The Hook Up Dinner (THUD)

Connect. Engage. Contribute.

The Hookup Dinner is a Sub-Saharan African network of emerging entrepreneurs brought together by three core values; to connect, engage and contribute to each other’s success. The Hookup Dinner is hosted monthly across various cities in South Africa and select countries in SADC, East and West Africa.

In servicing the “bottom of the pyramid” entrepreneurs (i.e. entry level startups), we are intentional on educating startups of the opportunities to trade, that exist across Africa and create connections between stakeholders that can scale startups.

Some of our goals include:

• Creating channels of investment within the African startup ecosystem that will increase Intra-African trade by 1% within the next decade.
• Building a pipeline of 1 million connected startups by 2020.
• Access, Access, Access! Educating African startups on the use of technology to access information, training, markets and capital.

The Hook Up Dinner (THUD)

The Hook Up Dinner (THUD)


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Location 138 West Street, Sandown, Sandton, South Africa
Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sectors Sector agnostic