Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [17/3/2019]

Featured image: Startup Grind Johannesburg via Facebook

Google will host a Women Techmakers Summit in Johannesburg on Saturday (23 March). Want to learn how to find clients and grow your business? There’s a practical workshop covering just that on Joburg on Tuesday (19 March).

For those in Zambia, an expert panel will discuss how to build and scale an edtech in Zambia and Africa on Tuesday (19 March).

In West Africa, Africa Business Angel Network president Tom Davies will host an angel investor workshop in Dakar, Senegal today (17 March).

This article is part of a weekly series that highlights all the top startup events, competitions, networking sessions, workshops and conferences in Africa.

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.


How to find clients and grow your business

Finding clients is one of the most crucial aspects of starting and growing your business — yet it’s also one of the most misunderstood aspects of it. Join this highly interactive and practical workshop on how to find clients and grow your business.

Date: 19 March, 9.30pm to 11pm
Location: Hirsch’s Dunkeld, 226 Jan Smuts Avenue, Randburg

Going Global Think Tank Johannesburg

Join Sammy Blindel — CEO of and the founder of The Brand Builder Club — as she sets up the Johannesburg Brand Builders Think Tank.

Date: 23 March, 10am to 1pm
Location: Johannesburg, RiStretto Morningside, Cullinan Cl & Rivonia Road, Morningside, Johannesburg

Google’s Women Techmakers Summit

Google’s Women Techmakers summits are tailored to local communities of women in technology. These events feature hands-on coding workshops, inspiring speakers, and networking opportunities.

Date: 23 March, 9.30am to 5pm
Location: DaVinci Hotel and Suites on Nelson Mandela Square, Corner 5th Street & Maude St, Sandton


Techstars Startup Weekend Bône

Techstars Startup Weekends are a 54-hour immersion programmes designed to allow innovators to get together to share ideas, build teams with diverse or even complementary profiles and start a startup.

Date: 21 to 23 March, 7.30pm to 10pm
Location: Ecole Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Annaba – ESTI Annaba (Ex EPST Annaba),cité SAFSAF, Annaba


Design Thinking as a Strategy for Innovation

Kenya’s iHub will host design thinking experts in this event which will cover tools for design thinking, how you can adopt design thinking in problem solving and how design thinking influences and informs solutions and products.

Date: 21 March, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Location: iHub, 6th Floor, Senteu Plaza, Galana / Lenana Road Junction, Nairobi


Tech Women Lagos x Andela Workshop

In this workshop, the discussion will be on how women can build up confidence to fully participate in the industry and what they can learn from women who are fearlessly pursuing their careers in the technology sector.

Date: 19 March, 5pm to 7pm
Location: Cafeteria, Andela, Epic Tower, 235 Ikorodu Road, Lagos

Diverse Roles in Tech

In this panel discussion, four women who’ve built impressive careers in tech — Paystack product partnerships lead Khadijah Abu, Paystack media manager Mohini Ufeli, Piggyvest co-founder and COO Odunayo Eweniyi and LSETF head of startups Tosin Faniro-Dada — will share their stories, and talk on the diverse roles that exist within technology.

Date: 21 March, 4pm to 5.30pm
Location: Paystack HQ, 3A Ladoke Akintola, Ikeja GRA, Lagos

Beyond Starting Up

At this event 36Zero CEO Iam Etefia, Codekago Interactive CEO Samuel Ogu, Xpress hub CEO Sunday Ukafia, The Roothub CEO Tony Onuk as they discuss the challenges that businesses face in going from a startup to a scale-up.

Date: 22 March, 10am to 12pm
Location: G11, Ground floor, Ibom E-library, IBB Avenue, Uyo

Leading Complex Organisations by TechCabal

In this workshop, Mines MD Adia Sowho will share her experiences as a decision maker and leader at innovative and technologically complex Nigerian businesses.

Date: 23 March, 12pm to 2pm
Location: Africa Fintech Foundry, 1216 Ibiyinka Olorunbe, Lagos

Warri Tech Women Meetup

This event aims to educate young women in Warri of the potential that tech and innovative entrepreneurship has to transform lives.

Date: 23 March, 2pm to 5pm
Location: BB Hotel,Deco Road, Warri


Dakar Network Angels Angel Investing Workshop

Join angel investing workshop conducted by Africa Business Angel Network president and Dakar Network Angels advisor Tomi Davies.

Date: 17 March, 11am to 5pm
Location: Hotel Novotel Dakar room Saint Louis, Dakar


Building and Scaling an Edtech Company in Zambia and Africa

Injini head of data insights Doreen Nabaho, iSchool Zambia country manager Davison Kapakyulu and Global Education Manaager as well as Cumacatu executive director Lumbiwe Limbikani will draw from their expertise to discuss the current developments, opportunities, and challenges in the emerging edtech sector.

Date: 19 March, 6pm to 8pm
Location: BongoHive, Thabo Mbeki Road, Lusaka

Featured image: Startup Grind Johannesburg via Facebook

Daniel Mpala


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