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Life Changing Experience At Lean Jo'burg

By Gaoretelelwe Molebalwa (@Gaoretelelwe) on Startups

The Lean Startup Machine Johannesburg Workshop on 31 October to 02 November 2014 was an experience and a half for me, it was life changing.

I had previously read Eric Ries’ The Lean Startup and had also listened to the audio version of the book. My impression of the concept and methodology was straight-forward, that it is an academic concept. Fortunately I had also come across Alberto Savioa’s Prototype It and my love… Continue

Added by iAfrikan on November 7, 2014 at 14:40 — No Comments

Lessons Learned At Lean Jozi

Balungile Mbenyane (@hellolungi) on Startups

This weekend I did something absolutely unfathomable: I learned to start a business in three days. It all started a few months ago, when a campaign to bring Lean Startup Machine to Johannesburg caught my eye. I have been curious for a while now about how to go about starting a business, and succeeding. So I signed up.

A few months later, I saw that LSM was indeed coming to Johannesburg, and one of the sponsors, iAfrikan, was… Continue

Added by iAfrikan on November 7, 2014 at 14:38 — No Comments

We're close to launch, and we're excited!

Artists.Clothing was the brainchild of two entrepreneurs based at the tip of Africa.

This concept originally started as another POD (print on demand) site, and this site was almost finished and about to launch.

However – a forum post where an owner of new POD site asked the question: “Does anyone know where I can buy fully made…


Added by Paul M on November 6, 2014 at 12:13 — No Comments

How to Fund Your Startup -- With VCs, Angels and Crowdinvesting

"Every one of my books had killed me a little more," - this profound and highly personal quote by American author Norman Mailer has become one of my favorites since I started writing about startups funding. For with each new article, the more I would dig deep into research, the more I would realize how imbalanced the existing funding system is. 

On the bright side, whether working with clients via my company Metropole Capital…


Added by Lianne du Toit on November 5, 2014 at 10:43 — No Comments

Statutory Registrations and your Small Business

Ok inspired entrepreneurs, so you’ve registered your business entity and opened your bank account and now you’re probably thinking “I don’t want to get in to trouble with SARS, so what do I do now?”

Well that’s exactly what we will be covering with today’s article. Statutory Registrations are a very important part of running your business legally, below is a list of registrations that need to be completed at each stage of your business cycle.  

  • Income Tax – All…


Added by Tyronne Nel on November 4, 2014 at 15:12 — No Comments

2015 Spark* South Africa Changemaker Program - Entrepreneur Opportunity

Less than 48 hours left to apply!

We are looking for South Africa’s best early stage social entrepreneurs.

Are you the founder of a social business or organisation that exists to help South Africans living in poverty? Is your social business or organisation in its early years and already making a difference for people?

Get information at:…


Added by Will Lutwyche on November 4, 2014 at 13:51 — No Comments

Cape Town Tech Tours: Discover e-Commerce in the Silicon Cape

“Discover the Silicon Cape”

Our aim is to accelerate the growth of the tech eco-system in Cape Town and South Africa. The tours are focused on offering South African companies…

Added by Vuyisa Qabaka on November 4, 2014 at 12:26 — 5 Comments


If you have missed the LaunchLab's #PitchingDen Final, don't worry. You can watch highlights of the event here.

Added by Avelino Rodrigues on November 4, 2014 at 11:17 — No Comments

Simply ask Questions

In an attempt to help lecturers with their assessment difficulties; EdgeCampus was born in 2012. Since then the company’s flagship product, Qurio assisted educators to ask questions and get instant responses. Qurio added an element of simplicity to their lives and the ways in which they had previously done…


Added by Avelino Rodrigues on November 3, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

Fourth Wired Women Conference set to provide crucial platform for aspiring tech leaders

“Companies across Africa are experiencing the innovation and collaboration that talented female leaders are bringing to the workplace. We are currently in an exciting phase as the business world adapts to the impact that these tech leaders bring to a range of industries. It’s time to come together to explore new…


Added by Dunne Edelstein on October 30, 2014 at 11:20 — No Comments

Despite encouraging progress in the ‘women in tech’ conversation, much work is still left to be done

Two important events in the tech industry over the last few weeks have highlighted the need for raising the bar around the women in tech conversation, says Debby Edelstein founder of the fourth annual WiredWomen conference which takes place in Johannesburg later this month.


“The first was the now…


Added by Dunne Edelstein on October 30, 2014 at 11:15 — No Comments

How Hip Hop Uses Lean Startup Principles

By Tefo Mohapi on Opinion and Analysis

It all started in the Bronx in New York City, during the 1970's where DJ Kool…


Added by iAfrikan on October 30, 2014 at 11:04 — No Comments takes the International stage


The Team have been hard at work on some very exciting new things in preparation to end 2014 off with a bang and to start 2015 off on the right foot. Two standout highlights for the team this year has been to be listed as…


Added by Adele Bezuidenhout on October 29, 2014 at 21:23 — No Comments

NEW: Stellenbosch FREE #CapeMarketing Workshops for Small Businesses

A hearty welcome to the NEW Stellenbosch #CapeMarketing Team, hosted by The Launch Lab.

What are #CapeMarketing Workshops? 

FREE #CapeMarketing Group…


Added by Adele Bezuidenhout on October 29, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments

Job -Developer required for COPCAST in Cape Town

Attention software developers looking for a great gig in Cape Town: The team at CopCast is hiring! This looks like a fun job, and a chance to have a positive impact on the future of policing in South Africa and beyond:

The Igarapé Institute and the African Policing and Civilian Oversight Forum are building tools to improve police accountability and public safety,…


Added by Deidre Luzmore on October 29, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments

South African tech fights Ebola in Liberia

Malan Joubert and Philip Joubert from Journey Apps, a South African tech startup, developed a mobile solution to aid in the fight against Ebola in West-Africa. The app is currently being deployed by Non-Profit More Than Me in Monrovia, Liberia. According to Sam Herring, More Than Me’s data manager, “the Ebola Care App allows us to respond in an efficient manner. Efficiency stops the spread, and stopping the spread saves lives.”

The two brothers had recently arrived in America to…


Added by Philip Joubert on October 29, 2014 at 19:30 — No Comments

Final Call: Grindstone Accelerator 2015 Applications


Grindstone is Knife Capital's year-long entrepreneurial development programme to assist post-revenue scalable innovation-driven businesses in accelerating strategy execution.

Grindstone supplies 10 companies annually with knowledge, networks and funding readiness…


Added by Keet van Zyl on October 29, 2014 at 7:58 — No Comments

Applications Closing: W/Cape Investment Readiness Programme (Phase 2)

Phase 2 of our 2014 Investment Readiness Programme with the Western Cape Government (Economic Development and Tourism) to up-skill and connect Cape-based SMEs, is under way!

Phase 1 took place in Aug/Sep, where 30 SMEs attended the UCT GSB Investment Readiness Course. After presenting a Pitch Deck, the Top 10 companies were selected for investment interaction.

Because early-stage investment requires access to knowledge, networks and funding, the programme brings together these…


Added by Vasilios Kottas Bonel on October 28, 2014 at 18:16 — No Comments



Added by Kelly Wykerd on October 27, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

eCommerce Africa Confex - CTICC - Claim your Free Expo ticket

eCommerce Africa Confex Description

3-4 February 2015

CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa

The eCommerce Africa Confex will be held at the CTICC on the 3rd – 4th February 2015 and will feature compelling and interactive conference sessions combined with an exhibition showcase. This exciting event has been put together by Kinetic events together with an advisory panel that…


Added by Deidre Luzmore on October 27, 2014 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

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