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A monthly events series that highlights the success and failure of startups in Cape Town. No membership needed, and open to anyone from skilled entrepreneur, through to those that are in corporate and wanting to know more.

Upcoming Event

Monday, January 22

Lets talk urban markets - Township to City with Vincent Manzini (Blank Kanvas/Ikapalive)

Fireside Chat

Join us at Startup Grind as we chat with Vincent Manzini, a 30-year-old award-winning entrepreneur, founder and MD of IkapaLive and Blank Kanvas. Blank Kanvas is a full service marketing and communication agency that enables clients to understand South Africa’s emerging urban markets. As a serial entrepreneur, Vincent also founded Jump Star Entertainment at age 24 which grossed over R1million

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Past Events

Let's Talk Bitcoin with Llew Claasen (Bitcoin Foundation) and Enjoy Our Year-end Party!

Let's Talk Bitcoin with Llew Claasen (Bitcoin Foundation) and Enjoy Our Year-end Party!

Sheraan Amod (RecoMed, Springlab)

Sheraan Amod (RecoMed, Springlab)

We're Hosting Antoinette Prophy (88 Business Collective)

We're Hosting Antoinette Prophy (88 Business Collective)

We're Hosting The Father of Mobile Payments Hannes van Rensburg (Fundamo)

We're Hosting The Father of Mobile Payments Hannes van Rensburg (Fundamo)

4 Year Birthday/Winter Party + Startup Legend Willem van Biljon (Takealot / Amazon AWS / Nimbula)

4 Year Birthday/Winter Party + Startup Legend Willem van Biljon (Takealot / Amazon AWS / Nimbula)

Women in Tech with Lorraine Steyn (KRS Systems)

Women in Tech with Lorraine Steyn (KRS Systems)

The Spur Story With Allen Ambor

The Spur Story With Allen Ambor

#SGWomen - Jessica Bonin (Lady Bonin's Tea)

#SGWomen - Jessica Bonin (Lady Bonin's Tea)

Innovative Funding Methods Leading To Multi-million Dollar Bids with Stephen Larkin (ANE)

Innovative Funding Methods Leading To Multi-million Dollar Bids with Stephen Larkin (ANE)

Monique Woodard (Investor, 500 Startups)

Monique Woodard (Investor, 500 Startups)

Katlego Maphai (Yoco)

Katlego Maphai (Yoco)

David Campey & Roger Norton (Lean Iterator)

David Campey & Roger Norton (Lean Iterator)

End of Year (Party)

End of Year (Party)

Catherine Lückhoff (NicheStreem)

Catherine Lückhoff (NicheStreem)

Dave Glass (Electrum)

Dave Glass (Electrum)

Brett & Brad Magrath (Zoona)

Brett & Brad Magrath (Zoona)

Evan Robinson & Marc Sevitz (TaxTim)

Evan Robinson & Marc Sevitz (TaxTim)

Anke Kuipers (Bend-it & Catching Games)

Anke Kuipers (Bend-it & Catching Games)

Franz Struwig (\Backtracker \Ikubu \Garmin)

Franz Struwig (\Backtracker \Ikubu \Garmin)

Yair Shimansky (Shimansky Jewellers)

Yair Shimansky (Shimansky Jewellers)

Moira Johnston & Nicky Rosin (EventRoom)

Moira Johnston & Nicky Rosin (EventRoom)

Bob Skinstad (Seartec)

Bob Skinstad (Seartec)

Ms. Matsi Modise (SiMODiSA)

Ms. Matsi Modise (SiMODiSA)

Aisha Pandor & Carl Wazen (SweepSouth & Yoco)

Aisha Pandor & Carl Wazen (SweepSouth & Yoco)

Kevin Vermaak (Cape Epic)

Kevin Vermaak (Cape Epic)

Brett Commaille (AngelHub Ventures)

Brett Commaille (AngelHub Ventures)

Jeanne Groenewald (Elgin Free Range Chickens)

Jeanne Groenewald (Elgin Free Range Chickens)

James Fisher (Snakeboard & Nautic Africa)

James Fisher (Snakeboard & Nautic Africa)

Andre de Wet (PriceCheck.co.za)

Andre de Wet (PriceCheck.co.za)

Paul Simon (YDE, Uber Flavour, &Threads)

Paul Simon (YDE, Uber Flavour, &Threads)

Adelaide Potgieter (Mad World / Bromwell Mall)

Adelaide Potgieter (Mad World / Bromwell Mall)

Vinny Lingham (Clicks2Customers, Yola & Gyft)

Vinny Lingham (Clicks2Customers, Yola & Gyft)

Michael Terespolsky (Col'Cacchio Pizzeria)

Michael Terespolsky (Col'Cacchio Pizzeria)

Edge Bisset (Cyberlogic)

Edge Bisset (Cyberlogic)

Sylvia Gruber (Rubybox)

Sylvia Gruber (Rubybox)

Richard Griffin (Madame Zingara)

Richard Griffin (Madame Zingara)

Jody Aufrichtig (Daddy’s World Group)

Jody Aufrichtig (Daddy’s World Group)

Mike Moyer (Lake Shark Ventures LLC)

Mike Moyer (Lake Shark Ventures LLC)

Rob Stokes (Quirk)

Rob Stokes (Quirk)

Daniel Guasco & Wayne Gosling (Groupon S.A.)

Daniel Guasco & Wayne Gosling (Groupon S.A.)

Simon Mantell (Mantelli's Biscuits)

Simon Mantell (Mantelli's Biscuits)

Michelle Atagana (Memeburn)

Michelle Atagana (Memeburn)

Andrea Boehmert (Knife Capital)

Andrea Boehmert (Knife Capital)

Andrew Smith (Yuppiechef)

Andrew Smith (Yuppiechef)

Chantelle Bowyer (Metis)

Chantelle Bowyer (Metis)

Jonathan Smit (PayFast)

Jonathan Smit (PayFast)

Ann Murray (PR Hacker)

Ann Murray (PR Hacker)

Mark Forrester (WooThemes)

Mark Forrester (WooThemes)

Elan Lohmann (SleekGeek)

Elan Lohmann (SleekGeek)

Rob Heyns (League of Beers)

Rob Heyns (League of Beers)

Nic Haralambous (Forefront Africa)

Nic Haralambous (Forefront Africa)

Team

From the Blog

Startup Grind Cape Town: South African Entrepreneurship Unplugged

Starting your own business is exciting, challenging, freeing but mostly scary.
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Startup Grind Cape Town Hosted Jonathan Smit (PayFast)

Jonathan Smit, a techie from birth, took a leap of faith on starting Payfast back in 2007 when the idea of secure online payments was still a pipe dream. As such, he tackled Payfast with his famous “screw it, let’s do it!” attitude and did some grinding. With his belief that online payments could one day truly be safer than offline payments he set out to change the mind-set of the masses. Even though the e-commerce numbers in South Africa are small, he believes that one shouldn’t give up as they are growing by the day. @StartupGrindCPT with #JonoGrinds says online shopping in RSA is only 0.4%. This is growing day by day. Good to get in there now.
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