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GFA's Must Attend Web-Events for African Start-ups

Women’s month and leading entrepreneurs 

WorkInProgress (WIP), an Absa innovation lab, will be hosting a webinar series titled Wise-Up Wednesday Sessions. These sessions will feature real-life successes and lockdown challenges faced by small and medium South African enterprises. 

This week,  Wise-Up Wednesday session sessions welcome a special webinar hosted in honour of Women’s Month. The webinar will welcome four inspiring women which will each offer a mini-masterclass fro entrepreneurs. 

The four speakers are: 

  • Aisha Pandor, co-founder of SweepSouth will take us through her 5 tips for starting up or managing your business during COVID.
  • Joy des Fountain, co-founder of Myfanpark will be telling us about the advice she’d give her younger self, given the chance
  • Alexandra Fraser from Fraser Consulting boasts a decade of experience in the early-stage funding space and will take us through an investment mini-masterclass.
  • Lauren Dallas from Future Females will guide us through a much-anticipated Instagram mini-masterclass.

Date: 19 August, 11am 

Location: WorkInProgress Facebook live 

Digital marketing for entrepreneurs 

Startup grind is hosting a webinar that focuses on Digital Skills & Digital Marketing Workshop for startups and entrepreneurs. The webinar will be hosted by Vusi Sydwell Mtsweni from Succinct Investments and Monde Zuma. The event will cover the following scope and assist entrepreneurs in how to manage their online presence, how to grow their business online, create a free website and more. 

Date: 22 August, 11am – 1pm 

Location: Zoom 

The impact of tech trends on emerging businesses

LifeCheq is hosting a series of free webinars and this week, Catherine Lückoff will be covering what the technological trends in Africa mean for emerging businesses and how artificial intelligence can be used to drive digital transformation on the continent. 

Lückhoff is the co-founder and CEO of 20fifty. Founded in 2019, 20fifty specialises in modern application development, serverless cloud computing and Artificial Intelligence.

Date: 19 August, 5.30pm

Location: Live stream 

Finances in check 

A financial boot camp webinar will be held by Lifecheq as it offers a range of interactive sessions where attendees are shown the steps to take to maintain their finances while still achieving their lifestyle and career goals. 

Date: 20 August, 5.30pm

Location:Live stream 

GetFundedAfrica is a technology-based, business information platform operated by Afriscaper Research & Consulting Limited with a mission to reduce barriers to funding for African businesses. GFA matches investor ready, African & African-Diaspora owned companies with global investors, leveraging market research, industry data and news aggregation

In this episode of GFA-Attract, GetFundedAfrica’s Co-Founder, Debo Omololu discusses with Yassine Oussaifi, a Tunis-based Venture Capital Partner at AfricInvest Group. AfricInvest has $1.5 billion in funds under management and is one of Africa’s largest venture capital firms. Yassine loves water sports and basketball and tries to relax at beach locations.

Check out Yassine’s profile here

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