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Added by Seed Academy on May 4, 2016 at 15:37 — No Comments

Funds, Funds, Funds

These days, it seems like you need your own fund to be part of the cool kids club of tech in Africa. This is why …


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on May 3, 2016 at 18:17 — No Comments

New Economies through entrepreneurship

More and more countries are seeing innovation and entrepreneurship as the main opportunities for economic diversification and growth. Countries like Botswana, who’s economy is over 70% dependent on mining is working on a broad strategy to make …


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on May 3, 2016 at 18:13 — No Comments

Founder Stories

Forbes announced the …


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on May 3, 2016 at 18:11 — No Comments

Forbes Insights Study: Most successful BI deployments provide self-service access to data

FYI - a webinar will be hosted on 26 May featuring Bruce Rogers, Forbes’ Chief Insights Officer and Mike Saliter, Qlik’s VP of Global Industry Solutions. Details below. 

A global…


Added by Davide Hanan on May 3, 2016 at 10:01 — No Comments

Three Hundred and Sixty Five Days of Crowdfunding in South Africa

When Change Lives Now opened its doors three hundred and sixty five days ago it joined an elite group of Crowdfunding websites in South Africa. It was definitely not the first and will not be the last. It was however, unique.

Change Lives Now based its strategy on helping communities and people in need, in South Africa. Specific focus was toward Non Profit Organisations however, not limited to them. It proved to be an excellent…


Added by Jason Grieve on May 2, 2016 at 10:08 — No Comments

40 Cities across the Globe Hack for change in World Oceans

The third annual Fishackathon hosted by the U.S. Department of state in collaboration with Silicon Cape took place over the weekend, April 22-24 in celebration of World Earth Day. Volunteers, coders, designers, fishermen and tech guru’s  got together to spend the weekend developing sustainable solutions to existing problem statements given by fishing experts from around the world. On the final day of the hackathon the different teams presented their solutions to the problem chose and the…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on April 29, 2016 at 14:10 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile - Tonplaygo

Once a week Silicon Cape will be featuring a member from the community. If you would like your company profiled please fill out THIS FORM. For more information please contact…


Added by Thoko on April 28, 2016 at 17:05 — No Comments

8 SA companies using the Uber business model to disrupt their industries

Whether you like it or not, Uber’s on-demand business model has resulted in a flood of companies using a similar strategy.

There are Uber-like services for rival taxi companies, doctors, massages and even dagga, showing that the business model is here to stay.

What about South African…


Added by Thoko on April 28, 2016 at 16:43 — No Comments

Solving global problems is the best way for Nigerian startups to scale globally

Nigeria’s tech ecosystem is getting attention from within and outside Africa even though the ecosystem is less than a decade old. The successes of ecommerce giants, Jumia and Konga, were an eye opener to the potentials of the tech market in Nigeria yet few startups are profitable, very few are scaling…


Added by Thoko on April 28, 2016 at 16:41 — No Comments

This startup wants to help you level up your knowledge in the most fun way possible

These days there’s a sense that if you’re not constantly looking to improve yourself, you might as well be standing still. Given the rate at which the sum total of human…


Added by Thoko on April 28, 2016 at 16:37 — No Comments

Ideo: the mattress startup that wants to look after your sleep [Update]

Purchasing a mattress can be a tiring, frustrating process; there are a lot of sales hoops to jump through. Ideo is the startup looking to make purchasing mattresses easier with its own online store and product. The it may not be a fintech solution…


Added by Thoko on April 28, 2016 at 16:36 — No Comments

Exclusive: Sendr delivers SA’s next big courier startup

South African-based startup Sendr wants to deliver your packages in a flash. Its on-demand service means parcels can be delivered in an hour.

“We’re an Uber of parcels, documents and small items. We see ourselves as a personal concierge…


Added by Thoko on April 28, 2016 at 16:34 — No Comments

Peer-to-peer review platform Hi5 shows success outside of SA

Peer reviews and 360s can be a daunting and challenging task for employees and companies alike. Cape Town-based startup Hi5 is looking to try and simplify the entire process.

To date, 90% of the signups for Hi5 have come from outside of South…


Added by Thoko on April 28, 2016 at 16:32 — No Comments

Seedstars World announces 20-country African tour

Seedstars World, the global seed stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup ecosystems, has announced an African tour that will see it travel through 20 countries looking for promising entrepreneurs.

The African tour is part of a global effort, comprising…


Added by Thoko on April 28, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

Vumatel gets big backing, to spend R3bn on home fibre

Vumatel is one of the most prominent players in South Africa’s fibre internet market. Now, it’s received some significant financial muscle courtesy of a deal with Standard Bank.

The service provider has announced a deal with the bank which is “likely to be one of the largest debt capital…


Added by Thoko on April 28, 2016 at 16:27 — No Comments

YouTube now supports 360 live video. Is this VR’s killer app?

Between the Gear VR and PC-based headsets, virtual reality is slowly gaining steam. But the technology needs all the content it can get to have staying power.

So we’re glad to see YouTube step up its VR offering,…


Added by Thoko on April 28, 2016 at 16:25 — No Comments

Intel announces ‘restructuring’, 12 000 jobs to be cut

Intel has announced a restructuring plan to “speed its transition to a company that powers the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices”.

Unfortunately, this plan will result…


Added by Thoko on April 28, 2016 at 16:23 — No Comments

Need a free, unlimited VPN service? Download Opera browser

Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox rule the roost when it comes to desktop browsing, but Opera’s latest browser update might lead you to switch…

The Norwegian company has pulled a fast one by integrating a free VPN service into its browser – albeit in the…


Added by Thoko on April 28, 2016 at 16:22 — No Comments

Microsoft Q3 results see Surface continue climb, WP fall

Microsoft has revealed its financial results for the third quarter of its 2016 fiscal year. And it’s more of the same for the Redmond company.

The tech firm recorded revenue of…


Added by Thoko on April 28, 2016 at 16:19 — No Comments

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