Top startup web events in SA this week [01/03/21]

This week’s lineup of events focuses on entrepreneurs in the eCommerce sector, the importance of business support, and how to establish a successful tech startup.

In addition, eCommerce entrepreneurs and startups will have the opportunity to learn valuable insight from a range of eCommerce companies during eCommerce Day.

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.

Ecommerce Day

As South Africa’s largest gathering of eCommerce entrepreneurs, retailers and professionals, eCommerce Day will provide the opportunity for attendees to improve their business models, expand their marketing knowledge, and overall be equipped with the tools to take their eCommerce businesses to the next level. 

The event is centered around learning, innovation, and growth with Facebook Live sessions from industry leaders such as drop store to a masterclass on how to run an eCommerce business hosted and led by the Gordon Insitute of Business Science. Other events include informative podcasts, webinars, and live Twitter chats. ECommerce Day is the chance for attendees to engage with one another and learn from the best.

A list of events held via eCommerce day can be found here ( The events are free of charge unless otherwise indicated when registering.

Date: 10 March 2021, (throughout the day)
Location: Webinar 

Developing an entrepreneurship ecosystem

Selebogo “Lebo” Molefe, the founder of one of Africa’s biggest startup networks, The Hook Up Dinner, will be shedding light on the intricacies of creating products that benefit budding entrepreneurs and the ecosystem as a whole in a webinar hosted by Lifecheq

During this webinar, attendees will gain a peek into the future of entrepreneurship in Africa with valuable insight from Molefe. 

Date: 3 March 2021, 6pm
Location: Webinar 

Fireside chat with Hertzy Kabeya

StartupGrind South Africa will be hosting a fireside chat with Hertzy Kabeya, the founder and CEO of Student Hub. 

StudentHub is a South African Edtech that provides online courses in a range of in-demand skills to assist in bridging the gap between employability and education amongst South Africans.

The edtech is majorly successful, having secured a reported R45-million in funding from Naspers. During the event, Kabeya will shed light on the success of the edtech startup and entrepreneurship. 

Date: 4 March 2021, 6pm
Location: Webinar

The importance of joining business communities

Hosted by StartupGrind, Jasmine Douglas, the founder of Babes on Waves, this webinar will focus on the importance of business support. During the webinar, Douglas will discuss the importance of joining or starting business communities as a way to build confidence, grow your network and stay accountable to your goals.

 Babes on Waves is an online business membership for millennials and gen-z female entrepreneurs.

Date: 2 March 2021, 12pm
Location:  Webinar 

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