Startup Grind Durban has just launched. What you may ask is Startup Grind? It is an organization which is part of a global startup community that is designed to designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs . The event consists of monthly one-on-one fireside interviews with to Durbans most influential entrepreneurs that will inspire you all the way to your first startup.
See more HERE
The KZN Industrial Hubs Investment Forum will focus on investment opportunities in KwaZulu-Natal and promote the development of Industrial Economic Hubs in key industrial sectors across the Province, including Agro-Processing, Auto Supplier Park, Clothing and Textiles, Electronics, Leather Processing, Processed Perishable Goods and Renewable Energy.
The event will count with the participation of Minister Rob Davies from the Department of Trade & Industry, Premier Senzo Mchunu, MEC Michael Mabuyakhulu, and national and international keynote speakers and industry experts from The World Bank, African Development Bank, and private organizations such as Toyota and McCain Foods.
This will be a great opportunity to:
• Meet with KZN Government officials in one-on-one meetings specifically tailored to discuss particular business opportunities and investment plans;
• Meet prospective local and international partners and find local investment opportunities;
• Get new ideas and assess opportunities;
• Network with relevant decision makers and connect with industry experts and innovators.
The University of KwaZulu Natal together with the Ethekwini Municipality welcomes all international delegates to the City of Durban in the first ever International Conference of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
The Durban Innovation Hub will be represented by Founder, Nkululeko Mthembu who is a delegate and will be attending all processions for the 2 day conference.
Visit the official site HERE
Google I/O 2015 brings together developers for an immersive, two-day experience focused on exploring the next generation of technology, mobile and beyond.
Check out the official page HERE to find out more.
We are proud to be hosting through GDG Durban.
Global Entrepreneurship Week
GEW is an international initiative that introduces entrepreneurship to young people in six continents. GEW emerged in 2008 as a result of Enterprise Week UK and Entrepreneurship Week USA 2007. Since its creation, more than 10 million people from 102 countries have participated in entrepreneurial-related activities during the Week.
This annual event occurs over the span of one week and includes the participation of entrepreneurial experts, policy-makers, education practitioners and politicians.
The GEW aims to expose people to the benefits of entrepreneurship through different activities and to motivate them to explore their own entrepreneurial ideas.
GEW/FOE – Durban
As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week/Festival of Entrepreneurship, Durban aims to catalyze a vibrant community, meaningful content and an inspiring environment to help entrepreneurs move from intention to impact for GEW/FOE activities.
Google comes to Durban
GDG Durban is a jam sandwich for developers who are interested in Google’s developer technology.
This event brings the official launch of the Google Developers Group Durban chapter. We will be asking you, the developer community on your interests in Google, how we can grow the local developer scene and connect the members with each other.
Central to this meetup will be brainstorming around best possible avenues to deliver an enhanced Google Developer experience going into 2015.
Join us as we make Durban thrive in building our Silicon Beach.
Geekulcha brings together IT students, young IT professionals and anyone who has an interest in IT and technology so they can share ideas, collaborate on projects, learn more about the IT industry and the latest trends and technologies. Through the Geekulcha platform the tech community gets to interact, have discussions, debate on IT related subjects and share their knowledge with each other.
The Geekulcha aim is to create a culture of innovation, creativity, development and entrepreneurship amongst our fellow youth, especially those doing IT.
Geekulcha is a strong partner to The Durban Hub as it strives to deliver on the grand vision.
Visit their website here
THUD is a growing entrepreneurial networking initiative with a global vision on building a culture of entrepreneurship founded by Dr Lifesgud and produced in collaboration with 6 startups who are powered by SAB Kickstart.
It gives startups from across the country a platform from which to connect, engage and contribute to each others’ success, while also providing entrepreneurs with a valuable interface to corporate South Africa.
The concept, which takes on a dynamic, yet relaxed and informal dinner format, was brought to life in 2012 and has since evolved into a market place where organisations find entrepreneurs with whom to partner in their economic empowerment programmes.
The first Friday of the month, startups from across South Africa and Africa gather at The Hookup Dinner to network and explore collaborative opportunities.
THUD’s aim is to have an active, vibrant, connected, well-networked and economically active tribe of 1 million startups across the African continent by 2020.
Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Participate in a weekend of awesomeness with you and your mates!
DURBAN DIGITAL DINNER: Entree’ is served.
DigitalDinner an offshoot to the successful DurbanDigitalDay. The DigitalDayTeam hosted the inaugural DigitalDinner in march of this year, after huge success in March DigitalDinner is back for a second instalment for the Durban chapter, on the 11th of September event will be hosted at the gorgeous Breakers Hotel in Umhlanga
The DigitalDayTeam presents a similar styled event to that of March. Industrial strength networking and quick-fire keynotes from respected industry professionals. The September are Justin McCarthy (MD of TBWA/Hunt Lascaris) and Gladwyn Leeuw (Anglo American, Sebenza Start-up Fund)
Individual tickets: Early bird R200 and R250 thereafter. Online bookings only. Guests must purchase tickets in advance to secure their booking. Corporate packages available. Ticket prices include Dinner, a cash bar is also available.
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Visit our website: www.digitaldinner.co.za
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Our little contribution to Digital Day Durban…