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Top startup web events in South Africa this week [24/08/2020]

We start off this week’s events with a focus on how to revive SMME’s as Telkom Businesses begins their series of webinars focusing on small and medium enterprises on Tuesday. Later in the week, we shift focus to the history of entrepreneurship and how technology has shaped and continues to develop this sector.

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.

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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.

SMMEs survival guide 

Yep!, created by Telkom Business is hosting a series of webinars aimed at assisting SMME’s on how to survive and thrive during a pandemic and beyond. The webinar series will dive further into the importance of SMMEs in generating employment opportunities, contributing to the local economy and cover viable solutions on how to support local SMMEs

The webinar will take the form of a panel discussion between Telkom Business CEO, Lunga Siyo, Country Director of WEConnect International in South Africa, Jean Chawapiwa, and a Yep! client. 

Lunga Mooi, Executive Digital Channels and eCommerce of Telkom’s SME Business-Unit, will moderate the discussion.

Date: 25 August, 12pm – 1pm
Location: Teams Live

Startup entrepreneurship 

Startup Grind Stellenbosch in partnership with Amazon Web Services, will be hosting a webinar led by Wendy van Schalkwyk. As the current CEO of MI-International (Pty) Ltd, MI-Ashanti Training and Consulting Worldwide, Van Schalkwyk has a wealth of knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship. 

The webinar will be a masterclass on Startup Entrepreneurship over the Ages and how new technologies create waves for startup ventures and innovation and that history is cyclical, repeating itself time and time again, in new forms and dimensions

Date: 26 August, 5.30pm
Location: Webinar 

Adapting to changing times 

Startup Grind East London is hosting a webinar specifically for entrepreneurs whose businesses have had to undergo massive changes due to the impacts of Covid-19. Hosting a fireside chat with 

 Britehouse COO Zimkhita Buwa, the webinar will discuss the effects of the pandemic on many businesses and how to possibly sail through the storm. 

Buwa is an award-winning SAP Analytics Consultant for nine years and founder of Techpearls.

Date: 27 August, 5pm
Location: Webinar 

Keeping future-fit through uncertain times

Allan Gray is hosting a ‘Survive and thrive’ webinar series that will allow various thought leaders and business experts to present their strategies which can assist business owners to boost their company’s longevity and reach its full potential.

This week’s webinar is hosted by Andile Khumalo, in conversation with Ipeleng Mkhari and Ayanda Nogantshi. The webinar will discuss entrepreneurship and how small and medium businesses can prepare themselves for an uncertain future. 

Date: 28 August, 10am
Location: AllanGray Webinar 

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