This week’s lineup of events focuses on the integral tools required to scale up a startup along with valuable insight from an innovative local agritech startup founder.
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.
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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.
The Startup Journey of Adagin Technologies
The Stellenbosch Launch Lab is hosting a webinar with FG Adriaanse, the founder of Adagin Technologies, an innovative South African agritech startup.
Adriaanse will share his entrepreneurial journey from a side project developing a picking harness while doing his Masters in Logistics at Stellenbosch University. From this initial start, FG and Co-Founder, JD Naude combined their passion for farming and engineering to create some of the latest and progressive Agricultural Technologies in the industry.
Adagin has grown from a simple harness solution to a business with a full suite of high-tech solutions helping farmers measure their harvesting outputs with scanners and satellite technology. It allows farmers to manage their workforce and costs with a smartphone application which is reducing waste and cost with smart-scales in packhouses.
Date: 11 May 2021, 12pm-1pm
Building a portfolio career
Lifecheq is hosting a tailored event for individuals that want to learn how to build a portfolio career.
The webinar event will address the following:
- How can you as a young professional get to a point where you can control what you do with your time while still being able to enjoy the lifestyle you want?
- Do you have the right skills to pursue having a portfolio career?
- Are you clued up enough to notice changing trends in markets, industries, and consumer behaviour and adapt your portfolio accordingly?
Technology is upending industries on a global scale. With a rapid rise in the digitization of work over the last few months, employees have become more mobile and are finding it increasingly easier to work anywhere in the world. Cue the rise of the gig economy- the ability to curate the different types of work we want to do by contracting our time to various organizations and projects has resulted in members of the 9-5 grind desiring the freedom and flexibility that comes with owning your own time.
The informative workshop will provided attendees with a practical approach to strategizing your way towards directing their work focus.
Date: 11 May 2021, 6pm
Free three-day scale-up workshop for startups
Hosted by Webinars for Entrepreneurs, the free three-day workshop is tailored for startups and businesses that are rapidly growing. With 15 speakers, the event will provide attendees with the structures and strategies required to elevate their business.
The webinar will cover topics such as:
- Go-to-market strategy
- Product roadmap and international expansion
- How to achieve maximum funding potential
- How to build a diverse and modern company culture
- Recruiting & managing talent in the age of remote working
- Customer journey design
- How to respond quickly to market conditions – in both existing and emerging markets.
The event will take place from 10 – 12 May 2021 online.
Date: 10 – 12 May, starting at 2pm on 10 May
Careers in technology
The University of Cape Town’s Careers Uncovered, an interactive discussion series that will give attendees insight into roles, sector shifts and emerging jobs in various industries is hosting a webinar series on careers in technology.
Hosted by Shabhana Thaver, head of IT at Investec, Ashaylan Moodley, senior manager at KPMG and Johan Pretorius, a partner at PWC, the webinar will unpack different career paths and opportunities in the tech space.
The event is open to current UCT students and UCT graduates.
Date: 12 May 2021, 1pm -2pm
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