geeks on a Plane startup tour coming to Africa in March

    Created by 500 Startups, the Geeks on a Plane (GOAP) startup programme is coming to Africa for the first time. The event consists of startups, investors, and executives who travel to different countries with the goal of exploring cross-border opportunities. Taking place from 30 March to 2 April, the tour will start in Lagos, Nigeria and end in Cape Town, South Africa. The event also looks to meet startups, 'geeks', and investors in the cities it visits, learn more about local tech trends, gain insight into the local markets, and business models. GOAP will visit the likes of CcHUB, the Enterprise Africa Summit,...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [27/02/2017]

    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...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [20/02/2017]

    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...

  • Sage Summit Tour to take place in Johannesburg

    The international Sage Summit Tour is coming to South Africa. It will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, from 7 - 9 March. The aim of the event is to connect a range of entrepreneurs, business owners and talk about new technologies. 'digital transformation', and success. Some of the speakers include CEO of Sage, Stephen Kelly, chairman of Sage Foundation, Ivan Epstein, country director of Google South Africa, Luke McKend, Malian politician Dr. Cheick Diarra, and more. "During Sage Summit, Johannesburg becomes the hub for the region’s entrepreneurs. This community is the most powerful driver of economic prosperity in the Africa...

  • 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...