About Us

In Perspective

Startup Business Festival (#SBF2023) is a premier startup business ecosystem event committed to making entrepreneurship fashionable and attainable. This one-of-a-kind month long annual global entrepreneurship festival runs from 1 to 30 November. Startup Business Festival brings together entrepreneurs, enablers and investors to explore all things entrepreneurship. This festival is organised by the Startup Business Campus in Newtown Precinct, Johannesburg’s original entrepreneurial playground.

Startup Business Campus is a leading superhub designed to build and scale iconic businesses that shape Africa’s new economy. The campus offers entrepreneurs education, workspace, incubation, advisory, networking as well as business and investment opportunities.

Startup Business Campus has been organising this annual entrepreneurship ecosystem event since 2021. The 3rd Annual Startup Business Festival and hackathon (#CEHack2023 + #SBF2023) are organised around the theme: “Building a Resilient Startup Ecosystem”.

– Startup Business Festival (#SBF2023) will feature keynotes, masterclasses, webinars, panel discussions, workshops; Eagles ring pitching sessions, mentorship and coaching; the business clinic, B2B meetings, networking events, live performances, Bioskop, launches, hackathon, #SBF ecosystem partners’ dinner and awards ceremony.

– Circular Economy Hackathon (#CEHack2023) is an annual hackathon that challenges techies, entrepreneurs, and innovators to build their own startups and solutions for the entrepreneurship ecosystem over a 72 hour period. The young innovators are supported by industry thought and practice leaders to develop viable solutions in alignment with the hackathon challenge, theme and problem statement.

– Top solutions win awesome prizes and high potential teams are invited to venture building studios organised by the Startup Business Campus together with its ecosystem partners. #SBF2023 + #CEHack2023 partners with the Startup Business TV to tell great entrepreneurial stories.

Today our community consists of entrepreneurs and investors; community leaders and activists, geeks, designers, cultural creatives as well as thought and practice leaders, who are seeking to align what they care about with their actions to make the world a better place.

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