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Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [25/07/2016]

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.

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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

Startup Grind: Franz Struwig (\Backtracker \Ikubu \Garmin)

This month’s fireside chat is with Franz Struwig. After crowdfunding the world’s first bicycle radar called Backtracker in 2014, iKubu was acquired by Garmin. Franz now heads up a new R&D office for Garmin in Stellenbosch.

Date: 25 July, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Townhouse Hotel

Youth Unemployment Conversation

The Centre for Development and Enterprise is organising a conversation on youth unemployment with entrepreneurs, the City of Cape Town, educators and the public sector to see what can be done better and more effective in Cape Town when it comes to getting young people in employment.

Date: 26 July, 11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Townhouse Hotel

Silicon Cape TechTalk on Artificial Intelligence

Join the Silicon Cape community for yet another TechTalk, where we will be discussing how AI is being used commercially, and how to use AI to build new businesses.

Date: 27 July, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Workshop 17, Waterfront

Lean (Startup) coffee

For people working in startups, lean (startup) coffee is a weekly 1-hour coffee that runs a mash-up of with

Date: 27 July, 8:30 am
Location: TRUTH. coffeecult, 1 Somerset Road, Green Point


Shift Questions

The Shift Questions workshop will take you through 100 questions that have been carefully crafted to SHIFT the paradigms of your thinking – setting you on a path to entrepreneurial success.

Date: 30 July
Location: Raizcorp: Corner Centex Close and Katherine Street, Sandton


Nairobi EdTech July 2016 Demo Day

Applications are open for organisations and initiatives that would like to showcase the good work they do. Participants are asked to prepare a five-minute presentation, which will be followed by a three minute Q&A round.

Date: 27 July, 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: Nairobi

Going Africa Wide with Orange

Aurelien Duvaldelort from Orange will be at the iHub meeting the Kenyan startup ecosystem.

Date: 27 July, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: iHub, Ngong Road, Nairobi

Legal Structure & Compliance Training

iHub has partnered with uWakili an online legal services platform to provide specific pro bono legal services to the iHub and m:lab startups. uWakili is an online legal services platform that provides Kenyan businesses and individuals access to cost-effective and easy-to-use online legal services

Date: 28 July, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: iHub, Ngong Road, Nairobi

Fireside chat with Waceke Nduati

Waceke Nduati Omanga is the founder and director of Centonomy Ltd where she is also the Lead Trainer. She holds Masters Degrees in Banking & Finance, Professional Accounting. Her work experience has covered diverse areas such as IPO Transaction Advisory, Unit Trust Fund Management, Retirement Fund Management, Stock Brokerage and, Investment Research Analysis. Some of the institutions she has worked for include Balmain NB (Australia), Dyer and Blair Investment Bank, African Alliance Investment Bank and CFC Stanbic.

Date: 28 July, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: iHub, 4th Floor, Bishop Magua House, Ngong Road, Nairobi

Show & Tell with Business France

The French Tech Ticket is a program designed for entrepreneurs from all over the world who want to create their startups in France.

Date: 29 July, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: iHub, Ngong Road, Nairobi, Nairobi


Unreasonable East Africa Launchpad

Unreasonable East Africa gets entrepreneurs working on solving tough social and environmental problems what they need to create the progress our world needs.

Date: 29 July, 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Ternan Avenue, Kampala, Central Region 7041, Uganda

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

Feature image: Jonathan Stonehouse via Flickr.

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