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4 Strengths of Using a Cash Advance for Your Business

The U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) says over 68% of small and medium enterprises fail within the first 12 years of launching due to cash crunch.   According to an article published on U.S Money in 2013, this situation has exacerbated since the economic recession of 2007/2008 with over 75% having been affected by capital deficiencies.

Cash Advances as a Godsend

As an entrepreneur, you have to concur that things are tough especially during such a period. …


Added by Jack Dowson on August 3, 2015 at 14:52 — No Comments

SweepSouth first SA startup to join Silicon Valley’s 500 Startups accelerator

Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund and startup accelerator, 500 Startups, has announced its 14th batch of startups, which includes the South African home cleaning service, SweepSouth.

This is the first time a local company has been selected by 500 Startups, with only a handful of African companies being chosen to join the programme in the past. Of thousands of…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on August 3, 2015 at 11:46 — No Comments

Tuse Application Launched

It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of our new application, Tuse. The Android application allows a user's mobile device to become a node in a wireless mesh network. On this wireless mesh network, users may send free messages, free calls or transfer files to other peers for…


Added by Sabelo Sibanda on August 3, 2015 at 9:45 — No Comments

TEDxCapeTown celebrates 5th year by exploring (Open [Access) Control]

Already in its fifth year, TEDxCapeTown 2015 tackles the delicate and highly relevant paradox of openness, access and control. As a non-profit…


Added by Ronell Sharee Swartbooi on August 1, 2015 at 17:50 — No Comments

CiTi Hosts Another Successful Virtual Reality Event and Calls for VR in Tourism

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) once again leads the way in Cape Town’s tech…


Added by CiTi and Bandwidth Barn on July 31, 2015 at 12:32 — No Comments

Start your Own Conveyancing Business

Conveyancing is a fulfilling career that combines the ability to help people with their property transactions and the knowledge of property law. Conveyancers have licenses to act in different areas pertaining to property. Conveyancing is generally referred to as the legal work that involves transactions that are aimed at creating, varying, extinguishing or transferring interest in property.

Legal Work

Work ranges from preparing legal documentation such as…


Added by Jack Dowson on July 31, 2015 at 10:16 — No Comments

Pursuing Excellence With Dominique Collett, ex-Co-founder of TYME & Senior Investment Exec at RMI Holdings

Following a successful exit at the incredibly successful fintech startup she co-founded, Tyme (acquired by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia for a rumoured ±USD30 million), Dominique has gone on to become a financial services investor and…


Added by iAfrikan on July 30, 2015 at 13:24 — No Comments

Apply to attend the Google Developer Summit - Sub Saharan Africa

The 1st ever Google Developer Summit in Sub-Saharan Africa is in the pipeline! This will take place in 3 cities around Africa: Lagos (19th…


Added by Mercy Orangi on July 30, 2015 at 11:32 — No Comments

Tech4Africa returns to Cape Town in Year 6. And the local lineup is fantastic!

Tech4Africa is fast obtaining the mantle of SxSW for Africa. After 5 years of consistently showcasing authentic content, it returns to Cape Town for a day of inspiring and engaging talks.

When Tech4Africa opened up speaker submissions to the community, the takeup was brilliant, and showed that there are many local stories worth a listen. This year in Cape Town there are 21 sessions and 5 Keynotes, spread across 3 rooms, all at the Cape Town Stadium.

For the Keynotes, Nic…


Added by Zinnia Peens on July 30, 2015 at 8:07 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile : &Threads

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

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on July 30, 2015 at 0:16 — No Comments

Entrepreneurs and Retirement- How to plan for your golden years.

With one of the lowest savings rates in the world South Africans are definitely not at the forefront of planning for retirement! Many argue that the additional costs of private schooling, hospital care and security make it almost impossible to set enough money aside for retirement planning. If this…


Added by Tyronne Nel on July 29, 2015 at 11:35 — No Comments

Effective digital and finance security measures

Businesses are often at the forefront of finding ways to make their money and transactions as secure as possible. Good businesses use protocols and measures that can make transactions easier and better for all their clients. Just as they care about making the business site secure - with locked doors, windows and so on, so businesses need to care about what they use for their digital and financial interactions.

For example, in South Africa, there has been new…


Added by Terrence Stoker on July 29, 2015 at 10:17 — No Comments

Can Predictive Analytics Decrease Gender And Racial Discrimination In Organisations?

After four months of rejection by employers, a man named Kim did one simple thing that changed his luck. He…


Added by iAfrikan on July 28, 2015 at 20:22 — No Comments

SA Innovation Summit Hackathon - Help us find solutions to early learning challenges

To add to the already exciting lineup of the SA Innovation Summit we are hosting a 24-hour hackathon from Friday, 15h00 – 28th August to Saturday, 15h00 - 29th August at the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point.

If you are passionate about tech be sure to sign up where you will have the opportunity to meet and work together with programmers, designers, creatives and ECD practitioners with the aim of creating mobile applications to benefit children most at risk in our society. Entries will…


Added by Ezlyn Barends on July 28, 2015 at 18:29 — No Comments

How digital data needs physical security

Data centres have become the embodiment of what we consider valuable, especially these days: information. Of course, we’ve always valued information - it’s why we charge for books and pay for them, why we have secret files and encryption codes for centuries.

Consider the history of cryptography. As Tony Damico…


Added by Terrence Stoker on July 28, 2015 at 15:25 — No Comments

“National Savings Month” and your medical scheme

July is National Savings Month

“National Savings Month” is an awareness campaign run by the South African Savings Institute (SASI).  July is always the month in which the national…


Added by Elmarie Jensen on July 28, 2015 at 14:19 — No Comments

Predictive Analytics: The Power to predict who whill click, buy, lie or die- Eric Siegel (Book Review)

Predictive Analytics (PA) can be summed up as understanding the value of data and its ability to allow businesses (offline and online businesses) to foresee the future and predict what their customers will do before they do it. The value this has on a business’ financials is evident- knowing how your customers will behave would, in theory and possibly in practice, allow you to cut your marketing costs by focusing solely on the advertising models that are most likely to have the highest…


Added by Emmanuel Sibanda on July 28, 2015 at 13:23 — No Comments

Does your Company need Job-ready Tech Professionals AND Stipend Funding?

Is your company looking for skilled professionals in LINUX, CISCO, MCSE or MS…


Added by CiTi and Bandwidth Barn on July 28, 2015 at 12:19 — No Comments

What Are You Going To Do When They Come For You? + Week's Biggest Stories

In this week's …


Added by iAfrikan on July 28, 2015 at 8:40 — No Comments

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