Top startup web events in South Africa this week [20/07/2020]

This week’s line up of events will unpack the critical and important 12J publication along with how SMMEs can navigate their businesses during the current pandemic.

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 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. These events are free of charge unless otherwise indicated.

eCommerce & COVID-19: Is this the catalyst to move your business online? 

Join Manuel Koser, Paul Cook, Peter Allerstorfer, and Andrew Whale from Disruptive Brand Builder, Silvertree Holdings, as they discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by eCommerce companies and budding entrepreneurs in our current economic environment. 

Are you an entrepreneur or business manager looking to transition from brick and mortar into the world of eCommerce? This webinar will provide great insights and answer your questions on how to approach the initial stages, recommendations for tech applications, platform management, navigating strategic partnerships, and accessing capital. 

Date: 23 July, 1.30pm -2.30pm

Location: Webinar

Entrepreneurial Myths

TuksNovation will be hosting another installment of their Friday Talks where the industry experts and accomplished entrepreneurs share industry insights and entrepreneurial journeys to assist upcoming entrepreneurs. This week, the accomplished Gift Lubele, Co-Founder & COO of Kudoti will be sharing 5 Deadly Entrepreneurial Myths that have killed many businesses and amazing ideas.

Kudoti is a waste management start-up that was named by Fast Company SA as one of 2020’s Most Innovative Companies. Gift will also be representing South Africa at the Annual Investment Meeting Startup National Champions League happening in Dubai. This is not one to miss. 

Date: 24 July, 1230pm – 1330pm

Location: Webinar

Lessons from small and medium enterprises

WorkInProgress (WIP), an Absa innovation lab, will be hosting a webinar series titled Wise-Up Wednesday Sessions. These sessions will feature real-life successes and lockdown challenges faced by small and medium South African enterprises. This week, Wise-Up Wednesday sessions welcome Vuyisa Qabaka from Pan African innovation advisory firm, HYBR. Oabaka boasts decades of experience in management, technology, and entrepreneurship and is a small business advisor, investor, and capital fundraiser.

Qabaka will offer insight into how businesses might scale, even in the time of Covid-19 as well as details on his businesses in a turbulent and unpredictable 2020.

Date: 22 July, 1pm – 2pm 

Location: WorkInProgess Facebook live 

SMME’s and Covid-19 

Fasken, a business law and litigation firm presents through their Yakha Isizwe Business Law Helpdesk, a Pro Bono Webinar for SMME’s on Covid-19. The event is held in collaboration between Fasken, UJCfE, and The webinar aims to empower entrepreneurs and will focus on contractual obligations, tax measures, and industrial relations during the time of Covid-19. The webinar will take place on Zoom. 

Date: 22 July, 9am 

Location: Zoom 

The future of Section 12J

This is the third episode of the Grovest Webinar Series focusing on the recent report published by the 12J Association. The following speakers will be hosting a panel discussion on this important topic; Dino Zuccollo, the Chairman of the 12J Association, Jeff Miller, Grovest CEO and Founder Member and non-executive director of the 12J Association amongst others.

Date: 21 July, 4pm – 5pm

Location: Zoom Webinar 

Featured image: Gift Lubele, co-founder and director of Kudoti (Supplied)



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