Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [4/8/2019]

Featured image: Heavy Chef (Facebook)

On Wednesday (7 August) Startup Grind Cape Town will host its sixth birthday party. Akro Capital founder Janine Basel will speak at the event.

In Joburg on Tuesday (6 August) Heavy Chef will launch a new series of events called the Inspire Sessions, with the first featuring Discovery co-founders Adrian Gore and Barry Swartzberg.

Elsewhere on the continent, look out for the Seedstars Accra pitch competition on Thursday (8 August). In Kenya, the Blockchain Association of Kenya will meet to discuss the most recent report by the Distributed Ledgers Technology and Artificial Intelligence Taskforce.

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

Startup Grind Cape Town

Join Akro Capital founder Janine Basel at Startup Grind Cape Town’s sixth birthday party.

Date: 7 August, 5pm to 9pm
Location: Amazon Web Services, Wembley Square 2, 134 Solan Rd, Gardens, Cape Town

EasyEquities Talk

EasyEquities CEO Charles Savage will address how to start your own investment portfolio and where to begin when looking for startup investors.

Date: 8 August, 12pm to 2pm and 1pm to 1.45pm
Location: Stellenbosch University Library Auditorium, Stellenbosch


AWS 101 Lunch and Learn

Join this Amazon Web Services (AWS) event to learn how to use AWS services effectively and interact with peers, AWS experts and APN Partner First Distribution.

The event is aimed at introducing you to its best practices, billing, cost consumption, and providing foundational knowledge on core AWS services.

Date: 6 August, 11am to 2pm
Location: Design Quarter Complex (Regus Office), Leslie Road, Johannesburg

The Inspire Sessions: The Entrepreneurs

Heavy Chef has teamed up with Discovery Business Insurance for the Inspire series of events which connect the Heavy Chef audience with the greatest technologists, leaders and creatives in the business world.

The first two speakers are Discovery co-founders Adrian Gore and Barry Swartzberg.

Date: 6 August, 6pm to 8.30pm
Location: 1 Discovery Place, Sandton, Johannesburg

W-Suite Summit

The summit will bring together 250 great minds, captains of industries, executives, professional women and entrepreneurs, that will together advance a practical dialogue and way forward on the role of women co-creating a new leadership culture that is inclusive and progressive.

Date: 7 August, 8am to 5pm
Location: The Maslow Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg

Matt Brown ‘Your Inner Game’ book launch

Join serial entrepreneur Matt Brown as he launches his latest book Your Inner Game: 12 principles for high-impact entrepreneurs.

Date: 8 August, 6pm to 6.30pm
Location: Exclusive Books, Hyde Park, Johannesburg


Startup Grind Bloemfontein

Startup Grind Bloemfontein hosts Tafadzwa Kachara who is an intellectual property and technology transfer consultant lead at Kachara.

Date: 7 August, 6pm to 9pm
Location: @59 Plenty, 59 General Dan Pienaar Drive, Bloemfontein


Startup Grind Abomey

Startup Grind Abomey hosts Ismat Group founder Ismene Ahamide.

Date: 8 August, 6pm to 9pm
Location: University of Abomey-Calavi, Faculty of Health Sciences, Boulevard of the Marina, Cotonou


Seedstars Accra 2019

Top startups from Ghana will pitch in front of an investment panel and compete to be crowned the most promising seed-stage startup in the country.

Date: 8 August, 4pm to 7.30pm
Location: SB Incubator Accra, Silver Star Towers, Airport City, Mezzanine Floor, Accra


Grants management training

The Devimpact Institute will host a training course on grants management. The course will be taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group work and case studies. Participants will be issued a certificate on completion.

Date: 5 to 9 August, 8am to 4.30pm
Location: Devimpact Institute, TRV Office Plaza, Muthitho Road, Wastelands, Nairobi

Blockchain Working Groups Public Forum

The Blockchain Association of Kenya invites interested parties to share thoughts on the most recent report by the Distributed Ledgers Technology and Artificial Intelligence Taskforce.

Date: 7 August, 5.30pm to 8pm
Location: Mettā Nairobi, 14 Riverside Drive, Suite 6A, Nairobi

Future Females Nairobi Launch

Join Future Females for an evening of inspiration, wine and celebration, to connect with and hear from other successful and aspiring female entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, as well as to officially launch the Nairobi Chapter of Future Females.

Date: 10 August, 3pm to 6pm
Location: Workable, Sanlam Tower, Waiyaki Way, Nairobi


Startup Grind Ogbomoso

Startup Grind Ogbomoso hosts Qeola creative director Tommy Michael.

Date: 10 August, 4pm to 7pm
Location: The Lab 50, Ilorin-Ogbomoso Road, Ogbomoso

Featured image: Heavy Chef (Facebook)

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