Upcoming African Startup Events, 1-7 October

To take full advantage of their potential entrepreneurs must attract like minded people in their industry. Here’s everything you need to know about upcoming technology events in Kenya and South Africa in a week.

- Kenya
Wireless Wednesday: Understanding Kenya’s MHealth Ecosystem
When: 3rd October
Where: M:Lab East Africa, Bishop Magua Center (3rd flr), Ngong Road, Nairobi

Wireless Wednesday events are in essence focus group discussions sessions between mobile developers and practitioners or experts in various industry domains. The first in the new series of mHealth meetups will be held on 3rd October 2012. The event is themed “Understanding Kenya’s mHealth Ecosystem” . Stakeholders in the health sector will share thoughts on the mHealth ecosystem and the roles of the different sub-sector players.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 03.10.2012

Ruby Users Meet-Up
When: 4th October
Where: iHub, Bishop Magua Center, Ngong Road, Nairobi

Monthly meetup for Ruby users to be held the first Thursday of every month. Ruby is a dynamic, reflective, general-purpose object-oriented programming language that combines syntax inspired by Perl with Smalltalk-like features.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 04.10.2012

- South Africa
MVNOs Industry Summit Africa 2012
When: 2nd-3rd October
Where: Southern Sun Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

MVNOs Industry Summit Africa 2012 is part of the MVNOs Industry Summit Series. The event will explore the new opportunity for MVNO growth in Africa, inviting new MVNOs and resellers to present CxO case studies and bringing international MVNO brands to discuss best practice strategy for this new region.

Charges: Free Up to the 18th September, Other terms apply for different participants
Registration ends: 01.10.2012

WordCamp Cape Town 2012
When: 4th October
Where: Old Mutual Conference and Exhibition Centre at Kirstenbosch, Cape Town

WordCamp is an informal gathering of WordPress enthusiasts, bloggers, podcasters, developers and designers. The LightSpeed Team is very proud to announce that this year we will once again be bringing WordCamp to Cape Town.

Charges: Camper – R 165pp, MicroSponsor – R 650pp
Registration ends: 03.10.2012

When: 4th-5th October
Where: The Pavilion Clocktower, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

PyConZA is the first annual gathering of the South African community using and developing the open-source Python programming language. PyConZA is organized by the Python community for the community and presented by Praekelt Foundation.

Charges: R500 (Students), R1000 (Individual), R1500 (Corporate)
Registration ends: 04.10.2012

Silicon Cape VC Office Hours
When: 5th October
Where: Angel Hub’s Offices, Bandwidth Barn, Cape Town

VC Office Hours is a monthly initiative by Silicon Cape where startups get a chance to ask an investor specific questions regarding the funding processes and aspects different of your entrepreneurship. The format of the sessions will be that six start-up teams and will get a 30-minute question slot on the first Friday of each month with a funder.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 01.10.2012

mapIT Developers Day, Jo’burg
When: 5th October
Where: Gauteng, SA

mapIT Developers Day is a development session where you will learn all about the NEW features available on the deCarta platform covering, both web and mobile and focusing on deCarta’s NEWEST version of its JavaScript API. Come see the platform that once powered Google Maps, Yahoo Maps and includes clients such as maps.com, sensis.com.au, toptable.co.uk, touchlocal.co.uk and Garmap, to name but a few.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 05.10.2012

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