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I have recently moved back to SA after travelling extensively working as an engineer on Superyachts. I am taking 2 years off to get involved in interesting projects and opportunities that will challenge me in new ways.
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Richard Davies commented on Roger Norton's blog post Lets build a tech hotspot in CT!
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Roger Norton commented on Roger Norton's blog post Lets build a tech hotspot in CT!
"Just a heads up to anyone else following this thread. We've moved the conversation to a spreadsheet and offline discussions. Please contact me if you'd like access or are interested in staying in the loop. "
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Richard Davies commented on Roger Norton's blog post Lets build a tech hotspot in CT!
"I wasn't really expecting the analysis to be right - was just sketching it to show up what's good and bad about different areas -- I really didn't expect it to stick :) Thinking about it a bit more this evening (whilst having dinner…"
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Roger Norton commented on Roger Norton's blog post Lets build a tech hotspot in CT!
"nice analysis Richard. I"m going to chat to a property guy and see whats available and out there so we can actually put some real number to this. I'll pick this up again next week with an email thread to the people who are interested. It…"
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Richard Davies commented on Roger Norton's blog post Lets build a tech hotspot in CT!
"My gut says what you can get in Sea Point or possibly the CBD and Woodstock is hard to replicate elsewhere -- as it's all about what's going on around you.  But it depends on your staff and your company culture. If you're team is…"
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Coenraad Loubser commented on Roger Norton's blog post Lets build a tech hotspot in CT!
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Richard Davies commented on Roger Norton's blog post Lets build a tech hotspot in CT!
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Richard Davies commented on Roger Norton's blog post Lets build a tech hotspot in CT!
"I'd be interested in joining the thread too. We're in Montague Gardens right now, because we're working with a distributor partner who needs storage space. But he's also looking to move somewhere too -- although less…"
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Deidre Luzmore commented on Roger Norton's blog post Lets build a tech hotspot in CT!
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Roger Norton commented on Roger Norton's blog post Lets build a tech hotspot in CT!
"Hey All, thanks for joining the debate. :) Sounds like Sea Point is worth digging into a little further as quite a few peeps seem to be happy there. Paarden Eiland isn't somewhere I'd considered before.  Sounds like SSuburbs is…"
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Lets build a tech hotspot in CT!

So, I'm needing to move PlayLogix out of our current offices at the end of March. I've been looking around and would really love to move in close to others in the tech startup scene, but I'm not finding an obvious area to move to and would love your thoughts. 

Being in close proximity to other startups/incubators/funders/service providers/etc has it's obvious benefits but I can't think of any one place that really stands out. This is a call to either find where people think such a…

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Posted on January 20, 2015 at 22:30 — 25 Comments

Startup desks for rent - R1750pm

We've recently had a team relocate to SF and are hiring out our desks to startups. We have 12 desks available in the PlayLogix offices in Century City. Offer includes:

- Desk and comfy chair

- Internet

- Lunch

- Secure underground parking

- Access to meeting room

- Access to board room

Only R1750 pp per month*



Our offices are based in Sable Square and hot desks are available…

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Posted on January 13, 2014 at 14:39 — 3 Comments

PlayLogix looking to help build startups.

PlayLogix builds agile tech products while also supplying the business support and strategy to help focus the idea and make sure you’re building the right thing.

Incubators and accelerators are popping up all over emerging throughout the world as funders try to get closer to that next big idea. South Africa is no exception.

The sole purpose at…

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Posted on October 23, 2013 at 9:54

Quick Business Plan Test: What? Who? How? Why?

At a recent StartupWeekend type event I mentored at, I noticed that many people don't know how to quickly test a business model. Plenty had an idea, but had no way of knowing what the next step is. All you need to ask is What? Who? How? Why? and then test every answer and update.

What?

In one sentence, what problem are you solving? What is the pain point that you are relieving? Keep it super simple. It should describe what you do. "We help X do…

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Posted on May 16, 2013 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

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At 20:46 on March 30, 2011, Carl Muller said…
At 14:12 on October 6, 2010, roland baasch said…
I thought maybe through UCT... but i see now that requirements are strictly for full time entrepreneurs.

Maybe put a blurb in the october monthly newsletter??
At 12:58 on October 6, 2010, roland baasch said…
do you know if anyone on silicon cape is going to this? http://unreasonableinstitute.org/
At 9:43 on May 4, 2010, Audrey De Jongh said…
Well done Roger, taking action, keep in mind, the dop & chop scenario or a pot luck, which means everyone brings one dish, and their own coolaid.lol
Shout if there is anything I can do.
Regards
Audrey
At 10:49 on April 6, 2010, William Kleynhans said…
and then there was two
 
 
 

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