Top startup web events in South Africa this week [28/09/2020]

This week will provide opportunities for prospective entrepreneurs to pitch their products and services.

The SA Innovation Summit will be going virtual to give tech enthusiasts the opportunity to learn from experts and crowdfunding will come under the microscope as experts discuss the good and the bad of crowdfunding in Africa. 

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.

Crowdfunding Report Launch Webinar by AfricArena

AfricArena will be hosting a webinar where experts will discuss the state of crowdfunding in Africa. In the discussion, the panel will examine the pros and cons of crowdfunding along with how to help entrepreneurs who are struggling to finance their businesses through traditional means. 

The speakers will include co-founder and CEO of Kweza, Ropa Musvaire, CEO of SSC Capital, Salum Awadh, and Jim Chu the founder of the Nest & Untapped. 

Date: 30 September, 3pm

Virtual Startup Pitch Series 2020: Tanzania Ecosystem Event

AfricArena will be doing a virtual tour for Tanzanian tech entrepreneurs, investors, and tech ecosystem enthusiasts to attend. The entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to share their model to a panel of expert judges and explain why they should be chosen to pitch Cape Town’s stage. 

Date: 2 October, 3pm
Location: Webinar

SA Innovation Summit

The SA Innovation Summit will be going virtual due to the Covid-19 but attendees will still be able to meet and learn from influential people in the startup arena. Would-be entrepreneurs will be able to find markets for their products or services. They will also be able to pitch to investors from seed to founders to series A rounds. 

Date: 30 September to 2 October
LocationVirtual summit
Cost: R980pp

 Masterclass: Leadership over the Ages and Startup Entrepreneurship

Startup Grind Stellenbosch will be hosting the third edition of the masterclass series by the Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS has provided startups with affordable and easy to use infrastructure needed to grow their companies. 

In this masterclass, speaker and founder of MIAGU, Wendy van Schalkwyk will be discussing the different leadership styles that startup entrepreneurs need to survive in the digital age. 

Date: 30 September, 5:30 pm
Location: Stellenbosch 

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