BUDDING business owners will get the opportunity to “flex” their marketing muscles during the Sparkup! 2015 weekend programme and live investment initiative next month, where over R1 million in funding will be up for grabs.
From May 8 to 10, there will be 15 qualifying start-ups looking to get investment, and they will compete at the Graduate School of Business in Cape Town.
Sparkup! organiser Tracy Gander said that during the three days, the various entrepreneurs will receive…Continue
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When choosing a chart navigation app, be surethat it includes some method of downloading and storing for later offline use, because you never
want to have to depend on connectivity when boating. The chart should provide you with area coverage in sufficient detail for offline, on-water use.
A charting app is much better for sailors because it provides a greater depth on information and support when on the water. The app should indicate where to avoid a rock or…Continue
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South African startup Wanos Networks, which creates software for businesses allowing them to accelerate the network between their branches, is on the lookout for ZAR600,000 (US$50,000) in funding, and more importantly an investor to advise on business development, as it looks to expand operations further and boost already significant profits.
Wanos, which is one of the startups …Continue
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The company previously bagged the inaugural Special Recognition…
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Flu, or influenza, is a viral illness that occurs predominantly in the winter. It can infect the nose, throat, sinuses, upper airways and the lungs. …Continue
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Start Tel Aviv is a global competition that brings together startups from seventeen different countries around the world to compete for the chance to experience five-days in Tel Aviv’s famous startup ecosystem.
The prize is an intense, all-expense-paid, five-day startup experience in the heart of Tel Aviv between 5th and 10th September 2015, during…Continue
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Organising myself operationally – what does this mean?
The majority of entrepreneurs generally fly by the seat of their pants for the first few years of operation, making up their procedures on the go as and when they need to. The problem with this approach is that everything takes on a…Continue
Added by Tyronne Nel on May 19, 2015 at 12:09 — No Comments
CMO COUNCIL LAUNCHES GLOBAL INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM TO HELP UNICEF
CauseTech.Net Community to Crowdsource Ideas and Inspirations That Advance UNICEF’s Use of Social Impact Technology to Further its Mandate WorldwideContinue
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As long as …Continue
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Just launched jobbank.co.za - a jobs site. What i noticed was that candidates and recruiters don't register on the site but all seem to follow the Twitter account. My point? Users want information pushed to them and if interested then they will click on the link to the site to view additional information. Guess i'm the only one that did not realize this trend up 'till now. Then again, maybe some design flaw on my website?
The ability of a business to succeed depends on the goals and commitment of the entrepreneur involved. Whether the enterprise is large or small, a company requires the input of dedicated individuals whose skills and qualities enable a business to exist. Regardless of certain aspects, such as educational background, there are a number of qualities that good entrepreneurs are known for :…Continue
Added by Jack Dowson on May 18, 2015 at 9:25 — No Comments
South African startup Vula Mobile, which connects general health workers in remote areas with specialists in hospitals and has an initial focus on eye health, is eyeing what it describes as the “huge potential” of the global m-health market after securing its first commercial contract.
Vula Mobile allows health workers to capture basic patient information, take photographs, do a basic eye test and capture a brief medical history before…Continue
Added by Disrupt Africa on May 18, 2015 at 9:22 — No Comments
The world of business is competitive and dynamic. You require a flexible approach coupled with the ability to be organized and prepared. Many individuals hope to start a business and immediately start making large amounts of money, but you need more than ideas to earn profits.
Create a Strategy
Achieving a profitable business can be more challenging than most people think and it needs you to spare the time and effort that will start your journey towards entrepreneurial…Continue
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LaunchLab’s Lift-Off Acceleration Programme
Date: 20 June 2015 – 15 August 2015
Venue: Nedbank Stellenbosch University LaunchLab
R5,000.00 for full 10 modules OR R1,000.00 per module with the first two modules (R2,000.00) being…Continue
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Miss.Africa Initiative led by DCA Academy, is announcing a Seed Fund in Africa that will a small grants to…Continue
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The winners of the Women in Construction Awards, recognising excellence in Africa were announced Wednesday night, 13 May 2015. Hosted by the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo, the Sandton Convention Centre, in Johannesburg, South Africa saw 300 guests from the construction, cement and concrete industry celebrate, recognise and applaud the finalists for 2015.
The call for nominations for the Women in Construction Awards resulted in an influx of 42…Continue
Added by Louise Krige on May 15, 2015 at 14:18 — No Comments
South African publishers who want to remain relevant in a fast-changing media landscape must adapt their content and platforms to the needs of an audience that wants personalised news available wherever they are and in real-time.
In order to successfully compete for the attention and engagement of today’s busy and demanding audience, publishers must deliver high-quality, relevant content in real-time to their audiences in ways that fit their lifestyles.
The rise of mobile media…Continue
Added by Lynette Anthony Hundermark on May 14, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments
SA startup entrepreneurs are extremely positive despite challenges
Seed Academy, a school for entrepreneurship, surveyed more than 900 startup entrepreneurs who have been in business less than five years. The results show that while entrepreneurs face key challenges; the majority are startlingly positive and are motivated to grow and develop their businesses.
The survey was aimed at getting a national snapshot of startup…Continue
Added by Michelle K Blumenau on May 14, 2015 at 10:59 — No Comments
With an unemployment rate of just over 25%, unscrupulous criminals are quick to take advantage of desperate job seekers by placing fake job adverts, demanding fees for job placement or contacting them with fake offers via social media. Women have also found themselves subject to harassment by men who pose as employers and demand illicit photographs in order to secure (fake) jobs. Fortunately it is possible to protect yourself against bogus advertisers, by following simple safety…Continue
Added by Claire Cobbledick on May 14, 2015 at 10:57 — No Comments
Once again Francis Cronje will be speaking at ICT Africa in July in CT & November in JHB.
He will be discussing the latest developments in POPI Compliance and data protection.
ICT Africa will focus on key issues Cybercrime, Data privacy, Big Data & Mobility and more.
For more information contact me shortly.
021 712 2882
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