Education, Networking

Startup KZN

October 1, 2015



After much anticipation The Durban Innovation Hub is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Startup Nations South Africa to form Startup Nations Kwazulu Natal.

With Startup KZN we are looking to move away from the premise of digital innovation and drive in roads into an all-encompassing umbrella of entrepreneurship.

Hop on over to the official site HERE 


Mobile 360 Series

September 4, 2015



The GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Africa is where mobile leaders gather, collaborate and define the future.

Great progress has been made to improve the affordability of mobile services in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.  However, more remains to be done. The Mobile 360 Series – Africa will convene key stakeholders to help bring about digital and financial inclusion.

Mobile 360 Series – Africa will feature three days of keynote addresses from top executives, panel sessions and case studies to prompt audience interaction and discussion.

Be part of the future at Mobile 360 Series – Africa this October.

Register with code G15V7TR8GZ and receive a 15% discount on passes at


Motivation, Networking

SAB Kickstart Ignite

August 27, 2015


SAB KickStart Ignite a new programme where we will partner with FET colleges to introduce a competition aimed at promoting industrial innovation within the youth.

The competition is about supporting an enabling environment for makers to prototype and commercialise their ideas, creating sustainable enterprises that shift the paradigm from consumers to makers of innovative products, services and industries. It will offer training, mentorship and seed grant funding.

Hop on over to the official SAB page for more details HERE


Innovate Durban

August 27, 2015
The Innovate Durban Programme was launched in 2014.
The purpose of this programme is to highlight the importance of innovation in economic processes as well as channel creativity into improving the City.   EThekwini Municipality, the founding member of Innovate Durban, has partnered with various institutions and companies to launch the Innovate Durban brand.
The programme has included a number of projects implemented by the city in collaboration with these key partners to support innovation. It is driven by projects focused on creating awareness, building capacity and skills, encouraging community involvement, boosting public and private sector innovation and creating fundamental linkages between all role players and innovation tools to make innovation easy and possible. These will entail a number of initiatives intended to offer thinkers, aspiring students and budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to share, build capacity, network and investigate technology-based economic and social development as well as increase awareness within the entire municipality regarding innovation.
Objectives of the Innovation Programme:
  •  build a platform that brings the business and academic communities together to enable innovation that solves business challenges, drives economic growth and creates jobs
  • lead innovation in the region by providing businesses access to innovation thinking and technology that will improve their efficiency and effectiveness in their operations
  • support innovation skills development in the region by supporting academic institutions in course development and awareness
  • build credibility for Innovate Durban and the platform through partnerships as well as associations with other key players in the innovation sector.

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Startup Grind Durban

April 28, 2015

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


KZN Industrial Forum

March 17, 2015

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.

Education, Networking

International Conference of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

March 17, 2015

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

Education, Networking

Google I/O 2015

March 17, 2015

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.



Space Apps Challenge 2015

March 10, 2015

NASA and other space agencies around the world are preparing for the next International Space Apps Challenge. The International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaboration that takes place in cities around the world.

The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to advance space exploration missions and improve life on Earth. NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of additional government collaborators and local partner organizations.

The Durban Innovation Hub has taken to hosting the first Space Apps Challenge Hackathon, a first for Durban.

Click HERE to view official sign up site.