Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [18/07/2016]

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. Have a startup event that you want to submit to us? Send us an email.

Cape Town

A No B.S. Look at: How To Start a Startup

This complimentary event focuses on securing funding and how to not lose your business in the process.

Date: 21 July
Location: Akro, Suite 3,17 Shelley Road, Salt River

Lean (Startup) Coffee

A weekly event happening every Wednesday, there’s no agenda or set list of speakers here. Simply propose and vote on topics to get the ball rolling.

Date: 20 July

Location: TRUTH. coffeecult, 1 Somerset Road, Cape Town

Allan Gray Foundation on entrepreneurs and managing irregular income

A look at how startup founders can smoothly transition to irregular income, while learning to managing stress and fear levels.

Date: 20 July

Location: The LaunchLab, Hammandshand Road, Stellenbosch

Free #CapeMarketing workshops for small businesses in Woodstock

Experts and enthusiasts in marketing are on-hand to dish out marketing advice and suggestions to small business owners. Space is limited to 20 people for each session though.

Date: 20 July

Location: The Cape Town Garage, Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock


Design Disruptors film screening

A film screening of a documentary that takes a closer look at the design approaches of “15+ industry-shaking companies”.

Date: 21 July

Location: JoziHub, 44 Stanley Avenue, Johannesburg

Breakfast Business Networking

The event is a networking platform to offer you advice, allow you promote your business and meet with like-minded individuals/business owners.

Date: 20 July

Location: Piza e Vino Eagles Landing, corner Scott and Christiaan de Wet Road, Randpark Ridge

Startup Grind (Ran Neu-Ner)

The latest Startup Grind event delivers Ran Neu-Ner as a speaker, being the co-CEO and co-founder of The Creative Counsel.

Date: 21 July

Location: Standard Bank Incubator, 5 Cradock Road, Rosebank


African Women in Tech (Eastern Conference) Opening Networking Session

This opening session promises to deliver “valuable” connections for attendees in a “fun, no-pressure” environment. The full event takes place on 21-22 July though, but this one is free to attend.

Date: 20 July

Location: Nairobi Garage, M2 Floor, The Mirage Chiromo Road, Nairobi


Youth Entrepreneurship Seminar 

A free seminar, this event seeks to highlight the importance of entrepreneurship to young people. It also allows the youth and professionals in various industries to engage with each other.

Date: 21 July

Location: Trinity House, Trinity Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos

Tech+ Conference and Exhibition

Claimed to be Africa’s largest tech gathering, the conference and exhibition shows off a variety of new products and allows attendees to network.

Date: 22-23 July

Location: Eko Hotels Conference Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos



Sign up to our newsletter to get the latest in digital insights. sign up

Welcome to Ventureburn

Sign up to our newsletter to get the latest in digital insights.