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Top startup web events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [18/05/2020]
This Friday (22 May), David Perel (pictured above), who is a professional racing driver for Ferrari GT customer teams, will talk in a webinar about the future of real-world racing, esports and how his career has been affected by Covid-19.
This, while on Thursday (21 May), Ego Iwegbu, the founder and CEO of MSLondon Cosmetics, will discuss the future of cosmetics and salons.
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.
Rapid responsible innovation tool
Stellenbosch University’s LaunchLab and the School for Data Science and Computational Thinking would like to invite you to a webinar titled “A Rapid Responsible Innovation Tool”.
Professor Grobbelaar, Dr Meyer and Ms Conning will present a Rapid Responsible Innovation Framework to provide small teams working remotely with simple and easy-to-follow guidelines. This will help them to ask probing questions around how they are approaching their development project and to have a way to document these decisions.
While the focus is on manufacturing products, this project may also hold some interesting findings and applicability for future rapid innovation projects in the area of Data Science.
Date: 19 May, 2pm to 3pm
Patrick Riley on seed-stage startups
Global Accelerator Network CEO Patrick Riley chats about seed-stage startups in a talk hosted by Flat6Labs.
Date: 19 May, 4pm (Cairo time)
Location: Startup Scene
Interactive workshop with LifeCheq consultants
Join Senior Consultant, Khoni Mompati, Business & Wealth Specialist Consultant, Ntsika Tom and LifeCheq CEO Abu Addae for a workshop detailing the ins-and-outs of starting your side hustle and starting it smart!
Date: 19 May, 5.30pm
An evening with Lebo Mokgabudi
Named one of the “Inspiring Fifty Women in STEM” by the Kingdom of Netherlands, Lebo Mokgabudi is responsible for market expansion for Fundamo, a mobile payments company acquired by Visa in 2011.
Mokgabudi looks at the ins-and-outs of building a successful career in the world of financial technology and what it takes to build a smart hustle.
Date: 20 May, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Virtual Yoco Meets offers entrepreneurs a community to create connections, share experiences and trade insights.
Date: 21 May, 6pm
The Future of cosmetics and salons
In this webinar, Ego Iwegbu, the founder and CEO of MSLondon Cosmetics, will discuss the future of cosmetics and salons.
Iwegbu opened her first salon on London’s Oxford Street in 1999 and went on to own seven salons in Selfridges and Topshop. She has setup beauty counters for large brands in the UK and South Africa including Revlon, Bourjois, London Fashion Week, Crabtree & Evelyn and Superdrug.
Date: 21 May, 4.30pm
Location: Startup Grind
Investors, financial advisors and financial professionals are encouraged to join this Section 12J training session presented by Jaltech’s Jonty Sacks. A number of slots will be available over the coming weeks, with the first one to start on 8 May.
Date: 22 May, 11am to 12pm
Nic Haralambous weekly business stream
Serial entrepreneur and author Nic Haralambous is hosting a weekly business stream for startup founders and business owners every Friday at 2pm.
This week Haralambous talks to David Perel (pictured above), who is a professional racing driver for Ferrari GT customer teams. Perel is also an accomplished Sim racer and entrepreneur. He talks about the future of real-world racing, esports and how his career has been affected by Covid-19.
Date: 22 May, 2pm
Featured image: Racing driver and entrepreneur David Perel (Facebook)