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“Adapt or Die” – How the Bottles App Pivoted From Alcohol to Grocery Deliveries
Certification workshop: Website Builder demo
Startup Grind #SGPitchBattles
Workshop: Discovering entrepreneurship opportunities in peer-to-peer finance
Masterclass: Steps to Becoming a Social Media Influencer in 2020 - Presented by AWS
Tapping into Franchising with Multi-Franchisee Bathabile Moreki
Investment trends that could emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic
Mentorship matters with VC Lelemba Phiri
Webinar: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Creating, Selling, and Profiting from an Online Business
“Naked entrepreneurship” The successes, challenges and lessons of building Naked Insurance
Masterclass: Steps to Becoming a Social Media Influencer in 2020
Global Entrepreneurship Week
Product Engineering Month with GoDaddy’s Chief Product Architect Arnold Blinn
Mushambi Mutuma's Tech Adjacent book Launch
Startup Grind Sessions at Leaderex
Fireside chat with Lerato Dontache (Thriving.Network)
Website Builder Workshop at UJ
Website Builder Workshop
Website Builder Workshop
Free Website Builder Workshop
Steps to Launching Your Online Store
Free Website Builder Workshop
Free Website Builder Workshop
Free Website Builder Workshop
From Idea to Paying customers with Virtual Actuary CEO Adi Kaimowitz
Digital readiness for SMEs with Stefano Maruzzi
Celebrating Female Leaders #SGWomen
Bitcoin for Beginners
Fireside chat with Funders
York Zucchi "How to find clients when you don't have resources"
Allon Raiz: The Startup path: What to expect.
Opportunities available for Startups in 2019 (What is your 2019 Game-plan?)
We are hosting Brian Wong (Kiip)
GEW Week: Is the Ecosystem favourable for African Startups?
SASAwards – South Africa National Finals
Pitches be Crazy with Mike Sharman
Uncapping Lean Tools and Processes for business efficiency
Hacks for a Succesful Crowdfunding IPO at Leaderex
A detailed Training on Blockchain + Quick guide to earn Free Coins
All things Blockchain
Understand the Impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on Businesses x LEBO GUNGULUZA
The Role of Incubators in Supporting Sustainable Entrepreneurship x McLean Sibanda
Beyond Bitcoin: Investing in Crypto. How to assess good coins to invest in.
90 Rules for Entrepreneurs with Marnus Broodryk
#SGWomen PR tools for building your brand with Sibabalwe Sesmani
#SGWomen - Defining your business model canvas with Tiffany Smith
Fireside chat with Mark Sham (Suits and Sneakers)
Fireside chat with Vusi Thembekwayo
We are hosting Venture Capitalist Shakes Motsilili
Romeo Khumalo (Shark Tank SA Investor x Media Mogul)
Year end Party for entrepreneurs with Rapelang Rabana
Fireside chat with Marnus Broodryk (Shark Tank x Beancounter)
Fireside chat with Margaret Hirsch (Hirsch's Homestores)
Fireside chat with Johanna Mukoki (Travel with Flair)
Startup Grind hosts Gareth Cliff (CliffCentral)
Startup Grind hosts Anish Shivdasani (Giraffe)
Stafford Masie (Thumbzup)
Ramona Kasavan (MimiWomen)
Mike Quinn (Zoona)
Clive Butkow (Grotech VC)
Benji Coetzee (EmptyTrips)
Matsi Modise (SiMODiSA)
Grace Harding (Ocean Basket)
Matt Putman & Ramsay Daly (iKhokha)
Riaz Moola (Hyperion Development - Google)
Aisha Pandor (SweepSouth)
Ran Neu-Ner (Creative Counsel)
Lynette Ntuli (InnateSA & IgniteRSA)
Robbie Brozin (Nandos)
Andrea Rademeyer (Ask Afrika)
Trevor Wolfe (Springleap)
Ryan Bacher (NetFlorist)
Niel Schoeman (Vumatel)
Justin Drennan (WantItAll)
Vije Vijendranath (Vimage Media)
Annette Muller (DOTNXT)
Brett Haggard (Hypertext Media)
Freddy Mahhumane (Open-Technik Pty Ltd.)
When starting or growing a business, there’s no shortage of important decisions you need to make. We’re here to help with that. Our Preferred Partner Matrix is a highly-curated set of resources and offers provided by organizations we know and love, designed to help you navigate the startup journey. Whether you’re just getting started, hiring your first few employees, or scaling globally – there’s something here for you (and we’ll be adding something new each month!).
Google for Startups
Google for Startups is Google’s initiative to help startups thrive across every corner of the world. We bring the best of Google's products, connections, and best practices to enable startups to build something better.
Secure, Online Payment Processing for South Africa. PayFast is a payments processing service for South Africa. Payfast now allows sellers to accept Bitcoin payments.
Paxful was born in 2015 from the minds of founders Ray Youssef and Artur Schaback, who dreamed of financial inclusion for anyone who desired it. With millions of people worldwide lacking services to financial services, there was a need to be filled. Today, Paxful is one of the largest peer-to-peer marketplaces in the world, serving over 3 million customers worldwide. The P2P revolution has arrived.
As South Africa’s leading Business Bank, we understand what it means to do business in Africa and beyond.
xneelo (formerly Hetzner SA) is South Africa’s leading web hosting company. We have a single focus: to make it as easy as possible for our customers to share their websites - and their work - with the world. We do this through reliable, high performance hosting, powerful hardware and 24/7 internationally awarded customer support. Find out more at www.xneelo.co.za
We're empowering entrepreneurs to change the world if it doesn't quite fit them. To make their idea real. To grow it online. We help them do what they've been dreaming of and make the world they want.
The world’s first ethically tax-advantaged blockchain-based digital currency, designed to support start-ups in the developing world.
Pegasus Universal Aerospace
South African Born aviation company specialising in design and manufacture of a Vertical Business Jet
A new breed of entrepreneur is emerging, one that uses business ideas to improve lives. To support the movement, we created the Chivas Venture, a $1million fund to search and support the most promising social entrepreneurs.
Perch Co-Working Office Space
Perch is more than just an office. It’s an inspiring collaborative workspace to run your business from where you can network, meet and collaborate with your neighbours. Co-Working is a style of working that adopts a shared working environment, but with independent working activity. Unlike a normal office environment, the Co-Workers are not employed by the same organisation and are often freelancers, small business owners or independent professionals.
Workshop 17 Sandton
Situated in the heart of of the business precinct at 138 West Street, Workshop17 West Street is conveniently located opposite the Gautrain Station and Nelson Mandela Square. We create environments for working, meeting and innovating as an individual, a member of a team or a corporation. It's a community of startups, experienced entrepreneurs, professionals, corporates, freelancers and individuals.
Yoco was founded by four friends who always knew they wanted to work together. After many discussions, meetings and ideas, they realised they shared a passion for smart technology and a desire to help small business owners. We went live with the first version of the Yoco app in October 2014.
South African Wine brand by Beth Malatji
Impello Incubation Hub
Impello is a Suits & Sneakers initiative and our aim is to offer each member an ongoing informal education so that they are equipped to grow their business. We want to connect you with other entrepreneurs as well as successful business people who have been there and done that. We want to offer you access to resources like legal, accounting, marketing, HR and more. But most importantly, we want to create a community that joins together every day and helps shape the future of South Africa.
The Aziza Coin is a digital coin designed to support start-ups, thereby making them more attractive to angel investors. The Aziza Coin Foundation, the independent body responsible for administering the Aziza Coin, plans to use a combination of lower administrative fees, economies of scale and the centralised provision of business services – embracing everything from marketing and finance to human resources and pay-roll – that materially increases the probability of start-up success.
An event for leaders 1 day. 1 venue. 250 masterclasses. 500 speakers. 5000 visitors. Get inspired A day to challenge conventional thinking and learn from respected CEOs and thought leaders. Reasons to attend Engage in peer-based learning Gain practical knowledge and actionable insights Keep abreast of the latest digital trends and how to thrive in a disrupted world Improve your creative, problem solving and critical thinking skills Meet with top employers and recruiters
The Bird house
Overlooking a breathtaking view of the City of Gold’s iconic skyline is the Bird House, the only high-rise venue for several kilometers in any direction, with a trendy edge. With natural light streaming in from soaring windows on three sides, the Bird House is 500m2 of elegant design and historical flair, perched atop a decades old commercial tower. A large open space with ample seating and catering facilities means that Bird’s Nest is the perfect setting for a variety of event types.
LaunchLab’s Ideas Programme is the platform where early-stage startups and concepts begin to build from vision to reality, and where we facilitate valuable connections with our network of strategic partners.
Alexander Forbes offers integrated retirement, investment, life and insurance solutions to create, grow and protect your wealth and assets.
GrowthWheel was founded in 2005 on the idea that there had to be an alternative to the conventional business plan, a better way to support the conversations between advisors and entrepreneurs about starting and growing the business. As an advisor, GrowthWheel helps you to attract clients and allows you to create impact, rather than wasting your time on clients you can't make a difference to.
Venture Central is South Africa’s premium digital platform for entrepreneurs. It’s a portal created for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. It is an entrepreneurial hub that connects entrepreneurs with resources and provides a range of business services, tools and support needed to build successful businesses.
Full Service Marketing Agency We host a range of in-house marketing service to ensure we can satisfy your every marketing need.
GoDaddy powers the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18.8M+ customers worldwide and 78M+ domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work.
UJ School of Tourism and Hospitality
The University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) is in the College of Business and Economics has a passion to develop sought after, future-fit organisational leaders who create legacies. Given the number of highly successful alumni who graduated from the STH and who indeed created legacies in the tourism and hospitality industry, both nationally and internationally, our passion is also our reality.
9series is prominent enterprise mobility & website development organization with a niche in delivering quality services and solutions to customers across the globe from startups to large-scale enterprises. With a decade in IT, we have a team of 60+ in engineering who has developed 55+ mobile apps, served 200+ clients successfully, and spread across various countries.
PayFast is the go-to ecommerce & online payment gateway in South Africa. We make it easy to process payments so individuals, businesses & NPOs get paid.
Overhex Wines International
At Overhex Wines International we are market-driven; which, contrary to being production-driven, gives us the advantage of responding instantly to wine trends. Being able to select our grapes from a wide variety of top vineyards all over the Cape Winelands results not only in a kaleidoscope of flavours, but also allows for a freedom of style seldom found in conventional wine portfolios.
Red Dot PR
We provide distinguished services in developing and maintaining both corporate and individual’s brands. We also ensure that a brand is portrayed with perfection in the market place. Red Dot Marketing & Communications is a privately owned company and holds 100% black ownerships.
Infinity Learning ensures the best outcome both for your business and for the future of South Africa. We offer corporate South Africa consulting advice as well as innovative and sustainable Skills Development (SD), Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) and Socio-Economic Development (SED) programmes. We tailor-make comprehensive solutions to the ‘Amended’ Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Codes, based on your needs and priorities.
Sight & Sound
Sight & Sound is a premier technical supplier to the live event industry. Renowned for our energy, creativity and innovative approach. To create unique, inspiring and power.full experiences to help build and strengthen our clients’ brands.
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