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Silicon Cape Startup Profile: Wanos Networks

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 engage@siliconcape.com

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 3, 2015 at 1:00 — No Comments

WIN a share of R100,000 in LaunchLab’s Ideas Programme Pitching Platform

We are kicking off the second round of our biannual Ideas Programme Pitching Platform. This time around, participants stand a chance of winning their share of R100 000 in seed funding to further develop their ideas.

We are looking for ideas that solve specific business and social challenges…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 2, 2015 at 15:34 — No Comments

Creating An Entrepreneurship Culture That Embraces Failure

“I have not failed. I‘ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.”…

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Added by iAfrikan on September 2, 2015 at 12:18 — No Comments

Hacking Jozi's Wits University

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Added by iAfrikan on September 2, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Innovation Summit Hackathon: Parenting app takes innovation prize



The NappiDaddi team took home a R10 000 prize, which they plan to use to further the app.

The NappiDaddi team took home a R10 000 prize, which they plan to use to further the app.

NappiDaddi, a mobile app encouraging and helping fathers of young children to be involved in their child's early care and development, won the top innovation award at the SA Innovation Summit 2015 Hackathon for Early…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 1, 2015 at 23:51 — No Comments

Cape Town startup WhereIsMyTransport raises $900k, launches London office

Cape Town-based transport solutions startup WhereIsMyTransport has raised a seed round of ZAR12 million (US$900,000) and announced the beginning of its expansion overseas with the launch of an office in London, United Kingdom (UK).…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 1, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

On a Quest for great science stories

On Saturday 22 August, SciBraai, Code4SA and the …

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Added by Paul Kennedy on September 1, 2015 at 13:33 — No Comments

Incubation & Acceleration Programme in the UK! Sheffield Smart Lab

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Sheffield Smart Lab (UK) invites entrepreneurs and…

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Added by Natalia Gozdur on September 1, 2015 at 11:44 — No Comments

What Defines An African Startup?

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Added by iAfrikan on August 31, 2015 at 12:28 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Women in Technology Unconference - Bringing together Women in Technology

The Silicon Cape Women Subcommittee, convened earlier this year identified three principles to underpin all its activities: empowerment, inspiration and relationships.

As Cape Town already boasts a number of organizations, both formal and informal, that promote the interests of Women in…

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Added by Silicon Cape Women on August 28, 2015 at 22:00 — No Comments

Emerging companies insights: Where do we stand?

In a good news, bad news scenario, people would rather hear the bad news first. And in the case of emerging entrepreneurial businesses in South Africa, local is not so lekker, say Maija de Riijk-Uys and Alexandra Fraser of PwC Accelerator and Silicon Cape respectively.
The two organisations recently published a survey of 743 respondents - in collaboration other stakeholders - which scratches…
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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on August 28, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile : Daily Dietitian

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 engage@siliconcape.com

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Daily Dietitian…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on August 28, 2015 at 8:09 — No Comments

Enterprise Elevator to Introduce Their Tech Accelerator Programme at the SA Innovation Summit in Cape Town

Focusing on technology that positively impacts health and social upliftment, Enterprise Elevator is helping local entrepreneurs and start-ups with a programme geared towards making a difference and fast-tracking growth.

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Added by Entrepreneur Traction on August 27, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

LaunchLab's Pitching Platform! WIN Your Share Of R100,000

Added by Chani Macauley on August 27, 2015 at 13:53 — No Comments

SpaceBox: Marketing an e-commerce start-up in SA

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Recently launched, SpaceBox is an online personal storage service and the first of its kind in South Africa. As such, the marketing is key to ensuring South Africans know what the on-demand service does, and how it works.



It was important for SpaceBox to be first to market. “I believe South Africans are loyal. Once they trust you to provide a service, you’re more likely to build a lasting relationship.“ says Hjalmar…

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Added by Bettina Moss on August 27, 2015 at 9:47 — No Comments

Starting a Business while Raising a Family - It can be done!

Each week during Women's Month, we have published various interviews to showcase our female founders, and to inspire, motivate and encourage other founders, both female and male. Last week we wrote about Liels Kotze’s transition from the world of SAP Project Management to being a Co-Founder. As we wrap up Women’s Month, we interviewed an inspirational…

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Added by Silicon Cape Women on August 27, 2015 at 7:00 — No Comments

Workshop17 lifts the veil on African tech and innovation

From a dusty warehouse on a working dry dock to a next generation, multi-use innovation hub designed to showcase and enable solutions to South African and African problems, the V&A Waterfront’s Workshop17, which officially launched today, is set to lift the veil on African tech and innovation.

The V&A Waterfront has long recognised the importance of the shared economy, and Workshop17 was born of the desire to support start-ups and experienced companies, profit…

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Added by Louise De Smedt (Krige) on August 26, 2015 at 22:00 — No Comments

Why there’s hope for SA entrepreneurship

With the rand continuing its plummet on Monday morning, trading at R13,44 to the dollar after reaching its lowest level in 14 years last Friday, there’s been a lot of doom and gloom about the South African economy’s outlook.  

But as Wesgro’s spokesperson yesterday said at a breakfast event on PwC’s report, Emerging Companies and the Ecosystem, entrepreneurs don’t always read what’s going on with the economy.…

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Added by Elzaan Rohde on August 26, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

New Economy Accelerator - Applications CLOSE tomorrow (27 Aug)

New Economy businesses in South Africa servicing the low income sector, or base of pyramid (BoP) can receive a support package.

 

The New Economy Accelerator (NEA) aims to activate local…

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Added by Vuyisa Qabaka on August 26, 2015 at 10:24 — No Comments

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