Top startup web events in SA this week [14/06/2021]

This week’s events span across a range of themes including networking for non-profits and a spotlight on African women in tech.

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.

Techsoup talks about networking for nonprofits

Samantha Barnard and Di Ruthenberg of Techsoup and nonprofit tech Phambano Technology will hold an event discussing the increase of social media use during the pandemic and how nonprofits can use these platforms  to present concepts and connect with interested beneficiaries and supporters. 

Participants will hear from nonprofits already making use of tools like LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Ads and Facebook to convert online networking leads into funding. 

Date: 15 June 2021,  9am
Location: Online

Prosper Africa holds roundtable for investing in African women in tech

Prosper Africa will be hosting a virtual roundtable discussing Investing in Africa’s Women Tech Founders and Portfolio Managers. US investors can connect with active deal opportunities featured in the U.S. Government’s Prosper Africa Virtual Deal Room.

Participants include Sabrina Dorman, Chief Financial Officer for Zumi, Temie Giwa-Tubosun, Founder and CEO, LifeBank and Sona Shah, Co-Founder of Neopenda. Additional speakers to be confirmed.

Date: 15 June 2021, 5.30-7pm
Location: Online

Understanding the 4th Industrial Revolution & Innovation Easily -Tiisetso Maloma

Startup Grind South Africa will be hosting its first book review event for 2021, covering and unpacking ‘Understanding the 4th Industrial Revolution & Innovation Easily written by Tiisetso Maloma. As the author of seven books, serial entrepreneurs, speaker, and innovation enthusiast, Maloma will be offering key insights into his latest book. 

Maloma’s book aims to help entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs get a leading understanding of the 4IR and how they can become innovators of novel products. 

Date: 19 June 2021, 10am
Location: Webinar 

Multipotentiality: Connecting the Professional and the Creative with Adv. Rethabile Seema

Lifecheq will be hosting admitted attorney of the High Court, a commercial litigation specialist, academic, and entrepreneur Rethabile Seema.

With experience spanning law, academia, fashion, and entrepreneurship, Seema will unpack the journey that has led to her cementing herself as a versatile and inspirational multipotentialite.

Date: 15 June 2021, 6pm -7.30pm
Location: Webinar 

SU IdeaSmash Final Pitching event

Stellenbosch University is hosting the IdeaSmash final pitching event in partnership with the SU Office of the Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation.

IdeaSmash serves as the internal round for the EDHE Entrepreneurship Intervarsity 2021 which identifies the top student entrepreneurs at the South African public universities. IdeaSmash winners stand the chance to receive a share of R50 000 in prize money and entry into the SU LaunchLab Countdown: Idea Validation programme.

Interested attendees are encouraged to register by 14 June 2021.

Date: 17 June 2021, 4.30pm
Location: Zoom 

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