March 2012 Blog Posts (13)

mobi.lity takes 3rd place at Gauteng Innovation Competition!

mobi.lity has represented the Silicon Cape at the Gauteng Innovation Competition, and taken 3rd place in the Mobile category. This is a great achievement for mobi.lity, as preference was given to Gauteng-based companies who presented proposals to the competition, sponsored by the Provincial Government of Gauteng.
 
Mobi.lity is a mobile information platform that integrates different agencies real-time data into a meaningful and personalized experience for public…
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Added by Justin Coetzee on March 27, 2012 at 21:26 — No Comments

Senior Java Developer needed for mobile transactions company - amazing opportunity!

Seeking on behalf of a client - Senior Java developer with 5-10 years experience for established mobile transactions company based in Cape Town. Excellent chance to take responsibility and grow skills, good salary with bonuses, experienced management team. Please mail me in confidence - marnieb@iqr.co.za to find out more.

Added by Marnie Bull on March 27, 2012 at 14:11 — No Comments

NHI : A quick guide for silicapers

The Minister of Health yesterday announce that the National Health Insurance (NHI) is a definite go, and that the pilot projects will be launched soon.

I thought it would be a good idea to put together some important points regarding the NHI and what I think the effect will be on Health Care Innovation and Technology also what direct effect it will have on your own medical care.

I've speciffically steered away from the ideological arguments for and against.…

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Added by William Kleynhans on March 23, 2012 at 16:45 — 2 Comments

Snapplify - transforming publishing content into mobile apps

Cape-based startup Snapplify has done an amazing star turn on its very first international outing. The launch of the mobile app developer at the August publishers' event of the Frankfurt Book Fair was staged by CEO and founder Wesley Lynch. Not content with merely taking the world stage on debut, Snapplify proceeded to sign its first deal there and then.

 

Obvious value

“Snapplify is really very obvious value for publishers,” says Wesley. “It offers a full turnkey…

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Added by Silicon Cape Newsletter on March 23, 2012 at 13:02 — 1 Comment

Tim Lind joins the Silicon Cape Committee

Last month I was invited by the Executive Committee to present my thoughts regarding the direction of the Silicon Cape Initiative and its community. Shortly after that I found myself accepting a seat on the committee, and am now officially running the Communications portfolio.

 

Each of the 10 or so members of the committee takes on various portfolio responsibilities, but it seems much more significant that each of those members is there because of their own personal interest…

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Added by Silicon Cape Newsletter on March 23, 2012 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

Ad:Dynamo - facing up to Google

"You have to be global to compete, even to compete locally," says Sean Riley CEO of internet advertising network Ad:Dynamo.

 

Sean and his partners had seen previous unsuccessful attempts to build an ad network to rival Google but they identified brands and agencies who were waiting for an alternative.

 

They started by identifying Google's ad network's shortcomings, primarily the lack of personal customer care, and made sure they satisfied those unmet…

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Added by Silicon Cape Newsletter on March 23, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Developer needed for electronic music startup. (70% dev completed)

Hello

My name is Yves Adler, I am a Cape Town based Electronic music producer.

You can have a listen here --> www.soundcloud.com/7ftsoundsystem

I am currently looking for a proficient developer with an interest in electronic music/music discovery.

I have a web start up that requires completion (70% coding already done) and am looking for a partner that sees value in…

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Added by Yves Adler on March 22, 2012 at 23:20 — No Comments

Waytag Concludes Global Agreement with TomTom

 

Today TomTom Corporate announced a four year agreement with SA Startup Waytag whereby TomTom will deliver maps and Points of Interest to power Waytag's unique location platform. Waytag launched in 2009 with a mission to make location sharing and search simple by reducing long and complex address systems to one simple word – a !waytag. By equipping Waytag with global maps and Points of Interest, TomTom is supporting the ability to easily locate people, businesses and places around…

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Added by Peter McFall on March 20, 2012 at 13:30 — 4 Comments

LaunchCapeTown: TechBash, Mentorship & Startup Competition

The exciting LaunchCapeTown event has cropped

up on us to mark one of the most interesting weeks of the year for the

Silicon Cape community.



The Bandwidth Barn have organized LaunchCapeTown, a 5 day event for

technology startups to compete with each other and receive an

invaluable round of exposure, mentorship and networking.

LaunchCapeTown consists of the annual CTEC (Cape Town Entrepreneurship

Competition)…

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Added by Tim Lind on March 20, 2012 at 10:42 — No Comments

Music Startup

Looking for advertisers for a new music streaming service , should be up in the new 3months any ad agencies interested in advertising in our app or page site contact me .

Added by Ntuthuko on March 18, 2012 at 11:31 — No Comments

DTI Survey (ICT)

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The Department of Trade & Industry is doing a survey to identify enterprises in the ICT sector and their services. The information collected from the survey will be used to inform policy to be made and implemented to foster growth in the ICT sector.

The survey will assist in gathering baseline information on the industry’s structure (size, number of companies, levels of employment, competencies, export capacity, potential, etc.) so as to…

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Added by Tim Lind on March 15, 2012 at 8:29 — No Comments

The Garden Route startup scene

The Garden Route is open for Business!

We are seeing this more and more, as the Garden Route evolves from a sleepy holiday destination into a serious player in the economy, manufacturing everything from aircraft to furniture to electronics, and everything in between.

Combining this with a serious skills base we have a highly credible business destination.

We are fortunate that the Garden Route has it’s own pool of talent, both in the …

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Added by Imel Rautenbach on March 10, 2012 at 19:52 — No Comments

Internships at tech startup

Virtuvent.com is offering internships to front and back-end developers interested to grow their technical and user-experience skills.

Successful applicants will work directly with either our lead front-end or back-end developer on our SaaS product. This is a great opportunity to work alongside people with 15 years+ experience and get some strong portfolio behind you.

Front-end applicants should have knowledge of the…

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Added by Devin Drake on March 5, 2012 at 8:00 — 3 Comments

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