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Africa Tech Events of the week


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Here is a list of curated events for the week, check them out and make good use of the opportunities. We will update as more come in, do reach out to us on any of the following email addresses if you have recommendations for us to add to the list;, or in the comment session below.

Cape Town
Lean Coffee

For those that work in startups, lean (startup) coffee is a weekly one-hour coffee meetup that runs a mash-up of with

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Unlike other startup meetups, lean (startup) coffee has no set agenda or a line-up of speakers — instead the talks are centred around what you care about.

Date: 16 January, 8.30am to 9.30am
Location: 1 Somerset Road, Green Point, Cape Town

StartupGrind Pretoria: Personal branding vs business branding with Raksha Mahabeer & Sandhya Singh (SummerTime)

Join SummerTime design studio co-founders Raksha Mahabeer and Sandya Singh as they explore the world of branding.

Date: 15 January, 6pm to 9pm
Location: African Beer Emporium @ 012Central, 367 Helen Joseph (Church) Street, Pretoria

MEST Information Session

Do you aspire to build your own Pan-African software company? Do you want to learn more about how you can join one of the largest Pan-African tech incubators?

Join the MEST Africa team as they share their experience working with entrepreneurs from across the continent.

Date: 14 January, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Location: MEST Incubator Nairobi, Pinetree Plaza, Kirubu Drive, Nairobi

Airbus Bizlab Africa4Future winner announcement
Join this event to find out who has been selected to participate in the Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future accelerator programme.

Date: 17 January, 9am to 12pm
Location: MEST Incubator Nairobi, Pinetree Plaza, Kirubu Drive, Nairobi

Launch to Scale: How successful startups scale into global enterprises
Why do some startups grow into large, profitable and well-funded success stories? What differentiates the success cases from the rest? What are the critical success factors to move from launch to scale?

In the first of a series of events, Kaleidoscope Africa asks these and more questions to entrepreneurs who successfully built and scaled companies in Kenya.

Date: 17 January, 5pm to 8pm
Location: Nailab, 4th Floor, Bishop Magua Centre, Nairobi

Founders Conversation

Join the conversation and get insights and strategies to help you kickstart your 2019 in profit.

Date: 17 January, 8.30am to 9.30am
Location: Ankole Grill, Galana Road, Nairobi


Raw offers entrepreneurs a safe and trusted space to connect with peers and share lessons learned or face challenges and uncertainty together.

Date: 17 January, 6pm to 9pm
Location: Dololo, 118 Robert Mugabe Avenue, Khnomas, Windhoek


WEB DESIGN TRAINING with WORDPRESS for Startups, Entrepreneurs And SMEs
Attendees will learn the following: Designing a good landing page,search Engine Optimisation,profitable Digital Marketing, google Skills Training,facebook Business and general Internet Business Skills.

Date: Thursday 17th January., 2019

Venue:NG Hub From Facebook, 8 Montgomery Road,Yaba, Lagos

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm.

How to design a sustainable business model using the business model canvas
This workshop will spur you to think innovatively about how to build your ideas in a way that will result sustainable ventures that can attract investments.

Date: 19 January, 10am to 2pm
Location: NG Hub, 8 Montgomery Rd, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos

AR/VR Africa Meetup January 2019

Calling all Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality enthusiasts. Explore WebXR and find out about funding opportunities for extended reality (XR) startups from the Unicef Innovation Fund. Guest speakers are WebXR developer and consultant Fabien Benetou and Unicef Ventures XR portfolio lead Chris Szymczak.

Date: 19 January, 11am to 5pm
Location: NG Hub, 8 Montgomery Rd, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos

Startup Grind Abeokuta launch party
Network with other entrepreneurs from Abeokuta at this Startup Grind launch party.

Date: 19 January, 11pm to 3pm
Location: Wokcity Garden & Bar 13, Lalubu Street, opposite GLO Office, Okeilewo, Abeokuta

E-Woman – A Digital Training for Women in Business
Organised by Civic Innovation Lab, the e-woman training is a crash course on programming and digital marketing for all women in business. This will help them to expand their business and make more profits off their businesses. Internationally recognized certificates will be issued after every training.

E-Woman – A Digital Training for Women in Business
Women in today’s world have been a crucial part of the growing and demanding sector in ICT That is why we are not leaving you behind. Join us in a 2-week crash course on programming and digital…

Venue: 50 Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent, Abuja.

Date: Friday, January 18th – Saturday, 19th 2019.

Time: 9 am and 3 pm classes available.

You can click here to register.

Port Harcourt Dribbble Meetup

With the aim of building a community for creatives, this meetup is geared towards designers, illustrators, animators and artists all in one place. The meetup promises to be a fun one as attendees would get to meet up share ideas, network, collaborate and have fun.

Venue: 76 Trans-Amadi Road, Port-Harcourt.

Date: Saturday, January 19th, 2019.

Time: 4 pm.

Co-creation of Solutions to Public Transport in Dar es Salaam

Young professionals from different sectors will meet with policy makers, decision makers and implementers in urban and public transport sectors to assess the challenges facing public transport in Dar es Salaam and to propose solutions that take a holistic approach and relationships between urban planning, management and transportation.

Date: 17 January, 6pm to 9pm
Location: Buni Innovation Hub, Sayansi Building, COSTECH, Dar es Salaam

Founders Live Harare
Five handpicked companies will take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience.

Date: 18 January, 6pm to 9pm
Location: Impact Hub Harare, 194 Baines Avenue, Harare.

Do have a lovely week!

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