Alexandra Fraser
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Alexandra Fraser is now friends with Saberi Marais and Neil Hinrichsen
Mar 13
Alan Zimmerman commented on Alexandra Fraser's blog post Why IP Allows you to be an Entrepreneur
Nov 15, 2013
George Gombay commented on Alexandra Fraser's blog post Private companies can be caught off guard by statutory requirements for corporate transactions
"When you state that "The parties to a corporate transaction do not always have the same level of legal expertise or representation,", is that a polite way of saying that one such party, (perhaps a start-up) undertakes the "corporate…"
Aug 29, 2013
Jeeten commented on Alexandra Fraser's blog post How to get an article published on TechCrunch
"Great insights! Thanks for the post. Will come in handy some day."
May 22, 2013
Alexandra Fraser and Jens Heinrich are now friends
Apr 3, 2013
George Gombay commented on Alexandra Fraser's blog post How to find a Co-Founder
"Very interesting study. Of Course the concept of the co-founder has much in common with that of a partner in a traditional enterprise or practice. It seems to me that one very important fact to identify early on in the step which is called here the…"
Apr 2, 2013
Linda Swart commented on Alexandra Fraser's blog post 5th Global Forum on Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship
"Thanks for sharing Alex!"
Mar 14, 2013
Alexandra Fraser is now friends with Mark, Yazeed Kasu, Andrea Petersen and 2
Feb 25, 2013
Alexandra Fraser is now friends with Wade Morris and Iain Bryant
Nov 14, 2012
Alexandra Fraser is now friends with Alan Levin, Wouter Grove and Zayne Upton
Oct 24, 2012
Alexandra Fraser is now friends with Marco-Hans Van Der Willik, Lianne du Toit, Schalk Nolte and 12
Oct 8, 2012
Alexandra Fraser commented on Alexandra Fraser's event 'Silicon Cape VC Office Hours'
"Please note that next months session is fully subscribed but you can still sign up for September. "
Jul 24, 2012
Alexandra Fraser left a comment for Nyameka Gloria Gobile
"Hi Nyameka.  I see you have signed up for this month's VC office hours but I have not received a request. We have one slot open from 11:15 - 11:45. Please email me af[at] ASAP if you would like it. Thanks Alex"
May 23, 2012
Alexandra Fraser commented on Alexandra Fraser's event 'Silicon Cape VC Office Hours'
"Hi. Only one slot remains for May's VC Office Hours from 9:30 - 10:00 so please sign up ASAP if you would like it!"
Apr 24, 2012
Alexandra Fraser commented on Alexandra Fraser's event 'Silicon Cape VC Office Hours'
"VC Office Hours for April are now fully booked. Please sign up for May under the Silicon Cape Events Page. "
Mar 29, 2012
Alexandra Fraser commented on Giles Douglas's group Venture Capital
"Hi Samantha-Leigh  Visit the resources page on Silicon Cape were there is more information on Venture Capital or for a list of venture capitalist in South Africa, their investment criteria and mandate, visit the South African Venture Capital…"
Mar 7, 2012

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Who are you?
Passionate about entrepreneurship and technology development, I have worked for government, start-ups, tech transfer offices, run entrepreneurship clubs at varsity and been part of the Scottish Institute for Entrepreneurship. Now working for venture capital firm Invenfin, were I get to indulge my nerdy side while using my business skills and scientific mind to analyse proposals and help promote entrepreneurship in South Africa.
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Alexandra Fraser's Blog

Become the next Silicon Cape Co-ordinator

We're looking for someone who is keen to help grow their exposure and experience in the community while passionately driving the Silicon Cape brand forward. If this seem like something that you might be interested in, keep reading...

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  • Drive awareness around Silicon Cape Initiative and it’s goals
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Posted on March 13, 2014 at 8:30

Creating a business: Testing, testing

The Economist recently published a special report on the how the nature of tech start-ups have changed and how customer feedback, market testing and constant product iterations are key to success. 

The full article is available on the Economist's site: …


Posted on January 20, 2014 at 15:21

Why IP Allows you to be an Entrepreneur

This is an interesting article published a few weeks ago on Reuters on why we need strong IP laws and what they have done for the US economy. According to the article "IP protections are responsible for about two-thirds of our national exports and…


Posted on November 11, 2013 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Feedback on the Draft National Intellectual Property Policy

Silicon Cape is working on a number of projects aimed at influencing and improving the regulatory environment in South Africa. A few weeks ago we asked the Silicon Cape community to provide comments on the draft national intellectual property (IP) policy. Thank you to all of you who took the time to read the draft policy and provide feedback.

Silicon Cape in partnership with a number of IP lawyers, SAVCA (the South African Venture Capital Association), CITI (Cape IT Initiative) and as…


Posted on October 30, 2013 at 21:35

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At 8:49 on July 15, 2011, Shaun Lindbergh said…

Hi Alexandra, I am doing research into support for failed entrepreneurs and wonder if you would know what support, if any, Invenfin offers it failed Investors. I have developed a draft Five-step plan "Fast-track Recovery for Failed Entrepreneurs" as a point of discussion.

When so much is invested encouraging start-ups it is disconcerting that there is so little attention paid to supporting the failures through their crises.  

At 21:09 on March 30, 2011, Carl Muller said…

We are taking our self empowerment program to the communities. If you are interested send a 1 page CV.


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At 13:06 on November 6, 2009, Deon C. Louw said…
Please participate in this survey regarding sales and marketing techniques in Cape Town. You have the options to view the results of the survey at the end of the month. A free gift of Oxygen Office Professional will be mailed to your doorstep for your trouble (Cape Town only). The purpose is to measure to what degree expectation meets reality.
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