Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [26/06/2017]


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.

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

Techstars Recruitment Day

Join the team at Barclays Rise for their Techstars programme. This event is open to all entrepreneurs and startups that would like to participate in the programme.

Date: 26 June, 2:30pm to 5pm
Location: Rise Cape Town, 5th Floor, Block B, Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Street, Woodstock, Cape Town

Fintech Meetup

This event is aimed at building a sustainable entrepreneurial community. Join other entrepreneurs and discussions on a wide range of topics including personal experiences.

Date: 28 June, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Ipero, 5th Floor, Grove Exchange, 9 Grove Avenue, Claremont, Cape Town


#HackTheWorld Community Mixer

This free interactive learning experience will give entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch ideas and join teams of other successful businessmen and women.

Date: 27 June, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Microsoft South Africa Corporate Park, 3012 William Nicol Drive, Sandton

Lean Coffee

The Lean Coffee event is an agenda-less event which gives its participants the floor to choose the agenda as well as to constructively debate and explore it. There are only a limited amount of spots available.

Date: 28 June, 7:30am
Location: Proof Cafe, Shop no. 6 Sandton Gautrain Station, Johannesburg

Lioness Lean in Breakfast

Lioness Lean In Breakfast Series brings together inspirational African women entrepreneurs to share, inspire and connect with the next generation of great women-led startups.

Date: 29 June, 8:30am to 11:30am
Location: Standard Bank Incubator, Cradock Place 5 Cradock Road, Rosebank


Throw your hat in for the Startupbootcamp FastTrack day, and be a part of the 10 most promising startups to virtually present innovative ideas to the startupbootcamp team. In return, the top 10 will receive valuable feedback from mentors, meet with industry experts and a chance to engage with the bootcamp’s global community.

Date: 29 June, 8:30am till late
Location: 93 Graystondve Cnr Westrd Ubomi Bldg,Sandton


Disruptive Innovation: How to build innovation into your business model

Join strategic entrepreneurial coach Steve Mbuthia as he teaches entrepreneurs and established businessmen and women how to integrate innovation into their businesses.

Date: 29 June, 9am to 1pm
Location: We Create Kenya, Hatheru Road, Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

Fie-Consult Entrepreneurs Clinic

The clinics provide a relaxed environment for entrepreneurs to tackle issues regarding defining a relevant target market, customer channels and converting potential clients into paying customers to name a few.

Date: 30 June, 2pm to 5pm
Location: Pine Tree Plaza, Kaburu Drive, Nairobi, Kenya

Pitch to The Ladykillers: test your business plan!

As an entrepreneur most of the time you spend pitching: to potential customers, partners, investors. You only get one chance to get it right. That is: up to now! Because we introduce to you The Ladykillers. The Ladykillers are experienced business women and women investors. They have experience sitting in panels and judging ideas as part of pitching competitions.

Date: 29 June, 1pm to 3:30pm
Location: The Entrepreneurs Hub, The Hub East Africa, Waiyaki Way Nairobi, Kenya


Lagos Business Opportunity Meeting

Join international guest speakers such as Anne Turnbull, Marketing & Business Development — Canada; James Osolu, Platinum Associate Max International — Ghana and many others on their experience navigating the entrepreneurial landscape.

Date: 28 June, 11:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Max International 11, Oba Akinjobi Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Nigeria Internet Business Conference

This conference is focused on building successful enterprises developing and advancing people with entrepreneurial and leadership skills. Participants can benefit from training regarding communication, presentation, referral marketing, networking and more.

Date: 28 June, 12pm to 5pm
Location: Lagos Oriental Hotel, 3 Lekki Road, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Business Breakfast Networking Forum and Masterclass for Protocol Practitioners

The aim of this forum is to promote and rebrand the concept of protocol practice in Nigeria and to also share best practices and raise international standards. The forum will also explore the various business opportunities surrounding protocol.

Date: 29 June, 8:30am to 12pm
Location: Lagos Oriental Hotel, 3 Lekki Road, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria



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