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Who are you?
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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Roger Norton commented on Vuyisa Qabaka's blog post Where exactly is Silicon Cape?
"I think you're misunderstanding what Silicon Cape actually is: A catalyst for tech in the Cape through a common identity and platforms for engagement. It's not a radius around a point, but rather a set of smaller clusters that thrive by…"
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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 — 26 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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