We are hunting for up to 12 startups to join this year's Sparkup Weekend programme. Applications are open to tech-based, or tech-enabled startups until 18th March 2016.
Since 2011, the Sparkup! Weekend Programme has run alongside the annual Net Prophet Conference in Cape Town. This fully-funded 3 day programme allows startups to boost their business thinking and groom their business models. In association with Net Prophet, it is facilitated by a range of seasoned experts, coaches and… Continue
Added by Jo Chevalier on March 8, 2016 at 12:20 —
Competition comes knocking on everyone’s door with each passing day; everyone is looking for their own escape to hit the highest mark to be ranked as the best of the best!
The day you decide you want nothing more from life but to be super successful in the cyber world you will obviously have a lot more than to do than just perfect the web design phase. And in order to succeed in that you must have an answer to throw back at them… Continue
Added by Asad Ali on March 6, 2016 at 9:50 —
Mobile World Congress 2016 took place last week and what came of it was largely the industry is looking ahead to what the future brings. From new devices to new apps to new services… it’s not a surprise that the theme for this year was “Mobile is Everything”.
One topic that I heard a lot about is security. That’s because it’s something that affects users and service providers alike; and as the industry grows so too will security threats. Cisco’s VNI report predicts that IP traffic… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on March 4, 2016 at 19:40 —
You only have to go to a typical industry event to see how far the South African digital space has to go when it comes to being more representative of the South African population as a whole.
In recognition of that fact, the IAB South Africa has launched a new council aiming to push transformation among the country’s digital publishers, agencies, and marketers.
The council is one of two added to the voluntary, non-profit association’s portfolio and was announced on Thursday at… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on March 4, 2016 at 15:50 —
Let’s be frank. All your online marketing efforts are a waste of time if your website doesn’t convert. It doesn’t matter how many visitors it gets or how “sticky” it is – if it doesn’t achieve its primary conversion goal it’s unlikely to deliver return on investment.
To increase website conversion rates you need to optimise your site in many different ways, and constantly respond to changes in the market and technological developments.
One of my most important roles is to… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on March 4, 2016 at 15:48 —
Soon you’ll be able to send and receive more than just images, voicenotes and snarky remarks on WhatsApp. The Facebook-owned messaging service is rolling out updates to iOS and Android that will let users transfer documents.
Earlier this month, the now totally free service announced that it … Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on March 4, 2016 at 15:45 —
The world’s most visited English-language newspaper website, the Mail Online, is set to enter the South African market as it looks to leverage the large readership it already enjoys in the country.
The popular, and frequently controversial, site sits just outside the country’s top 50 sites above the likes of Supersport and the BBC. There is plenty, then,… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on March 4, 2016 at 15:39 —
Online payment gateway i-Pay and Naspers-owned payment solution PayU‘s collaboration is rolling out to online stores. Named PayU EFT Pro, the service will be available to online stores who utilise PayU as a payments gateway.
The two companies partnered… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on March 4, 2016 at 12:30 —
Entrepreneurial training programme Seed Academy has launched the section edition of its South African startup survey, aimed at obtaining a picture of the country’s startup sector and the challenges it faces.
Startups that take part in the 2016 Startup Survey will stand a chance to win one of three business support packages valued at ZAR30,000 (US$1,900) and other prizes valued at over… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on March 4, 2016 at 12:22 —
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The application deadline has been extended for this year’s Western Cape Funding Fair, which will give the province’s entrepreneurs the chance to pitch for multi-million rand investment.
Disrupt Africa reported in November the second annual Western Cape Funding Fair would take place in Cape Town on May 25. The event is held through a partnership… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on March 4, 2016 at 12:01 —
African banks are running scared, with the continent’s banking industry ripe for disruption. Be it in mobile payments, blockchain, or credit scores, African startups are tearing up the status quo.
Sensibly, most banks have taken a “if you can’t beat them, join them” mentality, partnering with African entrepreneurs and supporting their innovations. Together, both banks and…
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on March 4, 2016 at 12:00 —
The market has been flooded with positive news about crowdfunding and how it is displacing the traditional venture capital market with great rapidity. This is a trend that is likely to continue, although it does represent only a small fragment of the market. The fact is that crowdfunding still has a long way to go in terms of displacing the venture… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on March 4, 2016 at 11:51 —
There are a lot of different ways to earn money online. In fact, many traditional jobs are now transitioning to a virtual environment, which means that the methods a person can use to earn money via the web are almost endless. Of course, some methods are easier to break into than others.
For example, one of the fastest and most straightforward ways to earn money via the internet is through trading and investments. Forex is one, but a better avenue is binary options. According to… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on March 4, 2016 at 11:36 —
The Net Prophet Sparkup accelerator programme is accepting applications for its 2016 event. It will run from 1-4 April with over R1-million in Angel funding up for grabs.
Previously named Net Prophet Startup Workshop, the programme is geared towards coaching tech-based and tech-enabled startups to be investor ready.
Only 15 qualifying startups will be accepted for the three-day ‘intensive’ training regime. It will be followed… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on March 4, 2016 at 11:31 —
South African-based mobile recruitment platform Giraffe took home the US$500 000 investment grand prize at the Seedstars World Summit in Switzerland.
“We’re really grateful for this award. But we still have a long way to go and a lot of hard work to do before we achieve our mission of helping reducing unemployment in the emerging world and lifting people out of poverty,”… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on March 4, 2016 at 11:27 —
It’s one thing having to establish a reputable and trustworthy brand in the country of origin, but doing so on an international level is a daunting task, even for the most adept business owner.
Building sustainable business relationships in an international market often proves to be a tricky task, even for those with access to their own private jet and having the luxury to travel abroad every couple of weeks. Howard Blake has found ways to navigate these difficulties and has come out… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on March 4, 2016 at 11:22 —
Central to existing in the business world is understanding what dynamics shape your industry. However, with the rapid progress of technology, it can be hard to keep up. Yet, not keeping up with where we are headed can mean your business suffers dramatically. You need only consider the businesses that refused to accept the importance of the internet, before it became so widely utilised.
Many have speculated the future belongs to the 3D-printing.… Continue
Added by Terrence Stoker on March 3, 2016 at 13:05 —
Every year at Mobile World Congress there is a lot of hype, brand noise and people with over 100,000 in Barcelona this year for MWC2016 at the world’s biggest mobile get together.
Appsafrica Advisory shares five key takeaways we learned from this years event:
1. The next big… Continue
Added by Andrew Fassnidge on March 3, 2016 at 11:00 —
Brazil may now be in its second year of a recession, but entrepreneurship is booming in Latin America’s biggest country. Cutting red tape could now help mop up the growing number of unemployed there.…
Added by Stephen Timm on March 3, 2016 at 10:53 —