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Justin Stanford to speak at HumanIPO ProChat launch

by Gabriella Mulligan

Justin Stanford will give the keynote speech at the inaugural ProChat evening next Wednesday, hosted by the HumanIPO Academy.

The talk – entitled “Perspectives on VC in South Africa” – is set to provide an overview of the startups and business financing landscape in South Africa from a venture capitalist’s (VC) point of view.

Roy Mathieu Borole, co-founder of Dream…


Added by Richard Cutcher on September 6, 2013 at 17:24 — No Comments

Editors’ Lab Cape Town: 1st Sub-Saharan Africa media hackday

Editors lab

Editors’ Lab Cape Town is a two-day hackathon taking place from 6-7 September that will be taking place in the city at’s digital headquarters and is organised by the Global Editors Network, theAfrican Media Initiative and Google. The collaboration includes…


Added by Ventureburn on September 6, 2013 at 15:57 — No Comments

GoMetro selected for the Top 40 at DEMO Africa 2013

Following our launch of user profiles at the beginning of September 2013 at - GoMetro's quest to transform the informational layer of the world's transit systems has taken another step in a global direction! We have been selected as one of 40 Top African StartUps to launch at Demo Africa - Africa's biggest startup event, at the end of October in Nairobi, Kenya.

GoMetro plans to show the world our latest product - GoMetro Bauhaus. Bauhaus will transform emerging regions…


Added by Justin Coetzee on September 6, 2013 at 11:24 — 1 Comment

HumanIPO Academy: ProChat

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Cape Town, South Africa

Event Details

Justin Stanford [4Di Capital] : "Perspectives on VC in South Africa"

Roy Mathieu Borole [Dream Mobile] : "The Lion King, District 9, Venture Capital, and other popular South African myths"

Sign up for the event…


Added by HumanIPO on September 6, 2013 at 10:27 — No Comments

4 reasons why coworking trumps your home-office

This post is a response to an interesting article I stumbled across recently which extolled the virtues of the home office and while I can't argue that the points raised in the article were valid 10 years ago, I believe the work landscape has changed dramatically and that …


Added by Wayne on September 5, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

Vox Telecom gets Kruger anti-poaching efforts off the ground

Rhinos in the Kruger Park in South Africa are the victims of an escalating poaching war in which official statistics say more than 360 have been killed this year alone. Aerial surveillance is one of the most effective tools game rangers have against the poachers – thanks to a light aircraft funded by Vox Telecom and other donors.

The Kruger National Park is home to between 9,000 and 12,000 white rhinos – more than 60% of South Africa’s entire white rhino population – as well as…


Added by Craig Freer on September 5, 2013 at 13:41 — No Comments

"Digital Publishing market rapidly increasing in India" comments Snapplify

Online retail spurs on an emergent market of local Indian e-content

The revolution of digital publishing is still a great unknown prospect for most publishers in India; one of the few countries where the eBook market remains unsaturated. But not for long. As conditions continue to improve, so the education and literacy levels grow, spurring on a domino effect…


Added by Linda Jooste on September 4, 2013 at 15:13 — No Comments

Tech in Africa Series: Three Startups to Watch from Cape Town, South Africa

This was originally posted on the blog of Sparkpr, a leading global tech PR agency with offices in San Francisco, New York and Cape Town.

The tech scene in Africa is booming, from Silicon Cape to Konza Technology City outside Nairobi in Kenya, dubbed Silicon Savannah. These tech hubs are popping up everywhere, including the famous …


Added by Shana Marais on September 4, 2013 at 10:50 — No Comments

Experts call on techpreneurs to communicate and collaborate

by Jack Barton

Startup founders need to communicate and share knowledge to be successful both individually and as a community, according to speakers at the HumanIPO Academy launch in Cape Town, on Friday.

Experts from South Africa’s tech startup community were invited to give three-minute Flash Talks at the launch of the event series.

Asked to give advice to young entrepreneurs, several…


Added by HumanIPO on September 4, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

HumanIPO Academy pitching practice coffee morning

The first installation of the HumanIPO Academy pitching practice coffee morning kicks off at 8:30am on Friday, September 6, at the Woodstock Exchange, fourth floor.
Come along to the first HumanIPO…

Added by HumanIPO on September 3, 2013 at 15:11 — No Comments

SA developed games platform lands top USA publishers as clients.

Johannesburg, 3 September 2013 -- SkillPod Media, a leading white label games platform provider, today announced that, as part of their efforts to increase their reach into the US markets, the launch of new white label gaming solutions for 2 of the US’s largest publishers, NBC Universal and Sony Pictures Entertainment, have gone live.

SkillPod Media has been in business since 2007, with the primary vision to provide publishers with a gaming solution that could be…


Added by Mark van Diggelen on September 3, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Software Patents are a Good Thing

New Zealand has passed a bill to ban software patents.  Korwe Software MD, Dr D.J.Hislop responds:

I was recently asked what I thought about Software Patents in light of New Zealand passing a new bill which effectively bans them.

I think that Software Patents are a Good Thing, but there is a…


Added by Bettina Moss on September 3, 2013 at 12:01 — 1 Comment

Solar powered laptops to be offered to African governments

by Nanine Steenkamp

Canadian communications company WeWi is negotiating with African governments to equip educational institutions with technology tools for the promotion of learning on the continent.

Currently targeting Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, WeWi is working with education ministers and internet service providers (ISPs), planning equipment delivery and scheduling training for educators…


Added by HumanIPO on September 3, 2013 at 11:52 — No Comments

CapeTimes: A call for coders & designers

The CapeTimes on the look out for any coders designers, and other techies to help them build the region's 1st real 'news app' looking at politics in the Western Cape.…

Added by Ryno Lawson on September 3, 2013 at 9:58 — No Comments

SC Startup Profile: AdTangerine

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

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Added by Ryno Lawson on September 3, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

HumanIPO's week in startups

by Richard Cutcher

As ever there has been mixed fortunes for the startup and innovation scene across Africa this week, but there has been no shortage of developments for HumanIPO to sink its teeth into.

The battle of the taxi apps in South Africa continues to hot up,…


Added by HumanIPO on September 2, 2013 at 12:34 — No Comments

Calling all Journalists/ Bloggers: Complimentary Press Passes up for grabs for the Dublin Web Summit 2013

This year CliquidityHiring Bounty and The Dealers Market will represent South African startups at the Dublin Web Summit. And they have asked us to find South African journalists and bloggers who would be interested in attending.…


Added by Brigid Prinsloo on August 30, 2013 at 16:29 — No Comments

HumanIPO Academy partners with Zapacab and Weaver

by Richard Cutcher

HumanIPO Academy has announced a partnership with Cape Town-based startup Zapacab, allowing guests at tomorrow’s launch event to test drive the new taxi hailing service.

Weaver Social Club, an alternative group dating site, has also teamed up with HumanIPO Academy to offer one attendee a free ‘Weaver’.

Zapacab will have a manned tablet station to help people use the mobi…


Added by HumanIPO on August 29, 2013 at 17:54 — No Comments

Here is why you should care more about elearning and green startups

By Jacques Coetzee

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They aren’t as flashy or sexy as providing a new social or music app gimmick, but startups and projects involved in areas such as elearning or those providing environmental solutions, supply a great appetite. A demand the government, for instance, would be keen to satisfy and fund.

Apart from the industries also becoming increasingly lucrative, they provide real solutions for real world problems. Having said that, governments, NGOs,…


Added by Ventureburn on August 29, 2013 at 12:13 — No Comments

Constant Meiring, aisle_B’s tech guru

I was privileged enough to grow up in front of a computer – while other kids were playing rugby, I was playing around with programming and playing Space Quest. Couple of years later I had the opportunity to work for a US company, working on their billing systems. I grabbed it with both hands, and soon I was…


Added by I Am Youngpreneur on August 29, 2013 at 11:35 — No Comments

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