Top startup web events in SA this week [19/07/2021]

This week’s events show a focus on learning, even with the pandemic still bearing down. Many business owners are seeing the adjusted lockdown as an opportunity to share their skills and thoughts and help new founders find their feet.

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.

Mindshop™ Replay – Design Thinking

Kat Usop from The Mindshop School will be holding a UX design webinar course discussing gamification, user-centred innovation, creative problem solving within UX design and the positive impact great UX can have on your business. 

This event is for you if you are a startup founder or entrepreneur, a current UX designer, a builder or developer, a freelancer or if you are currently mentoring a first-time business owner.

Please note that this is a paid event – check ticket pricing at the link below.

Date: 21 July, 7 pm

Location: Webinar

FirstCheck Africa – How I hit my first $50k in sales

FirstCheck Africa is a Nigeria-based woman-led and woman-focused angel investor fund and community, founded by Eloho Omame and Odunayo Eweniyi in 2019.

The fireside chat is titled “Zero-One: How I Hit My First $50K In Sales” and will focus on helping young entrepreneurs who may or may not already have investment partners to learn how to generate internal business sales growth and see it as a viable funding source.  

Look out for more interesting webinars and fireside chats from FirstCheck Africa in July and August.

Date: 22 July 2021, 8 pm

Location: Webinar

Final Cut Pro X (FCPX) Creative Editing Workshop

Modern marketing methods focus heavily on social media and visual aids. Video editing is an invaluable tool to learn for any startup founder, no matter your business. 

CapeFinalCut Training is offering a two-day video editing course FCPX software. The course includes the following topics:

  • Overview of Interface
  • Keywords and ratings
  • Different kinds of edits Using markers
  • Clip Appearance Tools
  • The Precision Editor
  • Transitions
  • Titles
  • Transforming
  • Built-in Video Effects
  • Clip Effects
  • Generators

Please note there is a cost involved – check ticket pricing at the link below.

Date: 24 July 2021

Location: Online

Featured image: Malte Helmhold via Unsplash



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