Top startup web events in SA this week [19/04/21]

The global pandemic has starkly highlighted the importance of funding for SMEs and startups, this week’s lineup of events includes a must-attend webinar on how to obtain funding along with how to effectively use online marketing as a tool for your business.

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.

Funding and Grants opportunities in South Africa

Startup Grind is hosting a workshop and panel discussion focusing on funding. Hosted in partnership with Oracle for Startups and AMEX to present Startup Grind’s Funding Month, the following topics will be covered during the event; 

  • Funding and Grants Opportunities in South Africa
  • Funding and Grants offering Agencies and Companies
  • The advantages and disadvantages of Funding and Business Grants
  • Business Compliance and requirements of getting Funding and Grants
  • Sector or Industry-specific Funding and Grants
  • Different types of funding available
  • How Can You Apply for Funding. 

Date: 24 April 2021, 9am – 10.30am
Location: Webinar 

 Wanga Mbasa – IndiWorks Engineering

Startup Grind is hosting Wanga Mbasa, the founder of IndiWorks Engineering for an in-person and live-streamed event. Mbasa will be sharing his inspirational entrepreneur story with attendee’s and the event aims to reignite entrepreneurs in East London.

The live stream will be shared on Startup Grind East London’s Facebook page on the day.

Wanga Mbasa is the founder of IndiWorks Engineering – an Engineering Services startup that focuses on “Future Engineering” disciplines. A self-described “techy at heart” he has worked at some of the world’s leading companies such as; Google Ireland, Procter & Gamble, Nissan, and Johnson & Johnson. He specializes in Architectural and Engineering approaches to Infection Control .

Date: 22 April 2021, 5.30pm
Location: Startup Grind 

Building a Purpose-Driven Portfolio

Hosted by Sam Gqomo, the Lifecheq facilitated event aims to equip attendees with the skills to create a purpose-driven portfolio as Gqomo unpacks how she has used her diverse skillset to build a thriving career doing purposeful and meaningful work.

 Gqomo is the founding Director of Womandla Global Network and an experienced Public Relations and Communications Specialist who has a demonstrated history of working in various industries. With a wide skillset in Corporate Communications, Digital and Social Media, Event and Project Management, Marketing & Media Relations, Public Speaking, and Social Responsibility, Gqomo has a wealth of knowledge to offer attendees. 

Date: 21 April 2021, 8pm- 10pm
Location: Facebook live stream 

Becoming a Tenacious Trending Topic with Digital Marketing

Future Females will be hosting a series of events focusing on online marketing and how one can use it as an effective tool to enhance one’s business. A number of experts in online marketing will be sharing information on the do’s and dont’s of how to successfully market your business or brand, online. 

Date: 21 April 2021, 6pm
Location: Facebook stream 

Featured image: Annie Spratt via Unsplash 



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