This is Startup Grind Johannesburg, where great people build great relationships. We don't just host events, we give you a platform to learn from other entrepreneurs, meet with like-minded people, promote your business, and mingle with potential mentors and investors. If you have a business or you want to start one, this is where you need to be. We meet every first Wednesday/Thursday of the month at Workshop 17 Sandton, Johannesburg for an evening filled with lessons, networking, food, and drinks. Sam Ngobeni is the Chapter director, feel free to contact him should you have any questions or you just want to meet for coffee.

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community in the world, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 3,000,000 startups/entrepreneurs in over 600 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 125+ countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Startups, AWS, Oracle, etc

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. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.

Be sure to join our community to get the latest updates on events, funding opportunities, and competitions.

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Upcoming Events


Past Events

Upcoming events

2 may 2024

In-Person Event

From Actuary to Founder: Building an AI-Driven InsurTech of the Future

Join us for an exciting fireside chat with Sumarie Greybe, co-founder of Naked Insurance, South Africa's leading AI-driven InsurTech company that is redefining how Insurance gets done.


Samuel Ngobeni

Chapter Director
Fottis Finance

Brian Mlambo

Ecosystem Builder
Akha Ventures

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About Startup Grind

This is Startup Grind. We are the world’s largest startup community.

Our Mission

To give startups everywhere the education and opportunities they need to build, grow, and scale their companies.

Our Values

We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving first, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself.

Tools & Discounts for Startups

Take advantage of resources and offers provided by organizations we know and love, designed to help you navigate the startup journey.

Global Conference

Our annual flagship event in Silicon Valley brings together thousands of startup teams, investors and organizations from all over the world.

Join the Startup Membership

This membership gives you free access to networking, events, mentorship, office hours, and other exclusive opportunities curated by Startup Grind HQ.

Past events

In-Person Event

Tech In Business Summit (TIBS) 2024

In-Person Event

Entrepreneur Lessons From A Venture Capitalist: How To Build The Future

In-Person Event

Beyond FinTech: Purple Group & EasyEquities' Quest to Disrupt Finance

In-Person Event

How Peach Payments Secured $30 Million To Scale African E-commerce

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