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New Executive Committee of Silicon Cape Announced

Silicon Cape, South Africa’s largest tech entrepreneurial network, held their bi-annual elections on Wednesday, 25th March 2015. As a volunteer run organization, community participation and involvement is key for it’s ongoing success.

Daniel Guasco, entrepreneur and angel investor, is taking over from Alexandra Fraser as Chairperson of the initiative. Daniel Guasco says, “I am honoured and privileged to be taking over from Alexandra who has lead the organization with some…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on March 27, 2015 at 21:00 — No Comments

Become the next Silicon Cape Co-ordinator

We're looking for someone who is keen to help grow their exposure and experience in the community while passionately driving the Silicon Cape brand forward. If this seem like something that you might be interested in, keep reading...

Role Description:

  • Drive awareness around Silicon Cape Initiative and it’s goals
  • Be a representative for the initiative at…
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Added by Lianne du Toit on March 26, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Initiative Startup Profile: MzansiStore.com

Silicon Cape will be featuring a business from our Startup community. If you would like your company profiled please fill out the form here.

Company Name

MzansiStore.com

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on March 26, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Biometric Legalities

Recent advancements in computer hardware and software have enabled industry to develop affordable automated biometrics-based identification and verification systems[1]

This article serves to provide a brief understanding of biometric-based systems and to investigate its application within a legal context. 

The Biometric System

Biometric-based identification and verification systems provide a…

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Added by Vasco de Oliveira Attorneys on March 24, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Tax planning for your business

There are only two certainties in life: Death and Taxes! Who would have thought that when these words were penned by Benjamin Franklin in 1789 that they would consume so much of our time as business owners.

While avoidance is commonplace and an accepted practice in dealing…

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Added by Tyronne Nel on March 24, 2015 at 9:25 — 1 Comment

A legal perspective on Product Development

There are several steps involved in getting a product from conception to sale.   

A generated idea becomes a workable concept. A concept, once analysed from a business point of view is developed into a product. Finally, the developed product is commercialised for profit.

Generally speaking, each step of the aforesaid process involves a different skill set and a different procedure. New product development can be a daunting task in itself and those tasked with the development of…

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Added by Vasco de Oliveira Attorneys on March 24, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

What Are the Traits of a Good Mentor?

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Hopefully, we've all experienced the benefits of great leadership in our lives. Perhaps it came from a parent, a coach, a teacher an older friend or in the case of a content…

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Added by Dylan Chadwick on March 23, 2015 at 19:51 — No Comments

Innotribe Startup Challenge announces Africa’s 14 fintech semi-finalists

SWIFT

The Innotribe Startup Challenge for 2015 has revealed its semi-finalists for this year. Sixty fintech startups from across the globe — 14 hailing from Africa — have been selected to pitch their new products during the regional showcases in London, Cape Town, Singapore and New York.

“For the second consecutive year, we…

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Added by Lianne du Toit on March 20, 2015 at 13:50 — No Comments

25 March: Qlik hosts free virtual event: self-service analytics, punk analytics, innovation analytics for fast and curious

Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in data discovery, today announced it will host the "Qlik Virtual Forum:…

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Added by Davide Hanan on March 19, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Initiative Startup Profile: EZterms

Silicon Cape will be featuring a business from our Startup community. If you would like your company profiled please fill out the form here.

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EZterms

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on March 19, 2015 at 15:19 — No Comments

Why Tackle eCRM in 2015?

With words like marketing automation, eCRM, big data, marketing agility and actionable consumer intelligence becoming buzz words in the last couple of years, brands are questioning more and more whether they are doing enough to collect data and harness it in smart and…

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Added by Megan Hollis on March 19, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

The PwC 2015 Vision to Reality awards programme - Emerging companies with tech-enabled solution, enter now!

The PwC 2015 Vision to Reality Awards programme

PwC is yet again looking for emerging companies with tech-enabled solutions spanning

across all industries to enter the 2015 Vision to Reality Awards Programme. This year PwC has collaborated with SA Innovation Summit, Wesgro and City of Cape Town and will use the SA Innovation…

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Added by Berlise Louwrens on March 18, 2015 at 15:12 — No Comments

Calling all Entrepreneurs, give us your feedback and earn some extra cash for your efforts.

At Deloitte, we recognise the significance of entrepreneurs to our economy. The Western Cape alone, is a melting pot for almost every conceivable type of entrepreneur. Yet, little is known about being or becoming a successful entrepreneur in our region. What are your views on being an entrepreneur in the Western Cape? What are your thoughts on business growth and what obstacles to success do you foresee?

Please take ten minutes to share your thoughts with us, …

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Added by Andre Hugo on March 18, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

ITWeb BI Summit 2015: Qlik gives sneak peek of BI trends

Qlik (formerly QlikTech) a pioneering front-runner in user-driven business intelligence, has given pundits a sneak preview of the market-shaping BI trends that will be highlighted in the company’s eagerly-awaited annual presentation at the ITWeb BI Summit which kicked off yesterday, 17 March 2015.…

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Added by Davide Hanan on March 18, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

5 Awesome Android Exclusive Apps

As smartphones become more embedded in our lives, users must now engage in an ongoing “family feud” in which the device they own solidifies which team they play for. Searches for popular hashtags like #TeamAndroid or #TeamiPhone reveal a war of words between roused smartphone enthusiasts looking to prove their phone is the best, and the…

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Added by Dylan Chadwick on March 17, 2015 at 17:22 — No Comments

4 Things To Consider When Choosing Web Based Software

There are so many things to consider when buying any new software, never mind expanding the search to anything online. With the barrier to entry at an all-time low, that makes choosing software that much harder. Here are 4 vital elements to consider when evaluating web based software and what to look for.

Time and Effort to set these systems up:

If you find a CRM system to sign up for, you are going to have to import or type in all of your clients’ details. If…

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Added by Justin Hayward on March 17, 2015 at 13:50 — No Comments

PiKasa - Raspberry Pi housing with 7" LCD and keyboard.

A Cape Town based product development company has launched an Indiegogo campaign to make one of their products available as the ultimate all in one housing for a Raspberry Pi (the now famous credit card size Linux based computer).

Ian Harrison, CEO of The Content Company (the company…

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Added by Ian Harrison on March 16, 2015 at 17:19 — No Comments

EO now open to early stage businesses. Launch event 26 March in Joburg.

Are you an entrepreneur with a business of R1m to R10m in turnover and want to scale further? EO JHB are launching our Accelerator program and it may be for you:…

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Added by Walter on March 16, 2015 at 15:10 — No Comments

Sales & Marketing- A beginners guide for SMEs

As any entrepreneur has learnt, a business owner has to wear many different hats (and often to many different occasions J ). So although you are steadily building your restaurant, retail store, plumbing business or accountancy practice you have discovered that to get the invoices rolling you need…

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Added by Tyronne Nel on March 16, 2015 at 9:11 — No Comments

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