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Top startup web events in South Africa this week [19/10/2020]

This week will focus on empowering young and female entrepreneurs in Africa. Key players in the business sector will share their expertise in this week’s line up of webinars.

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.

Women in Business and Entrepreneurship 

Lifecheq will be hosting businesswoman, Dr Anna Mokgokong for a discussion about women in business and female entrepreneurs. During the webinar, Dr Mokgokong will discuss what it takes to overcome the challenges that society places in front of women who wish to join the entrepreneurial sector.

Dr Mokgokong is the Executive Chairperson and Co-Founder of Community Investment Holdings (CIH). Shas become known for her work in the Healthcare and Commerce sector. She has worked as a social activist and worked to empower women and to bring about equality in the South African economy.

Date: 24 October, 11am
Location: Webinar

Building a successful career 

Respected businessman, leader, and South African author, Professor Bonang Mohale, will share his wisdom about what it takes for entrepreneurs to build a successful career. Professor Mohale is the Chancellor of the University of the Free State and the Professor of Practice in the Johannesburg Business School (JBS) College of Business and Economics and the Chairman of The Bidvest Group Limited.

In 2018, Mohale published his book titled “Lift as you rise” which details the issues that he is most passionate about. The issues have included empowering people, transformation, leadership, integrity, and constructive collaboration.

Date: 20 October, 5:30pm

Why you should invest in African Female Founders

This week the Startup Grind will be hosting a webinar discussion on why we should be investing in African Female Founders. The webinar will include prominent speakers such as the Founder of Future Females Invest, Aysha Julie, and the CTO of Future Females Invest, Zulaika Sunthbocus.

Julie is a respected Gender Parity expert and has worked as a consultant and speaker for private and multilateral organisations and leading public organisations that have provided support to initiatives that empower women.

Sunthbocus has also co-founded an IT consulting and software development company, Spoon Consulting. She is a prominent figure in the IT sector and has worked closely with IT academic institutions and shared her expertise with those in the public and private sectors.

Date: 20 October, 11am
Location: Webinar

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