Top web startup events in South Africa [20/09/2021]

This week’s lineup of events will provide entrepreneurs with valuable insight into taking their business 100% online in the EU along with a peek into the finalists of the prestigious Pitch Slam Competition for 2021. 

Pitching Masterclass Part 2

Startup Grind Cape Town is hosting the second part of their Pitching Masterclass. The event will be hosted by Shane Meeker and include the Top five finalists of the Pitch Slam Competition for 2021. Meeker will provide feedback, advice and valuable knowledge to the participants with a strong focus on the power of storytelling their business concepts. 

As the founder of StoryMythos, Meeker is experienced in the art of storytelling for businesses, enabling entrepreneurs to get their business message across to possible investors, collaborations and partnerships. 

Date: 20 September 2021, 6pm
Location: Webinar

e-Residency: how to create an EU company 100% online and join Estonia’s startup nation?

Hosted by StartupGrind this event will touch on the important key factors that entrepreneurs or startup or SME founders have to know when creating an EU company online and how to join Estonia’s startup nation. Hosted both in person and virtually, the event will take place physically in Cape Town at the Watershed located near the V&A Waterfront. 

With two guest speakers; Mats Kuuskemaa Head of Business Strategy at e-Residency and Annika Järs, Startup Estonia Startup Visa Lead, this is a must-attend event for those wanting to take their business international into the EU union. 

Date: 21 September 2021, 4pm
Location: In-person (as per above) and virtually 

Pitch Slam Competition 2021

The top five finalists for this year’s Pitch Slam Competition will have the opportunity to pitch their business concept or idea to five esteemed judges with the possibility of securing prizes valued up to R40 000 including a cash prize of R20 000. 

The event provides students and young entrepreneurs the opportunity to take their business concept live and aims to foster innovation in young individuals. 

The Judges for this year’s competition will be; Sibu Mabena the founder of Duma Collective, Jack O’Reilly the founder of O’Reilly Law, Mashudu Modau the founder of Lutcha & Founders Sauce, Francois Herbst the Co-founder of House of Growth and Carel NolteFounder of CN&CO. 

Date: 22 September 2021, 6pm
Location: Webinar 

Tech tools to help you manage your business

Future Females Cape Town is hosting an event that will discuss tech tools, apps and platforms that are designed to increase efficiency and support business growth. 

Tickets for the event can be purchased here and cost R60 per person.

Although this event is placed later in this month, we think it an honourable mention to keep on your calendars. 

Date: 29 September 2021, 6pm
Location: Webinar 

Featured image: Matthew Osborn via Unsplash 



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