Cape Town Startup Week 2018 is running from 3rd December to 6th December, with a collection of celebratory events hosted at the top coworking spaces and facilitated by community leaders in the tech entrepreneur sector.
CTSUW has its origins in the Heavy Chef end of year event held in December 2017 which featured the ‘Top 5 Most Exciting Startups In SA’. The finalists in 2017 were JUMO, Yoco, Wala, Zoona and Sweepsouth. The event shone a light on the amazing work that had been done after a long, challenging year. At the end of the evening, the world’s youngest officially-recognized deejay, DJ Arch, closed off the night with some block-stopping beats.
In 2018, Heavy Chef has teamed up with Startup Grind and Silicon Cape to extend the celebration into a three-day festival of startup celebrations. The concept has since garnered support from primary Western Cape ecosystem players such as Workshop17, Inner City Ideas Cartel, Startupbootcamp, Future Females, CiTi and Bandwidth Barn. Our aim for Cape Town Startup Week is to position the Cape Town metropole as the most inspiring tech ecosystem on the planet.