Top Startup web events in South Africa this week [16/11/2020]

In this week’s line up of startup events, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to learn about the foundational basics of investing and gain valuable insight what it takes to create a successful career in the sector of socially-driven entrepreneurship. Another highlight of this week is the start of the Excellence in Leadership (EiL) summit and the 2020 Founders Conference. 

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.

Creating an impactful career

Hosted by LifeCheq, this insightful event will have renowned entrepreneur Isaac Shongwe share critical insight and tips into how to build and impactful career and generate social change.

Shongwe is the founder and chairman of Letsema Holdings, a black-owned management consulting firm, who is focused on building a values-based, long term, buy and hold investment company. This webinar will assist entrpreneurs in understanding what it takes to build a successful and influential career in the sector of socially-driven entrepreneurship.

Date: 17 November, 5.30pm
Location: Webinar  

Develop Deep Neural Network Solutions

Denis Shimizu, a technical marketing engineer, will be hosting a free webinar discussing Deep Neural Networks for Computer Vision in Edge Devices. Deep Neural Networks process data in complex ways using sophisticated mathematical modeling. 

The session will provide attendees with an introduction to the basic terminology, techniques used for popular algorithms, and the project workflow of developing along with optimizing a computer vision application  

Speakers at this informative webinar will include Bosco Jung, Industrial MPU Partner Marketing Manager at NXP Semiconductors, and Denis Shimizu, Technical Marketing Engineer at Toradex. Each speaker will expand on a range of topics from frameworks, techniques, and solutions to assist attendees interested in IT and technology.

Date: 19 November, 5pm

Location: Virtual conference 

The Excellence in Leadership (EiL) summit

 The Business Transformation Network will be hosting The Excellence in Leadership (EiL) summit which is a virtual conference that aims to tackle the topic of business and technology transformation. 

The summit’s theme, Adapt and Thrive, is relevant to Covid-19 disrupting business plans and economic development. World-class industry leaders will provide insight into their organisations and will assist attendees in the thought process to make important decisions which will result in better business. 

Speakers will include Ann Pickering, Former Chief Human Resources officer at Telefonica O2 UK, who will discuss diversity, equality, and inclusion. Tom Howie, COO, and HR at Standard Chartered Bank will explain how to look for opportunities in a crisis. Yetunde Hofmann, Non-Executive Director and Chairman of RemCo, Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) will tackle the topic titled, Moments of Change Should not just be Moments. David Fairhurst, previous Executive VP and Global CPO at McDonald’s will address ‘The Re-marginalisation of the Workforce’.

Date: 16 November, 11am
Location: Virtual conference 

Basics of Investing

Hosted by Expat Republic, the basics of investing will not only cover an in-depth foundation on the financially relevant topic but also aims to encourage attendees to rethink their wealth management schemes and financial future. 

With guest speaker and licensed financial advisor, Luke Staden has a wealth of experience in the Dutch, German, and UK investment markets. Staden will touch on a range of topics surrounding investment, from how to create a portfolio, challenges expatriates face when investing and how to start investing. 

Date: 21 November, 3pm
Location: Webinar

2020 Founders Conference

Outsourced CFO will be hosting the first virtual 2020 Founders Conference. The event aims to connect investors, entrepreneurs, and founders. 

Outsourced CFO is a financial management company that helps SMEs to rethink, automate, and scale their companies to grow and develop in their related industry. The virtual event allows over 200 investors and entrepreneurs from national and international companies to come together and network. 

Date: 19 November, 1pm
Location: Virtual conference 

Crisis Management and Reinforcing Business Resilience

CSO Virtual event will be held for individuals and teams to learn how to keep their organisations secure. Executives will discuss crisis management and safety strategies that can be utilized to protect a company, employees, and partners. 

Chief Security Officers (CSO), Chief information security officers (CISO), and risk-takers are encouraged to join this virtual event where keynote talks, roundtable discussions, breakout sessions, and informative videos will be shared. 

The CSO50 Awards will also take place during the event to recognize 50 organizations for developing security projects or initiative solutions that display outstanding business value and thought leadership.

CSOs and tech leaders across a range of industries will speak at the event and share their experiences about taking risks that impacted their future. Some of the speakers will be Roland Cloutier, CSO of TikTok, Tima Soni, CISO of United Nations International Computing Centre, and Greg Wood, Senior Vice President of Information Security & Risk Management at The Walt Disney Company.

Date: 17-19 November, 1pm
Location: Virtual conference 

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