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Introducing Max Lichaba as STARTUP PICNIC 7 April 2018 #BreakfastTalk speaker

Fresh off the cover of the March 2018 Entrepreneur magazine issue – where he shares his “Zero to R120 Million” journey, we are pleased to announce Max Lichaba as STARTUP PICNIC 7 April 2018 #BreakfastTalk guest.

Max Lichaba is the founder of Lichaba Creations and the popular Kwa Lichaba Chesanyama in Soweto Vilakazi Street.

Lichaba Creations specialises in jewellery making, gold and diamond dealing, and sells to several countries.

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.