All Blog Posts Tagged 'Cape' (142)

Emerging companies insights: Where do we stand?

In a good news, bad news scenario, people would rather hear the bad news first. And in the case of emerging entrepreneurial businesses in South Africa, local is not so lekker, say Maija de Riijk-Uys and Alexandra Fraser of PwC Accelerator and Silicon Cape respectively.
The two organisations recently published a survey of 743 respondents - in collaboration other stakeholders - which scratches…
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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on August 28, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Emerging Companies and Ecosystem Report

Cape Town – Myths that funding and red tape are the two biggest challenges faced by emerging companies and entrepreneurs have been debunked by a report released on Tuesday.

PwC’s report, Emerging Companies and the Ecosystem, said market access was cited as the largest commercial challenge by most respondents who took part in its survey.

“Although red tape was cited as a growth inhibitor by entrepreneurs, it only ranked fourth out of 10 as a growth stopper, with only 9% of…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on August 26, 2015 at 7:50 — No Comments

Innovation Agent Wanted - Exciting Opportunity

Innovation Agent

Cape Town based contract post with Social Innovation Fund

The Innovation Edge is a social innovation fund that seeks out and supports ideas that have the potential to radically transform early life experiences for young children in South Africa. The Edge is committed to creating an environment in which innovation flourishes. We support organisations and…

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Added by Ezlyn Barends on August 25, 2015 at 17:48 — No Comments

COO, Johan Dekker shares the vision of PayU MEA

"... to become and be the most secure, the most stable, with the best customer service experience for our clients.  Those are our three pillars - security, customer service and being number one in terms of payments online space."

Johan Dekker, COO, PayU MEA

 
Producer of the …
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Added by Kinetic on August 20, 2015 at 11:52 — No Comments

Coca-Cola CIO, David Visser takes a look at the industry.

"In the ever changing world of information technology it is very rare that likeminded leaders can collaborate face-to-face in a conducive environment to institute change or adopt learnings. Thanks to the team from Kinetic for creating the opportunity."
 
During the build up to the Business Tech Show, Kinetic has been led by some of…
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Added by Kinetic on August 18, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

SweepSouth first SA startup to join Silicon Valley’s 500 Startups accelerator

Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund and startup accelerator, 500 Startups, has announced its 14th batch of startups, which includes the South African home cleaning service, SweepSouth.

This is the first time a local company has been selected by 500 Startups, with only a handful of African companies being chosen to join the programme in the past. Of thousands of…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on August 3, 2015 at 11:46 — No Comments

SA Innovation Summit Hackathon - Help us find solutions to early learning challenges

To add to the already exciting lineup of the SA Innovation Summit we are hosting a 24-hour hackathon from Friday, 15h00 – 28th August to Saturday, 15h00 - 29th August at the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point.

If you are passionate about tech be sure to sign up where you will have the opportunity to meet and work together with programmers, designers, creatives and ECD practitioners with the aim of creating mobile applications to benefit children most at risk in our society. Entries will…

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Added by Ezlyn Barends on July 28, 2015 at 18:29 — No Comments

Cape Town's Startup Trends

(Original: http://jumpstartmag.com/featured/city-profiles/cape-town-startup-trends)

Take Aways:

1. Cape Town co-work spaces service lower, middle, upper end

2. Some startups worth noting

3. Some curve…

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Added by Alon Lichtenstein on July 2, 2015 at 13:00 — 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.

Company Name

Paperjet, Inc

Website Name…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on May 2, 2015 at 1:06 — 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

Apply now for the full time Silicon Cape Operations Manager Role - Deadline 4 May 2015

 

ROLE: OPERATIONS MANAGER FOR SILICON CAPE

 

Location: Cape Town, CBD

Education Level: Degree, preferably in Marketing, Communication or Management

Job Level: Senior Management

Experience: At least 5 years management experience

Travel Requirement: Sporadic local travel

Type: Permanent

Remuneration: Market related salary and benefits

 

ABOUT SILICON…

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Added by Alexandra Fraser on April 23, 2015 at 10:13 — No Comments

City of Cape Town seeks startups with workforce development solutions

Cape Town is seeking an evidence based, high impact and targeted workforce development solution for its residents to deliver effective demand driven human development and business placements. The proposed solution should enhance and not duplicate existing interventions.

The city is looking for solutions that address any or all of the following areas:

  • coordination of the range of services delivered across its 2400 km²…
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Added by Natalia Gozdur on April 14, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Cape Town is looking for creative solutions to strengthen the city’s informal trading sector

Great opportunity for start-ups to participate and promote their ideas and creative solutions for city’s need to empower informal trading sector

Cape Town is looking for innovators with solutions to its urban challenges. The Economic Development Department is opening up the city to businesses and entrepreneurs that that can transform public services, accelerate innovation and leverage public…

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Added by Natalia Gozdur on March 31, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

New Executive Committee of Silicon Cape Announced

Silicon Cape, South Africa’s largest tech entrepreneurial network, held their bi-annual elections on Wednesday, 25th March 2015. As a volunteer run organization, community participation and involvement is key for it’s ongoing success.

Daniel Guasco, entrepreneur and angel investor, is taking over from Alexandra Fraser as Chairperson of the initiative. Daniel Guasco says, “I am honoured and privileged to be taking over from Alexandra who has lead the organization with some…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on March 27, 2015 at 21:00 — 3 Comments

Become the next Silicon Cape Co-ordinator

We're looking for someone who is keen to help grow their exposure and experience in the community while passionately driving the Silicon Cape brand forward. If this seem like something that you might be interested in, keep reading...

Role Description:

  • Drive awareness around Silicon Cape Initiative and it’s goals
  • Be a representative for the initiative at…
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Added by Lianne du Toit on March 26, 2015 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

Silicon Cape Initiative Startup Profile: MzansiStore.com

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

Company Name

MzansiStore.com

Website Name…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on March 26, 2015 at 11:00 — 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

Silicon Cape Initiative Startup Profile: ForGood

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

Company Name

forgood

Website Name…

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Added by Deidre Luzmore on February 12, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

Startup SA Government Support Survey

Hi Startups and Silicon Cape Supporters

Representatives from both Silicon Cape and Simodisa have been invited to attend the Innovation Bridges conference hosted by the Department of Science and Technology at the beginning of next week. On Tuesday morning we have  the opportunity to influence their…

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Added by Alexandra Fraser on January 27, 2015 at 17:30 — 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

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