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Immerse yourself in the world's leading startup ecosystem and the biggest startup community in Silicon Valley.



11 to 15 April 2023


StartupGrind Global Conference

Join us for the ultimate learning experience in the world's top startup ecosystem -
Silicon Valley, United States.

Join over 10,000 people from around the globe at the Startup Grind Global Conference and immerse yourself in non-stop education, networking, and valuable insights. 

If you're a startup, tech leader or emerging brand at the forefront of innovation, then this is the most important event you can attend, with10 stages, 100+ sessions, and social events.

Anyone serious about starting, growing, or investing in startups will benefit!

Visit Top Universities, Accelerators and Companies

Explore the world's most innovative universities, accelerators, and companies with our exclusive tour. From Google Campus to Stanford University, and Tesla to Y Combinator, discover the cutting-edge technologies and groundbreaking ideas shaping the future of business.

Why Join Us

• Gain invaluable learning experiences
from the #1 startup ecosystem in the world - Silicon Valley. These experiences can be applied in businesses, incubators, accelerators, higher learning institutions, and startup ecosystems across Africa.

Unlock the potential of your business
by joining us at the Startup Grind Global Conference and embarking on a tour of leading companies and universities in Silicon Valley. Learn from the best and discover the Silicon Valley magic of building and scaling a business.
 Explore critical roles
of corporates, universities, public institutions, and entrepreneur support organizations in fostering a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Discover the latest in technology
transfer and commercialization, and get hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies that can help your organization stay ahead.



Knowledge Transfer

Learn about starting and growing a business from founders, investment strategies from experienced investors, and practical future technologies and technology transfer from universities.

Access to Investors

Meet with a variety of investors, including angel, venture capital, and family office investors like Index Ventures, Sequoia, Backstage, Underscore, and Founder Collective.


Network with leaders in the ecosystem, educators, entrepreneurs, and investors from around the world.


Collaborate with educators, other entrepreneurs, and organizations to gain access to international markets.

Your Investment Into This Learning Trip

  • PHASE 1 TICKETS $2,750 (approx. ZAR49,700 / ZMW49,700 / KSH352,000 / NGN1,230,000) - SOLD OUT
  • PHASE 2 TICKETS $3,350 (approx. ZAR57,850 / ZMW57,850 / KSH42,000 / NGN1,500,000) - While Stocks Last
  • PHASE 3 TICKETS $4,250 (approx. ZAR72,200 / ZMW72,200 / KSH525,000 / NGN1,900,000) - To Be Released 


  • This is the cost per delegate and covers accommodation for 5 nights, dinner, breakfast, tours, and conference tickets.
  • The cost above does not include flights, visa costs or airport transfers.
  • To secure your seat or get an invitation letter to assist in your visa application, please pay a 50% deposit.

This Tour is Organised by:

Pranary Business School (Pty) Ltd

Pranary is a practical business school and entrepreneur community with members from over 50 countries. Pranary is registered in South Africa and United States

United States

651 North Broad Street
Middletown, DE 19709
United States
Tel +1 302 464 5847

South Africa

11th Floor Touchstone House
7 Bree Street
Cape Town 8001, South Africa
Tel/WhatsApp +27 73 990 5293

Your Hosts 

Sandras Phiri

Sandras is an award-winning entrepreneur, CEO, and Founder of Pranary, with a degree in Computer Science and an MBA from UCT. He has worked with over 25 organizations, lectured at over 15 universities, and spoken alongside tech giants such as Facebook co-founder Dustin Maskovitch and Youtube co-founder Steve Chen. He has been a mentor on SABC 1 TV programme Making Moves and has been featured on CNBC Africa.

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Lelemba Phiri

Lelemba, a development finance professional with expertise in gender-lens investing, innovative financing, and climate incentives. She is an award-winning educator, writer, and entrepreneur with 18+ years of work experience across 10+ African markets in public, private, start-up, and investment sectors. She is committed to advancing women leadership and entrepreneurship development in Africa.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Join us for this incredible learning experience

Complete the application form below.

Queries: [email protected]  |  +27 76 685 1070 

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