Cocktails & Connections: Sip, Socialize, and Grow Together

Aug 12, 2023, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Hotel Sky Sandton, Maude Street, Sandton, 2031

Join us at Startup Grind Party as we celebrate our progress, the community's unwavering support, and the remarkable achievements of women making waves in the industry. Let's come together for an evening filled with laughter, music, and networking, as we toast to the future of innovation and empowerment.

In-person event

About this event

Amidst the ebb and flow of the entrepreneurial journey, some visionary minds stand tall, undeterred by obstacles, and determined to make a lasting impact. Join us at the Startup Grind Party as we raise our glasses to these tenacious entrepreneurs who continue to navigate the challenging business landscape with unwavering passion and conviction. It is an evening dedicated to commemorating their indomitable spirit and applauding their enduring commitment to their visions. Yes! I'm talking about you. You have made it this far and we want to celebrate you.

Date: 12 August 2023

Time: 13:00 - 17:00

Location: 150 West Street Corner West Street and, Maude St, Sandton, 2031

Cocktail Event Highlights:

Celebrating Resilient Entrepreneurs: At Startup Grind Party, we recognize the relentless efforts of founders and entrepreneurs who have weathered the storms, persevered through failures, and embraced every setback as a stepping stone towards success. Their resilience serves as an inspiration to us all, reminding us of the tenacity required to carve a path of innovation.

Honoring Visionary Founders: Behind every great business is a visionary founder who dared to dream big. Our event pays tribute to these trailblazers who, against all odds, continue to believe passionately in their ideas and are leading the charge toward a brighter future.

Empowering Women Making Waves: We proudly shine a spotlight on the exceptional women who are breaking barriers and making waves in the industry. From groundbreaking entrepreneurs to thought leaders, investors, and mentors, these formidable women are shaping the landscape of innovation and entrepreneurship. Their accomplishments inspire us to strive for greater gender equality and diversity in the business world.

Networking and Support: The Startup Grind Party offers an excellent opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, potential collaborators, and industry experts. Forge meaningful connections, exchange ideas, and discover avenues for mutual growth and support.

Festive Atmosphere: Enjoy a lively and celebratory ambiance with music, cocktails, and delectable refreshments, setting the stage for a night of camaraderie and joyful revelry.

This is an inclusive event that welcomes entrepreneurs, innovators, professionals, and supporters from all backgrounds. Let us come together to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship, honor the founders who keep the flame of their visions alive, and empower the women who are trailblazing the way forward.

Join us at the Startup Grind Party, where we toast to the unyielding spirit of entrepreneurship and the women who are at the forefront of innovation and progress. Secure your spot now and be a part of this inspiring gathering that celebrates the pioneers of change in the entrepreneurship world.

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Saturday, August 12, 2023
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM UTC


Arrival & Registration
Networking and Food


  • Samuel Ngobeni

    Fottis Finance

    Chapter Director

  • Brian Mlambo

    Akha Ventures

    Ecosystem Builder


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Akha Ventures

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BM Marketing


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Workshop 17 Sandton

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KPRM Media Solutions

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Neo Breed Marketing Solutions

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Akha Ventures

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