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Improving your relations with others

The key to a successful business can’t be captured easily, but it does rely on certain skills we all may need. The most important may be the ability to engage, communicate and generally interact with others in an amicable, professional and welcoming way. We cannot underestimate how important this is; consider that careers have been broken or made based almost entirely on how we conduct ourselves.

This is particularly the case now, in the age of…


Added by Terrence Stoker on October 6, 2015 at 15:57 — No Comments

Property Entrepreneurs invited to join Growthpoint’s incubation programme

Property Point, a Growthpoint Properties initiative, has opened its next application window for entrepreneurs working in the property industry to join its business incubation programme. 

Property Point is an enterprise initiative founded by Growthpoint Properties, South…


Added by Louise De Smedt (Krige) on October 5, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

TechStars Launches in Africa

Techstars is a world leading accelerator of technology start-ups.  At its essence, Techstars is a network -- of programs that span 12 cities, 600 companies, thousands of mentors, and a host of corporate partners.  We are coming to Tech4Africa to talk about our plans for the continent as Africa is becoming key to our growing network. 

Greg will be speaking at Tech4Africa covering the history of Techstars and more specifically the most important themes we see coming…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on October 5, 2015 at 15:50 — No Comments

Pilot your solution at Liberty by responding to Liberty InsuranceTech Innovation Challenge

Reaching out to fintech and insuretech innovators around the world, Liberty has launched a global InsuranceTech Innovation Challenge in partnership with

The challenge closes on Sunday 11 October 2015

Innovators can enter solutions across 2 categories as below:

• Customer Service Experience

• Client Advice Payment Management…


Added by Cat Miller on October 2, 2015 at 12:52 — No Comments

Join the star-studded FinTech Africa event on 20 October in Bellville, Cape Town

FinTech Africa is back, with an event that promises to be bigger, better and even more inspiring than the July event in Johannesburg. Hosted by the Stellenbosch Business School at their…


Added by FinTech Africa on October 2, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

What the SDGs mean for tech and transparency

As far as odd couples go, the Pope and Shakira is one of my new favourites. You wouldn’t necessarily think of putting them on the same stage, but that’s just what the UN did when they adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) last week. The SDGs are the successors to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and largely dictate the…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on October 1, 2015 at 17:06 — No Comments

Publicis Machine Launches Start-Up Competition to work with Iconic South African Brand

Cash Prizes, a week long accelerated incubator and the chance of a national contract up for grabs - Applications to all Tech Start-Ups now open!

Apply here:…


Added by Andy Gilder on October 1, 2015 at 16:39 — No Comments

Business and Credit Card Payments

The ongoing popularity of credit cards is attributed to how easy they are to use when making purchases. This convenience increases the possibility of customers making more purchases than usual and subsequently increases business sales. Businesses that process credit cards provide their customers with a worthwhile payment alternative.

More Payment Options

With more businesses choosing to offer the credit card payment option, you risk losing customers if you do…


Added by Jack Dowson on October 1, 2015 at 15:50 — No Comments

Start-up India needs Modi-fication

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi may be on a high after last weekend's Silicon Valley visit, but if he is to transform India into the next great start-up nation he has a long way to go. Here's why..…


Added by Stephen Timm on October 1, 2015 at 10:55 — No Comments

SC Startup Profile: The Global Movement Summit

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

Company Name?

The Global Movement Summit …


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on October 1, 2015 at 6:19 — No Comments

Business Tech Show Workshops and Discount

With just 6 weeks until the Business Tech Show opens its doors, we are wrapping up registration. Register now for 25% OFF using the discount code: SiliconBTS 
We are excited to announce the…

Added by Kinetic on September 30, 2015 at 9:27 — No Comments

Silicon Cape discount for the Start-Up Alley

Business Tech Show producers, Kinetic, call on all Start-Ups, Entrepreneurs and Big Thinkers with the next big thing in their pocket to secure their space at the Start-Up Alley.  …

Added by Kinetic on September 30, 2015 at 9:18 — No Comments

VC4Africa launches open data on African startups

By Bill Zimmerman on September 28, 2015


VC4Africa launches an API (application programming interface) to embed public venture data from the startup funding platform on external websites, display subsets of venture data and more.

VC4A is often thought of as a startup finance platform, but at our core we’re really an organization that’s using…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 30, 2015 at 0:28 — No Comments

TimeStamp : Just another time sheeting app

Its been a while since I posted online about stuff I'm building. Almost 2 years if not 3.

So I thought I should really get into re-building and publishing all the Android Apps I have been prototyping and sketching over the years, rebuilding all the old ones in the process.

In a…


Added by Nerudo Mregi on September 29, 2015 at 22:30 — No Comments

South African Startup Asimmetric Accepted to San Francisco Based Accelerator Highway1

We're so pleased to announce that we have been accepted into one of the top hardware accelerators, Highway1!

Our press release has all the key info, and I've added it below.

But first, a pic of the team—the most important part of any startup. Proud of you guys.…


Added by David Wilson on September 29, 2015 at 21:00 — No Comments


The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) is the umbrella organisation of the Bandwidth Barn, Africa’s oldest tech incubator and in 2011 initiated Africa’s most successful tech skills and job readiness programme, CapaCiTi.  Through the CapaCiTi programme we have successfully skilled 500 previously unemployed youth in tech…


Added by CiTi and Bandwidth Barn on September 29, 2015 at 9:34 — No Comments

WE ARE HIRING - CapaCiTi Marketing Assistant

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) is the umbrella organisation of the Bandwidth…


Added by CiTi and Bandwidth Barn on September 29, 2015 at 9:33 — No Comments

The future of shopping

For many it might be hard to believe we can purchase all manner of items from the comfort of home. We can inspect, examine and decide on specific items with a click of a button - and promptly have it delivered, often for free, ride to our front door. But this is how shopping - and society - has evolved. It’s important then, for retailers, to consider what the future will bring.

Not keeping up can mean the end of any business. After all, relevancy…


Added by Terrence Stoker on September 29, 2015 at 9:32 — No Comments

Using Technology to transform industries

It is no secret, that education is an incredibly hot area across the continent with a number of initiatives tackling education from a variety of angles. The most interesting thing in education this week was the announcement of the BRCK education initiative. For $5000…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 29, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

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