The Hookup Dinner


THUD is a networking community of entrepreneurs contributing to each other’s success.  THUD organisesnetworking, pitching sessions, and dynamic talks.

THUD is currently active in 29 cities in 13 countries with a network of over 89 000 entrepreneurs and growing. They aim to have an active, vibrant, well-networked and economically active tribe of 1 million startup businesses across the African continent by 2020.

THUD and OPEN are long time partners, almost from the beginning of this journey. The core THUD team works out of OPEN Maboneng.



THUD brings a large community of starting entrepreneurs you can connect with.
You can join the monthly HookUpDinners, vibrant events combining inspirational talks, pitching sessions and networking mixers.



THUD followers receive a 35% discount on our community membership: paying R450 in stead of R700 incl VAT.
This gives you:

  • Uncapped high speed internet at any of our café's, operated daily from 7:30 to 18:00.
  • 4 Space Credits which can be used to book 2 days in any co-working space or a couple of hours in one of our many meeting rooms around the country.
  • A business address, should you need one.
  • Access to our community through our online member portal my.OPEN, which has unique member events monthly, special offers from our partners and a directory of our community should you be looking to connect with like minded people.
  • 15% off any additional meeting room bookings and membership upgrade, should you wish to upgrade.

Apply here for a OPEN Membership.


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