Top startup web events in South Africa this week [21/09/2020]

This week’s line up of webinar events will touch base on new methods and approaches to entrepreneurship and startup, from covering how to improve sales to the lean startup method for 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.

Community capital 

Startup Grind will be hosting a conversation about Community Capital and its impact on local communities. The speakers will include the Founder of The Hookup Dinner, Selebogo Molefe, and Paxful’s Africa Community Coordinator, Modibe Matsepane. 

The webinar discussion will focus on how community capital has helped ordinary people and possibly replace the old economy. 

Date: 23 September, 6pm
Location: Webinar

Kickstart your techpreneur journey 

Co-founder and CEO of GreenPepper, Krishna Kumar, will be speaking in a webinar about the risks that every techpreneur faces when they set out to build something of their own. Kumar will explain in a candid conversation with Startup Grind that failure is apart of an entrepreneur’s journey and that it is important to learn from past failures. 

Kumar is considered an expert in finding insights from experiences and has helped companies and leaders build markets in India.

Date: 27 September, 12.30pm

Sales fundementals for entrepreneurs 

This virtual workshop hosted by Startup Grind Stellenbosch will teach founders the sales skills required to start their business. 

 The hour-long session will be conducted by Brendan McAdams, founder of Kinetics, and Jeffrey Freedman, Chief Efficiency Officer of JSFreedman.

During the interactive workshop, startup founders and entrepreneurs

will be able to break-down and assess common sales scenarios. The founders will also be given the tools they need to develop their own sales strategies.

Date: 23 September, 12pm
Location: Webinar

The Lean Startup Method 

The Startup Grind Stellenbosch is hosting a webinar with guest speaker, Denise McKenzie as she focuses on the lean startup method for entrepreneurs. 

During the webinar, McKenzie will explain how the Lean Startup method has changed from the traditional method of starting a company, whether it’s a tech startup or a small business. 

McKenzie currently works as an adjunct professor with the National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program. In addition, McKenzie has helped university teams across the US make their virtual startup become a reality. 

Date: 25 September 2020, 3am
Location: Webinar

Expert advice for healthtech startups 

“Entrepreneur of the Year” Mike Wessinger will be speaking in a Startup Grind webinar. Wessinger is the Founder and CEO of PointClickCare Technologies. The company has been named on the Forbes Cloud 100 list of top Private Cloud Companies. 

Wessinger will share discussing the inspiration behind the innovative healthtech startup and what he has planned for the future. 

Date: 24 September, 6pm

Featured image: Samuel Pereira via Unsplash 



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