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Is a conventional approach off-putting to investors?
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The Google Umbono initiative is a very exciting opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to start following their dreams.While preparing our submission I realised that we actually have two ideas that…Continue

Tags: startups, google, umbono, entrepreneurship

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrea Bohmert Apr 13, 2011.

 

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Robert Fall replied to Niel Zeeman's discussion Where do you look for and find decent developers in the group Developers
"Hi Niel, The best potential candidates for junior developers I've seen come out of programs like #breaktherules at UCT. Unfortunately UCT is heavily biased towards Python. I'm afraid in my experience the really good junior devs who will…"
Apr 5, 2013
Robert Fall and Jess Green are now friends
Aug 20, 2012
Robert Fall replied to Tim Lind's discussion What do Developers want from the Silicon Cape Initiative? in the group Developers
"I think the only ting that applies to entrepreneurs specifically is the funding comment, but yea, those are the things that I, as a developer would love to get out of Silicon Cape."
Mar 14, 2012
Robert Fall replied to Tim Lind's discussion What do Developers want from the Silicon Cape Initiative? in the group Developers
"We want exposure! we want a platform to share our events, applications and knowledge where other devs ACTUALLY look. We want a place to launch things and announce things where they will be heard. We also want clout. As an association of excellence…"
Mar 14, 2012
Robert Fall commented on Bradly Angelo Swart's group Google Umbono
"Care to write a blog post or extended piece about it?"
Mar 5, 2012
Mikkel Søgaard Christiansen left a comment for Robert Fall
"Came across this blog post and remembered your idea from our first startup session. You were at the forefront :-) http://confusedofcalcutta.com/2011/09/24/musing-gently-about-the-enterprise-and-gamification/  "
Sep 27, 2011
Robert Fall commented on Austin Fagan's event 'Scrum Safari- The South African Scrum Gathering'
"Really wanted to attend this! Ticket prices are a little steep for a dev though, so SHOULD there be one of those 3 tickets available, it'd be much appreciated. Of course I love to live tweet and blog!"
Sep 2, 2011
Robert Fall joined Angus Miller's group
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Aug 20, 2011
Robert Fall commented on Jarrod Hermer's event 'Startup Weekend Joburg'
"Cape Town had a brilliant bash at this. I'd love to be able to make the JHB leg as well! Have fun and good luck! It's intense!"
Jul 26, 2011
Robert Fall commented on Julian Parr's event 'Startup Weekend Cape Town'
"Again, my biggest problem with all Ticket sites in SA is User Experience. Actually, it's a sever problem with 90% of SA sites. Perhaps one day we'll get there..."
Jul 22, 2011
Robert Fall commented on Julian Parr's event 'Startup Weekend Cape Town'
"There are so many poor ticket sites!  I managed to reserve fine. I assume that they closed online sales so close to the event. There will be tickets available at the door though.   Seriously, build me a good simple interface for…"
Jul 22, 2011
Robert Fall commented on Julian Parr's event 'Startup Weekend Cape Town'
"I can't wait for the weekend. I got involved with one of the Startup Sessions in JHB and it's good to see the team bring the same idea to Cape Town. LEts hope the name and the supporting crew including the mentors and VCs bring a bigger…"
Jul 21, 2011
Robert Fall and Justin Coetzee are now friends
Jul 17, 2011
Robert Fall is attending Sylvia Gruber's event

Silicon Cape Academy - Funding for start-ups at Alba Lounge (above Hildebrand Restaurant)

June 23, 2011 from 4pm to 6pm
Dear Silicon Cape Startups We are launching an exciting new initiative called the Silicon Cape Academy: a monthly educational event covering important topics for tech startups. For every different topic we have partnered with industry experts to provide you with practical advice on how to better start and grow your own company. Our aim is to assist you to become better, more succesful entrepreneurs. The first topic will be: Funding for StartupsWe have 3 different speakers from the 3 different…See More
Jun 17, 2011
Robert Fall commented on Bradly Angelo Swart's group Google Umbono
"That's great news. It would be nice to hear something from them though, even if it's "We're hopelessly snowed under and we're trying our best to make sure every submission will get a fair chance, please be patient.""
Jun 15, 2011
Robert Fall is now friends with Duma Mtungwa and Richard Oakley
Jun 15, 2011

Profile Information

Who are you?
I'm a passionate young software developer looking to design and develop cutting edge software solving the most interesting problems using the most appropriate tools for the job!
Where can you be found on the web, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc?
Email: robert@icomp.co.za
Skype: xcal55
Twitter: @robertfall

Robert Fall's Blog

Today Microsoft, Tomorrow?

If you follow the Buzz Out Loud podcast you might have heard them referring to Microsoft living “product to product” or “paycheck to paycheck” after the Kinnect was responsible for boosting Microsoft earnings in their last quarter, and saying that Microsoft would need a new great product to remain competitive.



This left me, as a .NET developer, wondering about what would happen if Microsoft doesn’t remain competitive in the consumer market. Will that have an impact on the… Continue

Posted on February 1, 2011 at 11:26

Where's the train?

I think we can all agree that growing and supporting the fledgling start-up community in South Africa is something to strive for, and indeed progress is being made, with start-up weekends and collaboration events

popping up.



We need to do more though.



Recently I attended a start-up weekend type event up in JHB and was surprised by how few people showed any interest. I’d built up a romanticised idea of what…

Continue

Posted on October 6, 2010 at 13:35 — 1 Comment

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At 16:03 on September 27, 2011, Mikkel Søgaard Christiansen said…

Came across this blog post and remembered your idea from our first startup session. You were at the forefront :-)

http://confusedofcalcutta.com/2011/09/24/musing-gently-about-the-enterprise-and-gamification/

 

At 21:39 on April 18, 2011, Leonie Pentz said…
Right - which is why its a little difficult to find someone who is expert on both sides..but they do exist...or so they tell me :)!
At 15:32 on April 18, 2011, Leonie Pentz said…
Yup, I need knowledge in HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, front end optimisation, etc.  Can send you detail via email if you wish!
At 9:25 on October 26, 2010, Marnie Bull said…
Hi Robert - Thanks for adding me :)
 
 
 

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