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Western Cape entrepreneurs invited to pitch for investment at funding fair

The second annual Western Cape Funding Fair will take place in Cape Town in May of next year, with the province’s entrepreneurs invited to pitch for multi-million rand investment.

The first Western Cape Funding Fair – a partnership between the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism and advisory firm Deloitte – took place in March of last year, and …


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 27, 2015 at 12:43 — No Comments

Hiring Engineers


We are looking for electronic engineers and hard core developers, both with high intellectual horsepower.

We are a very dynamic start up with lots of freedom and big challenges.

If interested please look at our website and contact anyone at Balancell.


Added by Ian de Vries on November 27, 2015 at 11:44 — No Comments

Introduction - Itec Cape Town

About Us

Our solutions streamline business processes, enhance productivity and drive innovation. Itec is a leading document management and printing, production printing, enterprise communications and financial solutions provider, importing and distributing industry leading and award-winning brands.

Itec incorporates industry-leading…


Added by Jazmyn Rothmann on November 26, 2015 at 14:58 — No Comments

#ThoughtLeadership: What you need to know about safeguarding your corporate SIM

First published via Memeburn

For companies who have come to rely on SIM cards for machine-to-machine communication and other enterprise-level solutions, fraud can be crippling. Fortunately, there are several preventative measures decision-makers can take to minimise the risk.…


Added by Hein Koen on November 26, 2015 at 14:16 — No Comments

Rush wants to change the way South Africans move their stuff from A to B

Powered by WeChatRush is a new platform that’s looking to forever change the way South Africans move stuff their from A to B. Launching today, the Rush app lets you compare a number of couriers, their prices and service delivery, in real-time.

“A combination of an Uber and,” the startup’s CEO, Glenn Whittaker,…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 26, 2015 at 11:57 — No Comments

ALN member Elizabeth Gould's project Codex trains Africa's next generation of Tech Leaders

Coding is fast becoming the most important tool for empowering the next generation of African leaders. Code has become an equalizing global lingua franca, with the ability to make the best ideas a reality, irrespective of the age or location of the coder. In this light, …


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 26, 2015 at 11:51 — No Comments

Fincheck - Financial Comparisons

Technology is fast changing the way people search and shop for goods and services. Fincheck, a new online platform,  looks to aid customers who wish to access the financial market. Fincheck is a South African developed online platform modelled on the successful tech start-up, a British price-comparison website. Fincheck specialises in financial services, comparing a range of products including loans, banking, credit cards and debt consolidation. Fincheck provides the…


Added by Michael Bowren on November 26, 2015 at 11:06 — No Comments

Technology streamlining the financial sector?

Underpinned by demographic and sociotechnical shifts, internet penetration amongst South African consumers has increased significantly in recent years and now there is an ever shifting propensity to interact online. These shifts are increasingly having an effect on the way people go about their everyday lives and a strategic imperative for financial services businesses to develop and adopt digital strategies as a part of their channel and service strategies exists.

Consumers want…


Added by Michael Bowren on November 26, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Mobility for your industry

What does mobility mean at a time where everyone is connected? As always, technology usually moves faster than we can respond. But, running businesses, means we can’t afford to stay behind trends and, further, we should be predicting them - in every sector.

Take, for example, even industrial operations. Mobility has altered almost all business in how it operates: from how employees work, how time is managed and even how we communicate with…


Added by Terrence Stoker on November 25, 2015 at 17:01 — No Comments

Tips for a Successful Business and Recognition Products

A successful business requires focus and hard work. When you put in enough effort and adopt the right attitude, owning a business can be a very fulfilling experience. Determine whether or not you have what it takes to start a business by evaluating your personality traits.

Self Assessment

Before you launch your company, find out whether you have the traits that are necessary for successful entrepreneurship. An honest self-assessment will allow you to know whether you…


Added by Jack Dowson on November 24, 2015 at 17:02 — No Comments

Cape Town aims to lead the way as first truly digital city in Africa

BROADBAND connectivity is fundamental to creating an enabling environment for economic growth, development and inclusion.

The City of Cape Town is committed to making our city a digitally inclusive one in the most sustainable way possible. This approach is rooted in our quest to lay the foundation for our residents to access opportunities that will enable them to thrive economically on a global scale.

Our approach to consolidating the City of Cape Town as a digital city focuses…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 24, 2015 at 14:13 — No Comments

A Legal Perspective on the Resolution of Shareholder Disputes


Whether you are a shareholder in a startup just earning its stripes, or an established business seeking scale, the reality of unique human beings operating from their respective frames of reference are bound to lead to a few minor skirmishes.

Whether it is about the direction the company should take, an acquisition to be made, or a contemplated sale of…


Added by Andrew Taylor on November 24, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Learn the Advantages of Appointing a Real Estate Agent

When you are buying a home, it is definitely a part of your long term planning. If you can spend an extra 3 percent to a real estate agent, you will definitely be securing your future in safe hands. According to the experts, the money which is spent on the real estate agents cannot be considered as a waste instead it can be beneficial in the long run. Now, let us go through some of the advantages of appointing a real estate agent for buying your dream home:

Expertise in…


Added by Jack Dowson on November 24, 2015 at 8:38 — No Comments

When A Startup Wins Gold in an Advertising Competition

The Assegai Awards, the direct marketing industry awards were hosted in Sandton on 12 November 2015 and the Explore sideways team had much to celebrate!

What started as an initiative put forth by WESGRO to increase tourism into the winelands became an iPhone app and then a full-fledged South African winelands tourism…


Added by Brittany Hawkins on November 23, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

Entries for next 500 Startups class open - Deadline 1 December

Entries for the next batch of 500 Startups is open for application. Local SweepSouth, the first South African company on the program participated recently and benefitted enormously from their mentors, expertise, exposure and networks. Applications via ;…

Added by Alexandra Fraser on November 23, 2015 at 15:45 — No Comments

Groundbreaking SA Start-Up – BizLink – Is What LinkedIn Wants To Be - By 2 Oceans vibe

You’re at the age now where you’re looking for anything that gives you (or your business) a competitive edge. You’re not alone, of course, so maybe it’s time you nicked in ahead of the rest and set yourself apart.

Recently we’ve been hearing some real buzz around a new platform that individuals and businesses are pretty excited about. It’s kind of like that other platform, the one that links you in if you…


Added by Craig shelley on November 20, 2015 at 14:45 — No Comments

Should we forget cash money

One of the best ways we’ve progressed in terms of technology has been focused on how we’ve managed our finances. Increasingly, all over the world, we’re seeing a move away from hard, physical currency to digital.

As Forbes’ notes of American spending:

“Studies by Visa show…


Added by Terrence Stoker on November 20, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile - Unparalleled Media

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



Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 20, 2015 at 12:02 — No Comments

Africa Should Accelerate Transitioning To High-Value Manufacturing Like 3D Printing

One of the most puzzling paradoxes of the much lauded recent African growth is its bizarre matrix of high growth and high unemployment.

The low impact on poverty reduction and unemployment of the otherwise impressive growth has in turn been attributed to the low contribution of the manufacturing sector. Manufacturing has stagnated and contracted while the service sector continues to grow at a strong rate, leaving economists with the task of pondering whether …


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 20, 2015 at 11:28 — No Comments

Reflections from a Silicon Cape Startup at Finland's 15,000 person Slush

In the last ten days, this American-turned-adopted-South African was honoured to participate in the Global Impact Accelerator…

Added by Elizabeth Gould on November 20, 2015 at 9:13 — No Comments

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