April events for South African social entrepreneurs

Look out for these April events taking place in Cape Town, Joburg, Pretoria and Bloemfontein.


Sag-SEED Replicator Programme

Date: 4 April 2018

The SAG-SEED Replicator brings successful eco-inclusive business models that provide proven solutions to sustainability challenges to various geographic locations. The programme supports the uptake and adaptation of proven business models to different markets in order to multiply positive sustainability impacts. Get inspired, meet peers and kick-off your business in just one day!

Focus areas: Tourism & Agriculture

Registration closes 30 March 2018. Book your seat for this FREE programme before they book-out!

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Data Visualisation

Date: 5 - 6 April 2018

Ensure that your stakeholders understand and utilise your M&E results by learning best practices for data visualisation. In this course you will learn how to communicate your M&E results with enticing and informative graphs, infographics and dashboards.

Target group: this course will benefit NGOs, CSI managers and government officials who are looking to improve how they communicate their impact, outputs and outcomes with both internal staff and external stakeholders.

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Become a Better Leader

Date: 11 April 2018

This workshop is part of the Future Females leadership series in collaboration with Jackie Palmer, aims to empower female leaders (entrepreneurs & intrapreneurs) to become authentic, purpose-driven leaders who are able to empower other females to reach their full potential.

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Development Drinks

Date: 11 April 2018

Hosted by the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) at UCT, Development Drinks is an informal networking session for anyone working in the climate change and development fields, with the aim of finding synergies and new ways of working together across our different sectors.

The gathering is open to anyone working for an NGO, charity, civil society organisation, newspaper, television or radio station, academia, government or private sector.

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Getting Started - turning your idea into a business

Date: 18 April 2018

Gandhi said: “The future depends on what you do today”. We are often full of ideas, inspiration flows over and you need a notepad at 2am to write down everything - But we are so scared of not knowing what to do to turn that idea into a business that we end up doing nothing!! Can I get a “Ya!” (or is it just us)?

We want to change that! That’s why we invite you and two expert startup founders to share their stories, their successes and failures, what worked, what they would tell their younger selves, what is important and what you don’t need to sweat.

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Exclusive digital marketing workshop to grow your business

Date: 24 April 2018

The success of every company lies in its customer base and the best way to attract customers is through digital marketing solutions. This full day digital marketing workshop will help you attract your target market, understand what impact your marketing activities are having on your business and optimize your digital marketing strategy for maximum effectiveness and growth.

This workshop is aimed at beginner marketers as well as small business owners looking to acquire new customers whilst engaging their current customer base. Rooted in exercises, you’ll walk away with plenty of hands-on experience in content creation for both email and social, campaign analysis using tools like Google Analytics, and optimization across various channels.

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Startup Picnic for Entrepreneurs

Date: 7 April 2018

By popular consistent demand, we are pleased to announce the return of Startup Picnic on the 7th of April 2018 at the CSIR Sports & Recreation Club, in Pretoria.

Startup Picnic hosts a range of entrepreneurs, business-people, media, accelerators/incubators and various stakeholders in the South African business community. For more info, click here

Let’s talk CyberLaw & Internet Law as we host Sizwe Snail

Date: 10 April 2018

Join us at Startup Grind Pretoria as we host Sizwe Snail, the founder and CEO of Lex Informatica and Snail Attorneys. We will talk about CyberLaw, Cyber Security, POPI Act - Data privacy and protection, Domain name disputes, E-commerce and Internet related transactions, Electronic Communication Regulation, Software development and licensing, Telecommunications regulation and transactions.

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Business Me 101 by Tiisetso Maloma

Date: 14 April 2018

BUSINESS ME 101 is an elaborate half-day entrepreneurship workshop created and presented by Tiisetso Maloma – entrepreneur and author of books such as The Anxious Entrepreneur and Forget the Business Plan Use this Short Model.

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A Comprehensive Course on Monitoring & Evaluation

Date: 17 - 19 April 2018

Many organisations are in the business of designing and implementing projects, programmes and interventions. Often managers and the funders of these projects and programme are keen to know whether they meet their objectives and whether there is value for money. Such knowledge and decision making are not done by mere observations. There are underlying frameworks and systems that should be used. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of projects and programmes provide managers, funders and stakeholders with better means for learning from past experience, improving service delivery, planning and allocating resources and demonstrating results as part of accountability to key stakeholders.

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Fireside chat with Mark Sham (Suits & Sneakers)

Date: 24 April 2018

One big reason to attend: Sharing knowledge as an entrepreneur is key - regardless of what stage you are at in your journey. Startup Grind brings everyone together in a low-key environment where all ideas are welcome, you’re a part of the global startup community and you have the ability to connect and learn from several heavy hitters in the scene.

Mark Sham is the founder and CEO of Suits & Sneakers which aims to disrupt the education landscape in South Africa at first and then abroad. Mark’s philosophy centres around the idea that these days, YouTube, podcasts and the internet has democratised education just like WhatsApp and Skype democratised communication. For us to be truly ready for the future, we need a balance between formal and informal education; suits and sneakers.

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Shape Africa

Date: 10 - 12 May

Shape Africa 2018 will be held in Johannesburg on May 10 – 12 and will feature some of the continents top keynote speakers from various companies, institutions and governments.

The vision of SHAPE Africa 2018 is to showcase how youth across the continent can transform Africa’s inequalities through dialogue & innovation.

To show the diversity of the city and expose participants to the different worlds, the event will be held in different venues every day.

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Business Women’s Networking Event

Date: 11 April 2018

Join leading business women and influencers for inspiration, connection and education at our monthly networking events.

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Startup Grind Bloemfontein Fireside Chat

Date: 25 April 2018

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 1,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 250 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 105 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted 5,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.

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Know of an event happening in your city / town and think other social entrepreneurs should know about it? Email us the information on: alexandra.jongens@redbullamaphiko.com