Top startup web events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [13/04/2020] [Updated]


On Wednesday (15 April) LaunchLab CEO and entrepreneur Josh Romisher will detail his top five lessons from building a business in Africa.

Tomorrow join three of South Africa’s top thinkers — Richard Mulholland, Ntsako Mokwena and Annette Muller — in a Heavy Chef webinar as they discuss remote working.

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. Please notify us by the Friday of the week before the event.

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.

Lockdown discussions

Join the discussion by business advisors, consultants, mentors, coaches and others who are supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs to learn how they help their small business clients to address their lockdown challenges and connect with other practitioners who are also making sense of working in isolation.

The online meeting takes place each Tuesday and will be facilitated by business mentor Christoff Oosthuysen.

Date: 14 April, 12pm to 2pm

Positioning your brand using the art of story

This one-hour brand storytelling workshop with Ayuma Michelle will address the common mistakes brand leaders often make and offer expert insights on global branding best practices.

Date: 14 April, 12pm to 1pm (East African Time)
Location: Google Meet

Aurik’s Corona Battle Plan

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

This webinar deals with how retailers can tackle the pandemic.

Date: 14 April, 4pm to 5pm
Location: Aurik

Black Tax, Trust Funds

The term “Black Tax” captures a mixed bag of emotions – a sense of responsibility, sometimes grudging yet unavoidable.

In this talk, LifeCheq tell the story of intergenerational wealth works through a unique combination of data, analysis and the human narratives behind the story.

Date: 14 April, 5.30pm
Location: LifeQ

Free Knife Capital webinars

In response to Covid-19 and to support SME’s, the Grindstone Accelerator (of which the SA venture capital firm Knife Capital is a part of) is hosting four live video streaming micro-sessions of their popular full day Find-Make-Grow-Realise (FMGR) programme.

The event will be live streamed exclusively to any company founders and their employees who want to understand the FMGR process. Register here.

Join the third instalment of our Grindstone Accelerator’s Find.Make.GROW.Realise.

Date: 14 April, 4pm
Location: Quicket

Remote workers

Three of South Africa’s top thinkers — Richard Mulholland, Ntsako Mokwena and Annette Muller — will step up on Heavy Chef’s virtual stage and present their thinking about how, exactly, we need to change in order to embrace this new working environment.

Date: 14 April, 6pm to 8pm
Location: Crowdcast

Techne Bytes Live

Alexandria Angels which hosts Egypt’s Techne Summit, is running a series of free online interviews with worldwide experts every Sunday and Tuesday.

This Tuesday, Techne Bytes with interview Walid Mansour, partner at Middle East Venture Partners and former strategy manager at the UAE prime ministry’s executive office.

Date: 14 April, 7pm
Location: Zoom

Building a business in Africa

In this talk, part of the Stellenbosch Network Business Lecture Series Webinar on Innovation in Africa, LaunchLab CEO Josh Romisher (pictured above) will detail his top five lessons from building a business in Africa.

Romisher spent over six years in the African solar home system sector as the former CFO of Fenix International and vice president of corporate finance at Zola Electric.

He will be joined by Stellenbosch University/USB Professor and Head of Future Studies Programmes, Professor André Roux.

Date: 15 April, 2pm to 3pm
Location: Quicket

LinkedIn marketing TechCrunch session

Join Akro Capital, Girl Boss Hustle and Jason Luboyera, founder of 365 DigiSales, for a 30-minute LinkedIn Marketing Techcrunch Session.

Luboyera will share tips on automating your digital marketing.

Date: 16 April, 9.30am to 10.15am
Location: Zoom

Redefine Our Future event

Join this online Startup Grind Cape Town event for entrepreneurs, visionaries, investors and problem solvers who are focusing on creating the world of our future. Listen to investors and experts share how we can respond and pivot our businesses.

Date: 16 April, 3pm to 5.30pm
Location: Startup Grind

Yoco Virtual Meets

Virtual Yoco Meets offers entrepreneurs a community to create connections, share experiences and trade insights. This week the meetup looks at how entrepreneurs can build a loyal customer base.

Date: 17 April, 6pm
Location: Crowdcast

Nic Haralambous weekly business stream

Serial entrepreneur and author Nic Haralambous is hosting his weekly Business Stream for startup founders and business owners every Friday at 2pm.

Date: 17 April, 2pm
Location: Crowdcast

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: 17 April, 3pm
Location: Social Circles

Editor’s note (13 April): We updated the listing with Knife Capital and Aurik’s webinars.

Featured image: LaunchLab CEO and entrepreneur Josh Romisher (Supplied)



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