PayFast is excited to come on board as an official partner for Cape Town Startup Week 2019, which will be taking place from the 3rd to 5th of December at Workshop17 in the iconic Watershed at the V&A Waterfront.
Now in its second year, Cape Town Startup Week is an inspiring and educational initiative that aims to bring together the Cape Town startup ecosystem. The three day event is led by Wesgro, Western Cape Department of Economic Opportunities, Silicon Cape, Workshop17, StartupGrind, Heavy Chef, V&A Waterfront and Future Females.
According to Paul Keursten, CEO of Workshop17 and one of the founding members of Cape Town Startup Week, the event will connect startups to each other, and encourage collaboration and learning between them.
The schedule includes an array of workshops, book launches, presentations and events that will focus on the various aspects of the startup sector. Entrance to Startup Village is at no charge, and there will be free impromptu workshops, music and presentations held continuously during the initiative. Tickets to paid workshops and events can be purchased at Startup Village each day on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The event will kick off with a meditation workshop led by The Quiet Inside’s Mimi Cooper, during which she will impart invaluable knowledge about one of the most important skill sets that budding entrepreneurs require to survive and thrive in their journey ahead. Other highlights include a Startup Grind event, the Future Females Founders Breakfast and the Heavy Chef event: The Inspire Sessions – ‘The Community Builders’, to name but a few.
The final evening of Cape Town Startup Week will conclude with ‘South Africa’s Top 5 Startups’ being announced. During the session, the founders of each startup will take to the stage to talk about how their businesses are changing the world.
You can find the complete Cape Town Startup Week Schedule here.
We look forward to seeing you there at what is bound to be one of the best end-of-year events in the industry. For the entire three days you will be able to find us at the dedicated PayFast stand – come and say hi and it’ll be your last opportunity of the year to grab some of our awesome swag.