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Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [18/8/2019]

For those in Cape Town, Moya, a new data-free messaging app and content platform will launch on Thursday (22 August) (read Ventureburn’s story on Binu, the startup behind the new app, here).

In Joburg, Startup Grind Johannesburg will hold two website building workshops. The first takes place on Thursday and the second is on Friday at the University of Johannesburg.

Elsewhere on the continent, Kenya is where it’s at. There are a number of fintech and insurtech conferences taking place in Nairobi this week. Rwanda will also play host to the DataHack4FI Finale Data Fest.

This article is part of a weekly series that highlights all the top startup events, competitions, networking sessions, workshops and conferences in Africa.

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.

Not all of the events are free and some will require booking in advance. Please click on the event names to find out more information.

Cape Town

Moya App Launch

Join the launch of Moya, a data-free messaging app and content platform developed in South Africa to better meet the needs of most people in South Africa and across the rest of Africa. Read Ventureburn’s story on Binu, the startup behind the app, here.

Date: 22 August, 12pm to 2pm
Location: WorkInProgress – An Absa Innovation Lab, 5th Floor, Block B, Woodstock Exchange Building, 66-68 Albert Road, Cape Town

Heavy Chef: The Inspire Sessions

Join Marutlulle & Co CEO and founder Sizakele Marutlulle, business owner and surfing champion Roxy Davis and competitive freediver Hanli Prinsloo in the latest instalment of Heavy Chef’s The Inspire Sessions.

Date: 22 August, 6pm to 9pm
Location: Workshop17, 17 Dock Road, Cape Town

BioCiTi & OneBio Cohort Showcase 

Join the launch of the BioCiTi Lab and meet OneBio’s first biotech cohort. The cohort will showcase their products and ideas, providing an opportunity for valuable networking and one-on-one conversations.

Date: 22 August, 2pm to 5pm
Location: Bandwidth Barn, 3rd Floor, Woodstock Exchange, Cape Town

Johannesburg

Startup Grind Johannesburg

Come and learn the value of building your brand and discover how creating websites can help grow your digital presence.

Join the Website Builder Workshop in Johannesburg created for entrepreneurs, small business owners, marketing professionals, small practice owners, designers, contractors, artists, musicians, authors, students and other self-starters.

Date: 22 August, 9am to 11am
Location: Workshop 17, 138 West Street, Sandton, Johannesburg

Startup Grind Johannesburg (UJ)

Learn the value of building your brand and discover how creating websites can help grow your digital presence.

Join Startup Grind’s Website Builder Workshop in Johannesburg created for entrepreneurs, small-business owners, marketing professionals, small practice owners, designers, contractors, artists, musicians, authors, students and other self-starters.

Date: 23 August, 1pm to 3pm
Location: UJ Bunting Road Campus, 37 Bunting Rd, Cottesloe, Johannesburg

Egypt

StartEgypt National Roadshow-Ismalia

The StartEgypt National Roadshow is aimed at giving Egytpian entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their projects and get a chance to qualify for or join the Egypt Beginning Incubation Programme.

Those with startups or an idea for a startup with a community impact should join this Flat6Labs Cairo event.

Date: 20 August, 12pm to 3.30pm
Location: Tolip Alforsan Island Hotel, Ismalia

Changelabs Egypt Demo Day

Join Changelabs Egypt as it holds its demo day for its first cohort.

Date: 22 August, 6pm to 9pm
Location: Ministry of Investment, Salah Salem Street, Al Estad, Cairo

Kenya

Blockchain and Digital Assets Talk

Curious about how you can take advantage of the blockchain and crypto-assets? This event will break it all down for you.

Date: 18 August, 3pm to 4.30pm
Location: Cascade Premier, Thika, Kiambu County

Kenya Financial Inclusion, Banking and Fintech Conference

This one-day event brings together leaders and financial service related companies and stakeholders to deliberate on programmes, challenges and opportunities in building a more inclusive financial future.

The conference will feature leaders from market leading corporate banks and fintechs leveraging technology in building society’s financial inclusion. Its theme is the future of fintech and the banking industry in East Africa.

Date: 19 August, 8am to 11am
Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, Nairobi

Kenya Payment Solutions and Innovation Summit 2019

The Payment Solutions and Innovation Summit 2019 is a one day event in which challenges and opportunities of new payment approaches are addressed. The summit will focus on the future of payment solutions and innovation.

Date: 20 August, 8am to 5.30pm
Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, Nairobi

Panel discussion on the Privacy and Data Protection Bill

A panel will seek to demystify ways in which organisations can make privacy a priority and not just an afterthought.

The discussion will revolve around the  implications of the 2018 Data Protection Bill, as well as practical ways in which organisations can implement privacy first measures.

Date: 20 August, 6.30pm to 8pm
Location: Pinetree Plaza Kaburu Drive, Kaburu Drive, Nairobi

The East African Microfinance Summit

The East African Microfinance Summit 2019 will be a meeting of like minds aiming to provide an opportunity for the industry experts and members to network, learn and share experiences with top industry leaders for successful future partnerships.

Date: 21 August, 8am to 5.30pm
Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, Nairobi

Africa Insurtech Summit 2019

Join insurtech companies interested on fresh insurance ideas for nurturing existing businesses and sourcing new markets through technology. The summit’s theme is on the future of tech.

Date: 21 August, 8am to 4.30pm
Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, Nairobi

@IBizAfrica Open Programme: Business Modelling

Get a hands-on practical discussion on how business modelling is used to explore a range of business decisions and to identify the essential.

Date: 24 August, 9am to 1.30pm
Location: Strathmore University, Ole Sangale Road, Nairobi

Nigeria

Startup Grind Obio Akpor

Startup Grind Obio-Apkor hosts Bole Festival founder Chinonso Iwuh.

Date: 24 August, 2.30pm to 5pm
Location: The Milkshake Bar, Ground floor, Vineyard Mall, 88 Woji Road, GRA, Port Harcourt

Rwanda

DataHack4FI Finale Data Fest

Catch the DataHack4FI country winners as they present their data-driven solutions for financial and economic inclusion in a battle for $25 000 in seed capital.

The event will also feature a data hackathon for data enthusiasts with a knack for predictive analysis, as well as an investor masterclass for tech entrepreneurs looking to raise funding.

Date: 22 and 23 August, 7.30am to 9pm
Location: TBA

Senegal

Seedstars Dakar

Join some of Senegal’s best startups as they pitch to be crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Dakar 2019.

Date: 22 and 23 August, 7.30am to 9pm
Location: Sonatel Headquarters, VDN, Dakar

Tanzania

Seedstars Dar es Salaam

Join some of Dar es Salaam’s best startups as they pitch to be crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Dar es Salaam 2019.

Date: 23 August, 4pm to 8.30pm
Location:7th Floor Tanzanite Park 38 New Bagamoyo Road Dar Es Salaam

Zimbabwe

Accelerate 2030 2019 Edition

The Accelerate 2030 pitch night will see some of the top impact-driven ventures in Zimbabwe pitch for an opportunity to join the Accelerate2030 International cohort and receive support from the international team in Geneva Switzerland.

Date: 23 August, 5pm to 8pm
Location: 194 Baines Avenue, Harare

Featured image: SA tech startup founders at a Google Launchpad dinner held in Cape Town (Supplied)

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