Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [02/02/2020]

This week the Africa Tech Summit Kigali kicks off in Rwanda’s capital on Wednesday (5 February). About 600 delegates are expected to attend the three day tech summit.

For those in Cape Town this week, join Startup Grind on Thursday (6 February) as it hosts Nicolene Schoeman-Louw, founder of SchoemanLaw and PocketAdvisor.

In Johannesburg, also on Thursday, UK venture builder Founders Factory welcomes five new startups to the Founders Factory Africa family.

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

Startup Grind Cape Town

Startup Grind Cape Town will this week host Nicolene Schoeman-Louw, founder of SchoemanLaw and PocketAdvisor.

In 10 years, Schoeman-Louw has grown her business from a one-person startup to a reputable law firm, employing 20 permanent members of staff. She is now at the forefront of tech and is set to launch a legaltech startup.

Date: 6 February, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Location: Workshop 17, 17 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront


SMME Business Forum

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry invites business owners to attend its first Small, Micro and Medium Enterprise (SMME) Business Forum of 2020.

Seasoned entrepreneur, Sharon van den Heever, managing director of Hesscon an occupational health and safety consulting and training company, will be speaking.

Date: 6 February, 2pm to 4pm
Location: Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Conference Centre, Lion Match Office Park, 892 Umgeni Road, Durban


Founders Factory Africa Startup Showcase

UK venture builder Founders Factory welcomes five new startups to the Founders Factory Africa family.

The startups will showcase their innovative fintech and healthtech solutions at the venture builder’s first showcase 2020.

Date: 6 February, 6pm to 9pm
Location: Founders Factory Africa, 19 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg


Afrobytes Nairobi 2020

Afrobytes started as a simple idea in 2016: Let’s connect the African Tech community with other global tech ecosystems.

The event targets decision-makers and startups looking to transform African markets.

Date: 3 February, 4pm to 8.30pm
Location: iHub, 6th Floor, Senteu Plaza, Galana – Lenana Road Junction, Nairobi

Startup Grind Kiambu

Startup Grind Kiambu will this week host two entrepreneurs. First up is Cedric Tsiga, a recognised sales, sales management and business development professional in IT solutions.

Tsiga will be followed by Mwiti Murithi, a security expert specialising in security audits in the workplace and your surrounds.

Date: 8 February, 8.30am to 10.30am
Location: NewsCafe – Rosslyn Riviera Mall, Limuru Road, Nairobi


Startup Grind Abuja

Chioma Agwuegbo, the founder of TechHer, a community that demystifies technology for women, will be sharing her story and strategies towards advocating for good governance, women and youth empowerment in Nigeria using technology.

Date: 7 February, 3.30pm to 6pm
Location: Enspire (Merit House), 22 Aguiyi Ironsi St, Maitama, Abuja

Opportunities in the IT sector

Enterprise Hubs will host Frederick Udoaka, the former business development direcgtor at Rack Centre and a director at MTN, Oracle and IBM. Udoaka will talk on opportunities in the IT sector.

Date: 7 February, 2pm to 6pm
Location: 22 Water corporation Drive, Off Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

Export workshop

This workshop will tackle strategies to developing a bankable business, forming essential relationships, sustainability opportunities for small businesses, good manufacturing practice – standards, quality, and packaging.

Date: 8 February, 9am to 5pm
Location: Lagos Chamber of Commerce, Plot 10 Dr. Nurudeen Olowopopo Drive, Beside Marwa/Mko Gardens, Ikeja, Lagos

The Money Conference Lagos

The Money Conference brings together thought leaders and industry experts from across the country to look at the trends, strategies and solutions in the African changing the economic landscape.

Date: 8 February, 9am
Location: Sheraton Lagos Hotel, 30 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja


Africa Tech Summit Kigali

The Africa Tech Summit Kigali will once again provide unrivalled insight, networking and business opportunities for African and international tech leaders and investors who want to do business in Africa.

The three day tech summit will feature – The Future Summit, The Money & Blockchain Summit and The Africa Start-up Summit. Each will explore the latest trends. About 600 delegates are expected to attend.

Date: 5 to 7 February
Location: Kigali Convention Centre, KG 2 Roundabout, Kigali, Kigali City

Featured image: Attendees at a recent Nairobi Garage event (Nairobi Garage via Facebook)



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