Press Release: Hacking all things entrepreneurship at Startup Business Festival

Startup Business Hackathon 2021, spearheaded by Startup Business Festival in collaboration with Geekulcha will bring together innovators, entrepreneurs and coders on 26 – 28 November 2021 to find technology-based solutions to address entrepreneurial barriers under the theme “Building a living entrepreneurial ecosystem”.

Startup Business Festival is a premier Startup Business Ecosystem event committed to making entrepreneurship fashionable and attainable. The festival brings together enablers and entrepreneurs to empower, learn, share, explore, connect and celebrate all things entrepreneurship. 

In celebration of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, Startup Business Festival launched a month-long hybrid festival programme from 1st to 30th November 2021. The festival’s programme of activities features keynote addresses, masterclasses, breakfast shows, panel discussions, pitches, awards, lunch time shows, showcases, innovators bioscope as well as live music performances. 

The festival will host Startup Business Hackathon (#StartupBizHack) on the final weekend of the festival. Detailsareasfollows:

Date:  26 – 28 November 2021

Venue: Hybrid (some participants attending virtually and some attending physically)

 The Startup Business Campus, Newtown, Johannesburg. 

For more information about the hackathon and the registration process, interested candidates may visit: 

ICRD Group Holding Group’s Chief Executive, Mr. Lucky Litelu said: “The hackathon will challenge developers to ideate and pitch novel solutions to support entrepreneurs with common challenges such as securing access to markets, access to finance  and access to business support services. “The hackathon will also highlight the four thematic components of the Startup Business Festival: Entrepreneurship for Economic Transformation, Entrepreneurship for Social Change, Entrepreneurship for Environmental Sustainability and Entrepreneurship for Creative and Cultural Expression”.

During the hackathon weekend, participants will develop Minimum Viable Product (MVP) solutions with the support of expert mentors, present their ideas to a panel of industry judges and be in with a chance to win prizes and/or the opportunity to pitch to an incubator.

In advance of the hackathon weekend itself, there will be a technical webinar on Friday, 26 November 2021 at 17:00 PM to help prepare participants for success. 


For more information about the Startup Business Festival please visit or contact:

Mr Lucky Litelu, email:, Tel: 0713676352 or

Cindy Dladla, email, Tel: 0748758257

Tebogo Matlou, email:,Tel: 0834350957 |

Charlotte Wu, email:, Tel: 076 280 8061

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