Top startup web events in SA this week [26/10/2020]

This week’s events will be focusing on empowering young South Africans through an educational webinar discussing how to secure employment in the country. In addition, experts unite to discuss employability in the digital space and cryptocurrency users will be provided insight into the trends dominating the sector with a webinar hosted by SA’s leading cryptocurrency exchange, Luno.

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.

Tackling graduate employment

The University of Pretoria will be hosting a webinar aimed at higher education institutions as well as current and future employees. The webinar will focus on strategies to educate graduates on how to secure employment in the South African labour market. 

Work environments are changing due to new technologies and the Covid-19 pandemic. This webinar aims to improve the youth’s prospects of employment and encourage future graduates to become well-paid and economically active citizens. 

Date: 26 October, 6pm
Location: Webinar

Crypto adoption in Africa

Luno, South Africa’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, will be hosting a discussion about the state of cryptocurrency in Africa. This leading global cryptocurrency company is determined to improve the world’s financial system.

Guest speaker, Marcus Swanepoel, co-founder and CEO of Luno will discuss the future of crypto in Africa as well as catalysts for crypto adoption, obstacles faced, and the latest industry trends.

Date: 21 October, 6pm
Location: Webinar

The importance of developing the local tech space

Startup Grind will be hosting Philani Sangweni, Co-founder and managing partner of E4E. E4E is a venture capital fund, supported by SA SME Fund, that helps entrepreneurs in SA build international companies. 

The webinar discussion will focus on ways to develop the local tech space. Guest speaker, Philani Sangweni, has years of experience in startup investing and will share his knowledge about technology consulting and financial services in business.

Date: 27 October, 6pm
Location: Webinar

 Employment in the digital age

University World News partners with Mastercard Foundation to unite experts from higher education providers, the tech industry, and the International Finance Corporation. In an online webinar, discussions around ​​what employability means in the digital age and how higher education needs to adapt will take place.

Nathalie Munyampenda, CEO of Kepler, will be a speaker along with Alejandro Caballero, principal education specialist at the Washington-based International Finance Corporation, Sean Gallagher, founder and Executive Director of Northeastern University’s Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy, and Executive Professor of Educational Policy and Riaz Moola, a tech entrepreneur based in SA who obtained a degree in artificial intelligence and computing at Edinburgh University, UK.

Date: 28 October, 2pm
Location: Webinar 

Take control of your financial future

Entrepreneurship To The Point decided to host their annual Masterclass online. Six sessions are planned with content centered around growing your wealth, investment portfolios and to ensure your financial stability needs are covered. The webinar is structured to guide attendees and help them understand how these financial landscapes work and how it can benefit them. 

Growing a business is one of the main goals an entrepreneur strives for, this webinar will teach attendees how to manage their finances. Repetitive sentence with saying growing business twice 

Date: 26 October, 9am
Location: Webinar

Featured image: Marcus Swanepoel , Luno CEO and co-founder (Supplied)



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