Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [12/01/2020]


Startups, the new year has begun, so why not get started learning some new tips and getting new contacts. In Cape Town this Friday, check out BonBillo’s demo day. Up north, Startup Grind Tunis kicks off with its first event.

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 the events are free and some will require booking in advance. Please click on the event names to find out more information.

Cape Town

BonBillo and Startupbootcamp Afritech’s impact bootcamp demo day

Check out the demo day for the eight startups that attended Boston-based social impact accelerator BonBillo. The accelerator aims to help grow startups solving social, health and environmental problems.

Date: 17 January, 2pm to 5pm
Location: Startupbootcamp Afritech, 1 Sand Hill Road, Cape Town


Masterclass: Steps to becoming a social media influencer

Learn about the secrets of social media from business and influencer expert Lehlogonolo Malatje in this two-hour masterclass followed by a networking mixer.

Date: 18 January, 5.30pm to 9pm
Location: Alfajiri Hub Maboneng, 2nd Floor Main Change Building, 20 Kruger Street, Mabanong Precinct, Johannesburg


How to gain traction in Lagos

After you’ve identified a world-changing business idea and you’ve built a prototype, what comes next? At this workshop, you’ll learn how to gain traction for your product and how to kick off your startup’s journey.

Date: 14 January, 10am to 2pm
Location: NG Hub, 8 Montgomery Rd, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos

Bookkeeping for business growth and tax compliance

Yemsam Global Enterprises CEO Sunday Oso, a seasoned accountant and certified accounting software consultant with over five years of accounting experience, discusses why effective book-keeping and keeping financial records is important.

Date: 18 January, 10am to 2pm
Location: Bluepectra Limited, Prohub Suite 204, First Floor, 33 Salawu Olabode Avenue, Idi-Aba (opposite Jaroy Abeokuta), Abeokuta


Akrem Haddad speaks at Startup Grind

For its first event, Startup Grind Tunis will host Akrem Haddad, a serial entrepreneur and social innovation expert.

Akrem has worked in several programmes, coached and helped hundreds of entrepreneurs and participated on a lot of events.

Date: 15 January, 6.30pm to 9pm
Location: Level 1, Boulevard Cheikh Zaid Les Berges du Lac, Tunis

Featured image: Delegates pictured at the last Africa Early Stage Investor Summit in Cape Town in November last year (VC4A via Facebook)



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