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What is Mental Model?

Added by Alan Williams on January 29, 2015 at 9:48 — No Comments

Knife Capital Grindstone Programme Raises The SME Acceleration Stakes

Thirteen scale-up companies selected to partner with Knife Capital in engineering growth.

High growth Investment Company, Knife Capital’s entrepreneurial development programme, Grindstone, has launched its second year with thirteen participating companies aiming to experience significant business growth.

Last year, the interventions of the year-long program enabled ten companies to…


Added by Keet van Zyl on January 28, 2015 at 13:28 — No Comments

Omni-Channel vs. Multi-Channel Testing

The main difference between these two methodologies lies in the process being tested.

If you want to test a single process that spans across multiple devices, you want OMNI-CHANNEL testing.

If you want to test the same process on a range of devices, you want MULTI-CHANNEL testing.

Added by Alan Williams on January 28, 2015 at 13:20 — No Comments

forgood, the startup with a social conscience, launches today

forgood, an Internet platform that helps South Africans who want to make a difference get connected to the Causes that can use their help, has launched. The platform connects people to approved Non-Profit Organisations (NPO’s) and allows them to respond to existing needs and campaigns. Additionally, users can create their own personalised offers for a whole new “giving” experience.…


Added by Andy Hadfield on January 28, 2015 at 13:05 — No Comments

Five Data Trends That Won’t Change in 2015

Qlik looks at data issues that still need to be tackled in 2015 

By Donald Farmer, vice president of innovation and design, Qlik.

As everyone begins making their New Year’s resolutions for 2015, Qlik®, (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in data discovery highlights…


Added by Davide Hanan on January 28, 2015 at 7:43 — No Comments

Startup SA Government Support Survey

Hi Startups and Silicon Cape Supporters

Representatives from both Silicon Cape and Simodisa have been invited to attend the Innovation Bridges conference hosted by the Department of Science and Technology at the beginning of next week. On Tuesday morning we have  the opportunity to influence their…


Added by Alexandra Fraser on January 27, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Income and Expenses - What can I claim?

What you can claim as income and more importantly what are expenses…… This is possibly the simplest part of owning your business, but let’s never the less run through it.

Income, as the name suggests, is all the money your business earns in the course of your business activities. Often many…


Added by Tyronne Nel on January 27, 2015 at 13:24 — No Comments

Design4T Launches South Africa’s First Crowd-funding Platform For Customised T-Shirts

Design4T Launches South Africa’s First Crowd-funding Platform For Customised T-Shirts enables groups, organizations or individuals to create and sell custom apparel with no upfront costs. In addition, local governments and non-profits can use this innovative platform to raise funds for initiatives.

"We’re extremely excited to introduce this new platform to South Africa," said Design4T’s co-founder & director, Claus Lauter. " is…


Added by Claus Lauter on January 26, 2015 at 15:52 — No Comments


This New Year saw the beginning of a paradigm shift in the African entrepreneurship landscape as the Tony Elumelu Foundation on the 1st of January, launched the application portal for its flagship One Hundred Million US Dollar programme – The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) – and began receiving applications from aspiring entrepreneurs across…


Added by TEF Entrepreneurship Programme on January 23, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

Silicon Cape TV Interview on kykNet’s Business Talk show Winslyn

Catherine Luckhoff from Silicon Cape and Toby Shapshak,  publisher and editor of Stuff magazine, talk about Cape Town being identified as one of 7 cities around the world earmarked for massive growth in the tech sector by T3 Advisors and Brandeis International Business School.

Click here to watch this interview 

Added by Deidre Luzmore on January 23, 2015 at 10:34 — No Comments

Difference between Market Research and UX Research?

i was asked the other day what the difference between UX and market research were.

In my view: market research focuses on what people will buy and what they will say.  UX research focuses on what people do with the product.

These two should work together and it is important to understand how these two can work together in order to work effectively with marketing departments.

Added by Alan Williams on January 22, 2015 at 12:40 — No Comments

#GameChanger for the eCommerce "Last Mile Delivery" success rate

iconnix (Pty) Ltd. a South African based software development company, recently celebrated 18 years in the logistics industry - an outstanding achievement in this extremely competitive environment. Backed by a highly experienced and dedicated development and management team, iconnix (Pty) Ltd. has developed over 100…


Added by Mike Shraga on January 22, 2015 at 9:50 — No Comments

Africa's leading eCommerce Conference & Expo, 3-4 February 2015, Cape Town

Visit us on Stand1 at Africa's leading eCommerce Conference & expo, led by the experts for the industry, 3-4 February 2015, Cape Town #eComConfex #eCommerce , CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa


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Added by Mike Shraga on January 22, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

10 ways co-working will help grow your business {by Cape Town Garage}

There are many amazing benefits to being part of a co-working space . From cutting costs on office space to networking with like-minded people and increased productivity. Even with all the amazing benefits taken into consideration, some people tend to still see co-working as a waste of money.…


Added by Adele Bezuidenhout on January 21, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments

Words of wisdom (via OfficeBox)

Is 2015 turning out to be a little crazier than you expected? Are you looking for some serious inspiration to help you through the rest of the month? We've rounded up our favourite words of wisdom just for you.…


Added by Adele Bezuidenhout on January 21, 2015 at 20:30 — No Comments

New Western Cape Wine Farm App Launches

iKineo, Wesgro and the Sideways team are very excited to introduce the Sideways iPhone app now…


Added by Marthinus Botha on January 21, 2015 at 16:19 — No Comments

Why small contact centres need cloud

Cloud technology holds just as much, if not more, power for small businesses and their call centres as it does for large ones, says Jed Hewson, Director at cloud contact centre technology provider, 1Stream.

“A lot of people think that cloud technology is best suited to large contact centre…


Added by Jed Hewson on January 21, 2015 at 7:01 — No Comments

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…


Added by Roger Norton on January 20, 2015 at 22:30 — 23 Comments

Six myths of enterprise business intelligence

By Robert Fleming, Qlik VP of International Marketing

How much of what we think or ‘know’ is untested belief? What if the opinion that we never question and unthinkingly repeat turns out to be patently wrong, making us seem naive?

A few examples:

1) The Great Wall of China is not the only man-made structure that is visible from space. Using the edge of space (100 km above earth’s surface) as the vantage point, one can clearly see…


Added by Davide Hanan on January 20, 2015 at 8:20 — No Comments

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