Venture Network powers innovation and entrepreneurial networks in South Africa. We are a registered non-profit company (NPC) that hosts pitch nights and themed startup talks. Membership to our community is FREE.
We believe that startup ecosystems thrive through collaboration. We bring innovative startups, leading accelerators, influential investors and determined change makers together, creating opportunities for collaboration.
Venture Network hosts epic events! Our community has grown to over 5,000 people since we started in 2013. Depending on the venue capacity, we get over 200 people to each event. Over time we've connected over 50 startups to investors and facilitated funding for 6.
3 September 2019
Sandton Convention Centre
What we do
We have a vibrant community of startups, investors and enablers who are kept informed about developments in the ecosystem via our newsletters and blue pages.
We host one pitch event every 2 months at different venue across Gauteng, South Africa. We select 3 to 4 post-revenue startups to pitch for investment and approx 10 (pre-revenue) startups are selected to demo their products and services.
Although Venture Network originated and operates predominantly in Johannesburg, we believe that exposure to new environments always breed a positive outcome. We strive to remain connected with startup hubs across Africa.
Venture Bus Tour
Cliff Central Interview
TGY Event - Mar 2017
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What people say
Arjun Khoosal, CTO at Kandua (previously ID Work)
Venture network was the first time we pitched as a team to a proper audience. It spawned some promising conversations with investors, and other interesting people. We grew a lot through it, gaining in confidence and connections. It was a stepping stone to being chosen as the most promising startup in SA by Seedstars world.
Kyle Torrington, Co-Founder of Legal Legends
Incredible events... every time! We've made some great connections and life long partnerships through the Venture Network family!
Daniel Adidwa, CEO of Tour 2.0
I was part of the very first Venture Network and attended many since. Love the vibe and as an entrepreneur appreciate the good work they are doing.