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Tomorrow (2 June) Rain CEO Willem Roos will speak on 5G and its future in South Africa in a webinar hosted by LaunchLab and Stellenbosch Network
This, while on Wednesday (3 June), Mest Africa, in partnership with Microsoft, will present the Ethiopian finals of the 2020 MEST Africa Challenge pitch competition (virtual edition).
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.
Rain CEO Willem Roos will speak on 5G and its future in South Africa, in this webinar hosted by LaunchLab and Stellenbosch Network
There will also be a question & answer (Q&A) session with Arno Scholtz, CEO of BridgIoT on the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution.
Date: 2 June, 1pm to 2pm
Serial entrepreneur and author Nic Haralambous is hosting a regular stream for startup founders and business owners called StartSomething.
This week Haralambous talks to Joy Des Fountain, CEO and co-founder of MyFanPark.
Date: 2 June, 2pm
In this webinar entrepreneur, author, and public speaker Gabe Zichermann shares his tips, tricks and hacks for delivering a perfect pitch even if you’re miles away.
Date: 2 June, 8pm
Location: Founder Institute
What will our future society and the world of work look like as we are approached by rapid technological change?
In this webinar, S’onqoba Vuba, who is a member of the president’s 4th Industrial Revolution Commission and a FinWeek Top Woman to Watch, unpacks the myriad ways in which technological advancement is destined to impact our society.
Date: 3 June, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Mest Africa, in partnership with Microsoft, will present the Ethiopian finals of the 2020 MEST Africa Challenge pitch competition (virtual edition).
The top company from Ethiopia will go on to compete against those from eight other African countries and a chance to win $50 000 in equity funding.
The finalists are: Qinash, Alpha IT Solution, Temaribet, Across Express PLC, iWork PLC, Omniline IT Technology Solutions PLC and Debo Engineering PC.
Date: 3 June, 3pm to 5.30pm (Ethiopian time)
In this webinar Muthoni Wachira (pictured above), founding partner of Africa Venture Partner Network (AVPN) and Jennifer Soltis, global head of coLabs, will talk about gender lens investing and how Covid-19 has affected women and women-led businesses.
Date: 4 June, 3pm to 4pm
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: 5 June, 11am to 12pm
Featured image: Africa Venture Partner Network founding partner Muthoni Wachira (Supplied)