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Birthday Party + Janine Basel (Akro Capital) FREE Event

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THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-cape-town-presents-birthday-party-janine-basel-akro-capital-free-event/ Startup Grind Cape Town is celebrating 6 years of inspiring, educating and connecting entrepreneurs. We're celebrating the founders, side hustlers, founding teams, founder spouses, investors, ecosystem builders, sponsors, students and all the enablers! This year at our birthday we're featuring Janine Basel, the founder of Akro Capital. Akro Capital is a R100 million investment fund that Janine started after spending 16 years as a stay at home mum. Akro Capital also owns Akro co-working spaces and Akro Accelerator and has received investment from the R1.4 billion SA SME Fund. In addition to accelerating and funding startups across sectors and stages, Akro runs the Girl Boss Hustle initiative that supports female entrepreneurs. Once again we're expecting over 1,000 attendees. Don't miss the biggest fireside chat in the world! We will have food, drinks, DJs, photo booth, prizes and so much fun. Take some time out to celebrate your hustle, your grind, your successes and your hard lessons! This event is FREE so get your tickets early as they will be sold out soon. Agenda 5:00 PM: Food and Networking 6:00 PM: Intro and Partner Messages 6:30 PM: Fireside Chat 7:30 PM: Networking and Party --- Speaker Janine Basel - Akro Capital (Founder) Janine Basel is the founder of Akro Capital a R100 million investment fund. Akro Capital also owns Akro co-working spaces and Akro Accelerator and has received investment from the R1.4 billion SA SME Fund. In addition to accelerating and funding startups across sectors and stages, Akro runs the Girl Boss Hustle initiative that supports female entrepreneurs. Host Sandras Phiri - Africa Trust Academy (CEO) Sandras Phiri is an award-winning entrepreneur and international speaker. He is the director for Startup Grind South Africa, which educates, inspires and connects entrepreneurs and he is the CEO and founder of Africa Trust Academy, a productivity and high performance consulting company. Sandras has worked with over 25 organisations and has lectured at over 15 universities. --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsorss PayFast (https://www.payfast.co.za/) Secure, Online Payment Processing for South Africa. PayFast is a payments processing service for South Africa. Payfast now allows sellers to accept Bitcoin payments. Paxful (https://paxful.com/) Paxful is a Peer to Peer Bitcoin marketplace connecting buyers with sellers. SchoemanLaw Inc (https://www.schoemanlaw.co.za) SchoemanLaw Inc is a law - and tech firm, that offers clients tailored, legal entrepreneurial solutions. Their mission is to ensure all entrepreneurs have access to trusted contracts and support. The SME Self-Service Desk is an online contract-builder-tool providing entrepreneurs access to credible, high-quality contracts at only 10% of the usual cost. They also offer a full suite of legal services at affordable rates for any size business. Visit www.schoemanlaw.co.za Hetzner (https://hetzner.co.za/) Hetzner is South Africa’s leading web hosting company. We have a single focus: to make it as easy as possible for our customers to share their websites - and their work - with the world. We do this through reliable, high performance hosting, powerful hardware and 24/7 internationally awarded customer support. Find out more at www.hetzner.co.za Workshop17 (http://workshop17.co.za) A space dedicated to enabling, creating and showcasing African solutions - big and small. An accessible hub for innovation and impact. Amazon Web Services (http://aws.amazon.com/activate) Amazon Web Services is a subsidiary of Amazon.com that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments, on a paid subscription basis with a free-tier option available for 12 months. Outsourced CFO (http://www.outsourcedcfo.co.za/) Outsourced CFO is a financial management company that renders technical and visionary CFO services to emerging tech & innovation businesses. Our talented team of purpose-driven CA's and finance professionals help entrepreneurs to rethink, automate and scale their companies in the pursuit of business eminence. Partners Africa Trust Academy (http://www.africatrustacademy.com) Africa Trust Academy is a business growth and productivity consulting company. We are experts in entrepreneurship, innovation and high performance. We offer consulting, coaching and training to CEOs and organisations that want to deliver great results. Pine3 Marketing (https://www.pine3marketing.com) Pine3 Marketing is a multinational team of dynamic thinkers and digital marketing specialists with a great passion to help other businesses succeed, through efficient lead generation, marketing automation and measurable marketing. SirFruit3 (http://www.sirfruit.co.za) Ventureburn (http://ventureburn.com/) Startup News For Emerging Markets Work & Co (http://workandco.co.za) Work & Co provides co-working space in central Cape Town. The team are proud to provide an inspiring physical and digital platform to connect people and help them grow their businesses in a unique, innovative space. Silicon Cape (http://www.siliconcape.com/) We're a community of tech entrepreneurs, developers, creatives, angel investors, and VC's who are passionate about entrepreneurship and the roles we play in the future of South Africa. Lula (https://lulaloop.co.za/) Lula is an app that connects corporate commuters with private shuttles on their way to and from work, saving them time and money. As a door-to-door ride sharing platform, Lula shuttles pick you up from your doorstep to your workplace. 9 Series (http://africatrustacademy.com/9series) 9series is a prominent enterprise mobility & website development organization with a niche in delivering quality services and solutions to customers across the globe from startups to large-scale enterprises. With a decade in IT, we have a team of 60+ in development, 55+ mobile apps developed, 200+ clients served successfully, and spread across various countries. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-cape-town-presents-birthday-party-janine-basel-akro-capital-free-event/

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