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Startup Breakfast Club comes to Cape Town

Join funnyman Schalk Bezuidenhout, with a successful mystery guest speaker and the hottest startups in Cape Town right now!

Guess our mystery guest speaker (HINT: he is the founder of a top rated online radio station, he runs a mini-digital media empire, is a celebrate TV…


Added by Entrepreneur Traction on November 21, 2014 at 14:02 — No Comments

This is codeX: Africa's Developer Apprenticeship Program -- Video

Added by Elizabeth Gould on November 21, 2014 at 10:54 — No Comments

Building your skyscraper Role Model

Like all developments take planning, preparation and execution. A skyscraper takes thousands of man hours and a bank to complete.

But what stands out for me is the different skills sets and materials needed in order to make it a success.

These skills have its own attributes, providing unique substance to each process. The syncronizing of all gives a strong force.

The materials used have its own unique strengths and weaknesses. Coupled together makes a rigid and perfect…


Added by Tevan Nathan Patrick on November 21, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Sign up, Get 30 Referrals and Get A Free Ticket to Lean Jo'burg in 2015 Automatically

Coming back in Q1/2015!

To keep up to date and informed, register here.

Also, once registered, share your unique referral link and when you get 30 referrals, you get a FREE TICKET to the workshop!!!

(More details on 28 November 2014)…


Added by iAFRIKAN on November 21, 2014 at 8:54 — No Comments

Lessons and takeout’s from AfricApps 2014

Lessons and takeout’s from AfricApps 2014

The 2nd AfricApps track at AfricaCom had a dramatic increase with seasoned and new developers coming out to hear from international and local speakers from the inaugural previous ear.  

The importance of events like AfricApps is to showcase what talented and innovative solutions are currently making waves in the industry. This allows developers to engage and interact with leading figures in the developer…


Added by Lianne du Toit on November 19, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

QlikView SA debuts Qlik Sense

QlikView South Africa used its annual user conference at Vodaworld, Midrand on 11 November to introduce the latest member of the Qlik product family – Qlik Sense.…


Added by Davide Hanan on November 19, 2014 at 9:42 — No Comments

The French-South African community rewards its best entrepreneurs and start ups!

The list of nominees for the Cap40 Business Awards has been released today, featuring the most successful French and French-South African start-ups and entrepreneurs in Cape Town.

The winners of the Cap40 Business Awards will be announced on December 3 at the Granger Bay Hotel School. Seven Awards will be attributed in total. Among them, three will be…


Added by Christophe Challe on November 19, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Congratulations to the winner of the VIP delegate pass for the eCommerce Africa Confex!

Kinetic would like to thank the members of the Silicon Cape who have registered for the complimentary expo passes to the eCommerce Africa Confex. If you haven’t registered yet then you can still do so by clicking…


Added by Kirsten Pow Chong on November 19, 2014 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

Acceleration Programme Final

On Wednesday the 12th of November the LaunchLab's 14 week Acceleration Programme drew to a close, when one entrepreneur was crowned champion and walked away with a grant of R15 000 in seed funding.

In the Final five entrepreneurs battled it out for the 15k, but ultimately it was Sandile Mamela from Magic Flow who won the very first ever LaunchLab Acceleration Programme.

The LaunchLab wishes to thank all the participants…


Added by Avelino Rodrigues on November 17, 2014 at 11:14 — No Comments

I Got 99 Problems But My Pitch Ain't One

Startup L. Jackson on Startups


If you’re having funding problems

I feel bad for you son

I got 99 problems but my pitch ain’t one…


Added by iAFRIKAN on November 15, 2014 at 13:14 — No Comments

5 great ways to save your startup's money (via OfficeBox)

As a startup you are most likely strapped for cash. You need to make every cent count or you won't make it through the crucial first years. At OfficeBox we understand that you need to get the best bang for your buck. To help you, we have compiled a list of the 5 best ways your startup can save money.

1. Kill your overheads



Added by Adele Bezuidenhout on November 12, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

Additional Statutory Registrations

Just when you thought it was OK, to breathe a sigh of relief and pat yourself on the back for a job well done, you realise that you are only part of the way down regulatory road.

While the procedures listed below are not all strictly Statutory Registrations they do form a very important part of running your business, below is a list of registrations that need to be completed at various stages of your business cycle.  

  • Annual Return -…

Added by Tyronne Nel on November 12, 2014 at 17:19 — No Comments

Returning sponsors Airwatch, Kofax and Meso Group sign up for the 2015 IT Leaders Africa Summit

South Africa's premier IT summit is back for a 6th year and returning attendees have signed up again for another chance to meet with some of the region's leading IT and business professionals.

After a successful summit in 2014, Airwatch and Kofax are returning to IT Leaders Africa 2015 as Silver Providers for the second consecutive year. Airwatch and Kofax among other providers, are sending a team of experts to present 60 minute workshops to attendees over the 2 day…


Added by Kirsten Pow Chong on November 12, 2014 at 16:22 — No Comments

The open source community helps defend GNOME trademark against Groupon

The GNOME Foundation sent out an urgent call for help to defend its trademark against Groupon. It would cost $80,000 to oppose the registration of the first set of 10 applications:

"The GNOME project is a well-known free and open-source desktop environment for Linux distros. Gnome is also the name of Groupon's new proprietary point-of-sale operating system. The two couldn't be more opposed in ethos, and given the fact that the former has held a registered…


Added by Jacques Rentzke on November 12, 2014 at 16:01 — No Comments

Dashboard Design Workshop presented by Synergy

Following her talk on Interconnected BI - A systems thinking approach at Mammoth BI, Synergy presents a Dashboard Design workshop by Gillian…


Added by Leon Jamarie on November 12, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Why should I be fluent in code?

"When you become fluent with reading and writing, it's not something that you're doing just to become a professional writer. Very few people become professional writers. But it's useful for everybody to learn how to read and write.

Again, the same thing with coding. Most people won't grow up to become professional computer scientists or programmers, but those skills of thinking creatively, reasoning systematically, working collaboratively, are…


Added by Emma Dicks on November 12, 2014 at 9:14 — 1 Comment

5 reasons why you should start your own business

You’re at that point in your life when you want to get your career going. You have qualification(s). You have some experience and you’re trying to enter a recession hit job market. It’s tough. There are hardly any positions, and those that are there will leave you feeling underemployed and underpaid, BUT what choice do you have, right?


You need to take a risk and back yourself to succeed. Take that part of your career path that you have loved the…


Added by Alex Isaacs on November 11, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

Social networks vs social networking by Marc Smith

Marc SmithChief Social Scientist, Connected Action Consulting Group (USA), focuses on social media, the conversations themselves, but not the commercial messages displayed (but perhaps often not seen) along side these discussions on advertising and interactions. He will speaking at the Mammoth BI conference on 17 November and conducting…


Added by Leon Jamarie on November 10, 2014 at 18:00 — No Comments

Mammoth BI and Internet Solutions making Big Data accessible to all

Mammoth BI is proud to have Internet Solutions (IS) as a sponsor for its first Big Data and Business Intelligence Conference taking place on 17 and 18 November 2014 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Internet Solutions, a division of Dimension Data was founded in 1993 and has since continued to be the leading ISP provider for business focusing on how the Internet can…


Added by Leon Jamarie on November 10, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

Countdown to Cape Town; SAP Startup Focus forum is coming!!

With summer just around the corner for the Southern Hemisphere, November is a beautiful time to visit Cape Town. 

SAP Startup Focus program aims to help startups in the Big Data, predictive and realtime analytics space develop new applications on SAP HANA and accelerate market traction. SAP…


Added by Rachel Kingston on November 10, 2014 at 16:20 — No Comments

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