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Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [31/10/2016]

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KENYA, Nairobi: In a photograph taken by the Kenyan Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism (MEAACT) 22 July 2015, participants of the Pre-Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) Expo discuss while conferring over a smartphone at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in the capital Nairobi ahead of US President Barack Obama's much-anticipated visit to the east African nation this weekend. The Pre-GES Expo being held over the 22-23 July in the Kenyan capital showcases Kenyan start-ups, innovators, entrepreneurs and small businesses from across the country with the main Global Entrepreneurship Summit taking place for the first time in sub-Saharan Africa this weekend bringing together entrepreneurs at all stages of business development, business leaders, mentors, investors and high-level government officials. MANDATORY CREDIT: MEAACT PHOTO / STUART PRICE.

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.

Cape Town 

Create, Nurture and Grow your Business 

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

Innovator’s Club

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

CodeBridge Community Evening

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

Rise and Shine breakfast with Nicole Anderson

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

Squad Cape Town

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 Freebie Friday MeetUp

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

Lessons on Company Registrations and Amendments

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


From Start-Up to Lift-Off

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

Breakfast Business Networking

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

Business Networking

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

Business Speed Dating Gauteng

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

#GrowthHack – Business Model for Success

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

ModelOff Johannesburg Meetup 2016

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, Let’s Connect

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

How to create steady growth for your company and grow out of it on the TOP

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 & White Debate: Should you outsource or hire your team

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

The basic business cycle – How money flows within your business

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

The Comprehensive Taxation Seminar

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

Fireside Chat:Investors’ Perspective

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


CyberXchange 2016

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

Attend Free Tuition – Entrepreneurship Masterclass Workshop (CSR Edition)

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

Industry Specific POS and Accounting Solutions Workshops

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

Curators Lagos Open Workshop III

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

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

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