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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.
This two-day workshop aims to provide startups and aspiring entrepreneurs with the necessary skills to create a suitable environment for sustainable and measurable growth.
Date: 2 November 2016, 8:30am
Location: 37 Barrack St, Zonnebloem
a meetup for aspiring startups and business-people that wish to come together to cultivate a positive community of innovative thinkers and disrupters.
Date: 2 November 2016, 4:30pm to 6pm
Location: 15 Solan Road & Roodehek Street, Gardens
Tech entrepreneurs are invited to attend an evening at the co-working space. All that is required is that you bring along your laptop and unfinished ideas and set upon finishing their passion projects.
Date: 3 November 2016, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: CodeBridge: office under Campground Road bridge, parking lot on Thicket Street, Newlands
Meetup with successful entrepreneurs and multiple times CEO, fintech entrepreneur and successful industry mentor, Nicole Anderson.
Date: 3 November 2016, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 66-68 Albert Road, 5th Floor, Block B
A meetup for aspiring female entrepreneurs and businesswomen who wish to discuss other successful businesswomen and female entrepreneurs.
Date: 3 November 2016, 8:30am to 10am
Location: 17 Dock Street, V&A Waterfront
Freelancers, entrepreneurs,consultants and many others are invited to attend this creative brainstorming day at the Superhero HQ, a co-working space.
Date: 4 November 2016, 9am to 12am
Location: 15b Edgemead Business Park, Southdale Street, Edgemead
basic 1on1 lessons for entrepreneurs on how to register companies on CC’s as well as Amendments to company registers, company registrations as well as trusts and submissions of CIPC annual returns.
Day: 5 November 2016, 10:30am to 12:30am
Location: Uhuru Training’s meeting room at 22 Long Street, Cape Town CBD
A free one-hour session on how to get over startups scale and innovation challenges to get accelerated market traction.
Date: 1 November 2016, 3:30pm to 5pm
Location: Standard Bank Incubator, 5 Cradock Avenue, Rosebank
A platform for entrepreneurs and business-people to showcase their innovative products and solutions to promote their brand among like-minded business owners.
Date: 2 November 2016, 8:30am
Location: Corner of Scott and Christiaan de Wet Rd, Randpark Ridge
A networking event for aspiring and established entrepreneurs to make new contacts and professional relationships.
Date: 2 November 2016, 7am to 8:30am
Location: 40 St Andrews Road, Sandton
A fast-paced networking session which allows entrepreneurs who have difficulty striking up conversations the opportunity to network with like-minded businessmen and women.
Date: 3 November 2016, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Rivonia Road, Sandton
This free event will help struggling startups and entrepreneurs to better define and execute their business plan through various methods and practices.
Date:4 November 2016, 9am to 1pm
Location: Cnr Jeppe & Henry Nxumalo Street, Newtown
A finance and financial modelling competition where startups compete for a spot in the finals in London.
Date: 4 November 2016, 6:30pm to 11:30pm
Location: The Business Exchange, Block 4, 150 Rivonia Road, Sandton
THUDjozi invites you to the launch of their new SMME cooperative bank which will focus on savings and lending for SMMEs to help entrepreneurs and startups meet their targets.
Date: 4 November 2016, 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: 4th Floor, The Main Change, 20 Kruger Street, Maboneng
Aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to join international speaker and US business owner Michael Chan on his talk on how to get your business off the ground.
Date: 5 November 2016, 9:30am to 2pm
Location: Protea Hotel Midrand, Coubrough Road, Midrand
Black and white are weekly debates to show that there is no single truth on how to start a successful business. This week’s topic will cover whether or not it would be best for you as an entrepreneur to outsource or hire your team.
Date: 1 November 2016, 10am to 12pm
Location: The Hub East Africa, Waiyaki Way, Nairobi
This event will focus on how entrepreneurs can better manage and keep track of their company’s flow of funds.
Date: 3 November 2016, 6pm
Location: Morning Side Office Park, Ngong Road, Kilimani, Nairobi
This seminar will cover how to better understand tax as well as how to maximise your tax benefits as well as how to meet your regular tax obligations.
Date: 3 November 2016, 8:30
Location: PrideInn Hotel Westlands, Westlands Road, Nairobi
Industry professionals, Sean Nowak and Munyutu Waigi will be speaking about their journey as well as how to survive as what investors are looking for when investing in seed stage startups.
Date: 4 November 2016, 6pm to 7:30pm
Location: Mettā Nairobi, 14 Riverside Drive, Nairobi
This conference is designed to celebrate those businessmen and women who have created innovative technology to transform the way people do business in West Africa.
Date: 2 November 2016, 7am
Location: Landmark Centre, Water Corporation Road, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria
A masterclass geared toward equipping aspiring and established entrepreneurs to find innovative ways to transform the market around them.
Date: 3 November 2016, 9am to 5pm
Location: Neca House, Plot A2, Hakeem Balogun street, Central Business District Alausa, Ikeja , Lagos, Nigeria
Aimed at providing entrepreneurs and businessmen and women insightful knowledge on up-to-date applications and solutions for sector-specific problems.
Date: 4 November 2016, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: Surulere 13, Adebola Street off of Adeniran Ogunsanya street, Lagos, Nigeria
A workshop dedicated to equipping entrepreneurs and established businessmen and women with adequate knowledge on how to draw funds through crowdfunding processes.
Date: 5 November 2016, 1pm to 4pm
Location: LeadSpace 70, Olonade Street, Alagomeji Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
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