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Silicon Cape Initiative Startup Profile: Baby Registry

Silicon Cape will be featuring a business from our Startup community. If you would like your company profiled please fill out the form here.

Company Name

My Baby Registry

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on May 14, 2015 at 2:57 — 1 Comment

Q & A with Justin Spratt (Diversity in Tech, Startup VC Funding + more)

On 29 January 2015 we hosted Justin Spratt - Managing Director at Quirk Africa - where he talked about the "Startup Manifesto".

This video is the Q & A session that followed that talk. It covers:

+ Diversity in Tech

+ STEM Education…


Added by iAfrikan on May 13, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments


Here is how you can easily transform your workspace into a creative and collaborative hub with IdeaPaint.…


Added by Karlien de Goede on May 13, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

Are You Planning To Start a Business? These Tips Will Come in Handy

Starting a new enterprise is an important decision in any person’s life but you need to be aware of some factors before you take this major step. Startup business success will depend on knowing what the process involves and being able to anticipate the steps you need to take along the way.

Right Products and Services

In order for a business to be successful, you should provide people with a product or service they want and not something that you think they need. Many…


Added by Jack Dowson on May 13, 2015 at 15:37 — No Comments

How to Survive Your First Year as a Business Owner

If you are planning to launch a business, you must have heard of the countless horror stories regarding business failure. By listening to the naysayers, you shall eventually start to believe that 95% of all new businesses are ordained to fail. Nonetheless, the reality is more than bright. This is according to the U.S Bureau of Labor, which established that 75% of startups survive the maiden year in business, 69% survive the maiden two years while 50% make it to more than five…


Added by Jack Dowson on May 13, 2015 at 15:32 — No Comments

Google search ranking and mobile-friendliness

Just a reminder! Received this notification today after a Google log-on.

Added by Alan Williams on May 13, 2015 at 14:22 — No Comments

LaunchLab Acceleration Program - Information

Added by Chani Macauley on May 13, 2015 at 11:58 — No Comments

Sungard launches Development and QA Skills Incubator

About Sungard

SunGard is one of the world's leading software and technology services companies with over 20,000 employees, serving more than 25,000 customers in over 70 countries and is the largest privately held business software and IT services company. At SunGard,…


Added by Desigan on May 13, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Skills Crowdsourcing with Trevor Wolfe

Learn how skills crowdsourcing can help you make a success of your project or startup 

Talk & Fireside Chat

Date: 28 May 2015, 18h30 to 21h00 (GMT+2) 

Address: Wits Digital Innovation Zone, 111 Smit Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa 

Cost: …


Added by iAfrikan on May 13, 2015 at 9:18 — No Comments

MasterStart launches online course for e-commerce entrepreneurs

Cape Town-based online platform MasterStart has launched, providing an interactive e-commerce course created by a team of local entrepreneurs to help people in setting up online stores.

MasterStart takes a “learn from the experts” approach, teaching candidates to create their own store and equipping them with the skills required to operate their shops, market…


Added by Disrupt Africa on May 12, 2015 at 16:57 — No Comments

Looking for a responsive white label gaming platform?

Looking for a fully responsive white label gaming platform that is fully optimized to run on desktop and mobile browsers? GameZBoost have a solution that can be tailored to meet your specific needs and objectives, we would require the following information to understand your requirements:

  • Are you looking for a desktop or mobi solution or both?
  • What…

Added by Mark van Diggelen on May 12, 2015 at 11:02 — No Comments

Power of the Online Customer Reviews For Your Business to Grow

In the recent past, there has been a tremendous growth in the local search market. Now more than ever, local consumers are highly connected. Consequently, as a local business owner, you must strive to keep up with your client’s online behaviors if you are to remain prominent and relevant in the local market.…


Added by Jack Dowson on May 12, 2015 at 10:31 — 1 Comment


SAB’s Tholoana Programme invites applications from entrepreneurs looking to grow their business

Do you have a viable, black-owned small business that would benefit from mentorship, business support and access to funding? If so, you should consider applying for SAB’s Tholoana Programme, which is inviting interested parties to apply for inclusion in its next intake.

Successful candidates will receive mentorship, access to skills training workshops and other business…


Added by Abram Molelemane on May 11, 2015 at 14:21 — No Comments

What is your old phone worth? Classifieds reveal all

As a country with the highest cellphone penetration per square meter in Africa, almost all of us have unused cell phones lying around. But how much can you sell it for? Gumtree has created an unique phone price checker that collates all the data from the site to demonstrate how much second hand cellphones are being sold for, per brand, device and model. This allows you to not only sell your old phone for what it’s worth, but…


Added by Claire Cobbledick on May 11, 2015 at 12:15 — No Comments

Improve cash flow with easy online billing

By Brendon Williamson GM of business development at PayGate 

Electronic invoicing can now allow even the smallest of companies to take payments online - without needing e-commerce capability on their websites.

Every small business owner knows that getting paid promptly is the key to healthy cash flow - so anything you can do to make payment easier for your customers is good for business.

However, many small businesses don’t have the resources to develop…


Added by PayGate on May 11, 2015 at 10:56 — No Comments

Are Tech Hubs in Africa Effective?

Tech and innovation hubs are all the rage in Africa at the moment. With reportedly as many as 150 in existence from Cape to Cairo, these organisations are undoubtedly "da flava" in donor funding terms. However, it seems that the question of…


Added by iAfrikan on May 11, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

8 Groups of Experts Your Small Business Needs To Succeed

The business world is a complex one. Due to this complexity, it is difficult for any business owner to be an expert in all the specialized fields required to run a business. For instance, a business person might be good at logistics, but very bad at finances.

A lot of emphasis is put on the need…


Added by Jack Dowson on May 10, 2015 at 10:22 — No Comments

Competition: Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year

The Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year competition is now open for 2015 entries, and having seen first-hand how the competition has assisted past winners to grow their businesses and inspire fellow entrepreneurs in the process, we would like to encourage all entrepreneurs to join this journey of recognition and showcase their entrepreneurial accomplishments thus far.

Entering the 2015 Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® competition:   



Added by Thulani Mbana on May 9, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

May is Female Founders Month

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday 14 May 2015, 6h30PM #GetTraction #StartupGrind #SGWomen #Meetup…


Added by Entrepreneur Traction on May 8, 2015 at 23:03 — No Comments

Feedback from the Gender Summit Africa (GSA5)

Last week I had the privilege of joining delegates at the first…


Added by Anelda van der Walt on May 8, 2015 at 16:36 — No Comments

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