Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [08/08/2016]

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

Women Who Brunch Celebration | Women’s Day

This Women’s Day, Cafe Caprice has invited Cape Town’s young women in business, to take part in a celebration of female success and achievements from the Cape Town community. Their vision is to inspire female independence in business and empower each other with a new networking platform to celebrate in our achievements as women using, powerful motivational speech.

Date: 9 August, 10:30am to 5:00pm
Location: Cafe Caprice, Street: Victoria Road, Camps Bay

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: 10 August, 8:30am to 9:30am
Location: TRUTH. coffeecult, 1 Somerset Road, Green Point

No B.S. the journey of a StartUp

There will be hosting a complimentary 1 hour workshop, presented by Doug Hoernle looking at the journey of a StartUp from idea to turning a profit and everything inbetween.

Date: 11 August, 8:30am to 9:30am
Location: Akro, Street: Suite 3, 17 Shelly Road, Salt River

Marketing Managers Networking Breakfast with Dylan Kohlstadt

This August, Dylan Kohlstadt will present another excellent Networking Breakfast for entrepreneurs and marketing managers. Dylan’s coherent, well-structured, informative and engaging presentation is one you need to attend.

Date: 11 August, 9:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, Street: 46 Hof Street


LaunchLab Ideas Retail Challenge Workshops

The workshop forms part of the Ideas Programme which will help you to identify a winning idea to pitch for the ATTACQ Retail Challenge during the Pitching Platform starting 13 September 2016. The purpose of this workshop is to provide context for current challenges and opportunity for new businesses to engage with ATTACQ and make an impact on retail in Africa.

Date: 11 August, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: Mall of Africa, Midrand


DrinkEntrepreneurs Nairobi #2 – Blockchain & Payments

Drinkentrepreneurs Nairobi brings together all the entrepreneurship-minded people into one place. If you’re interested in Entrepreneurship, Startups, Tech, Innovation, Design, and of course having a Good Time with some great people then join them at the next DrinkEntrepreneurs Nairobi event.

Date: 11 August, 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: Brew Bistro Rooftop Westlands Fortis Tower, Mpaka Road, Nairobi

#WhatItTakes Talent in the Energy Sector

This month, they are exploring #whatittakes to make it in the Energy Sector, focusing on how top companies are building their teams at scale, and how job candidates can leverage their skills to connect with career opportunities

Date: 11 August, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Adams Arcade, Ngong Road 3rd Floor, Duma Works Office above Tuskys, Nairobi

Be there on time!

Join Hilda Moraa at iBizAfrica Incubation centre to hear from me as I lead this topic of discussion by sharing her experiences while running WezaTele Limited, a startup that she exited and sold to Jumo.

Date: 13 August, 10:30am to 12:45pm
Location: iLab Strathmore University, Madaraka Estate


Startupreneur Series

The Startup series is a subdivision of SME House which aims at empowering new startups as well as those who are already in any of the below fields and wish to develop and grow further.
Our goal is to provide useful information and insights to help startup-preneurs meet the market’s ever-changing needs.

Date: 8 August, 11:00 – Friday, 14:00
Location: SME House, 51/52, Ijaiye Road, beside UBA, Ogba, Lagos

TDI RAD NIGHT: Raising Venture Capital in Nigeria

TDI hosts startups, entrepreneurs, and aspiring entrepreneurs to our Random Acts of Design (RAD) Night. A panel of industry experts and entrepreneurs who have either invested money, raised money or helped and advised people to raise money will share their thoughts and experiences on Raising Venture Capital in Nigeria.

Date: 12 August, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Cre8 Space, 6, Agoro Odiyan Street, Victoria Island, Lagos


How to Effectively Engage Your Workforce and be a Better Leader

In this special joint webinar with the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, Mark Preston will dive into proven best practices for effectively increasing your workforce engagement, which ultimately improves your team’s bottom line.

Date: 10 August, 9:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Online


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Feature image: Jonathan Stonehouse via Flickr.



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