October 2010 Blog Posts (16)

Where SA Stands with Mobile and Internet

There are many thoughts on where the SA Internet and mobile industry stands. I caught up with Arthur Goldstuck from World Wide Worx to get an educated opinion. This is what he had to share;
By the end of the year Internet penetration should be around 12.5% of the population. It will slowly continue to grow organically thanks to mobile Internet access, growth…

Added by Roger Norton on October 29, 2010 at 15:22 — No Comments

Studentology: Connecting Students and Business

For those of you recovering from Rocking the Daisies, our young startup featured is one you will surely know. At the beginning of the year, entrepreneurs Stuart Minaar and Dean Horwits launched a company and a brand that has been hard to miss on some of South Africa’s university campuses: Studentology.

“We connect…

Added by Roger Norton on October 29, 2010 at 15:19 — No Comments

Speaker Opportunity

I am looking for a speaker for Mobile Monday, the topic is 'Mobile in the Western Cape'
Email me if you interested - charleneb@cellsmart.co.za

Added by Charlene Brown on October 28, 2010 at 14:07 — No Comments

She’s the Geek Interviews Tamzin Martin

Woman of the Week: Tamzin Martin

Posted in Interviews,…

Added by Tamzin Martin on October 28, 2010 at 10:53 — No Comments

Client needed for exceptional ASP.Net developer

Would anyone be looking for a candidate with over five years ASP.Net MVC C#,
Html/CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, SQL Server and related tools for TDD, DDD,
Patterns and Best Practices .......... I am looking for a good home for a really nice guy.....Any help appreciated :)

Added by Marnie Bull on October 26, 2010 at 9:16 — 1 Comment

Writes wanted for ICT Africa Summit

I am looking for students (but not necessarily) who would like to help cover the ICT Africa Summit to be held in the CTICC in December. It would entail writing blog posts or pieces on the various talks as well as a overall writeup of the whole event. You will be given access to all of the talks and breakaway sessions and can decide on which to attend.

Here is the blurb from the website:…

Added by Roger Norton on October 25, 2010 at 23:46 — 2 Comments

Cave Addresses being redefined by Waytags

For those on SC who are unfamiliar with what a waytag is please go and check out our presentation video "What is a Waytag ?" http://bit.ly/bfcrOY or on the website www.waytag.com (Big thanks to the Firewater team and Don Packett for helping us create this little gem)

The Waytag Team is very happy to announce that Waytag.com went live at 19h15…


Added by Peter McFall on October 23, 2010 at 20:30 — No Comments

Do you know of an organization that would sponsor participation on Africacom exhibition

I have an opportunity to participate at 10% of the normal fee but E4000 is still out of our reach. This would be the ideal tool to catapult our small business into the market.
If you know of organizations that would consider to sponsor us please let me know

Added by Audrey De Jongh on October 21, 2010 at 18:38 — No Comments

Mobile App Developers in Silicon Cape

In Cape Town:

- RAMP (…

Added by Roger Norton on October 18, 2010 at 10:00 — 33 Comments

Research on competencies of software developers at Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Please forward the message below to your IT Manager/HR Manager. Managers are requested to forward this message to all software/web developers so that they may participate in the research on competencies of software developers at Cape Peninsula University of Technology. This is a very important research on competencies of software developers for our software industry in the Western Cape. Please forward the message below to your software/web developers…


Added by David King on October 12, 2010 at 20:30 — 3 Comments

Hardware guru needed

I have a client of the Entrepreneur Incubator who is putting together a hardware configuration of note and is looking for some advice and a potential supplier and installer.
Initial requirements call for an array of 36 X i7 pc each with terabyte hard drives and 32 gig RAM. Full networking and connectivity also required.
If you have any expertise in this or can offer us any alternate solutions (AS400, HP, other) we will be keen to chat.

Added by Bruce Wade on October 8, 2010 at 11:43 — 3 Comments

Cape Town Entrepreneurship Week

The Cape Town Entrepreneurship Week runs from 15 – 21 November. This now an annual event plans to put Cape Town on the map as far as entrepreneurship, innovation, collaboration and small business

development. During the week there will be a host of small workshops, seminars,

open days, displays and meetings. These all peak into three main flagship

events at the CTICC, UWC and Khayalitsha.…


Added by Bruce Wade on October 8, 2010 at 11:21 — 2 Comments

Cape Town Entrepreneurship Competition 2011 - R200 000 cash in prize money

It's time again.

The Cape Town Entrepreneurship Competition 2011 has opened for registration today…

Added by Chris Vermeulen on October 7, 2010 at 19:30 — No Comments

How to get investors to give you their money

There is a program on the BBC called Dragon's Den where budding entrepreneurs pitch for investment to a group of battle-hardened multi-millionaires. If like me you have some experience of raising private finance then this program is pure comedic gold. However, this is not about comedy, this is about serious business and if you are serious about raising finance then here…


Added by Dele Sikuade on October 7, 2010 at 12:43 — 1 Comment

Where's the train?

I think we can all agree that growing and supporting the fledgling start-up community in South Africa is something to strive for, and indeed progress is being made, with start-up weekends and collaboration events

popping up.

We need to do more though.

Recently I attended a start-up weekend type event up in JHB and was surprised by how few people showed any interest. I’d built up a romanticised idea of what…


Added by Robert Fall on October 6, 2010 at 13:35 — 1 Comment

...After two years....

What started out as a idea, a tool, something simple that would help me in my day to day tasks as a specialist security analyst in investigating internal cyber-fraud and trying to figure out who did what and when and how...

SCAPECOM a local South African company focused on auditing the Human Factor within small to large enterprises, has finally given birth to a solution that monitors the most overlooked threat in an organisation, namely the… Continue

Added by Gareth M Phillips on October 5, 2010 at 11:25 — No Comments

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