Top startup web events in SA this week [18/01/2021]

This week’s line up of events focuses on the agritech industry and facilitates a conversation between the pressing issues faced in the industry and how startups and innovators can tackle these issues.

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. 

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.

Build a successful career as a creative entrepreneur

Mandla “Mandla N” Ngcongwane, an award-winning South African director, actor, musician, producer, and entrepreneur will be speaking at an event hosted by LifeCheq. 

The event will allow budding creative entrepreneurs to 

form an influential and successful career as a creative entrepreneur.

Date: 19 January 2021, 5.30pm
Location:  Webinar 

Future of foodtech

Hosted by Rethink Events, this informative webinar will discuss the future of foodtech and how startups are creating innovative products and solutions to tackle critical issues faced in the agricultural industry. 

The main speakers for the webinar are D’Anne Hayman, VP, Global Innovation and Nutrition at Kellogg Company, and André Pots, Director Product and Process Science Foods & Refreshment at Unilever. 

This informal session is guaranteed to provide insights and direction of value to the whole industry, from startups, established technology providers, or even investors.  

This discussion forms part of the Unilever and Kellogs foodtech innovation challenge, which calls on startups to create new and unique solutions for the agricultural industry. 

Date: 19 January 2021, 6pm
Location: Crowdcast  

The world of agritech

Global agritech giants, AGCO, and Nutrien are hosting an informal discussion focusing on the trends of agritech, current issues being faced, and how to create an innovative strategy for these issues. 

This event forms part of the world agritech USA innovation challenge . Entries for this close on 5 February 2021. 

Date: 21 January 2021, 6pm
Location: Crowdcast  

Featured image: Headway via Unsplash 



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