Top startup web events in SA this week [23/03/21]

Focusing on the foundation of business building, this week’s lineup of events will cover creating an online presence for a startup, the importance of brand building, and transformation in the technology industry.

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.

How to create a professional online presence for startups

StartupGrind is hosting a free virtual workshop detailing a step-by-step guide for startups on how to create a professional online presence. 

The webinar will be hosted and led by Xolani Sedibe, a digital strategist at Digify Africa, and covers the basic pointers on how to create the foundation of a business’s online presence and how to elevate a startup’s digital footprint and presence.

Date: 25 March 2021, 6pm
Location: Webinar 

Create your own website or online store

Hosted by StartupGrind, the webinar will focus on basic WordPress training and how one can build their own website and online store. 

The workshop will cover all the basics of utilising the website creating software and the training will cover creating content, general settings, understanding and using the design tools, plugins, and functionality along with WooCommerce Integration with PayFast and more. 

This event will be held in person and not virtually. Seats are limited to 20 people per workshop to provide one-on-one training. 

Date: 27 March 2021, 10am
Location: Pretoria Hotel, 230 Hamilton Street, Arcadia Pretoria 

Accelerating transformation in the technological industry

LifeCheq is hosting a webinar focusing on the importance of driving technology awareness and accelerating transformation in the tech industry. 

Led by local entrepreneur and Business Director of Aspire Solutions, Mushfiqoh Samodien, the webinar will share valuable lessons from her career, the importance of giving back, and accelerating transformation in the technological industry. 

Date: 24 March 2021, 6pm
Location: Webinar 

How to create an amazing startup brand

Hosted by Stacklist, this webinar will provide in-depth insight into how entrepreneurs can build a brand that is loved by consumers and will provide insight into the strategies and tactics that startups can adopt to build a good brand. 

Kirsten Celano, director of Brand & Comms, Owl Labs, and Emily Heyward, co-founder of Red Antler will be sharing their answers into why it’s important to prioritize their brand, how to start the brand-building process from an early-stage founder, frameworks, and resources to help lead a branding process and more. 

Date: 25 March 2021, 9pm
Location: Webinar  

SMME financing 101

Hosted by Digify Africa and led by the companies COO Qhakaza Mohare, the webinar forms part of a series of workshops that focus on equipping small business owners and entrepreneurs with the tools to grow their business.

Speakers at this webinar include Kenlin Stride, Don Mashelele, and Tsitsi Morate. The webinar will focus on empowering entrepreneurs with the digital skills and literacy they need to better utilise social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp to drive business growth. 

Date: 26 March 2021, 1pm
Location: Webinar

Featured image: J. Kelly Brito via Unsplash 



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