All Blog Posts Tagged 'Africa' (61)

2015 Spark* South Africa Changemaker Program - Entrepreneur Opportunity

We are looking for South Africa’s best early stage social entrepreneurs.

Are you the founder of a social business or organisation that exists to help South Africans living in poverty? Is your social business or organisation in its early years and already making a difference for people?

Get information at:

Successful applicants will have access to world class…


Added by Will Lutwyche on October 10, 2014 at 8:31 — No Comments

Interview with Josephine Buys, IAB South Africa

This month AdMarula chats to Josephine Buys, recently appointed Country Manager for IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) South Africa, which currently represents over 200 members. She shares some of her views and insights on the South African digital…


Added by Lico Gross on September 23, 2014 at 12:51 — No Comments

Social Media Week Johannesburg: Registration Now Open!


Featuring Over 50 Speakers Including Alan Knott Craig Jr, Digital Advertising Mavens John Montgomery and Quentin George, Pioneering Muso Okmalumkoolkat, Mark Kaigwa and More

Social Media Week  (SMW) Johannesburg makes its anticipated debut in the heart of Braamfontein from September 22 to 26. Registration for this trailblazing tech savvy conference is now open.

Over the course of five…


Added by Sherry Bitting on August 31, 2014 at 23:30 — No Comments

Mobile in Africa Rising – Wake up World!

Call all South African mobile innovators…

“Mobile in Africa Rising – Wake up World!”

Call all SA mobile innovators…“Mobile in Africa Rising – Wake up World!” this is the theme of the Mobile Marketing Association’s event to be held in Joburg & Cape Town in August.

If you have an African mobile solution/ tech innovation – share it and stand a chance to WIN A TRIP TO FRANKFURT from our international sponsors Messe Frankfurt…


Added by Mobile Marketing Association on August 14, 2014 at 21:15 — No Comments

Smartphones drive business and HR automation for SMEs in Africa

Latest smartphone capabilities are providing SMEs options to explore new and innovative ways of automating businesses by using smartphones as a primary solution.

It is forecasted that there will be more than 635m mobile subscriptions in sub-Saharan Africa. This is predicted to rise to 930m by late 2019 where it is estimated that three in four mobile subscriptions will have internet access. This internet connectivity is revolusionising automation for SMEs.

Mobile HR applications…


Added by Phil Lotter on July 28, 2014 at 12:34 — No Comments

Get in the Ring – South Africa will see Cape Town entrepreneur’s face-off in the ring on the 22nd of July 2014

Get in the Ring – South Africa will see Cape Town entrepreneur’s face-off in the ring on the 22nd of July 2014 in Cape Town.

The so-called ‘Olympics’ for start-ups, Get in the Ring: The Investment Battle has hit South African shores for the very first time this year with 100’s of budding entrepreneurs in South Africa entering the inaugural event in the hope of competing for an amount of up to R15 000 000 globally.

The Get in the Ring – South Africa challenge is aimed at…


Added by Lianne du Toit on July 14, 2014 at 10:02 — No Comments

AMPION Venture Bus is looking for applications

AMPION is looking for entrepreneurs to join them on epic roadtrips all over Africa. They bring together coders, business people…


Added by Rowan Emslie on July 9, 2014 at 16:56 — No Comments

In Africa, Mobile is the new Gold: 6 Ways Africa is taking the lead in mobile innovation

Mobile technology has become a game changer in many parts of Africa, with cell phones being used for everything from transferring money to providing health care information.

According to…


Added by Grove Group on June 17, 2014 at 10:57 — No Comments

SA tech firms can now transfer IP offshore

The South African Reserve Bank has relaxed exchange controls to allow private South African companies to transfer IP Offshore in order to assist them in raising foreign capital.

This announcement was made by Chris Bull, senior ENS Africa lawyer and IP specialist at the Knife Capital Exit Conference last week. …


Added by Alexandra Fraser on May 19, 2014 at 10:00 — 2 Comments

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

By Michelle Atagana


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 –…


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…


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…


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



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,…


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,…


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…

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…


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 -…


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…

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…


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

Startup Knight 2013


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…


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

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