SCZA City Connect (Johannesburg)

Thu Jun 27, 17:30 - Thu Jun 27, 20:30

WeWork Sandton


Startup Club ZA is South Africa's fastest-growing startup and investor community, on a mission to foster connection and create opportunity for the country's tech founders, investors, operators and ecosystem builders. If you're passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation, solving hard problems and co-creating a better country, then you'll be right at home in our community.


Our upcoming City Connect event on Thursday, 27 June will feature prominent guests Abu Addae (Founder/CEO of Lifecheq) and Paul Kent (Founder/CEO of Adumo) for a night of invaluable connection, insights and the rare opportunity to hear the first-hand founding accounts behind two of South Africa's leading tech ventures.

  • Abu Addae is the Co-Founder and CEO of Lifecheq (, the fintech democratising access to financial advice and using AI to enable financial advisers to improve client experience and drive efficiency. Founded in 2015, LifeCheq has grown to over 50K individual and advisory users and has raised more than R80m in venture capital, from the likes of Naspers, Futuregrowth and ARC Investments.
  • Paul Kent is the Co-Founder and CEO of adumo (, the omni-channel payments fintech committed to streamlining transactions, boosting customer engagement and incentivising businesses' employees. By 2024, Adumo had grown to more than 23 000 active merchants - processing R24-billion in annual throughput - and in May was consequently acquired by Lesaka Technologies in a R1.6bn cash/equity deal.


  • Tickets are mandatory for admission and your ticket does not include a plus-one. We regret no walk-ins.

  • Attendance is capped. Once we have reached capacity, please email us at [email protected] and we will revert should space become available.

  • Entrance closes at 18:10pm SHARP. We reserve the right to admit late comers, out of courtesy for our attendees.

  • Light catering and drinks will be provided on the night.

  • Paid Parking is available on site, level B1. Entrance off West Street. Proceed to take the lifts to reception. We recommend ride-sharing where possible.

  • Tickets are not refundable, but transferrable up to 48 hours before the event (5pm, 25 June). To transfer your ticket, please notify us by email and include the name/surname/email address of your replacement.

  • IMPORTANT - on account of popularity and in order to grow a good attendance culture, "no shows" without prior notice will be excluded from future events.

Any queries, please reach out on [email protected]

Thank you for joining us in growing our country's startup community!


SCZA City Connect (Johannesburg)
WeWork Sandton
155 West St, Sandown, Sandton, 2031
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