Top startup web events in SA this week [02/08/2021]

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This week Ventureburn and Absa will be showing a free webinar hosted by leading SA media figure Verashni Pillay. Join us for an exciting discussion; details are below.

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.

Sign up now for our free webinar this Wednesday

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.

Startup Grind UCT presents a Pitch Masterclass with Shane Meeker

Startup Grind UCT is a group looking to teach young students the power of entrepreneurship and the ways it can unlock doors to future learning and success.

They have invited American author, public speaker, corporate storyteller and founder of StoryMythos, Shane Meeker, who will be teaching aspiring startup founders about the power of storytelling and how businesses can utilise it.

Date: 02 August 2021

Location: Webinar

Momentum Metropolitan’s Virtual Career Expo

Momentum Metropolitan began this career expo last month and it continues into August, with SA school-leavers from all socio-economic backgrounds encouraged to sign up.

Attendees may attend all sessions or zone in on sessions relevant to their future career journey.

Speaking on the recent violence and other pandemic-related issues, Nkosinathi Mahlangu, Portfolio Head for Youth Employment at Momentum Metropolitan commented, “While the events of the past weeks have been disheartening, we urge our young people not to lose hope,”

“Through showing our youth the career opportunities available to them while imparting valuable knowledge and skills based on real-life experience, we hope to expand their horizons, encourage and inspire them to reimagine their futures. Together we can,” he said.

Date: 3-4 August 1pm-3:30pm

Location: Webinar

Join Ventureburn and Absa to discuss cash management and investing tips for SMEs

If you haven’t already signed up, don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn cash management and investment tips from some of the best in the business. 

Verashni Pillay will be hosting the panel of guests, which includes Mathew Marsden, CEO of SA fintech getlion, Bongani Mageba, Managing Executive: Non-Banking Financial Services at Absa, Hilary Mangwanya, Head of Investments and Liquidity Solutions at Absa’s Retail and Business Bank and Clive Butkow, CEO of Kalon Venture Partners.

Date: 04 August 2021, 2pm – 2:40pm

Location: Zoom webinar.

Featured image: Mathew Marsden, CEO of getlion  (Supplied)



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