Top startup web events in SA this week [29/03/21]

Focusing on entrepreneurship, this week’s lineup of events will shed light on how to raise capital, an insight into the legal foundations of starting a business in South Africa, and more. 

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 entrepreneurs can build solid legal foundations

Stellebosch University’s Launch Lab is hosting a webinar focusing on the legal intricacies when establishing a business. 

The webinar will be led by guest speaker Leana Kotze, an attorney, notary, and conveyancer. With a wealth of experience in litigation and commerce law, Kotze will provide useful tips and information for early-stage entrepreneurs to better understand South African law and how it applies to businesses. 

The webinar will focus on basic company law, company registration, shares, and vesting along with the duties and responsibilities of directors and shareholders. Tickets for the event cost R30 and can be purchased here

Date: 30 March 2021, 12pm
Location: Webinar 

Entrepreneurial insight from a rising star

StartupGrind UCT will be hosting well-known local entrepreneur Mashudu Modau, founder of Lutcha, Founders Sauce, and the content producer of The Mashstartup Podcast. 

Modau will offer valuable insight for budding and established entrepreneurs along will inspire attendees to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams. With a successful career thus far, Modau is a rising star within the South African entrepreneurial landscape. 

Date: 31 March 2021, 6pm
Location: Webinar 

Raising early-stage startup capital

Hosted by Stacklist, the webinar will focus on the strategy and mechanics of raising capital as an early-stage startup. This insightful webinar discussion will be facilitated by a trio of guest speakers; Alex Iskold, co-founder & Managing Partner at 2048 Ventures, Andrew D’Souza, co-founder & CEO of Clearbanc, and Amanda DoAmaral, co-founder of Fiveable. 

The webinar will address answers to the below questions; 

  • How does one assess how much capital is needed? and how do can one arrive at this valuation? 
  • What is the right capital for your business?
  • How do I source capital from various resources? 
  • How can one ensure that I successfully secure capital for their business 

The webinar will provide insight into the above and more. 

Date: 30 March 2021, 9pm
Location: Webinar 

Featured image: Matthew Osborn via Unsplash 



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