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Top startup web events in South Africa this week [14/09/2020]

This week’s events will focus on a range of topics from understanding how to start and grow a successful business with Stellenbosch University’s Launch Lab to how to start a healthtech startup.

With a wide range of webinars available this week, there is a bank of insight to tap into to learn and grow as an entrepreneur or startup founder. 

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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.

Start and grow a successful business

Stellenbosch University LaunchLab and the USB are hosting a webinar titled ”In conversation with Steve Blank”. Hosted as a fireside chat hosted by Josh Romisher, CEO of SU LaunchLab.

Blank can be viewed as the ‘Father of Modern Entrepreneurship’, creator of the Lean Startup movement that changed how startups are built, how entrepreneurship is taught, how established companies and government agencies innovate, and how scientific research is commercialized. 

The fireside chat will look at how entrepreneurs can use the Lean Startup methodology to start and grow a successful business.

Date: 16 September, 5pm
Location: Webinar
Cost: R30pp

Tech and the future of work and business

Hosted by LifeCheq, this webinar will discuss the potential threats and opportunities that the innovation of technologies may present to your career. 

With guest speaker, S’onqoba Vuba, co-founder and Managing Director of Perpetu8, and Abu Addae, co-founder and CEO of LifeCheq, the duo will unpack the idea of purpose-driven entrepreneurship and how it can be applied in practice. 

Date: 19 September, 10am – 3pm
Location: Webinar 

Startup entrepreneurship failure and success

Startup Grind Stellenbosch is hosting the second part of their masterclass series and will be discussing the factors for startups entrepreneurship failure and success. Hosted by Wendy van Schalkwyk, is the CEO of MI-International (Pty) Ltd, MI-Ashanti Training, and Consulting Worldwide, the webinar will delve into the secret recipe for startup entrepreneurship success. 

Date: 16 September, 5.30pm
Location: Webinar 

Transitioning from employee to CEO

Future Females is hosting a webinar that focuses on developing leadership skills in business and entrepreneurship. The webinar will be hosted by Elrie Pieterse and Brumilde Britz on how to be an effective leader in your own business and how to manage different relationships with employees, clients, and more. This webinar will offer insight into how to manage this transition while touching on the different forms of leadership in business. 

Date: 17 September, 6.30pm
Location: Zoom 

Building a healthtech startup 

Hosted by the Daily Stack, a virtual program for startup founders and leaders, this webinar will focus on understanding the foundations of a healthtech startup. 

With guest speaker and founder of international healthtech startup Sidecar Health, Patrick Quigley will discuss how he has grown Sidecar Health, and what are some of the nuances that come from building in the healthcare and insurance industries. 

As the need for healthtech startups grow across the world, this webinar will also dive into how Sidecar Health launched, fundraised, and developed its platform. Sidecar Health, a startup based in the US and offers personalized, affordable health insurance. 

Date: 17 September, 4pm
Location: Crowdcast

Build a successful career 

LifeCheq will be hosting a webinar with the focal guest speaker, Wendy Luhabe. Luhabe is a serial social entrepreneur and a pioneering activist for the economic empowerment of women in the economy.

During this webinar, Luhabe will shed light on what it takes to build a successful career that is driven by a passion for informing and advancing social change.

Date: 15 September, 5pm – 6.30pm
Location: Webinar 

Featured image: Steve Blank, (Supplied) 

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