Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [14/6/2019]

Featured image: Delegates pictured at the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2018 held in Cape Town in November last year. (Robert Cable)

This Friday (21 June) Nedbank and RLabs will launch the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programme, towards which Nedbank has donated R3.2-million for 50 enterprises to participate.

Also taking place in the city is an info session on Africa’s first artificial intelligence (AI) focused venture capital (VC) fund on Thursday (20 June).

In Nigeria, Ventures Platform will on Saturday (22 June) host a workshop on startup valuation, term sheet and compliance at Hub One in Lagos. Also taking place in the city is the first government-backed edtech conference on Thursday at Havilah Events Centre.

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.

Cape Town

Foresight Launch Event

John Sanei will present his new book Foresight and chat about human psychology and futurism.

Date: 19 June, 5pm to 7pm
Location: Workshop 17, Watershed, 17 Dock Road, Cape Town


ID4 Africa Identity Week 

The conference, which is expected to attract more than 1300 delegates, will see industry experts share their knowledge with key decision-makers while exchanging vast information and vital experiences with professionals from different fields.

Motivated by the need to promote legal identity for all in Africa, the annual meeting brings together African nations on their journey to develop robust and responsible ID ecosystems around digital identity in the service of development, humanitarian action, security and facilitation.

Date: 19 June, 5pm to 7pm
Location: Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Road Kempton Park, Johannesburg

Africa + Tech

Join this talk to explore the megatrends that will shape your career. The event will cover the interaction of two current megatrends: the impending population explosion in Africa and the effects of rapid technological innovation on professional work.

Date: 20 June, 6pm
Location: Radisson Hotel Waterfront, Granger Bay, Cape Town

Cortex Ventures info session

Join Cortex Ventures CEO Nick Bradshaw for an info session on Africa’s first AI-focused VC fund.

Date: 20 June, 11am to 12pm
Location: 3rd Floor, Bandwidth Barn, Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town

Seda Sasolburg Enterprise Coaching Programme Launch

Join the launch of the Small Enterprise Development Agency’s (Seda) Enterprise Coaching Programme, which over the next 10 months aims to mentor entrepreneurs and help accelerate their growth.

Date: 20 June, 9am to 12pm
Location: Emerald Resort & Casino, 777 Frikkie Meyer Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programme Launch

Nedbank, in partnership with RLabs, will hold the launch of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programme, towards which Nedbank has donated over R3.2-million for 50 enterprises to participate.

Date: 21 June, 10am to 11am
Location: RLabs, 66 Tarentaal Road, Bridgetown, Athlone


Startup Grind Cotonou

Startup Grind Cotonou will host Swap Consultancy CEO Francis Wepngong Ndi.

Date: 22 June, 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Location: New Rivoli Hotel, Avenue Steinmertz, Cotonou


Cairo Technology Week

Cairo Technology Week is the most exclusive technology event which brings together global vendors, technology providers and the most influential ICT decision makers from various sectors including banking and financial services, manufacturing, education, healthcare and transportation.

Date: 17 to 19 June, 9am to 10pm
Location: Hilton Cairo Heliopolis, El-Orouba, Sheraton Al Matar, Cairo Governorate


Startup Meetup 19

Startup meetup brings together entrepreneurs, creatives and other stakeholders to meet, connect and build globally competitive brands.

Date: 22 June, 5pm to 8pm
Location: Accra Digital Centre


Money matters, mindset and entrepreneurship

Need help getting to grips with money matters? In this workshop, business coach Danielle Anderson will cover how to easily calculate your personal and business budgets, as well as how to translate that into pricing and sales requirements, how to overcome money blocks that may be keeping your business unsustainable.

Date: 18 June, 6pm to 8.30pm
Location: 14 Riverside Drive, Suite 6A, 6/F Belgravia, Nairobi


212 Founders meetup

Join this event to meet the 212 Founders team to learn more about CDG Invest’s incubation programme and investment modalities.

Date: 18 June, 7.30pm to 11pm
Location: Commons Zerktouni, 179, Corner Blvd. of London and Boulevard de la Resistance, Casablanca

Seedspace Casablanca Open Day

Join the launch event of Seedspace Casablanca. The hub will bring together the innovation and technology community in a physical space where entrepreneurs can meet investors and startups can learn from mentors and experts.

Date: 18 June, 9am to 5pm
Location: Seedspace Casablanca, 3 Boulevard Al Massira Al Khadra, Casablanca

Startup Weekend Fes 2019

Startup Morocco, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Euro-Mediterranean University of Fez have teamed up to host this event which aims to bring together entrepreneurs and mentors for a weekend of innovation and creation.

Date: 21 to 23 June, 5pm to 8pm
Location: Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes, Fez-Meknes


Women Entrepreneurs

GroFin in partnership with Sheba Centre, we will host the “Breaking The Myth” series for a community of women entrepreneurs who, in the course of these events, will garner more knowledge on sustaining their business, having proper structure in place as well as implementing the right strategies for business growth.

Date: 20 June, 10am
Location: Sheba Centre, 20 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Maryland, Lagos

Civictech startups and international partnerships

Open Gov Hub director Nada Zohdy will discuss how civictech startups can gain from international partnerships.

Date: 20 June, 5pm to 7pm
Location: 42 Montgomery Rd, Yaba, Lagos

African Edutech Conference

The Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) together with will host the first ever Nigerian EduTech Conference which has been endorsed by the Federal Ministry of Education.

Date: 20 June, 8am to 5pm
Location: Havilah Events Center, Oniru Road, Lagos

WennoChat June Edition Ibadan

WennoChat is a monthly ecosystem engagement platform that brings together entrepreneurs, business executives, students, developers, freelancers and other key ecosystem stakeholders to learn, network, share knowledge and experience around key issues affecting the business and tech innovation community in Nigeria.

Join Vanguard Pharmacy CEO Taofik Odukayo as he discusses how to handle business hurdles.

Date: 21 June, 3pm to 5pm
Location: Wennovation Hub, Ibadan

Startup Grind Kano

Startup Grind Kano will host Brainstorm IT Solutions CEO Idris Abdulqadir Dangana in a fireside chat where he’ll share his life as an entrepreneur and lessons he’s learnt at various moments in his career.

Date: 21 June, 4pm to 6pm
Location: DiceBox Innovation Hub, Government House, No 3 Sabo Bakin Zoo Road, Kano

Startup Grind Lagos State University

Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme programme manager Uwem Uwemakpan will discuss the challenges faced by student entrepreneurs in the university and give tips on how to overcome them.

Date: 22 June, 2pm to 4pm
Location: 2 in 1 Hall Faculty of Management Sciences, Lagos State University, Lagos

Startup Grind Bauchi

Startup Grind Bauchi will host a fireside chat with IGold Suave Foundation CEO Andikan Elishamah.

Date: 22 June, 10am to 1pm
Location: Uplift Hub, First Floor, Isa, Yuguda House, 19/23 Jos Road, Bauchi

Startup Valuation, Term Sheet & Compliance

Join this workshop to learn the various investment instruments available to the founders and the nuances of each. In addition, the workshop will cover the key clauses tolook out for, the implication of these clauses and why investors like to have some of these causes inserted in their transaction documents.

Date: 22 June, 10am to 3pm
Location: Hub One, 10 Hughes Avenue, Lagos


Africa Moves The Big Summit

This five-day event will bring together startups, investors, innovation experts, as well as tech enthusiasts from across the continent and the world with the aim of getting them to exchange ideas and build connections with one another.

The Big Summit will feature a three-day forum that will include round-table discussions and keynote speeches that will tackle challenges faced by African countries, a tech and innovation exhibition that will span three days, as well as a hackathon and startup challenges.

Date: 17 to 21 June
Location: City of Culture, Avenue Mohamed 5, Tunis


Innovate 4 Water Marketplace Forum

This forum is meant to connect like-minded people and organisations to share ideas and innovations on the solutions that we have that address challenges in the water nexus sector.

Date: 19 to 20 June, 9pm to 6pm
Location: InterContinental Lusaka, Haile Selassie Avenue, Lusaka

Featured image: Delegates pictured at the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2018 held in Cape Town in November last year. (Robert Cable)

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