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Startup Accelerator Spring 2017 (Hard Sciences, Space and Energy)

We’re the SU LABS Startup Accelerator.

We’re the first and only accelerator dedicated to startups leveraging exponentially accelerating technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges. If you believe your venture has the potential to positively improve the lives of millions AND are looking for people who will dedicate their time over the long-term to make it happen, you’ve found your…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 18, 2016 at 18:29 — No Comments

The Best Uses of Laser Engraving Technology

Laser cutting technology is something that is very useful; especially when it comes to purposes of decoration. Laser engraving essentially refers to the practice of using laser beams to cut across or through a solid object. The said object could be anything: Paper, plastic, wood or glass. Laser engravings on…


Added by Macrocosm Ultradigital on September 16, 2016 at 16:04 — No Comments


Sunday Times Rewards and Loyalty

The GameZBoost White Label Gaming Platform includes a number of value added deployment options, these ensure maximum reach to users across all possible devices, touch points and social platforms. These additional deployment…


Added by Mark van Diggelen on September 16, 2016 at 15:06 — No Comments

Why AI and self-driving cars matter to everyone

The future of cars might seem to be primarily the domain of manufacturers and enthusiasts. Yet, developments in the auto industry have far wider effects. Even the smallest companies should consider just what the future of technology means – and when so much of technological progress is focused on vehicles, it makes sense to take a wider view of what’s happening.

The creation of AI

Artificial Intelligence (A.I) has…


Added by Terrence Stoker on September 16, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments

Understanding what Website Search Engine Optimisation is?

Understanding what Website Search Engine Optimisation is?

By Chris Bramhall, Johannesburg SEO Expert


When people are looking for your website or business, it is crucial that you appear to them. Even basic SEO will position you in Google properly to be found when customers are in need of your product.…


Added by Chris Bramhall on September 16, 2016 at 11:59 — No Comments


Greater local app development is the key to sustaining a South African cellular market with significantly more mobile devices than users.

"South Africa is Africa's biggest economy and the most mature cellular market with an impressive 130% mobile penetration. When there are more cellphones than citizens, the best way to sustain growth is to boost average revenue per user," says WASPA's Ongopotse Motlhanke.

WASPA is consequently urging its members to enter the… Continue

Added by Ivan Booth on September 16, 2016 at 8:01 — No Comments

How to make your small business grow

Just because a business is small doesn’t mean it has to earn less. All businesses want to succeed, yet that in itself indicates why that won’t happen. By definition, the market is finite and only has so many customers – so it simply can’t be the case that every one is successful. But that should not stop small businesses focusing on areas where they can and must grow.

Hiring the best

It takes a certain skill to…


Added by Terrence Stoker on September 15, 2016 at 17:01 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile - Bettél

Once a week Silicon Cape will be featuring a member from the community. If you would like your company profiled please fill out THIS FORM. For more information please contact…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 15, 2016 at 16:54 — No Comments

Is your brand getting on the SA eSports bandwagon?

A new summit at rAge 2016 aims to educate brands about the burgeoning SA eSports scene.

The eSports Branding Summit,…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 15, 2016 at 16:10 — 1 Comment

Afrihost to buy back majority share from MTN

South African ISP Afrihost is looking to but back its shares from majority shareholder, MTN.

The announcement came in the form of an email to customers.

In the announcement Afrihost CEO Gian Visser stated that he wanted to personally let customers know about the buyback. Visser, along with other directors, family, and friends, are looking to re-aquire…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 15, 2016 at 16:07 — No Comments

What entrepreneurs should expect when moving to Silicon Valley

In the 1990s, Silicon Valley in the San Francisco area of California became synonymous with tech startups. As the birthplace of companies like Google and Apple, drawing from talent pools at…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 15, 2016 at 16:04 — No Comments

Domestly broadens their horizons in Gauteng

Startup cleaning service Domestly has expanded its business into Pretoria, Centurion, and Midrand. Previously, the service was only available in Johannesburg North, Randburg, and the greater Cape Town…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 15, 2016 at 16:02 — No Comments

SweepSouth launches mobile booking app for Apple, Android

On-demand cleaning service SweepSouth has launched their mobile app. Previously, bookings for the service could only be handled through the SweepSouth website.

Much like other apps — such as Uber — the SweetSouth app allows customers to book a cleaner when needed, sends real-time notifications when the…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 15, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

7 startup myths perpetuated by Hollywood

Whether it’s HBO’s Silicon Valley or ABC’s Shark Tank, we have always had a love affair with the startups and entrepreneurs…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 15, 2016 at 15:58 — No Comments

Zimbwabwean workers in SA avoid money transfer fees

It is estimated that there are as many as six million Zimbabweans working in South Africa, many of them in our homes.  These workers face huge hurdles getting money back to their families to pay for things like school fees, food and healthcare costs in Zimbabwe and are paying up…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 15, 2016 at 12:07 — No Comments

SA startup partners Mastercard to bring cashless payments to informal economy

South African mobile payments startup iKhokha has partnered Mastercard in an initiative that aims to significantly boost payment card acceptance at micro, small and medium enterprises in informal settlements.

The partnership also aims to educate consumers and…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 15, 2016 at 12:06 — No Comments

Winners and losers in the global app economy

The buying and selling of apps is becoming a big business, with Apple and Google paying out a combined $17 billion to developers in 2014.[1] But aside from a few public announcements by a handful of app developers, we really don’t know much about where all that money is flowing. The…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 15, 2016 at 12:05 — No Comments

Tips for Effective Corporate Gifting this Year End

With the holiday season fast approaching, time is running out to purchase those corporate gifts. Before you do, read through our tips on effective corporate gift giving for 2016. The below infographic highlights 10 key points to take note of when deciding on a gift for your corporate customers, clients and employees.…


Added by Maranda Van Dam on September 15, 2016 at 11:05 — No Comments

LaunchLab Pitching platform open!

The ATTACQ Retail Ideas Programme Pitching Platform has kick-

started on participating campuses around the country; Stellenbosch University (SU),

The University of Western Cape (UWC), The University of Cape Town (UCT), The

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), The…


Added by Gizelle Mary-Lee Meyer on September 13, 2016 at 14:52 — No Comments

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