Seed funding totaling R6.5million has been allocated to develop 12 innovative Western Cape ideas – the 12 innovators were all recipients of Design Innovation Seed Fund (DISF) grants at an event at the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) today.
The DISF is a joint fund between the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism and the Technology Innovation Agency. It is project managed by the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI). A total of 151 applications were…Continue
Posted on February 18, 2015 at 17:47
Tech mentors meet South African girls 2 February 2015 Promising young girl coders from Khayelitsha met the Twitter vice-president for engineering, Nandini Ramani, to discuss how to pitch a business idea and how to use social media to grow their success. Ramani was among a group of 40 of the top women in technology from around the world at the gathering, which took place on 29 January at the Bandwidth Barn.
The women, from TechWomen, are in South Africa to…Continue
Posted on February 3, 2015 at 9:13
Lessons and takeout’s from AfricApps 2014
The 2nd AfricApps track at AfricaCom had a dramatic increase with seasoned and new developers coming out to hear from international and local speakers from the inaugural previous ear.
The importance of events like AfricApps is to showcase what talented and innovative solutions are currently making waves in the industry. This allows developers to engage and interact with leading figures in the developer…Continue
Posted on November 19, 2014 at 15:30
"Every one of my books had killed me a little more," - this profound and highly personal quote by American author Norman Mailer has become one of my favorites since I started writing about startups funding. For with each new article, the more I would dig deep into research, the more I would realize how imbalanced the existing funding system is.
On the bright side, whether working with clients via my company Metropole Capital…Continue
Posted on November 5, 2014 at 10:43