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Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [19/06/2017]


Looking to get into the South African startup scene or catch 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 them 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

Startup Grind Cape Town Fireside Chat — The Spur Story With Allen Ambor

Join Spur’s founder Allen Ambor at the Startup Grind Cape Town’s monthly fireside as he shares his journey as an entrepreneur and how he managed to start one of the biggest eateries in South Africa in 1967.

Date: 20 June, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Workshop 17, 17 Dock Road, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

FREE #CapeMarketing Workshops

Attend a marketing workshop that helps business owners, managers and freelancers advertise their business correctly and effectively. Topics will include social media issues, customer loyalty incentives, and flyer advertising.

Date: 21 June, 1pm to 2pm
Location: The Woodstock Exchange, Block A / 4th Floor, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock

ZIMSA Forum Business Cocktail

This networking opportunity looks to explore Zimbabwean investment opportunities and other events surrounding the country’s economic ecosystem over cocktails.

Date: 22 June, 6pm to 9pm
Location: 60 St Georges Mall, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town


Business Networking

The event is in the form of your standard networking event, however, the organisers are looking at entrepreneurs and businessmen and women in various industries to come together and create lasting networks.

Date: 21 June, 7am to 8:30am
Location: The Street Cafe, 40 St Andrews Road, Johannesburg

Business Doctors – Antidote to the Dragon’s Den

Is a networking and entrepreneurial seminar which aims to teach entrepreneurs how to achieve growth in their businesses without having to resort to competitions such as Dragons Den.

Date: 23 June, 8:30am till late
Location: Le Shades, 135 Wekker Street, Pretoria


After Office Hours with Wanjira Mathai

Join the founder of wPOWER and the daughter of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Professor Wangari Mathai, Wanjira Mathai. Learn more about her journey as a successful business woman and how she overcome the odds of the industry.

Date: 22 June, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: The Nairobi Garage, Westlands, The Mirage, Chiromo Rd, Nairobi, Kenya

MMU Investors Galor

This seminar aims to bring together young aspiring entrepreneurs and established businessmen and women to gather tips and skills on how to start and grow their businesses.

Date: 23 June, 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: Multimedia University of Kenya


Network Marketing Business Seminar

Join the lead facilitator, Jayne Onwumere, a renowned networking strategist as she aims to share valuable insights on how to build a successful network in any field.

Date: 22 June, 1pm to 3pm
Location: Friends Network Office, 1st Floor, Landmark Building, Ikota Business Complex, By VGC, Ajah, Lagos, Nigeria

Startup Grind Lagos fireside chat — Printivo CEO Oluyomi Ojo 

Startup Grind Lagos will be hosting Printivo CEO Oluyomi Ojo at their next fireside chat as he speaks about his journey navigating the entrepreneurial space. Startup Grind Lagos will also be hosting a Learning Curve session where Elda David Kehinde Samuel, the Executive Director of the Nirmala Chellarams Centre for Entrepreneurship will be teaching attendees how to grow their businesses.

Date: 24 June, 3pm to 5:30pm
Location: Friends Network Office, 1st Floor, Landmark Building, Ikota Business Complex, By VGC, Ajah, Lagos, Nigeria

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