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SiMODiSA Startup SA Conference 2014

Get ready for South Africa’s largest conference aimed at entrepreneurs and startups: The Startup South Africa Conference to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on October 10, 2014.


The conference is organised by SiMODiSA, a collaboration between various startup stakeholders: entrepreneurs, VC firms, relevant branches of government, incubators and academia.


9:00 – 9:10am                                       #Getting Started
9:10 – 9:35am                                       Do Start-ups, matter?
9:35 – 10:15am                                      Founder Stories
10:15 – 10:40am                                    Entrepreneurs & Start-ups: Facts & Figures
10:40 – 11:00am                                    Morning KEYNOTE
11:00 – 11:30am                                    Networking Tea Break
11:30 – 1:00pm                                     ‘Get up, Start-up Stage’ – PART 1
1:00 – 2:00pm                                       Networking LUNCH & ‘Meet the Entrepreneurs’
2:00 – 2:30pm                                       Venture Capital & Private Equity, what/ who gets funded?
2:30 – 3:00pm                                       Government as an enabler for Start-ups?
3:00 – 3:30pm                                       Can SA Entrepreneurs & Start-ups compete Globally?
3:30 – 4:00pm                                       Networking Tea Break
4:00 – 5:30pm                                       ‘Get up, Start-up Stage’ – PART 2
5:30 – 6:10pm                                       ‘Hang-out’ with leading South African’s in Silicon Valley
6:10 – 6:30pm                                       Closing KEYNOTE
6:30 – 6:45pm                                       Start-up Voting & Closing Remarks
6:45 – 8:00pm                                       Networking Cocktail Function, Entertainment & Winners


This is a great opportunity to connect with some of the most talented entrepreneurs from around the world and rub shoulders with successful business leaders and leading startup investors.

SiMODiSA Startup SA

For a full list of attendees, more info on the organisation and to buy your tickets, visit:

We’re incredibly proud to be a sponsor of yet another event which aims at boosting entrepreneurship in the local startup space. Anyone interested in networking (or with payments questions), you can find us at the event @PayFast.