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FCUK - Was that TODAY?!!

In all the years of mentoring small and medium businesses, two things have always stood out for me.

One, the overwhelming number of deadlines that SME's need to keep track of and;

Two, the need for a simple accounting system that caters for small businesses.

As a result of this we developed SME Snapshot (www.smesnapshot.com), a simple one page business management tool that reminds SME's when their important deadlines are due.…

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Added by Tyronne Nel on June 28, 2016 at 10:50 — No Comments

Do staff know what’s going on across your business? If not, they should

Published in BDLive

OVER the past few years, the time organisations have had at their disposal to make crucial decisions has been drastically reduced. According to a study by IDC, 42% of managers have just 24 hours to make an important business decision and yet, in many cases, they do not have the access to data to help educate…

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Added by Davide Hanan on June 28, 2016 at 9:48 — No Comments

The Top 5 Lies Your Cloud Salesperson Will Tell You

If someone is looking to sell you cloud services, there are certain things you need to listen for that are red flags.  These include outright lies, statements that imply all or nothing and over generalizations.  Here are 5 lies to look out for.

  • Most companies out there are moving or have moved their entire data center to cloud computing – This may be true for small companies but not for medium-sized or large companies.  Those may only move part of their data just so that their…
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Added by Jack Dowson on June 28, 2016 at 9:14 — No Comments

Smart Wearable Device to be manufactured in Cape Town

Smart Wireless Laboratory introduces Arch, an electronic Swiss Army Knife!!

• A do-it-all wearable device for a personal tailored combo of applications, which includes third party   applications of your choice  – but you get the idea:  a self powered device that would work with all   of your portable electronics…and your car

• A next-generation smart wearable, offering advanced connectivity features like 802.11b/g/n   Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and NFC in addition to the leading…

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Added by Charl van der Merwe on June 27, 2016 at 19:14 — No Comments

MTN hire new Group CEO

After conducting an extensive global search MTN Group has appointed Rob Shuter as the new Group President and CEO.

Following the resolution of the …

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 27, 2016 at 16:55 — No Comments

Cape Town coders share how CodeX is changing their lives

Cape Town-based codeX runs programming courses with the aim of addressing the lack of developers in Africa is training talented young brains to develop the next generation of businesses.

codeX in South Africa, the Social Impact Award winner at the …

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 27, 2016 at 16:49 — No Comments

Jongla launches the worlds lightest instant messaging service in Africa

Jongla has officially launched the world’s ‘lightest’ instant messaging service in Nigeria, using less bandwidth and enabling millions of mobile users across Africa to use less data, save money while…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 27, 2016 at 16:46 — No Comments

Nest.VC helping to grow African start-ups globally

Nest.VC launched in Nairobi, Kenya last year bringing together a team of experienced entrepreneurs to help provide hands on mentorship and access to a global advisory network for African ventures looking to rapidly scale their businesses. 

Focusing on ventures innovating around Smart Cities, the Internet of Things, FinTech and Healthcare Technology, Nest.VC works with some of the biggest names in business to run a series of mentor-driven accelerator programmes around…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 27, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

Does "BUT IT WORKS ON MY MACHINE!" sound familiar?

If you had to ask someone to build software for you today, chances are about 40% of your resources (budget + time) will be spent on research, learning new tools, bug fixing etc. Please don't get me wrong, this doesn't mean your contractor doesn't know his job, I am sure he's the best at it. But the problems is, there are way too many tools at their disposal.

In essence, developers are suffering from the complexity and the number of tools they have to use in order to build high quality…

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Added by Nkosana Mabuza on June 27, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

MEET THE BEST STARTUPS FROM CAPE TOWN, DURBAN AND SOWETO THAT WILL COMPETE TO BE CROWNED SOUTH AFRICA’S BEST STARTUP DURING THE SEEDSTARS GRAND FINAL IN JOHANNESBURG

 

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 30 June, 2016 - Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup ecosystems has brought its pre-selection rounds to an end. In partnership with Standard Bank, Seedstars World hosted the pre-selections in Cape Town, Durban and Soweto and is inviting the top 3 startups from each city to compete at the grand finale, which will be…

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Added by Entrepreneur Traction on June 27, 2016 at 10:23 — No Comments

What Is The Difference Between Public and Private IP Address?

Devices engaged in computer networking processes are assigned with numerical code called as Internet Protocol address. It performs as a host to address locations. Each and every device has its unique IP address to get rid of address conflicts. In the recent days, most of the people prefer routers to…

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Added by Marks Nilson on June 24, 2016 at 2:00 — No Comments

Cape Town VC Llew Claasen appointed executive director of Bitcoin Foundation

The Bitcoin Foundation has appointed Cape Town venture capitalist Llew Claasen as its executive director. The appointment was announced during the Blockchain Training Conference…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 23, 2016 at 17:27 — No Comments

CiTi to announce Africa’s first ed-tech cluster

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) is set to announce its latest initiative: a technology cluster aimed at the education space.

The initiative, which is CiTi is calling an African first,…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 23, 2016 at 17:25 — No Comments

4 ways to capitalise on the explosion of tech and healthcare

Every so often, business opportunities arise, we fail to take advantage of them, and then we kick ourselves for our lack of foresight.

As an entrepreneur, however, opportunity will always knock again — just in a different form. Right now, the intersection of healthcare and…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 23, 2016 at 17:22 — No Comments

Startup focus: Lentus-H wants to change the world through water [update]

Update: correction on Hippo Water Roller pricing.

Water in developing countries is problematic. The availability and cleanliness of this resource are just some of the challenges people face. For the makers of …

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 23, 2016 at 17:09 — No Comments

7 of the best SEO training courses to market your startups in 2016

If you’re a startup, you often need to keep your spending as lean as possible. What better way to do so than to learn the basics of search engine optimisation yourself?

These 7 courses, conferences, and guides are there to point you in the direction of some of the great…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 23, 2016 at 17:07 — No Comments

Software startups: here’s how you can succeed before you start

Starting a business based on a software product is no easy task. If you’re an entrepreneur with all the passion for the business aspects of your new endeavour and the promise of the millions in profit driving you on, don’t be deterred by the mammoth task that is software development –…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 23, 2016 at 17:03 — No Comments

2016 Coding Bootcamp Market Growth Report

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 23, 2016 at 16:47 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile - Kinfundi

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 engage@siliconcape.com…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 23, 2016 at 16:37 — No Comments

How startups can improve customer service

Customer service is essential to any business. This is because the primary relationship in a business is between what we can offer and how happy the client is upon delivery. Businesses can fail in spectacular ways if they do not have proper customer service setup. Indeed, in this age of instant messaging, customers are more primed than ever to make their voices heard if they’re unsatisfied with a company.

This applies to startups and small…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on June 23, 2016 at 12:55 — No Comments

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