Top startup web events in SA this week [09/11/2020]

This week entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to partake in a digital marketing bootcamp and attend the AfricaCom 2020 Africa tech fest. In addition, entrepreneurs will learn how to accelerate their businesses and thrive in the local and national media. 

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.

Digital Marketing Bootcamp

Hosted as a business seminar, the digital marketing bootcamp will provide attendees with the opportunity to upskill their knowledge in SEO, Google Analytics, how to build a digital marketing strategy, effective website content, and more. 

The focus of this seminar is the role of a businessman in the online marketing space, the choice of platforms suited to the business profile as well as how to engage on various business platforms.

Date: 10 November, 8:30am
Location: Webinar

AfricaCom 2020 – Africa Tech Festival

Telecoms Channel will be hosting the 2020 Africa Tech Festival which will focus on the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). The festival will give attendees the opportunity to gain digital in-class experience via stream, access to the latest case studies as well as inspiration and forward-thinking ideas from a wide range of guest speakers, including Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has expert insights into ICT convergence and digital transformation which will be shared with attendees.

Other guest speakers will touch on themes such as digital infrastructure investment, technology for good, enterprise tech, ICT policy and regulation, diversity and inclusion, talent and skills development, scaling startups, economic resilience and growth, future of work, and 4IR for Africa. 

Date: 9 November, 8am
Location: Webinar

African Innovation Week 2020

The African Innovation week focuses on fusing digital transformation with indigenous innovations in solving Africa’s challenges. It will bring global stakeholders together from startup, private, and public research ecosystems.

There will be young innovators pitching their ideas that will challenge investors to work with them as well as an opportunity for investors and entrepreneurs to network and discuss future collaborations. 

Date: 9 November, 10am
Location: Virtual event

DRIVE UP Your Business Profitability

Biz Entrepreneur is hosting a zoom session for entrepreneurs wanting to increase business sales. In the session, attendees can expect to learn about the art of business social media, how to get noticed online, how to increase engagement on a website, how velocity banking works to manage debt and control expenses, develop a strategic business plan, and understand your prospect’s personality.

The objective of the session is to assist businesses in planning for their future in local and national media. 

Date: 10 November, 8:30pm
Location: Zoom

Drive Economic Recovery and Future Growth

Guy Martin, CEO, and Founder of Blueprints will be hosting a webinar for companies to discuss redefining their business philosophy due to Covid-19 disrupting the economic landscape. New values, competitors, and organisational transformation will be addressed to ensure companies drive economic recovery and growth. 

Attendees are given the opportunity to learn about the balance between business science, and a structured accountability system. Companies are encouraged to know how to bounce back from the pandemic by improving their decision making. Knowing how each employee can contribute to the business’s redefined values are important for economic growth.

Date: 11 November, 9am
Location: Webinar

Featured Image: Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, Minister of Communications at Department of Communication, via LinkedIn



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