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Five Years of Knife Life! — The Entrepreneurial Journey of a South African VC

Today marks the 5th birthday of Knife Capital! Time to think and reflect on how we cut our teeth in the South African Venture Capital (“VC”) space by becoming entrepreneurs…

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Here be Awesome!

Added by Keet van Zyl on July 1, 2015 at 22:10 — No Comments

Seedstars World announces Cape Town winners

These are the 5 winners from the Seedstars World Cape Town…

Added by Entrepreneur Traction on July 1, 2015 at 21:36 — No Comments

The Hard Thing About Hard Things- Ben Horowitz (Book Review)

The Struggle is when you wonder why you started the company in the first place.

The Struggle is when people ask you why you don’t quit and you don’t know the answer.

The Struggle is when your employees think you are lying and you think they may be right.

The Struggle is when food loses its taste.

The Struggle is when you don’t believe you should be CEO of your company. The Struggle is when you know that you are in over your head…


Added by Emmanuel Sibanda on July 1, 2015 at 20:52 — No Comments

Importance of Telemetry Monitoring for your Organization

Telemetry monitoring can make it easier and faster to acquire important data from remotely located areas. Telemetry companies have been involved in various applications that they use to collect environmental data. They use the latest technology to provide well-formulated data gathering solutions for their clients.

Worthwhile Alternative

Telemetry makes use of signals for sending information and enabling data to transmit over different distances. It offers a worthwhile…


Added by Jack Dowson on June 30, 2015 at 17:28 — No Comments

Code Mentor: Grow the next generation of African coders at codeX -- job posting

codeX is hiring! Here's what we're looking for:

Multifaceted agile developer with a passion for developing talent. Your mission is to help students learn how to learn while becoming awesome developers. You can break complex concepts down into digestible chunks. As coders develop, you guide them towards discovering their own solutions. Patience, kindness, sense of humour are musts. Versatility and creativity in thinking about shaping…


Added by Elizabeth Gould on June 30, 2015 at 14:40 — No Comments

Cape Town, This Is Coworking

Back in 2013, Nathan Heller and I launched a little …


Added by Twenty Fifty on June 30, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

Alan Knott Craig Jnr presents the Business Tech Show Codefest challenge.

Alan Knott Craig Jnr., MD and Founder of Project Isizwe and Vuyisa Qabaka from Entrepreneur Traction have confirmed their…


Added by Kinetic on June 30, 2015 at 11:18 — No Comments

11 Cape Town startups to pitch at Seedstars World today

Article courtesy of Disrupt Africa:

Seedstars World announced the 11 startups to pitch in Cape Town are freelance platform Mintor; travel app Tastemakers Africa; lifesaving tool mySOS; platform for tradesmen platform RedFish; music streaming service NicheStreem; goods distribution… Continue

Added by Entrepreneur Traction on June 30, 2015 at 9:25 — No Comments

What does Sage and Salesforce Integration Mean for your Business?

On February 26th 2015, Sage made an announcement that it would move into the customer relationship management (CRM) platform (Salesforce1 platform). This surprised many people given that Sage’s primary business is also CRM software. The new solution to be built on the Salesforce1 Platform will be called Sage Life and it will be available on AppExchange.…


Added by Jack Dowson on June 29, 2015 at 10:39 — No Comments

1 Day until #SSWCapeTown 30|06

Here are the startups you can expect to hear at #SSWCapeTown 30|06

#Azimuth - intelligent use of satellites for more accurate mine exploration #MiningTech

@senselabdata - making sense of big data #BigData

@GoMintor - #Skills marketplace placing skilled student talent in small businesses

@NicheStreem - music streaming service for enthusiast & "purists"

@DroneScan - using #drones for stocktaking & warehouse management simpler, cheaper, faster…


Added by Entrepreneur Traction on June 29, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

How to prepare for carbon taxation

While we await the final carbon tax policy from Treasury (due any day now) it is important to gear up for the impending legislation. Due to the fact that emissions reporting works in retrospect, much the way financial accounting and reporting does, having accessible, credible data at your fingertips eases the reporting process when you to come to it.

The steps to gear yourself up are as…


Added by Tim James on June 26, 2015 at 8:10 — No Comments

Ventureburn survey sheds light on SA's tough, but pioneering startup industry




Added by Ventureburn on June 24, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

Leveraging Customer Engagement

Customers expect real-time answers to questions such as: Why is my connection down? Did you receive my change request? When will I get a confirmation? Can I sign electronically? Meanwhile organisations are looking for ways to provide better and faster services in the face of rising customer expectations and lower revenue. Forward-thinking…


Added by Kinetic on June 24, 2015 at 9:37 — No Comments

The mobility storm in Africa

Business technology's biggest thinkers plan to take a unique look into how technology has assisted start-ups and SME's launch and achieve success during a panel discussion at…


Added by Kinetic on June 24, 2015 at 9:27 — No Comments

ICT Africa CT in July - Join us as Francis Cronje gives you the latest developments on POPI!

ICT Africa Cape Town takes place on the 15th & 16th of July at Lagoon Beach Hotel.

RSA Research has recently published a research paper on expected trends in Cybercrime in 2015. The paper is based on RSA’s insight into cybercriminal activity, recovery of over a million actionable findings in 2014 and analysis of around 400,000 unique malware variants each week. A key issue discussed at ICT Africa and why POPI compliance is trying to curb insider threats.

Cape Town…


Added by Juliano Velacci on June 24, 2015 at 9:08 — No Comments

What is the difference between usability testing and user acceptance testing?

They are different in purposes/end goal and even the target audience is different.

Usability Testing: to find areas for usability improvement in the application.

User Acceptance Testing: to find out whether all criteria (features) for the application has been met.

The one tries to make a better product while the other tries to get it over with :)

I'm sure wikipedia and other sources have more in-depth definitions.  This one here though i understand.

Added by Alan Williams on June 23, 2015 at 16:54 — No Comments

SME's for SME's

If you want to experience true loneliness, start your own business!! 

This is quite a statement, but it is one of the most common themes we encounter when mentoring our clients.

The loneliness we’re discussing here is not the type you have when you have no friends to invite over for a…


Added by Tyronne Nel on June 23, 2015 at 11:51 — No Comments

Important things to Remember when Applying for a Credit card for your Business

Perhaps you are a businessman/woman and you are wondering whether applying for a business credit card is a good idea or not. Well, depending on how you choose to use it, it might be the best idea or worst mistake. Do keep in mind that as long as you make the right decisions and choices you probably may not have to worry about a thing. However, if not used well, you will have a lot to worry about.…


Added by Jack Dowson on June 22, 2015 at 16:47 — No Comments


In collaboration with the CCDI, Tidy & Co. will take ownership of 150 Long Street for the…


Added by Nicole Chowles on June 22, 2015 at 10:20 — 1 Comment

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