All Blog Posts Tagged 'Africa' (52)

Built in Africa: Seun Osewa on building Nigeria’s most popular site

By Michelle Atagana

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Built in Africa focuses on entrepreneurs, startups and technologies that are born on the continent and empower the continent’s citizens.

Online communities and discussion platforms are the cornerstone of the internet. In this second instalment of our “Built in Africa” series, we feature one of the most prominent online communities to come out of Africa – Nairaland –…

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Added by Ventureburn on April 1, 2014 at 13:46 — No Comments

Global Investment Advisory firm U-Start launches hunt for Africa’s top 3 early-stage innovative ventures, ripe for investment

U-Start, the international investment advisory firm, fortifies its presence in Africa with an international conference for early stage ventures featuring business pitches from top African enterprises, discussions with national and international investors, elite speakers and panelists. One of the leading events of its kind in South Africa, the U-Start Conference will select and partner a selection of the regions’ most prominent ventures with a body of active global investors. With Platinum…

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Added by Lianne du Toit on March 4, 2014 at 9:31 — 1 Comment

U-START #Africa business plan competition - EARLY STAGE ENTREPRENEURS WANTED

Do you have what it takes to represent Africa globally at the U-Start Conference Business Plan Competition In Italy in May 2014?

U-Start  is a global…

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Added by Lianne du Toit on January 24, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

JOIN US FOR THE TECHWOMEN TWEETCHAT ON JANUARY 16!

Courtisy ofwww.Techwomen.org

TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in STEM from Africa and the Middle East together with their professional counterparts in the United States for a mentorship and exchange program. TechWomen provides participants access to networks, resources, and knowledge to empower them to reach their full potential. During the five-week program,…

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Added by Ryno Lawson on January 15, 2014 at 9:13 — No Comments

Why French Companies are choosing the Western Cape

French companies and French entrepreneurs are an increasing number to choose to invest in the Western Cape. In the context of the economic downturn affecting Europe, the BRICS appear as new exciting territories promising many growth opportunities. Cape Town's recent visibility in France* makes it a top destination for many professionals that are contemplating expatriation options accross several top-of-the-range business destinations such as San Francisco,…

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Added by Carole Rossetti on January 13, 2014 at 17:25 — 1 Comment

Call for Papers: IST-Africa 2014 (Deadline 16 December)

Dear Colleagues,

 

Please find below the Call for Papers for IST-Africa 2014. We would appreciate if you circulate this Call for Papers to relevant mailing lists, colleagues and publish the links on relevant sites to raise awareness of this opportunity.

 
We would like to thank those who have submitted their papers to date and remind those who are still…
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Added by TheBarn on December 2, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

HumanIPO's week in startups

by Brandon Gregory

Every week HumanIPO talks to technology startups and hubs across the African continent to keep up with how technology is improving Africa and creating jobs. This week’s roundup features startup news from South Africa, Togo, and Kenya.

South Africa

Startup Weekend, an…

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Added by HumanIPO on October 28, 2013 at 14:58 — No Comments

Opportunity Knocks at AfricaCom 2013

Following the success of the inaugural 2012 event, AfricaCom will host the Entrepreneurs Incubator Hub (EIH) at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) again this November between the 12 -…

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Added by Elize Delia Engle on October 24, 2013 at 16:29 — No Comments

Indians spin start-up dreams in South Africa

Nearly 16 African countries ranked ahead of Brazil and 17 ahead of India on the World Bank’s ease of doing business rankings, according to the report.
NEW DELHI: Up until early this month, Yugandhar Prasad Jasti was heading ICICI Bank's South African operations. After working for the bank for nine years in geographies like India, UK and Belgium, he decided to give it all up to become an entrepreneur in South Africa. A chartered accountant, Jasti, along…
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Added by Lianne du Toit on October 22, 2013 at 19:09 — No Comments

40 Entrepreneurs, Richard Branson and one Bus: StartupBus Africa off to a picture-perfect start

40 Entrepreneurs, Richard Branson and one Bus: StartupBus Africa off to a picture-perfect start

Over 200 applicants from 23 countries

Media representatives from BBC and A 24 Media will accompany the bus



Richard Branson will attend the final pitch via Google Hangouts Source:

StartupBus Berlin, Cape Town, October 22nd 2013 - From 17 to 21 November 2013 the first StartupBus will cross African soil. Out of over 200 applicants, 15 African and 15 international…

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Added by Lianne du Toit on October 22, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

Startup Knight 2013

#StartupKnight2013

Press Release

Startup Knight was launched in 2012 for the first time, by software company Byte Orbit. The premise of the competition is to promulgate, support and embrace tech startups in South Africa by offering a disruptive competition platform. Many competitions, in and around South Africa, offer similar competitions. Unfortunately none of them enter into a partnership with the winner in order to…

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Added by Martin Ras on October 17, 2013 at 10:19 — No Comments

AfricaCom Awards 2013 – Official Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the AfricaCom Awards 2013 shortlist following a really exciting campaign this year. With entries received from all across Africa – the…

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Added by Elize Delia Engle on October 14, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Durban Digital Day will have some amazing speakers

Does the online world scare you?

Coming up on Halloween is the first Durban Digital Day.  31st October 2013.  Mark the date on your calendar.

DIGIT4LFOR and Falconscove join forces to bring you the conference, networking and showcase event with the after-party produced by the DSOC (Durban Society of Comedy)

‘’Hosting the event on the 31st October Is no coincidence ‘’ says Glen, Director at DIGITALFOR  “ Our tag-line ‘does the online world…

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Added by Fred Felton on October 8, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

HumanIPO's week in startups

by Richard Cutcher

Africa’s startup scene received another boost this week when the world’s biggest accelerator, the Founder’s Institute, confirmed it was expanding its presence on the continent to Nairobi.

HumanIPO reported in August the four month long programme had launched in Johannesburg, but now the accelerator is targeting the Kenyan capital, with…

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Added by HumanIPO on September 30, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

Africa’s age of disruption: where are all the makers?

By Michelle Atagana

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I like the word disruption. It’s one of a few chaotic words that are trendy right now, and it’s used in a good way. These days if you work in tech you must be disruptive: if you are not trying to disrupt an industry then what good are you?

Disruption. That’s the watchword.

In Africa today it is more important than ever to disrupt industries and change the way things are done. Africa is at the forefront of…

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Added by Ventureburn on September 27, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

SnappCab: the hail-a-cab startup to catalyze SA’s cab industry

By Jacques Coetzee

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SnappCab is a multi-platform hail-a-cab app to order, use and pay for metered cabs generally based on the user’s GPS location. The service is available on the web, Android, iOS and will be available on BlackBerry and Windows 8 very soon. Though competition seems rife, what stands out most would most likely be SnappCab’s focus on multi-user functionality and platform friendliness.

You can exchange relevant details digitally while also being…

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Added by Ventureburn on September 26, 2013 at 11:27 — No Comments

African Women - Leaders in Technology

On 15 October QualityLife Company is bringing women in Gauteng the third Annual Wired Women’s Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rosebank.  

Debby Edelstein, CEO of QualityLife Company says that the tides of tech are changing with the steady rise of dynamic women in prominent roles within the…

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Added by Angela Clark on September 23, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

#WiredWomen Conference 15 Oct

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Added by Angela Clark on September 19, 2013 at 10:06 — No Comments

Invitation to Comment: Draft National IP Policy

On 4 September 2013 the Minister of Trade and Industry published the Draft National Policy on
Intellectual Property (the “IP Policy”). The IP Policy proposes dealing
with a very wide spectrum of topics. This is an exceptionally important development, which has the
potential to…
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Added by Ryno Lawson on September 18, 2013 at 15:08 — No Comments

Why do I need Social media, how can it help me grow my business and do I really have the time?

As a business professional / Entrepreneur you may wonder “Why do I need Social media, how can it help me grow my business and do I really have the time?”

If you don't already know, Social media is here to stay, the platforms may change in time but Social media is not going anywhere.

To answer the above Questions:

Why do I need Social Media?------------Social Media is like word of mouth about your business. When people talk about your business / industry we can monitor…

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Added by Brian Mawdsley on September 12, 2013 at 13:33 — No Comments

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