Top startup web events in SA this week [12/04/21]

The importance of brand marketing, how to raise funding, the power of technology, and more are headliners on this week’s round-up of startup web events. 

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 raise funding: raising $55-million in one year and how I did it

Co-founder of Startup Grind and Bevy, Derek Andersen will share insight into how Startup Grind’s spin out of community events titled Bevy raised funding. According to Startup Grind, Bevy’s funding has now amounted to $325-million in total. 

The event will be hosted in a fireside chat method with Kobie Fuller, a partner at Upfront Ventures who is also an investor in Bevy and Andersen.

Andersen will shed some valuable insight into how he raised the funding, the lessons he has learned along the way, tips of advice, and what he would not do again.

Date: 13 April 2021, 9pm
Location: Webinar 

Unlocking supercomputing: A new world order

Hosted by the University of Johannesburg, a virtual panel discussion with several leaders in the tech space will unpack the power of supercomputing.

Leading the technological charge at the moment into a new world order is High-Performance Computing. HPC can address the world’s toughest challenges, unlock discoveries and open new frontiers. It is rapidly expanding beyond the more traditional scientific and academic worlds to sectors as diverse as laundry detergent, vaccine development, and automated vehicle design.

Date: 14 April 2021, 2pm
Location: Webinar 

Digital Marketing: Managing Your Personal, Career, and Business Brand Effectively

Future Females will be visiting Uviwe Child & Youth Services in-person with Future Females Port Elizabeth Lead Ambassador & Founder of Starlingly Studio – Karla Lieneke – as a guest speaker addressing Uviwe’s Siya Phambili Youth Programme Participants about Personal, Career, and Business Brands effectively.

The programme will be hosted by Tasmeen Rockman and will be facilitated via Facebook so everyone can attend virtually. 

Date: 15 April 2021, 9am
Location: Facebook 

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