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The PwC 2014 Vision to Reality Awards programme

 

The PwC 2014 Vision to Reality Awards programme

PwC is looking for dynamic companies that have implemented innovative technology solutions. Our 2014 Vision to Reality Awards Programme (in collaboration with the City of Cape Town, Wesgro, UCT GSB, the CITi Bandwidth Barn initiative and World Design Capital Cape Town 2014) encourages the best companies to step forward as role models, and to inspire future technology start-ups.

So if you can demonstrate…

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Added by Berlise Louwrens on April 22, 2014 at 13:36 — No Comments

How we turned our company culture into our unique selling point

It's been 11 months since Growth Space opened its doors and though we've seen a lot of changes and improvements, mostly brought on by listening to what our clients want, our company culture has remained solid giving us stability and helping us create a sustainable business model through the ups and downs of our first year of business.

What's culture got to do with it?

Culture is the foundation of our company. It's a way of doing what we set out to do with…

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Added by Wayne on April 22, 2014 at 12:28 — No Comments

Demystifying Trade Marks - What every entrepreneur should know

Derick Swart of Floor Swart Incorporated recently spoke to entrepreneurs at Stellenbosch University's LaunchLab accelerator on the basics that entrepreneurs need to know regarding their brands.

The talk covered in broad strokes the entire process of value creation, from inception of a brand to exit considerations when selling a business.

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Added by Derick Swart on April 22, 2014 at 11:10 — No Comments

Why trading online is safer than you think

A recent poll has shown that South Africans are still somewhat divided when it comes to meeting with online traders through classified sites, with about 51% of the close to 10,000 respondents saying that they do not transact online and 31% saying they prefer to browse online but transact face-to-face. While all of us should be aware of the possible dangers of online transacting, it shouldn’t be a deterrent.

As with any other e-tailing…

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Added by Claire Cobbledick on April 22, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Advertising on Google or Facebook - What’s the difference?

Based on its current trajectory, digital media is set to overtake television’s advertising revenue by 2018. Television has enjoyed a lengthy and dominating lead over radio, print and other directories for almost a decade, but the onset of social media and mobile internet has put online advertising at the forefront for necessary brand presence.

When it…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on April 22, 2014 at 10:56 — No Comments

Got legal issues facing your startup or business?

#TheBarn and Bowman Gilfillan are hosting a legal clinic on Thursday 15 May 2014  - come ask all your legal questions :: Session 1 (9h30 - 12pm) and Session 2 (3h30pm - 6pm) :: RSVP cindy@bwb.org.za | 021 409 7000

Added by TheBarn on April 22, 2014 at 10:46 — No Comments

To Gap or Not to Gap?

To Gap or Not to Gap?

by Angelique Robbertse, product and marketing manager at JobMail

Very little can compare to the excitement of seeing your positive matric results online or posted on the noticeboard at your school. Of course, answering the question, “What’s next?” is perhaps as hard as passing those final exams.  Many matrics (or even graduating university students) are eager to take a year off from studying to work locally or abroad, but is this a good or a…

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Added by Angelique Robbert on April 22, 2014 at 10:29 — No Comments

2014 South African Elections Social Media Hack

By Vukosi Marivate

This post first appeared on www.iafrikan.com

I was attending HackRU Spring…

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Added by iAFRIKAN on April 18, 2014 at 16:10 — No Comments

Think Big: helping SMEs grow

Successful SMEs that are ready to expand should apply to take part in Standard Bank’s new business show, Think Big.  Not only does the show provide a rare opportunity for national TV exposure, but the most inspiring – and realistic – dream for growth will receive a R1million,…

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Added by Nantie Steyn on April 17, 2014 at 11:18 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile: Whurq

Once a week Silicon Cape will be featuring a member from the community. If you would like your company profiled please fill out the form below. For more information please contact engage@siliconcape.com

Company Name

Whurq

Website Name …

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Added by Ryno Lawson on April 17, 2014 at 6:27 — No Comments

Tech Startup Press Release 101

By Mike Butcher

This post first appeared on www.iafrikan.com

Editor's Note: Yesterday we ran two articles (…

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Added by iAFRIKAN on April 16, 2014 at 14:29 — No Comments

Startup Acceleration Program

Hello everyone! 

StartupGO announces a 3 week immersive Silicon Valley acceleration program where a group of global entrepreneurs will live, work and learn together in one shared space. Our unique content provides insights on what it takes for startups to succeed from some of the most well known industry leaders, such as:

Tim Draper - Founder D…

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Added by Virginia Squizani on April 16, 2014 at 5:21 — No Comments

​Nomanini expands it’s Southern African operations

Courtesy of Nomanin.pr.co

"We are thrilled to find partners in Mozambique. Their management team has decades of experience in prepaid distribution collectively. We look forward to learning from their experience. Their selection of Nomanini as their technology provider of choice is a…
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Added by Ryno Lawson on April 15, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

3 Tips for translating open source projects

By Jeff Beatty, Mozilla Firefox localisation manager, and Ian Henderson, CTO at Rubric

Open source software (OSS) has had a huge impact on the development of technology today. From apps and web browsers to content management platforms and operating systems, there’s no doubt that open source projects have influenced the way that we create and access information.

Research shows that the open source trend is growing beyond the traditionally tech-focused market, too. A…

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Added by Rubric Inc on April 15, 2014 at 11:13 — No Comments

The science of classifieds

Classifieds are sometimes seen as the clumsy cousins of ecommerce, but in reality they are cleverly designed, well-planned, and developed with sophistication.

People are shopping for cars, clothes and services in different ways than they did even five years ago. Fundamental shifts in consumer and advertiser behaviour in major verticals have forced businesses to re-examine how they approach customers, particularly for community businesses – and classifieds are particularly well-suited…

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Added by Claire Cobbledick on April 15, 2014 at 11:03 — No Comments

Send Cape Town startup founder to Summit Mt. Kilimanjaro with the world's leading technology entrepreneurs.

Send Cape Town startup founder and CEO to Summit Mt. Kilimanjaro with the world's leading technology entrepreneurs. 

The Summit is where the tech world meets. It's where 10,000 people interested in the future of the world meet and learn from the people changing the world, faster and further than any generation in history. The Summit is technology's most global gathering.
This year, the Summit is selecting 5 people from around the world, including 2…
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Added by Kim Humby on April 14, 2014 at 8:46 — No Comments

Technovation Challenge field trip to Groupon SA

Hopefully you've been following our Technovation Challenge Adventure!

Incase you haven't, let's get you up to speed...What is the Technovation Challenge? It's a program dedicated to inspiring girls in technology and entrepreneurship. In the program, girls work in teams to develop mobile apps that solves problems in their lives…

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Added by Zimkhita Buwa on April 11, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments

Tips on increasing control room safety

Many company owners enjoy the idea of knowing exactly what is happening in their businesses. Surveillance and CCTV systems have aided many a company owner in achieving just that.  Here are a few factors ensuring that your control room is as safe and as effective as it can be.

Know the risks

Firstly, it is recommended that you do a risk assessment as well as a needs assessment before deciding on a particular system.  This will allow you to identify possible risk factors…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on April 11, 2014 at 10:46 — No Comments

Clickatell Trusts Splunk Software for Business Analytics and Cutting-edge Customer Service

Mobile Services Provider Gains Real-time Insight into Business-critical Systems

 

South Africa – 10 April 2014 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, announced that Clickatell, a global leader in mobile messaging and transaction services, has improved its customer service solutions with Splunk…

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Added by Tumi Mkhondo on April 10, 2014 at 9:38 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile: Limitless Virtual

Once a week Silicon Cape will be featuring a member from the community. If you would like your company profiled please fill out the form below. For more information please contact engage@siliconcape.com

Company Name

Limitless Virtual

Website Name …

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Added by Ryno Lawson on April 10, 2014 at 5:20 — No Comments

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