Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [29/03/2016]

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 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 more information.

Cape Town

Peninsula Toastmasters Public Speaking Workshop

Do you have trouble speaking in front of large audiences, but need to pitch that next big startup idea? Toastmasters has you covered. This learn-by-doing workshop is geared to hone both speaking and leadership skills.

Date: 31 March, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: The Best Western Cape Suites Hotel, Corner of De Villiers & Constitution Streets, Zonnebloem

Net Prophet Sparkup! Weekend Programme & Accelerator

Kicking off Net Prophet’s week of events, and taking place at the UCT’s Graduate School, participants will be able to put their startup idea through its paces and stand a chance of securing on 4 April, Dragon’s Den style.

Date: 1-3 April
Location: UCT Graduate School of Business


Journey Re Event

Taking place at the Shine Studio in Johannesburg, the evening looks to provide as many networking opportunities as possible. Couple that with it being a pre-lude to the Journey Re entrepreneurship competition.

Date: 31 March, 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Shine Studio




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