Top startup web events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [27/03/2020] [Updated]

Featured image: Startup Grind Cape Town via Facebook 

Due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) many events have been called off, including those in the startup community. But don’t be despondent, there’s always the internet — and web events.

Ventureburn has updated its existing weekly series that highlights all the top startup events in Africa, by shifting to focus only on web events broadcast from Africa. This includes webinars as well.

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.

All times below are set in South African time, unless indicated.

Startup Circles Social Friday

Join Startup Grind Cape Town this Friday at Startup Circles Social Friday. During the virtual event attendees will talk about what we think our world will look like and what we can do going forward as startups.

Participants will break into groups where there will be discussions on how to solve some of the current business challenges as well as discuss the opportunities that are now becoming available.

This Startup Circles member-only event has been made accessible to all for free to help with coping with coronavirus lockdown. Virtual seats are limited.

Date: 27 March, 3pm
Location: Social Circles

Creating and selling an online business (Webinar)

This Startup Grind Johannesburg webinar looks at how to create, sell and profit from an online business.

The webinar forms part of the Africa Digital Entrepreneurship Series of events, dedicated to helping people learn different online income earning opportunities.

Date: 28 March, 10am
Location: TBC

Post-Coronavirus Africa Economic (Virtual conference)

Experts from across Africa will converge online at the StartupSouth: LifeAfterCorona Virtual Conference to discuss the Economic impact of the virus on Africa and advise on the appropriate response by corporates, organisations and governments.

Date: 30 March, 4pm (Lagos time)
Location: Zoom

Online Seedstars Summit 2020

Swiss emerging market startup competition Seedstars World, last month announced that this year’s edition of its annual Seedstars Summit will be held online, due to the onset of the coronavirus.

The Online Seedstars Summit is completely free and open to all who wish to participate. The summit will offer a full programme of online sessions for participants from around the world.

Date: 31 March to 3 April
Location: Seedstars World website

An evening with Sandile Zungu

This talk forms part of LifeQ’s career theme for 2020, namely “Passion, Purpose and Getting Paid” — building a career where you can enjoy deeply meaningful work and find that sweet spot where you are at your most fulfilled.

Sandile Zungu is the founder and executive chairman of Zungu Investments. He currently serves on the BBBEE Presidential Advisory Council and is chairman of the UCT Graduate School of Business Advisory Board.

Date: 31 March 2020, 6.30pm
Location: TBC

LaunchLab Vision 2020 

Stellenbosch University’s LaunchLab aims to transform seemingly impossible ideas into world-shaping businesses.

In this webinar, LaunchLab offers anyone an opportunity to learn more about its Vision for 2020 and beyond. Whether you’re a startup, aspiring student entrepreneur, lecturer, corporate or strategic partner — find out how you can get involved.

Date: 31 March 2020
Location: Zoom

Covid-19 getting ahead of the curve

LifeCheq will also be hosting an online webinar to discuss how Covid-19 is likely to affect South Africa, and the steps one can take to minimise the fallout.

Date: 2 April, 6.30pm
Location: TBC

Aurik’s Corona Battle Plan

Johannesburg based business support organisation Aurik Business Accelerator plans to host a regular series of webinars to assist business owners to tackle the coronavirus.

Date: 31 March, 9am and 2 April, 10am
Location: TBC

Featured image: Startup Grind Cape Town via Facebook



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