Upcoming African Startup Events, 03 -11 May

Tech events are where investors, businesses and entrepreneurs do their bidding. Here’s a comprehensive schedule of upcoming events in South Africa, Kenya and Senegal in the next two weeks.

- South Africa

Node.js Cape Town

When: 3 May

Where: Codebridge, Thicket Street Claremont, Cape Town

Node.js Cape Town is a meetup focused on Server Side Javascript, and in particular Node.js. The Meetup Cape Town based Node.js and JS enthusiasts who get together every so often to discuss technology and interesting projects centred on scripting language Node.js.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 3.05.2012
Speakers: Adrian Rossouw, Le Roux Bodenstein, Tim Lind

Joomla User Group Meetup
When: 3 May
Where: Sinn’s Restaurant, Wembley Square, Gardens, Cape Town

Organized by Jacques Rentzke in Cape Town for users of the Joomla content management system, the meetup targets for newbies, expert Joomla developers, web designers, web managers and anyone wanting to learn more about Joomla. With hundreds of Joomla users, Web designers, Web developers and Joomla contributors in Cape Town, this meetup is a chance to learn and share Joomla experiences.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 3.05.2012

Silicon Cape VC Office Hours
When: 8 May
Where: Old Warehouse Building, Black River Park, 2 Fir Street, Cape Town

VC Office Hours is a new 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: 1.05.2012
Speakers: Hasso Plattner Ventures Africa

Net Prophet
When: 4 May
Where: Campus Courtyard, West Campus, Mutualpark, Jan Smuts Drive, Pinelands, 7405, Cape Town

Net Prophet is an event created to inspire and educate upcoming innovative entrepreneurs in the local Internet based economy. It was started in Cape Town, South Africa by the RAMP Foundation, a non-profit entity created by the RAMP Group as a means for social investment within the local Internet based economy. It handpicks the most innovative / successful / creative / ambitious thinkers and entrepreneurs in the Internet space, and asks them to share their stories, ideas and predictions for the future in a format that is fresh, relevant and engaging.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 1.05.2012
Sponsors: Old Mutual, RSAWEB, SARATOGA, Memeburn, Biz Community

- Kenya

Annual National Science and Technology Week
When: 7-11 May

The Annual National Science and Technology Week is an initiative by the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology (MOHEST) to showcase and celebrate the role of Science Technology and Innovation in the Socio-economic development of the country. MOHEST plans to recognize outstanding contribution of Kenyan scientists during this event through the 1st Kenya Science, Technology and Innovation (KESTI) Awards

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 30.04.2012

Kipokezi Apps Challenge
When: 4-6 May
Where: iHub, Nairobi

Kipokezi App Challenge is a hackathon by ForgetMeNot Africa in partnership with iHub and Safaricom Kipokezi. It aims at empowering Kenyan developers to conceptualize new SMS applications or games utilizing the ForgetMeNot Africa Optimiser Platform. The event that began in February will end with a 3-day hackathon where winning teams and individuals will work and polish their ideas and win prizes.

Charges: Free Attendance
Registration ends: 30.03.2012
Sponsors: Safaricom, iHub

- Senegal

g | Senegal

When: 9-10 May
Where: Place of Remembrance, Corniche Ouest X Fann Residence, Dakar

g-Senegal is a 2-day Google event where the Google team meets community of developers, business leaders and entrepreneurs who are passionate about technology. The first day is dedicated to practical training sessions provided by Google engineers specializing in well-known tools (App Engine, Android, Google Maps, Google +, webmaster tools). The second day is for marketers, webmasters and entrepreneurs with presentations about general and technical, treat products and platforms, Google, and offer tips and trends.

Charges: Free & Limited Access
Registration ends: 09.04.2012

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