Google Umbono

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The Umbono program will help transform your vision into a business.

Location: Cape Town
Members: 152
Latest Activity: Jan 24

Welcome to Google Umbono Group

Afternoon Everyone!


The Google Umbono Group is up so we can discuss and comment on each others submissions and track to see which ones make it and what happens in future. Who knows what connections will be made!

Thanks to Roger for helping me setup the group.


*To add your submission, create a discussion so that they can all be separated nicely.

Discussion Forum


Bsavi - Aggregating all your personal financial information into a single place... We have submitted our proposal. Bsavi(pronounced “Be Savvy”) is an innovative, online financial services platform that takes advantage of the latest trends on the…Continue

Tags: personal, online, money, services, software

Started by Tobie van Zyl. Last reply by Thando Toto Aug 20, 2012.

Feedback re: Umbono Applications 2 Replies

(also added as a general Blog Post on the S.C. webpage): Hi Umbono Applicants, If you applied before May 22nd, your application has now been reviewed. You have either received an email requesting additional materials for submittal and further review…Continue

Started by Johanna Kollar. Last reply by Johanna Kollar Jun 19, 2011.

Re: “Bid to save Cape Economy” 1 Reply

- About a year ago the Western Cape Provincial Government of South Africa launched a “Bid to save Cape Economy” inviting all the economic role-players to join forces and to address poverty, inequality and unemployment. At present, economic growth in…Continue

Started by Liviu Minda. Last reply by Richard Joseph Feb 10, 2013.

Digital Community Brands

Our submission is about building digital community brands after famous places like the 15 Soweto digital brands to give people anywhere in the world a digital experience of the most famous urban township in the world.


Started by Zanecebo Mchunu Apr 20, 2011.

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Comment by Guillaume De Smedt on October 13, 2013 at 20:58

Elan Lohmann’s mission: To inspire 100,000 South Africans achieve a sustainable healthy lifestyle.

He founded SleekGeek, a health focused movement in 2012, in order to achieve this goal. Before becoming an entrepreneur, he enjoyed 13 rewarding years in corporate Digital Media, heading up many SA brands such as, TimesLIVE, SowetanLIVE.

Come listen to his journey and get inspired this Thursday, 17th October, 2013 at the Atlantic Imbizo Conference Centre in the V&A Waterfront.

Reserve your spot here:

Comment by Frederick Dube on October 23, 2012 at 18:18

It was a great experience! I urge everyone who can to apply. Our submission was tweetary. Check out Tweetary . We are planning to launch soon!

Comment by Yongama Skweyiya on October 23, 2012 at 14:10

We are looking for any one with experience in Android development to becoming one of our mentors for the Developer Factory apprentices.

If anyone is keen and knowledgeable  please contact me at yongamas (at) developer factory (dot) co (dot) za

visit us on

Comment by Bradly Angelo Swart on March 5, 2012 at 10:54

It would be best for the guys there to get my feedback first and discuss it.

It was a great experience, don't get me wrong, I learned a ton! Its all very exciting, like it would be pitching to any VC.

We have a much better idea of where we are and what we need.

I'll post something up after chatting to them ;)

Comment by Robert Fall on March 5, 2012 at 9:36

Care to write a blog post or extended piece about it?

Comment by Bradly Angelo Swart on March 5, 2012 at 9:26

Hi Colin, 

It went well, we had some good debates.
Although going through this process personally, there seems to be a very big disconnect between what Umbono advertises themselves to be, a "Incubator" and what actually goes down 

Comment by Colin Webber on March 5, 2012 at 8:38

@Bradley - How did your pitch go?

Comment by Bradly Angelo Swart on February 21, 2012 at 15:53

Made it through to the second round!
Pitch Day on Friday...better get my presentation hat on 

Comment by Ntuthuko on February 8, 2012 at 20:08
#Go2Doc's. , an app that uses tablets and Smart phones to sign a form instead of printing then signing and wasting paper. The app is verified by a signature and a picture using the front facing camera of the tablet ? Anyone interested can contact me via SiliconCape , Twitter @Smokeyemp .
Comment by Justin Beswick on November 28, 2011 at 11:11

Hey everyone,


We've been working on the communication channels to keep everyone in the loop with happenings around Umbono..Thanks for your patience :)


We'll be using G+ for this, just add Umbono to your circles and follow our feed.


Please remember, the application process is ON GOING, so keep sending them in!


All the best,


Justin and the Umbono team.


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