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Top startup web events in SA this week [02/10/2020]

This week’s events will be focusing on how to navigate through the Data Science landscape as well as building your audience on Facebook to drive traffic and sales to your business.

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.

Insights into the Data Science landscape

Digital Vidya is hosting a video conference with speaker Shweta Gupta, who has over 19 years of experience in the Data Science landscape, leading many women in technology initiatives. Gupta will focus on the topic of Data Science and its uses, advantages, and opportunities.

Attendees will learn about the roles, activities, and salary expectations in Data Science, giving them the opportunity to understand the responsibility of someone working in this sector. A Q & A session will take place giving attendees the opportunity to dive deeper into the topics spoken about.

Date: 7 November 2020, 7am
Location: Video conference 

Crypto Express Webinar

Blockchain Smart Solutions will host a crypto express webinar to discuss blockchain technology. The webinar will be focused on understanding the basics of blockchain’s revolutionary technology. Attendees will learn about public and private blockchain networks and the role they play as well as explore a few real-world projects. 

This webinar is aimed at technology managers, business owners from the supply chain, finance, legal & procurement, subject matter experts from IT or cybersecurity, and those interested in digital transformation and IoT.

Date: 6 November 2020, 11am

Build a startup community

Ecosystem leaders are encouraged to join Waxdale Pitch Studios on a call to discuss the possibility of an opportunity to operate startup communities in exchange for equity. 

This technology-based company uses software solutions to help launch startups successfully and provides a safe space for entrepreneurs to pitch their innovative ideas. The aim of the webinar is to find Ecosystem Leaders who will get the opportunity to shift positions to Director General and Chief Ecosystem Officer for an intended region. 

 Date: 2 November 2020, 9am
Location: Webinar

Build your Facebook audience

Bob Regnerus, cofounder of Feedstories, will discuss how to build a Facebook audience that targets potential clients as well as provide attendees with strategies to maximise their client’s impact despite new media. 

Feedstories, founded in 1998, is a video sales and marketing agency that converts individuals’ stories into sales. The agency has successfully helped its clients achieve more impact, traffic, and sales through digital media and storytelling.

Date: 5 November 2020, 10pm

AI and machine learning

Lisa Arrigo from Tech Briefs Media Group is hosting a 30-minute webinar focusing on a digital solution called O-BOTs, which uses artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and deep learning algorithms to help evaluate PPAP documents.

Speakers include Antony John, Vice President of Omnex Systems, who will give attendees the opportunity to learn, through a technical presentation, how to transform documents such as spreadsheets and PDFs into usable data by automatically analysing and predicting trends of suppliers and product quality.

Date: 4 November 2020, 2pm
Location: Webinar

Featured image:  Anthony John via LinkedIn

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