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STARTUP PICNIC hits Soweto on the 14th of April 2019, at Kwa Lichaba Chesa Nyama on Vilakazi Street.

Soweto is buzzing with entrepreneurial activity. Startup Picnic is excited to attract a business savvy crowd to #startuppicnicSoweto.

You will mix and have fun with a rich crowd of people: Come network, relax, shop at the stalls, unwind, have drinks, play outdoor games, enjoy foods and while serenaded by good music.

Founded in 2014, Startup Picnic is attended by business people, entrepreneurs – plus the aspiring, investors, incubators/accelerators, and importantly the public.

The picnic starts at 10AM and runs until late.

Startup Picnic has featured on Power FM, Destiny Man magazine, Radio 2000, Business Report, Winslyn (DSTV) and many other channels. It has worked with likes of Nedbank, The Hope Factory, and ACM Gold.

The #breakfast feature at 11AM has hosted guests such as Irfan Pardesi, Max Lichaba, Tendai Joe, Tebatso Molapo, Mark Makhubalo and Kelahloko Mashiloane – with all interviews facilitated by Lung Ncala.


Soweto is South African’s largest township with an estimated buying power of R4 billion annually; it is buzzing and flourishing with entrepreneurial activity and activations.

Vilakazi Street, which the hosting venue is on, is an international tourist attraction boasting houses of two Nobel Peace Prize laureates – Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.

Kwa Lichaba Chesa Nyama is a renowned chesa nyama in Soweto and has hosts prominent events.


We are honoured to have the following entities as partners:

- www.geniuslevels.com – Urban online magazine in South Africa

- Cycle Life – Cycling shop based in Soweto

- Ride Abuse NPC – Fights abuse through cycling

Book iBhoni – A bicycle tour and dates company based in Vilakazi Street, Soweto


For general inquiries contact [email protected].

For exhibition enquiries, visit www.startuppicnic.co.za/exhibit or email [email protected].


Follow Startup Picnic on Social Media: #Startuppicnic, Facebook – www.facebook.com/startuppicnic, Instagram – www.instagram.com/startuppicnic, Twitter – www.twitter.com/startup_picnic

When and where?

Sandton - Johannesburg
Vilakazi Street
South Africa

Sun 14 Apr 2019 at 10:00 AM (SAST)
Sun 14 Apr 2019 at 8:00 PM (SAST)

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