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Silicon Cape Startup Profile : GameLancer

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on July 23, 2015 at 8:10 — No Comments

Barclays Tech Lab Africa Programme - Call for Applications - Deadline August 3rd!! (Sep 7 - Dec 10, 2015)

Barclays Africa is looking for early and growth stage companies with the potential to scale globally to join its 13-week Tech Lab Africa programme in Cape Town (located at the Bandwidth Barn, Woodstock Exchange). Tech Lab Africa is a RISE Africa initiative, in partnership with Barclays, designed to discover, nurture and empower the next generation of technology innovators.

Applications opened on…


Added by Zachariah George on July 23, 2015 at 1:10 — No Comments

Machine Learning Can Help Predict Violent Conflicts In Africa

For the past two decades, there have been growing calls within the United Nations to develop robust, accurate, and effective early warning systems for conflict prevention. Indeed, as recently…


Added by iAfrikan on July 22, 2015 at 20:50 — No Comments

How I Became A Maker

Confession: I used to be an architect (possibly still am!), and then I started tinkering with things.…


Added by iAfrikan on July 22, 2015 at 20:45 — No Comments

Interview with New SiMODiSA Managing Director, "Finding Your Voice with Matsi Modise"

By her own admission, Matsi Modise, does not look a day over 25. But you would do well not to underestimate this 30-year-old executive who has recently been appointed …


Added by iAfrikan on July 22, 2015 at 19:30 — No Comments

Apply for CiTi’s InnoTech incubator programme

We’re looking for small businesses with big ideas, that can use the power of ICT for good.

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) has launched InnoTech, an incubator programme that will give ICT entrepreneurs and developers robust support as they take their innovative concepts to market.

Are you a Future Maker?

Are you developing a game for improving…


Added by CiTi and Bandwidth Barn on July 22, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments

2015 Tax Season! How can your SME prepare


The 2015 Filing season will start 1 July 2015 and will close on 27 November 2015 (for e-filing clients).

Information required when completing your income tax return!

Income Tax Return information is for the tax year 1 March 2014 to 28 February…


Added by Tyronne Nel on July 22, 2015 at 11:16 — No Comments

Incubation & Acceleration Programme in the UK! Sheffield Smart Lab

Sheffield Smart Lab (UK) invites entrepreneurs and start-ups from all over the world to develop and demonstrate their pioneering solutions helping promote Sheffield as a city of innovation.

Working together, Sheffield City Council, Ferrovial Services and Amey are keen to position…


Added by Natalia Gozdur on July 21, 2015 at 17:56 — No Comments

Small businesses receive funding from mobile payment companies

Small businesses are vital to grow the economy and create jobs. Payment companies, including Square and Paypal, have realised this and are helping these companies grow. They are moving beyond their core payment market into lending, filling the space where banks used to dominate.


Business Insider’s research arm,…


Added by Terrence Stoker on July 21, 2015 at 16:43 — No Comments

SAVE THE DATE: Daddy.O Social Meetup

Join our monthly Social Meetup...

Connect with interesting people, enjoy a great vibe and hopefully do some business or learn something new.

To RSVP - Join our Meetup Group:…


Added by Entrepreneur Traction on July 21, 2015 at 13:58 — No Comments

Business Insurance Cover for Entrepreneurs

An entrepreneur needs to consider different types of insurance policies to invest in. Insurance will protect your business from the financial impact of losses that occur from a variety of reasons. This protection can save your business from extensive financial losses and keep it operational.…


Added by Jack Dowson on July 20, 2015 at 15:58 — No Comments

Social media capabilities and the call centre…should you integrate?

By Bruce von Maltitz, Director, 1Stream

Customers are increasingly taking to social media to look for support or lodge complaints. Most businesses today understand this about customer behaviour, but many take a siloed approach to managing social media enquiries, giving the job to a community or social media manager who sits in the marketing department. This makes perfect sense if you’re using social media as a marketing tool. But as more complicated…


Added by Jed Hewson on July 20, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments

Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age- Paul Graham (Book Review)

This is a book for every hacker, creative type and up and coming tech entrepreneur. Paul Graham, goes into detail explaining his musings about the computer age and life lessons from his entrepreneurship journey. The beauty of it all is that each Chapter is independent from the other, meaning you can read the book in whatever order you want to and it will still make sense.…



Added by Emmanuel Sibanda on July 20, 2015 at 12:14 — No Comments

Importance of Auto Insurance for Your Business

Auto insurance is an important investment for anyone who sets up or runs a business. Proper auto insurance will give your business protection from financial losses that can result from accidents involving your vehicles. This type of protection will enable you to keep on running your business without exposure to financial challenges that arise from legal action or damage.

Financial Protection

It is essential for business owners to be aware of the insurance…


Added by Jack Dowson on July 20, 2015 at 10:53 — No Comments

Are Kenya And Ethiopia Violating Citizens' Privacy? + The Week's Biggest Stories

Many people are conflicted about the need…


Added by iAfrikan on July 20, 2015 at 7:00 — No Comments

Studying- Is it relevant?


Studying and running your own business – What’s needed to remain relevant?

Most small business owners have very busy lives due to the fact that they are often doing the jobs of several people in order to keep their start up costs down. This “busyness” is what leads them to look for quick…


Added by Tyronne Nel on July 16, 2015 at 13:32 — No Comments

IBM Bluemix Giving us a Glimpse into the Future

As an employee of IBM, staying on top of the latest technology and market innovations is a pre-requisite of fitting in with “The Big Blue”. As a marketer, this is especially vital in order to remain informed about the market we compete in. We need to know what competitors are up to, what customers need, and how to remain one of the world’s most recognised brands.

“Bluemix” is one of the buzzwords currently finding its way around IBM employees on a worldwide scale,…


Added by Michael Marinier on July 16, 2015 at 13:28 — No Comments

Telkom mobile is squashing Small Business Entrepreneurs

What would your online startup look like after two months without internet access? For many South Africans,…


Added by Wessel Badenhorst on July 16, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Is your call centre a take-away joint or a fine-dining experience?

By Bruce von Maltitz, Director, 1Stream

Have you ever thought about what kind of person your business would be if it was human? Or what kind of car? Are you an entry-level Honda, a reliable Toyota, or flashy Jaguar? And what about restaurants? Are you a drive-through take away that focuses on efficiency and takes a no-frills approach? Or do you pride yourself on offering a five-star, fine-dining experience?

It doesn’t really matter whether…


Added by Jed Hewson on July 16, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

Women in Engineering Fellowship Week 2015

Women In Engineering (WomEng) recently held their Fellowship Week in Cape Town during 6-10 July.

The top sixty female engineering students were chosen from universities around South Africa to participate in a week of accelerated learning, high-level mentorship and networking.

The WomEng Fellowship Week Technovation Challenge was based on Engineering Technology for the Green Economy and was won by Green…


Added by Bettina Moss on July 15, 2015 at 17:09 — No Comments

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