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A Comprehensive List Of Co-Working Spaces In Cape Town For Startups

Team WeeTracker April 7

The working styles of startups have seen tremendous change over the years as they have to operate from multiple locations with scattered teams. This also brings about challenges in having to set up offices at multiple places.

Coworking space is playing an essential role in providing solutions to these challenges. It also promotes building a community of like-minded people, apart from providing an efficient working space to the entrepreneurs.

Coworking spaces offer amenities, networking, mentoring and an idea of nonhierarchical work distribution among other services. It then becomes the backbone of the burgeoning startup ecosystem that is on its way to change how the world perceives entrepreneurship.

WeeTracker has compiled a list of co-working spaces in Cape Town given in alphabetical order, to save you the hassle of looking at multiple websites. So, if you are looking for setting up your office, here is the list for you.

Akro – Salt River

Akro has two co-working spaces, one in proximity to Devil’s Peak Brewery and the more recently refurbished, workspace just off Long Street. With surrounding coffee shops, bars, and restaurants, both locations offer an amazing space, located close to the CBD. With an offering that includes unlimited internet usage and 24/7 access to a rec room with complimentary table tennis and a basketball hoop. Users also get access to all of Akro’s Start-up workshops and seminars.

Pricing: R1700 per month for a desk

Address: 17 Shelley Road, Salt River, Cape Town / 25 Wale Street, City Centre

Contact Janine Basil

Email: janine@akro.co.za

Tel: +27 72 459 3610

Bandwidth Barn

Launched in 2000, the Bandwidth Barns in Khayelitsha and Woodstock are the brainchild of Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative. They offer a multi-faceted co-working space with an emphasis on incubation for start-ups primarily in the tech industry and promoting inclusive innovation especially with endeavors in grassroots communities.

Location: Block B, Woodstock Exchange, Albert Road, Woodstock / Lookout Hill, Mew Way, Khayelitsha
Available facilities: Fully kitted-out kitchen, lounging area, copiers, fax, printing, scanning services

Tel: +27 21 409 7000 / +27 21 361 0145
Email: reception@bwb.org.za / fezeka@citi.org.za

Cape Town Garage

With a vision is to be the power-house of tech, innovation, and entrepreneurship in Africa, Cape Town Garage offers affordable office space, allowing companies to focus on growing their businesses. With a focus on innovation, they create the environment for young businesses to build networks, share ideas and collaborate on new projects.
Location: Woodstock Exchange, Albert Road, Woodstock
Email: info@capetowngarage.com

Cape Town Office

Cape Town Office opened their doors to digital nomads, freelancers, remote workers and entrepreneurs in 2011. Surrounded by great eateries, countless coffee shops, bars and restaurants, Cape Town Office is perfect for start-ups and small businesses.
Location:
62 Roeland Street, Gardens
Capacity: 90 desks and 3 meeting rooms (600sqm)
Phone: +27 71 762 0960
Email: lizelle@capetownoffice.com

Cartel House
Linked to Inner City Ideas Cartel, Cartel House are set up on Loop Street. With strong co-working heritage, they share a similar ethos to ICIC by fostering connections and experiences that ensure that the person passing you by, maybe your next business partner, supplier, customer or even a friend.

Location: 113 Loop Street, City Centre

Available facilities On-site IT support
In-house app to order coffee and food right to your desk, a gym, lounges, rooftops, and bars for an extra R1000 per month
Pricing: a daily rate of R350 or R3000 for a fixed monthly rate
Tel: +27 21 824 1782
Email: info@cartelhouse.com

Chips

Tortilla chips or microchips? “One goes with salsa and the other can power a robot.” Chips offers a space to people who like both. Their co-working space is geared towards, ambitious innovators who have an uncompromised love for technology.

Location: 27 Caledon Street (1st floor)
Available facilities: Office and desk space, optic fibre internet, after hours/weekend access, boardrooms for meetings & presentations.
Pricing: R1650 per month for a desk
Contact: reach them via their website.

Cube Workspace – Cape Town & Rondebosch

Cube Workspace is a premium, serviced office provider with flexible offerings ranging from virtual to large office space for professionals, entrepreneurs, start-ups and established businesses. They have workspace facility at 7 locations in South Africa.

Location: Corner of Dock & Portswood Roads, V&A Waterfront

Available facilities: Free Wifi, guaranteed desk space, a business address and telephone number included, on-site IT support and for the coffeeholics an unlimited supply from the self-service station. Also on offer are boardrooms and private office suites.

Pricing: hot desk R2100.00/ Dedicated Desk R2500.00/ Semi-Dedicated desk R3000.00

Opening & Closing Times 8AM-5PM but offer after-hours access.

Email: info@cubeworkspace.co.za / sales@cubeworkspace.co.za

Tel: +27 (0)86 111 2823

CoworKite

The idea behind the name of CoworKite was inspired years ago during a trip to Cape Town, where the founders often travelled from Europe and Johannesburg for both work and kitesurfing. After falling in love with the Mother City, their team eventually settled permanently in Cape Town. The offices include 2 floors with dedicated, flexible desks, amenities and ready-to-go space.

Location: 39 Blauwberg Road, Time Business Park, Table View
Available facilities: Wi-Fi Internet, free parking, fully stocked kitchen, meeting rooms, rooftop lounges & endless kitesurfing
Pricing: R850 per month for a full membership
Email: info@coworkite.com

 

Greenpoint Co-working

The husband and wife team who manage the space have a colourful history of entrepreneurial ventures and are familiar with the growing pains of the start-up lifestyle. They are intent on addressing as many of the concerns entrepreneurs go through with this space.

Location: 40 Somerset Road (3rd floor), Foyer A, Sovereign Quay, Green Point
Available facilities: a fully stocked shelf of Shelves of literature, a break room, 5 rooms for skype/calls and ad-hoc meetings, air conditioning, kitchen & open floor space for small events
Pricing: Dedicated desk: R3000 per month, private office: R7500 per month
Day-to-day hot desk: R200 per day, R800 per week,
Monthly membership at R3000
Tel: +27 72 724 7409
Email: info@greenpointcoworking.co.za

Growth Space

Growth Space has an offering of affordable office space designed with the business owner in mind.
Their ambitions are to connect freelancers and creatives by fostering a sense of community not often found in an office environment,

Location: 122 Main Road (2nd floor), Oudehuis Centre, Martinville
Available facilities: Uncapped Wi-fi, printing facilities, a cafeteria and shared meeting rooms
Pricing: Private offices from R2250/month
Tel: +27 82 967 5129
Email: info@sharedspace.co.za

Inner City Ideas Cartel

Inner city Ideas Cartel encourages and inspires entrepreneurs to change how they think about work, how they work and where they work. The co-working area gives you access to communal lounges an in-house Coffee Bar, rooftops, pools, gyms, lounges and bars. They are also linked with Cartel house on Loop Street.
Pricing: Day pass range from R3000 per month and full membership, gives you access to all Ideas Cartel coworking spaces plus more at R4000 per month.
Tel: +27 21 824 1781
Email: innercity@ideascartel.com

Keyboard Colab

Keyboard Colab has a focus on Green, pet-friendly, affordable, creative, local, secure, mindful and collaborative spaces. Their mission is to empower entrepreneurs, share resources, reduce pollution, reduce traffic congestion, reduce stress, improve personal and family lifestyle, encourage collaboration, support self-employment and to connect a network of creatives.

Available facilities: shared kitchen, yoga & meditation studio and community event facility.
Pricing: R200 per day, R600 per week or R2,000 per month
Phone: +27 76 561 2411 / +27 83 653 3698
Email: lizet.verwoerd@gmail.com / keyboardcolab@gmail.com

 

Meeting Place on Long – Cape Town CBD

Ideal for student work groups or start-ups that are looking for an open environment, with a view of the west coast, this workspace is an open-plan area focused on creating a formal and informal meeting and collaboration areas. Meeting Place on Long can also be rented out as office space hourly, weekly, monthly or on a fixed term contract.

Location: 20th Floor, 1 Thibault Square Long St, Cape Town

Available facilities: Wifi, Cleaning services, and at an additional cost you can add parking, a projector and printing/scanning/Copy facilities.

Capacity: Max 40pp

Opening & Closing Times 8AM-6PM

Email: info@meetingplaceonlong.co.za / booking@meetingplacelong.co.za

Contact: +27 (0)21 565 0065

 

№80 Hout Street

№80 Hout Street boasts an open-plan co-working studio in a 276m² quad-volume loft-style workspace. Situated in the heart of the CBD, this co-working space has an eclectic mix of designers, coders, writers, photographers, and start-ups.
Location: 80 Hout Street, City Centre
Available facilities: Wi-fi, cleaning, shared fridge & kitchen, locker space, copy & print services, boardroom access, meeting tables & bike storage.
Pricing: R1,600/month per month for a 1.5m fixed desk & R2,000 per month for a 1.8m fixed desk
R2,400 per month for a 2.0m fixed desk
Daily rate: R100, weekly rate: R500
Tel: +27 82 379 8180
Email: alan.alston@gmail.com

Regus – Cape Town CBD

Regus offers a wide variety of flexible solutions to suit the start-up, home, mobile and office workers. They offer a variety of services ranging from virtual offices and business lounges in over 10 locations in Cape Town, and 3000 locations globally. Businesses that choose to use this space are not just guaranteed the opportunity to network with other local start-ups but can tap into a global network of businesses through the Regus network.

Available facilities: Office space, Wi-Fi, Telephone services, Cleaning services, meeting rooms, water, and electricity.

Pricing: Ranges from R99.00 to R10 000.00 depending on the company needs.

Email: Kerry.bowes@regus.com

Contact: +27 (0)860 600 250

Spaces (Century City)

Spaces provides an enjoyable working space for star-ups geared towards “Mobile Workers and Urban Nomads.” With a vast, growing community of members, their focus is building a network where people come together to create something greater than themselves. Spaces also has offices in Johannesburg and Durban as part of their growing network.
Location: 1 Bridgeway Road, City Centre
Available facilities: Barista coffee, meeting rooms, wi-fi, reception and mail services.
Capacity: 3,039 m2 office space, 178 m2 business club, 320  dedicated desks and 44 co-working desks
Pricing: R1890/month for open offices, R5190/month for private offices, R273/month for meeting rooms and R750/month for a membership
Tel: +27 11 549 5775
Email: reception.centurycitybc@spacesworks.com

Spin Street House

With a mix of members working in a diversity of disciplines, such as technology, business development, web services, architecture, design, journalism, academia, and just about anything you can put your mind to. Spin Street offers a robust local-to-global community of start-ups, entrepreneurs, innovators and digital nomads providing amazing working and meeting spaces as well as an engaging program of supporting activities.
Location: 8 Spin Street, City Centre
Available facilities: Wi-fi included in all memberships worldwide, access to meeting rooms, shared & break-away areas, call booths, kitchen, balcony and event space.
Pricing: Shared desk: ranging from R275 daily to R2200 monthly, dedicated desk: from R1500 to R2700
Tel: +27 81 717 1881
Email: hello@spinstreet.co

The Bureaux – Woodstock

Situated in the heart of Woodstock at the famous Woodstock Exchange, The Bureaux offers freelancers, start-ups, and SME’s the perfect space to network and with a Bureaux Directory create a mutually beneficial environment allowing every member to leverage their skills and expertise.

Pricing: monthly rental of R1850 per desk and office suites at R5500

Available facilities: Wi-fi, free 24-hour access, tea/coffee, cleaning services as well as a kitchen.

Email: info@thebureaux.co.za

Address: Woodstock Exchange, Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915

Tel: +27 87 470 0369

The Cowork Space

As more than just a creative space. The Cowork Space’s diversity of skills and positive energy will inspire you to greatness.  Situated in the Howard Centre, Pinelands, within easy access to the M5, N1, and N2, means you are conveniently positioned in Cape Town

Location: Howard Drive (2nd floor), Howard Shopping Centre, Pinelands
Pricing: R180 per day, R750 per week, R1360 per month for flexible desk or R2300 for a permanent desk. R6000 per month (6 people) or R11,340/month (9p)
+ 275/month for the parking
Tel:  +27 21 808 9494
Email: wilna.beukes@gmail.com

The Planet Art – Cape Town CBD

An upmarket commercial office space, The Planet Art is an established upmarket commercial and creative hub situated centrally in Cape Town just off Kloof Street. Location: The Planet Art Building, 32 Jamieson Street, Cape Town

Available facilities: Long-term office space and hot desking, wi-fi, armed response security, cleaning services, kitchen facilities. It has meeting areas, tastefully furnished and maintained, a large courtyard meeting area and to top it off free parking.

Capacity: 6 people

Pricing: R285.00 per day/R625.00 P/W/R2000.00 P/M

Notable Tenants include: Touch Foundry, Mygrow, Beer Revolution, Bike and Saddle, Muhan Energy, SQLI, Popcorn Training

Opening & Closing Times: Mondays to Saturdays 8AM-5PM

Email: elmarie@theplanetart.co.za

Contact: +27 (0)21 424 0406

Venture Work Space

Easy access to both the M3 and M5 highway as well as conveniently close to different modes of public transport, Venture Workspace provides you with flexible, fully equipped, serviced office space to rent as well as business support services.

Location: 11 Imam Haron Road, Claremont
Pricing: R750 per month for VR-office, Daily rate R150/Flexi Space R1000
Tel: +27 21 035 1400
Email: info@ctworkspace.com

Work And Co

Work & Co is on a mission to inspire and connect people who want to develop their business and express themselves through their work. It’s an accelerator, where inspiring and connecting the members to one another, to help them achieve their goal is the objective.

Location: 7 Bree Street (11th – 14th floor), Touchstone House, Cape Town
Available facilities Optic fibre Internet, IT support, a receptionist, full security (fingerprint readers and CCTV), printers, scanners and copiers, telephone booths, server room, fully equipped meeting rooms, Apple TV’s, as well as conference call facilities.
Pricing: Open office: R390/day, fiver= R880/month or full time= R2900/month
Shared office: R4300/month
Meeting rooms: facing Table Mountain R380/h (8 people), facing the CBD R430/h (10 people), facing the Harbour R490/h (12 people)
Tel: +27 21 202 6040
Email: info@workandco.co.za

Workshop 17

Operated by Open, Workshop17 is an initiative by V&A. The W17 vision is to create a space where start-ups and experienced companies, profit and non-profit, big and small, can come together to collaborate, experiment and innovate. By creating an area where a diverse community shares and build ideas, Workshop 17 aims to become part of the more significant eco-system that works to shape a powerful, prosperous Africa.

Location: 17 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront
Available facilities: Working spaces, lounges, open café, meeting rooms, plug and play AV
Capacity: 4x 6-seater room, 2x rooms from up to 20 people & 2x seminar rooms for up to 70 people
Tel: +27 21 205 9000
Email: info@workshop17.co.za

In case we have missed out on listing any co-working space, please drop us an email at editor@weetracker.com to add you to our list.

5 Ways To Gain Brand Exposure On Social Media

Are you gaining enough brand exposure on social media? Do you know that you can achieve maximum exposure on social media if you are equipped with the right tips and insights?

 

It is not enough to be on social media; your audience needs to constantly engage with your brand and you also have to reach more people you were not able to reach before now.

The more brand exposure you have, the more leads you are likely to generate. If customers are not aware of your brand, how would they buy from you?

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Most times, lack of quality and accurate information hinder people from gaining the right exposure on social media. In this article, we will equip you with 5 ways you can easily do so.

  1. Dish out valuable content: Your content has to offer value; this is when people would be compelled to follow you and even share your content with their friends and families. Your content has to have the right impact on your audience. Your content should be educative, informative, or entertaining. Once your audience sense value in your content, then they would be motivated to share your content with others, and as they share the content, you begin to gain more brand exposure.
  2. Advertise: One of the easiest ways to gain more brand exposure on social media is by advertising. When you advertise, your brand reaches more people beyond those people who are currently following you online. For instance, with Facebook and Instagram Ads, you can specify the kind of people who should see your adverts.
  3. Build your community: Don’t just build your community, you need to interact with them regularly. Communicating with your community would foster the right relationship with your community, and you get to understand them better and even serve them better. In addition, once your community understands you better, it is easier for them to recommend your brand to their friends and families.
  4. Be consistent: For you to stay relevant on social media, you have to be consistent; you have to keep showing up. Consistency would help you get seen your target audience on a daily basis, and they would not forget your brand among the sea of many competing brands available online.
  5. Have a consistent branding across all channels: Once you maintain a consistent form of branding across all social media platforms that your brand is present on, you are able to catch the attention of your target audience. It is easy for your customers to recognize a consistent brand than an inconsistent brand. Make your tone, colors, typography, and other brand elements consistent.

What ways are you ensuring the right brand exposure in your startup? Do drop your comments below!

Danish Startup Spektral Gets Acquired By Apple, Finnish Startup Varjo Raises USD 31 Mn In Series B And More..

Team WeeTracker October 15

Here is the snapshot of last week’s biggest news from the startup ecosystem from around the globe [ 08-12 October 2018]

EUROPE

Apple acquired Danish visual effects startup Spektral for USD 30 M. The deal was closed at the 2017 but disclosed only now.

Fashion chain H&M acquired stake worth USD 20 Mn in Sweden based fintech startup Klarna’s. This is close to 1% stake in the Swedish company.

Finland based Varjo, a reality tech startup, announced USD 31 M Series B round led by Atomico, and participation from Next47, EQT Ventures, and Lifeline Ventures.

Swedish startup Artificial Solutions landed USD 15.7 M. This will be used to develop its Teneo platform further.

CRM platform Pipedrive secured additional USD 10 M Series C funding, which brings the round total to USD 60 M. The funds were raised from Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP).

 

USA

Allbirds, a sneaker startup, entered the unicorn club with fresh USD 50 M Series C funding from Fidelity Investments and Tiger Global Management.

Berkeley based baby food startup Once Upon a Farm closed USD 20 M Series B round led by CAVU Venture Partners.

San Francisco based Netlify secured USD 30 M Series B funding led by Kleiner Perkins with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Slack and Flickr cofounder Stewart Butterfield.

AllTrails, a startup for hiking enthusiasts saw USD 75 M investment. This was the company’s first fundraising round and the control has been acquired by Spectrum Equity.

San Diego based e-commerce and payment solutions startup Zebit Inc. raised a USD 75 M debt. Route 66 Ventures was the lead investor.

ASIA

TabSquare, a Singapore-based provider of AI-powered in-restaurant solutions, today announced it has raised USD 7.2 M in series B financing led by Japanese comparison shopping website operator Kakaku.com.

Singapore based HealthX Capital has launched a USD 25 M healthcare focused early stage fund. It would be investing in Pre-series A funds and series A startups in Southeast Asia and South Asia, with check sizes ranging from USD 500K to 3 M.

Indonesia’s ecommerce furniture and home appliances startup Dekoruma has raised series B funding of “several million dollars.” The investment was led by Global Digital Niaga and AddVentures.

Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur-based venture capital firm Gobi Partners has teamedup with Core Capital, a new Philippine-based VC firm, to launch a USD 10-million fund that seeks to support seed-stage and pre-Series A startups in the Philippines.

Indonesian coworking startup GoWork has landed USD 10 Mn in a series A round of funding. The new capital is led by VC firm Gobi Partners and The Paradise Group.

Singapore-based mixed martial arts promoter One Championship has raisedtotal capital of USD 100 M following new deals with two major investors. The round was led by Sequoia Capital.

India’s foodtech giant Zomato has signed an agreement to raise a USD 210 Mn from Alibaba’s payment afiiliate Alipay Singapore.

Online logistics marketplace BlackBuck has picked up USD 23 Mn, in a venture debt funding from Innov Capital. This has come within six months of raising USD 70 M in a Series C round.

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10 Ways To Use Social Media To Promote Your In-store Company

Social media is a useful tool for brand awareness, brand visibility, lead generation, increased sales, and so on. As a retailer with an in-store location, social media is an effective tool to help drive people to your store.

 

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Here are some ways you can use social as a retailer:

  1. Offer coupons and discounts for in-store purchases: Make it known to your customers that they can gain more by shopping physically in your store. This can encourage them even to bring their friends along and have the opportunity to find out about other items you sell.
  2. Offer free Wi-Fi: One of the easiest ways to attract people to your store is by offering them something they can get from you when they purchase from you online. When you offer something like free Wi-Fi, you have the opportunity to bring more people into your store and also get more information about them such as their names and email addresses.
  3. Offer in-store contests: You can also offer in-store contests such as having customers take selfies in your store and posting them online in your store for a discount on their next purchase.
  4. Host physical events in your store: Hosting events in your store encourages people to visit your store. They get to go beyond social media and have a feel of your store and your wide range of collections.
  5. Give your customers reasons to shop in-store: Make it known to your customers that they can pick up their items in your store. Some customers would love this option because they would want to authenticate your brand and one of the ways they can do this is by visiting your brick and mortar store.
  6. Share behind-the-scenes moments: When you share captivating behind-the-scenes moments, you make your customers feel among and long to visit your store. Behind-the-scenes moments can also give your customers an idea of your brand personality.
  7. List your store on online directories: Research useful online directories and yellow pages you can list your physical store. Listing your stores on this directories can help you get more customers to visit your store.
  8. Massively promote your store online: Use your digital platforms to promote your brick and mortar store massively. Don’t forget to include your address in your bios and sometimes in your captions as well.
  9. Leverage influencer marketing: Influencer marketing is one of the ways to get your target audience interested in your products or services. Partner with an influencer who can come to your store and do videos and take pictures to get your target audience interested in coming to your store as well.
  10. Leverage referrals: Get creative and offer giveaways to customers who bring their friends or other people to shop in your store.

East Africa This Week: Startup Events Glimpses [October 8th – October 14th, 2018]

Kevin Gachiri October 15

Skills-enrichment was a dominant theme in East Africa tech space this week. With the prediction of data science becoming a core requirement for developers over the next 10 years, Outbox held a Data Science Career workshop at its Lumumba Avenue location in Kampala, Uganda.  As the name suggests, data was at the center of the session with a focus being given to career entry points into data scientist roles,  data mining and Predictions, data policy, protection and privacy as well as the launch of a mentorship program for Data Science and Web Development.

The panel speakers were Shakirah Nakalungi who is a Data Scientist with Strongminds, Nelda Limilimi who is a Data Analyst with WeFarm and Mark Okello who is the Lead and Organizer at Kampala R Users Group. The evening ended with the launch of DevCKla mentorship program over networking conversations and pizza. The event was organised by Facebook Developer Circles.

Outbox panel discussion – image source: Outbox twitter

In the evening of the same day at a different venue, The Innovation Hub together with Microsoft and Liquid Telecom held the Azure Accelerator Conference. Azure cloud solution could be deployed to provide software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) while supporting many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems. This event that was attended by close to 100 entrepreneurs exposed them to practical ways they could tap into this solution portfolio to empower their IT solutions infrastructure.

 

 

Rwanda hosted young people during this year’s Youth Connect Summit from  8th – 10th of October at the Kigali Convention Center. In attendance were 2,500 delegates from 90 countries drawn from government, the private sector, development partners and other players who work with or represent the interests of young people for social economic transformation. The technology and innovation goal of Youth Connect Summit is to nurture 5,000 digital ambassadors in each country to help connect and digitally empower 100 million Africans, allowing skills to be transferred to their local communities.  Isam Chleu who is the managing director of Suguba , mooted the “Made in Africa” clarion to become the first Pan African consumer Activism movement.

With so many lessons learned, Blanchine Mazanga who is CEO of Source Creative in Kinshasa Congo implored on participants to now engage the execution gear after learning so much. This year’s forum was hosted by the Rwanda Ministry of Youth, UNDP, African Development Fund and the African Union with partnership support from over 20 organisations.

Image credit: Sahara Sparks forum in Dar es Salaam: Image credit Sahara Sparks Facebook

South Africa This Week: Startup Events Glimpses [8th-14th October, 2018]

Nzekwe Henry October 14

Startup activity in the southern part of Africa has been on something of an upward trajectory in recent times as the entrepreneurial scene on this front seems to always be buzzing with happenings that are aimed at developing the region’s startup ecosystem. And this past week was no different as a number of events geared toward furthering the growth of the ecosystem were successfully held in parts of the region. Now, here are highlights from some of those events.

TADHack Event Held In South Africa

On Saturday, 13th October 2018, a hackathon which seeks to help people learn about the latest internet, IT, and telecoms technologies kicked off at MTN Innovation Center in Randburg, South Africa. The hackathon which was tagged TADHack drew participation from aspiring tech teams who were looking to build on their skills and expertise by improving their knowledge of how to use technology to solve some of society’s most pressing problems. The event which is expected to draw to a close today is billed to feature a number of keynote speakers, as well as presentations from a number of tech teams.

EduTech Africa Conference Took Place In South Africa

This year’s edition of the annual EduTech Conference was held between 9th to 10th October 2018, at Sandton Convention Center, in Johannesburg. In what could be considered one of Africa’s largest edtech exhibition, the event was essentially a showpiece which allowed for viewing of some of the latest offerings in the edtech space.

The year’s Edutech Conference featured seminars, a coding zone, a robotic zone, an ICT panel, a startup zone, new exhibitors, some networking, and an edtech exhibition. It also showcased interactive experience zones which allowed buyers to touch, feel, see, interact, and use live products — thus making for a social, practical, and captivating experience.

The event offered participants a chance to network with edtech professionals, meet and purchase products and solutions from leading technology suppliers, as well as discover and test some of the most innovative edtech products and solutions on the market. Edtech startups were also afforded the opportunity to advertise their offerings.

Solution Space Hosted An Event In South Africa

Startup consultant and Startupbootcamp (Afritech) Program Manager, Nsovo Nkatingi, was invited to this last week’s Solution Space Learning Lunch to share her insights on putting together a winning pitch deck. Solution Space Learning Lunches are known to provide a platform for entrepreneurs to learn from experts in their field. This it does by inviting guests to speak on a range of topics that address common pain points faced by founders.

Participants are the event were looking to pick the brains of the guest on such aspects as pitching for customers, finance, and partners, building a sales deck for B2B, building a fundraising deck, and delivering excellent presentations. The event took place on Thursday, 11th October 2018 at UCT Graduate School of Business in Cape Town. The audience comprised a number of early-stage startups, as well as corporates and industry players.

Lionesses Of Africa Event Held In Zimbabwe

Melanie Hawken; Founder and CEO of Lionesses of Africa, alongside Charity Jinya; Managing Director at Nedbank Zimbabwe, brought Lioness Lean In Breakfast event for women entrepreneurs to Zimbabwe for the very first time. Lionesses of Africa is regarded as one of the fastest-growing networks of women entrepreneurs in Africa. This event which took place in TBD, Harare, on 9th October 2018, drew attendance from a number of inspirational women entrepreneurs who shared their startup stories. It also featured the unveiling of some great new initiatives being launched by Lionesses of Africa.

Participants at the event were afforded the opportunity to hear inspiring entrepreneurial stories of women who are building great businesses, benefit from the insights and advice of women entrepreneurs who have been there and done that, network with speakers and participants who all share a passion for advancing women entrepreneurs, as well as ask questions and get advice that can help take their enterprises to the next level.

 

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