All Blog Posts Tagged 'Africa' (79)

Bitcoin and the Blockchain: Worth Embracing?

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Added by iAfrikan on May 26, 2015 at 19:57 — No Comments

Hello Pretty plots expansion into mobile shopping on back of revenue growth

South African startup Hello Pretty, which provides an online platform for designers to create and manage their own online stores, is looking to expand into mobile shopping having reported 80 per cent annual growth in revenues since its 2012 launch.

Hello Pretty, which showcases almost 1,300 design entrepreneurs, was founded in May 2012 by Sam Marx, Scott Hadfield and Adeline Levescot, though it was originally planned as far back as 2009.…

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Added by Disrupt Africa on May 8, 2015 at 11:28 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Initiative Startup Profile: Paperjet

Silicon Cape will be featuring a business from our Startup community. If you would like your company profiled please fill out the form here.

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on May 2, 2015 at 1:06 — No Comments

Why investor updates matter, and how to do them right

“If your startup isn’t sending you monthly updates it’s going out of business.”

That’s the view of serial entrepreneur, angel investor, podcaster and writer Jason Calacanis, who used this blog postto stress the importance of regular investor updates.

“I know this because with two of my investments I found out that they were out of business because I emailed them over and over…

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Added by Disrupt Africa on April 30, 2015 at 10:37 — No Comments

Meet the Investor: Vinny Lingham

Take a look at the CV of Silicon Valley-based South African Vinny Lingham and you’d have thought you were looking at that of a serial entrepreneur rather than a serial angel investor.

Well, you’d be right. Though an investor in a number of South African startups, Lingham tells Disrupt Africa he has an “entrepreneur hat” on at all times, rather than an “investor hat”, which he says is “not always a good thing”.

“I get it. I’ve been there and done it and I understand the…

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Added by Disrupt Africa on April 29, 2015 at 11:15 — No Comments

Bring Andela to South Africa -- Training 100,000 world-class developers

Hey Silicon Cape Initiative,

Andela has a vision of 100,000 world-class developers from Africa over the next 10 years. In its first year we've received over 12,000 applications and brought on more than 60 developers in Nigeria.

Now, your expression of interest can help bring Andela to South Africa and provide an opportunity for a paid 4-year fellowship that gives the training and mentorship needed to…

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Added by Evan Green-Lowe on April 22, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Do You Have What It Takes To Start Up?

On 29 January 2015 we (iAfrikan) hosted Justin Spratt - Managing Director at Quirk Africa - where he talked about the Startup Manifesto.

Attendees present listened attentively as Justin held no punches back by "telling it like it is" on what it takes to start a tech startup using examples from the likes of Ronnie Apteker, Yossi Hasson…

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Added by iAfrikan on April 1, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

The Silicon Cape Initiative steering committee - 2015 Community nomination process begins

Nominate a change-maker to be on the Silicon Cape steering committee for 2015 - 2017



We are looking for driven, passionate, connected and collaborative thought leaders to be on the Silicon Cape Steering Committee for 2015 - 2015. Their mandate will be to carry the vision and work of the initiative and act as the duly appointed representatives of the…

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Added by Deidre Luzmore on March 12, 2015 at 7:30 — No Comments

The Cheapest Prepaid Mobile Internet Bundles Across South African Networks

This post was first published on, and, written for STARTUP PICNIC

South African mobile data internet providers have complex and tricky packages, thus making it difficult to determine which is the cheapest.

So here at Startup Picnic Magazine, we tried to break it down, tricky as it is (:-p), to help you select the cheapest. We know some folks who have SIM cards with all the different networks just to take advantage of…

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Added by Tiisetso Maloma on March 6, 2015 at 21:22 — No Comments

eCommerce, eCommerce and more eCommerce...

The eCommerce Africa Confex 2015, held at the CTICC on the 3rd and 4th of February 2015, delivered two action packed days filled with anything and everything eCommerce, eCommerce and more eCommerce!

This prestigious conference was hosted by KINETIC EVENTS Cape Town; an international business-to-business conferencing company that specializes in equipping senior management executives with knowledge, market…

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Added by Esta Claassen on February 6, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

#GameChanger for the eCommerce "Last Mile Delivery" success rate

iconnix (Pty) Ltd. a South African based software development company, recently celebrated 18 years in the logistics industry - an outstanding achievement in this extremely competitive environment. Backed by a highly experienced and dedicated development and management team, iconnix (Pty) Ltd. has developed over 100…

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Added by Mike Shraga on January 22, 2015 at 9:50 — No Comments

Africa's leading eCommerce Conference & Expo, 3-4 February 2015, Cape Town

Visit us on Stand1 at Africa's leading eCommerce Conference & expo, led by the experts for the industry, 3-4 February 2015, Cape Town #eComConfex #eCommerce , CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa

 

Please email mike@winfreight.co.za for a free eTicket

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Added by Mike Shraga on January 22, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

2015 Top Fashion Brands South Africa

South Africans are seeing a shift in brand preference finding that consumers actually want to support and purchase Proudly South African goods. This list has been compiled considering brands that are producing fashion items for the masses – or better yet, the lower market and accessible consumer. Best of all, these  young brands are using digital tool to express and showcase their brands. 

1. Galxboy

The clothing brand started in…

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Added by William Thubakgale on January 10, 2015 at 8:14 — No Comments

One event which needs to be on your 2015 calendar

With little over a month to go, the agenda for the eCommerce Africa Confex is jam-packed with the leaders in the industry. Kinetic has received confirmation from members of the advisory panel, Jaco Jonker and Paul Galatis, that they will be presenting keynotes during the conference sessions.

CEO of BidorBuy, Jaco Jonker, will be sharing the steps to your first online sale during his presentation. He will provide a…

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Added by Kirsten Pow Chong on December 18, 2014 at 10:48 — No Comments

Dimension Data secures gold sponsorship for eCommerce Africa Confex

Kinetic is pleased to announce that Dimension Data has come on board as a premier sponsor for the eCommerce Africa Confex. They now join the gold sponsor line-up which includes global companies such as Amazon Web Services and…

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Added by Kirsten Pow Chong on December 12, 2014 at 12:01 — No Comments

Best of eCommerce industry join speaker line-up

Kinetic is pleased to announce the latest additions to our speaker line up for the eCommerce Africa Confex. With just over 2 months to go, the agenda is jam-packed with the best that Africa's eCommerce industry has to…

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Added by Kirsten Pow Chong on November 26, 2014 at 9:17 — No Comments

Congratulations to the winner of the VIP delegate pass for the eCommerce Africa Confex!

Kinetic would like to thank the members of the Silicon Cape who have registered for the complimentary expo passes to the eCommerce Africa Confex. If you haven’t registered yet then you can still do so by clicking…

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Added by Kirsten Pow Chong on November 19, 2014 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

Returning sponsors Airwatch, Kofax and Meso Group sign up for the 2015 IT Leaders Africa Summit

South Africa's premier IT summit is back for a 6th year and returning attendees have signed up again for another chance to meet with some of the region's leading IT and business professionals.

After a successful summit in 2014, Airwatch and Kofax are returning to IT Leaders Africa 2015 as Silver Providers for the second consecutive year. Airwatch and Kofax among other providers, are sending a team of experts to present 60 minute workshops to attendees over the 2 day…

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Added by Kirsten Pow Chong on November 12, 2014 at 16:22 — No Comments

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:…

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Added by Will Lutwyche on October 23, 2014 at 0:31 — No Comments

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: www.sparksouthafrica.org

Successful applicants will have access to world class…

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

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