We have witnessed the trend of “Money Mondays” becoming a thing recently (money-savvy platforms allowing people to share and learn how to get better financially).
We understand that Cape Town is a remarkable place to live and work on account of its scenic landscape, thriving city and outdoor lifestyle.
The city has so much to offer, especially to those who enjoy networking and making new connections. With the economy changing so drastically, it’s smart to get ideas on how to thrive financially so that a balanced lifestyle can be your reality.
There are key players in the City who have managed to blend Cape Town’s lifestyle with long-term financial viability – a worthwhile endeavour considering all the things you have to tick off on your costly things-to-do list.
What is a meetup?
As the name implies, it is an event – with an agenda – where people socialise over food and drinks while discussing useful ideas, sort of like an intellectual happy hour.
Meetups are not always confined to intellectual talks, but for this Money Monday, the discussion focuses on the handful in Cape Town that are money, leadership, and technology oriented.
1. Virtual space
If you don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your house and making small talk after a long day. You can sign up for a meetup online.
Consider the Tech Leadership Meetup, where you can participate in a conversation and the sharing of ideas with like-minded individuals.
A key speaker is selected to provide insight into their work or journey. If you are seeking to make a boss move or are already one, joining a meeting is a sure way to obtain guidance and insights into developing a strong team while also helping you to be a great leader.
2. In-person meetups
A meetup can also be in-person. A Tech Leadership Meetup is held once every two months after work in Jamieson Street at the OfferZen offices in Gardens.
These meetups aim for leaders (current and future) to attain “learnable skills,” as “learning about leadership in the technology industry is often left to chance,” which “often leads to frustration for both leaders and those being led.”
So why not have pizza and drinks, and mingle with people sharing useful tips?
Meetups do not have to involve speeches at all. Participants can RSVP to an event, get there and strike up conversations over food at drinks.
Both movers and shakers and the up-and-coming can network to find mutually beneficial common ground.
Checkout the Fintech Happy Hour event that was held at Misfits recently below:
Once you register and attend one, updates on things to do in Cape Town will keep your social calendar busy with various invites to social group events such as hikes and walks, among other fun activities.
The amazing food is the bonus prize for your valuable attendance.
Picture: FinTech Happy Hour