South Africa This Week: Startup Events Glimpses [15th-21st October, 2018]

By  |  October 21, 2018

The South African startup ecosystem witnessed its own fair share of entrepreneurship-focused and startup-themed events this past week. From workshops and summits to seminars and conferences, a number of startup events were successfully hosted in the region with a view to furthering the growth of the ecosystem. WeeTracker’s Startup Events Glimpses now brings you the highlights from some of these events.


  • Tropics Business Summit Was Held In South Africa


Between 16th and 20th October, the second edition of the Tropic Business Summit was held at Protea Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa. This year’s edition of the event was tagged “Accelerating Startups In Emerging Markets Through Financial Partnerships For Inclusive Growth And Sustainable Development.”

The event brought together a number of business leaders, young innovators, political figures, and economy decision-makers who brainstormed with the aim of encouraging boldness, ambition, and leadership among entrepreneurs. Speakers at the event included such notable personalities as Tokie Laotan-Brown of Tea Group Ltd., Yannick Itoua of BSCA Bank, Imane Boumaza of Altius MENA, and Jean-Guy Foyet of Phi Finances, amongst others.

Keynote and master speakers at the event shared their unique perspectives, philosophy, and insights. They also offered expert knowledge and solutions to relevant industry topics. Attendees were afforded the opportunity to learn from the experience of speakers as they shared business strategies and tips on how to achieve success and maximize impact.


  • Facebook Boost Your Business Workshop Was Held In South Africa


This workshop was put together by Yoco and Digify Africa. It took place on 20th October 2018 at Yoco Pop-up Store, in Johannesburg, South Africa. This exclusive workshop was aimed at providing businesses and entrepreneurs with the most up-to-date tools, insights, and best practices for achieving success through social networks like Facebook and Instagram. Participants had the opportunity to learn directly from Facebook experts, local organizations, and other businesses. Such topics as tools, ads best practices, and ways to be creative, were also treated at the event.


  • Startup Office Hours Event Held In South Africa


The venue of the event was SAP Africa in Sandton and the date was 16th October 2018. This event was essentially an opportunity for startups and individuals who have business ideas to get feedback and guidance from top local entrepreneurs. Attendees had the opportunity to pitch their ideas to CEOs, experts, mentors, and ask them questions bordering on strategy, key decisions, next steps, and a number of other areas.

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