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STARTUP PICNIC returns, 7th April 2018 – the coolest entrepreneurship gathering in South Africa

By popular consistent demand, we are pleased to announce the return of Startup Picnic on the 7th of April 2018 at the CSIR Sports & Recreation Club, in Pretoria.

Startup Picnic hosts a range of entrepreneurs, business-people, media, accelerators/incubators and various stakeholders in the South African business community.

Gates open @ 9:30 AM. Tickets are very limited.

Early bird tickets are R100 Exhibitors contact us @

African Tech Startups Raised Funding in Excess of $185.7m in 2015

According to the DISRUPT AFRICA AFRICAN TECH STARTUPS FUNDING REPORT 2015, launched today, 125 tech startups raised funding in 2015 around the African continent, to the tune of US$185,785,500.

South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya proved investors’ favoured destinations in 2015; with 36 per cent of the startups that raised funding based in South Africa, 24 per cent in Nigeria, and Kenya in third place with 14.4 per cent of deals.

The top three highest amounts of funding also went to these three locations. South African startups raised in excess of US$54,568,000 throughout the year; Nigerian startups received over US$49,404,000; and Kenyan startups brought home over US$47,365,000.

Chivas Regal’s ‘The Venture’ is Searching for Global Social Entrepreneurs to Award a Share of $1 Million

‘The Venture’ – a global search for the most promising social entrepreneurs: those with businesses or ideas that use enterprise and innovation as a force for good, was recently launched by Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury whisky.

The Venture - Chivas Regal

‘The Venture’ provides aspiring social entrepreneurs with a share of USD1million in financial assistance

STARTUP PICNIC Chats to the Founder of Tembisa Lifestyle Market, Lebogang Mukansi

Tembisa Lifestyle Market

STARTUP PICNIC Magazine hosts a series of untold stories from different entrepreneurs. We do this to encourage STARTUPS and learn from those who have done it.

We had a chat with Lebo Mukansi, who is the Founder of Tembisa Lifestyle Market.

Apply To Join a Growthpoint Properties Incubation Initiative for Entrepreneurs

Property Point, a Growthpoint Properties initiative, has opened its next application window for entrepreneurs working in the property industry to join its business incubation programme.

The speakers at Startup Picnic JHB Breakast-Talk on 02 May 2015

As always, the fun at STARTUP PICNIC starts with an opportunity to hear from fellow entrepreneurs who are doing it and very well at that.

This is what we call the Breakfast-Talk at STARTUP PICNIC, which this time will be from 10am to 12pm (2 May 2015 at Lido Hotel, Johannesburg). In a casual setting, our guest speakers will share experiences in their business life, i.e. the challenges, vulnerabilities, troubles, motivation, key lessons, values and how they gel all these to bring success.

The mission is always to bring you a mixture of guest speakers you would rarely find in one roof but equally are eager to openly share both challenges and victories in their business life.

Our curators went in and invited Khofelo Pholafudi, Marumo Lekwankwa and Arnold Mhlamvu. They are young too.

Below is a bit about them and what to expect…