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Top startup web events in SA this week [08/03/21]

Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to learn from renowned dynamic duo Allan and Margaret Hirsch in a fireside chat hosted by StartupGrind. 

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

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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.

Business and environmental sustainability

Stellenbosch University LaunchLab is hosting a webinar that focuses on addressing how we can use businesses to drive environmental sustainability with a fireside chat hosted by Josh Romisher, CEO of SU LaunchLab, and the following inspiring panelists: Sam Parker, CEO of the Shell Foundation; Jess Schulschenk, Director of the Sustainability Institue and Dr. Pieter Olivier, Director of MAPSS

The guest speakers will share their thoughts on the importance of environmental sustainability alongside how they are making a difference in the environment with their business models. 

Tickets to the webinar cost R30 per person and can be purchased here.

Date: 10 March 2021, 12pm
Location: Webinar 

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 

Lessons from entrepreneurs who built an empire

StartupGrind is hosting a webinar with dynamic power couple and renowned entrepreneurs, Allan and Margaret Hirsch. The talented duo founded Hirch’s Homestores, one of the largest independently owned appliance and electronic businesses in South Africa. 

During the webinar, both Allan and Margaret will share golden nuggets of tips and advice for entrepreneurs in South Africa from the wealth of experience they have gathered.

Date: 10 March 2021, 6.45pm
Location: Webinar 

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