South Africa This Week: Startup Events Glimpses [1st-7th October, 2018]

By  |  October 7, 2018

The South African ecosystem was abuzz with entrepreneurial activity this past week as some notable business-focused events were held to furthering the growth of the region’s startup ecosystem. From South Africa to Zambia, startup and entrepreneurship-themed events were successfully hosted. WeeTracker’s Startup Events Glimpses now brings you excerpts from some of these events just in case you missed out.

Thundafund Workshop Was Held In South Africa

We kick things off in Sun City where Green Point Coworking Space in Cape Town, South Africa, played host to what was a session on how to secure crowdfunding. The event which took place on Thursday, 4th October 2018, drew participation from a number of individuals who were looking to get to grips with the nuances of kickstarting and growing businesses through crowdfunding. The entrepreneur session was put together by Thundafund; one of South Africa’s leading online crowdfunding cafe and marketplace for creatives and innovators. Speakers at the event included experts in the crowdfunding space.

Fundi Education Forum Took Place In South Africa

In what was the second edition of the annual event, former heads of African states, business leaders, educators, innovators, entrepreneurs, startup founders, and aspiring entrepreneurs were in attendance. Discussions at the event revolved around the subject of exploring disruptive ideas to deal with some of the challenges bedeviling education and learning in Africa. This year’s edition of the “Fundi Den” was organized in partnership with The African Presidential Leadership Center (APLC). The event took place at the Fundi Head Office in Weltevreden, South Africa, on Wednesday, 3rd October 2018.

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Social Enterprise Academy Launch Took Place In Zambia

The date was 3rd October 2018 and Alliance Francaise, Lusaka, was the place. This event which culminated in the launch of the Social Enterprise Academy also featured discussions which revolved around social enterprise as an option for development. It brought together a number of experts who brainstormed concerning issues affecting the growing social entrepreneurship sector in Zambia. Discussions at the event were focused on identifying the specific challenges that hamper the chances of success for entrepreneurs in this region, as well as highlighting what is available by way of support for entrepreneurs in this space.

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