Top startup web events in South Africa this week [17/08/2020]

As we make our way through Women’s month, WorkInProgress (WIP), an Absa innovation lab will be kicking off this week’s events with a webinar hosted by a powerhouse of female entrepreneurs.

While later in the week, StartupGrind will be hosting a digital marketing workshop basics for budding entrepreneurs. 

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.

Women’s month and leading entrepreneurs 

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 session sessions welcome a special webinar hosted in honour of Women’s Month. The webinar will welcome four inspiring women which will each offer a mini-masterclass fro entrepreneurs. 

The four speakers are: 

  • Aisha Pandor, co-founder of SweepSouth will take us through her 5 tips for starting up or managing your business during COVID.
  • Joy des Fountain, co-founder of Myfanpark will be telling us about the advice she’d give her younger self, given the chance
  • Alexandra Fraser from Fraser Consulting boasts a decade of experience in the early-stage funding space and will take us through an investment mini-masterclass.
  • Lauren Dallas from Future Females will guide us through a much-anticipated Instagram mini-masterclass.

Date: 19 August, 11am 

Location: WorkInProgress Facebook live 

Digital marketing for entrepreneurs 

Startup grind is hosting a webinar that focuses on Digital Skills & Digital Marketing Workshop for startups and entrepreneurs. The webinar will be hosted by Vusi Sydwell Mtsweni from Succinct Investments and Monde Zuma. The event will cover the following scope and assist entrepreneurs in how to manage their online presence, how to grow their business online, create a free website and more. 

Date: 22 August, 11am – 1pm 

Location: Zoom 

The impact of tech trends on emerging businesses

LifeCheq is hosting a series of free webinars and this week, Catherine Lückoff will be covering what the technological trends in Africa mean for emerging businesses and how artificial intelligence can be used to drive digital transformation on the continent. 

Lückhoff is the co-founder and CEO of 20fifty. Founded in 2019, 20fifty specialises in modern application development, serverless cloud computing and Artificial Intelligence.

Date: 19 August, 5.30pm

Location: Live stream 

Finances in check 

A financial boot camp webinar will be held by Lifecheq as it offers a range of interactive sessions where attendees are shown the steps to take to maintain their finances while still achieving their lifestyle and career goals. 

Date: 20 August, 5.30pm

Location: Live stream 

Featured image:  Aisha Pandor, SweepSouth founder (Supplied)



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