Thanks to all who participated in #CTSUW2018.
We look forward to seeing you in 2019!
The last event of CTSUW is held at Inner City Ideas Cartel’s stunning new venue at The Old Foundry, 16 Ebenezer Street in Green Point. Minister Beverley Schäfer, will deliver a short speech, alongside Silicon Cape’s GM Kerry Petrie. This event is invitation only.
As part of #CTSUW programme, Silicon Cape & American Corner Cape Town are proud to host Silicon Valley based founder and investor Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski. Gabriel is the founder of Modernize and Upshift Partners. Upshift Partners has advised and consulted with many of Silicon Valley's most promising technology companies on growth and customer acquisition including Uber, Thumbtack, Lending Home, Metromile and Massdrop. This #FirstThursday he joins us to share tips on building your venture to scale.
In the penultimate learning experience for 2018, Heavy Chef is proud to host a true ‘master of scale’, San Francisco-native, Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski, who will be spending a week in Cape Town over December to visit the ecosystem and engage with startups and corporates. Gabe will spend 4 hours with managers and business owners revealing the secret techniques that companies like Uber and Modernize used to achieve such staggering scale.
An evening with Professor Colin Mayer for a discourse on ‘Why Business Needs Purpose’ followed by a Q and A and roundtable discussion. This is a partnership between the Saíd Business School (University of Oxford) Reluctantly Brave, EY, EG and the Leadership Development Network.
As part of the CTSUW programme, Startup Grind Cape Town is proud to host Silicon Valley based founder and investor Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski. Gabriel is the founder of Modernize and Upshift Partners. Upshift Partners has advised and consulted with many of Silicon Valley's most promising technology companies on growth and customer acquisition including Uber, Thumbtack, Lending Home, Metromile and Massdrop.
If you've dreamt of selling your knowledge online, join us for this event! Lauren Dallas and Bevan Nel will be sharing how they built The Growth Academy from 0 to R1M turnover in just 12 months (self-funded), and live the laptop lifestyle while supporting other entrepreneurs to create their dream businesses.
Join us for Startup Week as we are explore the application of entrepreneurship in different ways at our Khayelitsha event on the 5th of December. The event is a result of collaboration between tech organisations Silicon Cape, Heavy Chef, Startup Grind Cape Town, Startupbootcamp Afritech, Workshop17, Inner City Cartel Ideas and the Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative - CiTi.
The nominations are in. We have five finalists. Last year’s winners were SweepSouth, Wala, Zoona, JUMO and Yoco. The leaders and co-founders all shared last year’s stage at the penultimate event of 2017 to tell us how they’re changing the world. Book your seats to a celebration of startup success as we shine a light on a year of hard slog and monumental achievement from South Africa’s finest young businesses. ‘SA’s Top 5 Most Exciting Startups’ is happening at Workshop17, on Tuesday 4th December.
Silicon Cape, in partnership with LaunchLab, Wesgro and De Saude Attorneys at Law, are hosting an initial Town Hall Meeting, where we will highlight the key issues of immigration policy and the entrepreneur ecosystem, and propose a process to respond to the legislation as a collective.
Dan Mace is one of the fastest rising YouTube stars in the world right now. Resident of New York, Dan and his manager Willie are coming to Cape Town to participate in an exclusive Heavy Chef Masterclass as part of Cape Town Startup Week. With over 1m followers on YouTube and Instagram, Dan is a true Heavy Chef.
So many definitions and applications of Power... Power comes with a position - at work, at home, in a community. It also rest in each of us - our personality, the way we present ourselves and show up to the world. How do you want to use your influence, your power, where you are now, and in future!
Cohesion, Cape Town-style.
With initiatives such as Silicon Cape, Heavy Chef, Wesgro, CiTi, Workshop17, Future Females and Inner City Ideas Cartel all being borne out this vibrant community, Cape Town is quickly establishing as a world leader in tech entrepreneurship. CTSUW is a collaboration between many organisations, all coming together for a week of celebration of this vibrant community:
Technically, We Rock
This is our chance to celebrate Cape Town’s technologists, leaders and creatives.
Cape Town has the most active, creative and cohesive entrepreneur ecosystem in Africa. After a long, hard year, Cape Town Startup Week is our chance to celebrate our successes, lament our challenges and cast a lens on the great work that is being done to stimulate the African economy from the southernmost tip of the continent.
4th Dec: Sa’s Top 5 Most Exciting Startups
At 6pm, on Tuesday 4th December 2018, we featured the top 5 most exciting startups in South Africa, at an exclusive Heavy Chef event at Workshop17, as nominated by the South African tech community members. The five winners (Aerobotics, DataProphet, LifeCheq, LifeQ and Thursdays) stood on stage and explained how they are changing the world, one entrepreneurial venture at a time.