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This Thursday (5 March) Startup Grind Cape Town will this week host Arno Smit, founder of Stockholm based FundedByMe. The tech firm has helped startups to raise over €60-million through its equity crowdfunding platform.
Further afield, The Founder Institute (FI) one of the world’s largest startup accelerators will host the graduation of startups from its Cairo programme on Tuesday (3 March).
This, while those in Kenya — especially those keen on legaltech — should check out the Africa Law Tech Festival 2020 which kicks off on Friday (6 March).
This article is part of a weekly series that highlights all the top startup events, competitions, networking sessions, workshops and conferences in Africa.
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A diverse group of luminaries and high profile speakers will share their real-world insights about the changing energy landscape in Africa at this summit.
Date: 3 to 4 March, 9am
Location: Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town
Disrupt is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower executives, business leaders and people in the human resources (HR) field. A number of speakers will present at the summit.
Date: 5 March, 6pm
Location: Red & Yellow Creative School of Business, 97 Durham Ave, Salt River, Cape Town
In this workshop marketing automation expert, Ines Rosef-Ingram, the CEO and founder of Pine3 Marketing, will talk on how to automate your business’s marketing functions.
There are only a maximum of 50 seats for this workshop, which is part of Vodacom Fast Forward Series.
Date: 5 March, 9am to 1.30pm
Location: Young Blood Africa Art Gallery, 70-74 Bree St, Cape Town
Startup Grind Cape Town will this week host Arno Smit, founder of Stockholm based FundedByMe. The platform provides equity crowdfunding opportunities for entrepreneurs and investment opportunities for private investors.
The platform has helped raise over €60-million across 500 companies all over the world.
Date: 5 March, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Location: Workshop 17, Watershed, 17 Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
With engaging discussions by industry leaders, this event will consist of a day of informative seminars and the opportunity to get a first-handlook at some of the latest technologies, solutions and support systems in the industry.
Date: 5 March, 9am
Location: Cape Town International Convention Centre 2, Cape Town, South Africa
The Founder Institute (FI) one of the world’s largest startup accelerators will host the graduation of startups from its Cairo programme.
Date: 3 March, 6.30pm to 9pm
Location: Falak Startups – Greek Campus, Yousseef El Gindy Street, Abdeen, Cairo
The AIM Competition is an event for startups to pitch their ideas and projects. The winner will get a chance to attend the AIM Conference in Dubai to pitch their projects to a panel of experts in technology, entrepreneurship and business management.
Date: 4 March, 8am
Location: iBizAfrica, Keri Road, Madaraka Estate, Nairobi
Hosted by the Lawyers Hub in Kenya with the support of Omidyar Network, the Africa Law Tech Festival 2020 promises to be the first of its kind on the continent, aimed at bringing together various leaders from across Africa in law and technology sectors.
Date:6 to 10 March, 9am
Location: Lawyers Hub Kenya, First Ngong Avenue, Nairobi
Startup Grind Akure this week hosts Kayode Ajomole, the head of opportunities at iStudio, a business intelligence and innovation consulting firm focused on helping institutions create and drive innovation effectively, towards sustainable growth and profitability.
Date: 6 March 3pm to 5.30pm
Location: DSTV Building, Agrices Hall opposite Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure
The Connect Nigeria Business Fair has in the past seen thousands of attendees, businesses, and entrepreneurs attend. The fair includes masterclasses, talks, exhibition space and networking rooms.
Date: 6 and 7 March
Location: Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos
Featured image: Participants pictured at a recent Founder Institute Cairo session (Facebook)