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Upcoming African Startup Events, 20-30 November

Quoting American industrialist and the founder of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford, a business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. Events are where knowledge beyond the art of making money simply are imparted. Here’s everything you need to know about upcoming technology events in South Africa.

- South Africa
Startup Grind Cape Town Launch
When:  20th November
Where: Five Flies, 16 Keerom St, Cape Town

Startup Grind Cape Town launch is the first Startup Grind event on African soil. The event is set out to connect, inspire and educate the next billion dollar entrepreneur by providing entrepreneurs and “wantrapreneurs” with the platform to connect, inspire and educate each other and also draw inspiration and learning from exclusive interviews with entrepreneurs who have been there, done that and have the multi million Rand company to prove it!

Charges: Free
Registration ends:  20.11.2012

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Start-ups
When:  21st November
Where: Cape Town Garage, The Woodstock Exchange, 66 – 68 Albert Road, Woodstock, 7925 Cape Town

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Start-ups is an event by 88mph on some quick and efficient tips to improve your search engine optimization. Startups better qualified for this talk: companies with content below or about 50 pages, and hope to rank in Google’s Search results for a handful of related terms. The presentation will be made by Luisella Mazza who is visiting us from London this week and and helping connect Google and webmasters in Africa and the Middle East.

Charges: Free
Registration ends:  21.11.2012

Girl Geek Dinners Cape Town
When:  21st November
Where: The Tudor Hotel, 153 Longmarket Street, Cape Town

The Girl Geek Dinner event is a series of tech events that are organized by ‘Geeky Ladies’ around cities of the world. The Cape Town chapter of  Girl Geek Dinner launched in January 2011 to bring together the fabulous Geeky ladies of Cape Town, and their male counterparts.

Charges: R165 for a cocktail dinner, welcome drinks and a goodie bag.
Registration ends:  21.11.2012

Intellectual Property TIPS & TACTICS
When:  23rd November
Where: TheBarn in Woodstock, 66-68 Albert Road, Block B, 3rd Floor, Cape Town

Intellectual Property TIPS & TACTICS is an event that will cover: the  Identifying of patentable features; Honestly, can software really be patented?; Adopting low cost intellectual property strategies; Software development / licensing contracts – common mistakes and pitfalls; Can you claim the 150% R&D tax allowance? The presenter Anthony van Zantwijk is a patent attorney that specializes in technology commercialization.

Charges: Free
Registration ends:  23.11.2012

Mobile Web Africa 2012
When:  27th-29th November
Where: The Venue Melrose Arch, 17 The High Street, Melrose North, Johannesburg

Mobile Web Africa 2012 is a series of events focusing on the potential of the Internet, entertainment and apps on mobile devices in Africa. The event returns to Johannesburg November 27th through 29th.  Following three sell-out successes, the 2012 edition once again features a day dedicated exclusively to mobile marketing and represents the industry’s foremost opportunity to share knowledge and do business.

Charges: R6250 for the first delegate and discounts apply to additional delegates.
Registration ends:  27.11.2012

Enterprise Elevator
When:  29th November
Where: Dream Factory, 10 Orphan St, Cape Town

Enterprise Elevator is a Pitch Event for South Africa’s most innovative entrepreneurs, solving big challenges and improving the lives of our citizens powered by U-Start. A selection of South Africa’s most innovative entrepreneurs will be chosen to pitch their model or business idea to a panel of expert judges, all for the chance to win R10, 000, get access to investors and be fast-tracked to attending a 6 week incubation program at the Unreasonable Institute in Colorado, USA.

Charges: Free
Registration ends:  29.11.2012

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