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Apply now for the first ever London based Insurance Startupbootcamp

JSE listed MMI Holdings has upped its investment in innovation by becoming an early investor partner in the first ever insurance incubator programme managed by Startupbootcamp, a leading international startup accelerator.

Insurance Startupbootcamp is the leading accelerator focused on insurance innovation. Based in London, the programme invites global startups (including from South Africa) across different areas within insurance, including consumer, re-insurance, back-office…

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Added by Ntombi on August 21, 2015 at 14:52 — No Comments

What tools can help your business succeed in 2015

As we increasingly face growing competition in an increasingly demanding market, every business wants to be one step ahead of everyone else. It’s helpful then to have a sense of what we can use to try stay ahead of the competition, especially as by just being more aware of what’s out there in terms of helpful assets, we can be ahead of the curve.

There are many ways we can utilise modern tech and digital culture to help our business. We should invest in the…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on August 21, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

Best home and office security for 2015

As we are increasingly connected to each other all over the world, we are also finding new ways to have our data breached and stolen. We need new security measures in order to match the kinds of ways we are communicating and sharing information. Some of these are obvious and others are new kinds of innovations to match the rapid progress we’ve made in 2015.

For example, lighting continues to be one of the most important interventions for security. As The…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on August 20, 2015 at 14:25 — No Comments

From SAP Project Manager to Tech Founder: The Road Less Travelled!

Each week during Women's Month, we will publish an interview to showcase our female founders, and to inspire, motivate and encourage other founders, both female and male. Last week we wrote about Deidre’s experience of being in Silicon Valley.…

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Added by Silicon Cape Women on August 20, 2015 at 13:58 — No Comments

Applications open for BoP startup accelerator in SA

Written by: Tom Jackson

Source: Disrupt Africa

Applications have opened for the New Economy Accelerator (NEA) programme, aimed at assisting businesses in South Africa servicing the low income sector, or base of pyramid (BoP).

Startups serving the low income sector with high social or environmental impact can apply to the New Economy…

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Added by Vuyisa Qabaka on August 20, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

COO, Johan Dekker shares the vision of PayU MEA

"... to become and be the most secure, the most stable, with the best customer service experience for our clients.  Those are our three pillars - security, customer service and being number one in terms of payments online space."

Johan Dekker, COO, PayU MEA

 
Producer of the …
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Added by Kinetic on August 20, 2015 at 11:52 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile : Alt AV (Pty) Ltd

Company Name?

Alt AV (Pty) Ltd

Website?

www.alt-av.co.za

Describe what your company does in the simplest, most engaging way you can:

Alt AV provides…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on August 20, 2015 at 7:30 — No Comments

Tech startups: The value of the right legal partner

Insight on the recent acquisition of Cape Town based startup WooThemes by Automattic, the company behind WordPress, from a legal point of view.

An in depth Q&A with startup co-founders and legal representatives from Dommisse Attorneys offers valuable insights and tips on how startups can benefit from legal advice.…

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Added by Shana Marais on August 19, 2015 at 19:29 — No Comments

Tuse Accepted Into Founders Space

A little under 3 weeks after launching the public beta version of the Tuse app, we are very excited to be accepted into the Founders Space Accelerator. Rated by both Forbes and Inc magazines as one of the top ten accelerators in Silicon Valley, Founders Space is dedicated to helping exceptionally talented…

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Added by Sabelo Sibanda on August 19, 2015 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

Prioritizing Profitability or Growth

I was having a conversation with one of my mentors, an entrepreneur in Durban, a few days ago about the importance of prioritizing profitability over growth when starting a tech business. According to my mentor the problem with the current crop of tech-prenenurs in South Africa is they forget that they are not at the Valley (Silicon Valley).

The venture capital scene in South Africa is barely comparable to the scene at the Valley. VC’s (venture capitals) here are generally not too…

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Added by Emmanuel Sibanda on August 19, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

How Small Businesses Can Get on Top of Credit Card Processing Fees

Today no business, big or small, can think about boosting sales without accepting credit cards. When the business owner first enters into an agreement with a payment processor, he is typically hassled with many other issues, and doesn’t mind paying what seems an extremely nominal fee on every card transaction. However, with time it is very evident that the apparently small amounts add up to a pretty pile at the end of the year when combined with the other applicable costs on account of…

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Added by Jack Dowson on August 18, 2015 at 16:11 — No Comments

Freelancing platform Mintor wins $4k funding at #PitchVinny



BY  ON AUGUST 18, 2015



South African freelancing…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on August 18, 2015 at 13:07 — 1 Comment

Applications now OPEN: New Economy Accelerator (#NEA2015)

Applications are now OPEN #NEA2015



Programme Benefits:



- 4 months of business acceleration

(incl. personal mastery, leadership, impact, marketing, financial modelling, growth and sustainability, etc)

- 2 months of one-on-one coaching

- 1 month investor roadshow (South Africa)

- business investment

- programme coach

- access to New Economy advisor network

- access to global networks

- community outreach

- measurable growth and business…

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Added by Vuyisa Qabaka on August 18, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Coca-Cola CIO, David Visser takes a look at the industry.

"In the ever changing world of information technology it is very rare that likeminded leaders can collaborate face-to-face in a conducive environment to institute change or adopt learnings. Thanks to the team from Kinetic for creating the opportunity."
 
During the build up to the Business Tech Show, Kinetic has been led by some of…
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Added by Kinetic on August 18, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Appsafrica Innovation Awards 2015 - Call For Entries

The Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards 2015 celebrate the enormous growth in mobile, technology and entrepreneurship in Africa.…

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Added by Andrew Fassnidge on August 17, 2015 at 15:40 — No Comments

14 + 1 Things That Startup Life Taught Me

1. This Is Not A Rehearsal

So, …

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Added by iAfrikan on August 17, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Scary Software Upgrades + The Week's Biggest News

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Added by iAfrikan on August 17, 2015 at 9:57 — No Comments

SA eCommerce sites can now accept lay-by payments online through Layby Cafe

Established in 2015, Layby Cafe becomes Africa's first online layby payment gateway. Layby Cafe enables any online store to accept payments but this time around - only layby payments.

Customers shop at any online store and as they move to checkout they will have an option to checkout on layby by paying an initial deposit to secure the goods. From there, the customer pays monthly…

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Added by William Thubakgale on August 15, 2015 at 14:14 — No Comments

From banker to VC: what I’ve learned from SA’s startup space so far- Michael Jordaan

In 2013, Michael Jordaan stepped down as CEO of FNB after 12 years of working for the financial institution. Jordaan spearheaded an era of change and creativity at FNB, which in 2012 was named the world’s most innovative bank. He could’ve walked into any boardroom in the country and would have been offered a job there and then. Instead, he decided to go into the often-risky, sometimes rewarding world of technology-focused Venture Capital. In the post below, he explains what the past two…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on August 14, 2015 at 16:40 — No Comments

Women Hackers Unite event hosted by The Cortex Hub - East London

The Cortex Hub, a technology incubator, research lab and entrepreneurial hub in East London’s Industrial Development Zone, today announced it will hold a 72-hour women’s hackathon from

25 to 27 August. The WomenHackersUnite Hackathon is aimed at showcasing the talents of women in software development, and encouraging them to become involved in the world of technology through the creation…

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Added by Anelisa Kasper on August 13, 2015 at 18:36 — No Comments

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