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Silicon Cape Networking Event #4 brought to you by Cell C

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Silicon Cape Networking Event #4 brought to you by Cell C

Time: January 25, 2011 from 6:30pm to 11pm
Location: La Med
Street: Camps Bay
City/Town: Cape Town
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f…
Event Type: networking, free
Organized By: Roger Norton and Cell C
Latest Activity: Jan 29, 2011

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Event Description

This time round we have and exciting service to be released to our community at our next networking event.  Come meet, mingle and be the first to know.

We are also taking submissions for an elevator pitch competition, a 1 minute pitch on your company or idea. Crowd will vote for the best and winner gets a great prize. Submissions to rogern@siliconcape.com

Please note that there are no costs associated with this event. (Unless we manage to get through the tabs...)

Just to clarify about the sim cards and RICA: Cell C will be handing out sim cards at the event. Sim cards guaranteed to the first 500 who RSVP when they show up at the event. The rest will be on a first come- first serve basis. There will be the chance to RICA at the event if you bring proof of address and an ID.

You will not need a sim card to attend. The event will run as a normal networking event with speakers from Silicon Cape, MoTribe, Groupon ZA and Cell C. The main purpose of the event is to meet others in the industry and provide an interesting relaxed atmosphere to do so. 

Comment Wall

Comment by Angelo Zanetti on January 28, 2011 at 15:11
The event was great, had a good time and met many interesting people. Looking forward to the next one.
Comment by Suzanne on January 28, 2011 at 13:16

@ma'ayan @Delia I think the CellC promo team weren't briefed properly. Logic should have told them that until someone loads their detail onto it, it has nothing to swap.. that seemed pretty obvious to me but maybe some thought their info had been pre-loaded when they RSVP'd.


@Gunter, plug it into you PC and it will open to the site where you create your profile.

Comment by laurence Savary on January 26, 2011 at 18:48

Poken actually works! and it communicates the contact details even when they are filled at a later stage. Sorry for being disappointed earlier as I failed to use it and a Cell C shop ensured me there was no data in the stick. I still think that for Poken to be really useful, it needs to allow other notes to be recorded specific to the  discussion (eg content , relevance). I am hopeful that innovative solutions combining mobile phone or email recording capabilities will link to poken to allow that.

Comment by Ma'ayan Jowell on January 26, 2011 at 16:13
@ Suzanne, my understanding from the Cell C promotion team was that you can swap info and once you put the Poken into your PC and load your business card, all those who you have connected with, would get your updated details.
Comment by Gunter Kuhn on January 26, 2011 at 14:23
how do get my personal information on the poken?
Comment by Delia Farrer on January 26, 2011 at 13:27
@Suzanne, yeah pity that poken doesnt record who/a poken ID you swapped details with before you register.. everyone had new pokens so dont think this really worked!
Comment by Suzanne on January 26, 2011 at 12:56
@Laurence I don't know the Poken product very well but I assume you have to load your details onto the stick before you can swap information? Last night we all received new Pokens and therefore had no information loaded on to swap. Or if you previously had one or loaded your info somehow, most others in attendance did not do so.
Comment by Gunter Kuhn on January 26, 2011 at 12:49
thank you guys for the very interesting event - special thanks to Cell C!
Comment by laurence Savary on January 26, 2011 at 11:44

Welcome to Mobile phone 2.0 !

MY TOOLS: Now you can manage and safen your phone contacts!
I plan to have customised greetings for most of my contacts.

A great marketing tool to move new clients to Cell C. In fact this morning I have just ported my Vodacom number to Cell C to try it for real at no cost to my business.

POKEN: The product has not worked for me: no contacts were recorded in the stick despite all the green signals last night. Luckily I had  pasted the cards as usual and recorded their relevance on paper in my notebook !

The contact exchange needs to be certain, and must provide a way to record relevance and key ideas discussed.

Altogether I am really impressed by the Cell C open minded approach to new business development, this product Beta test can only yield more ideas and benefits for the final version !

Comment by Julius Strydom on January 26, 2011 at 11:37

Thank you guys for your hard work in organising last night's event. In a lot of ways it was great. Those of you who attended JUST for the free beer will, in my opinion, force the organisers to think again about the format.

After all, it IS about business and not only partying.


Sorry about the criticism but it is meant to be constructive (my first- been in Jhb for 5 yrs- so I just want to give you my honest opinion). The mission of SiliconCape is too important to allow it to be derailed by a relatively small number of people.

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