All Blog Posts Tagged 'Cape' (157)


CITY OF CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE - Entrepreneurship is a key driver of our economy and it is with this in mind that the City of Cape Town and Smart Procurement World are running the first annual Cape Town Smart Supplier Competition. Applications for 2016 are open and will close…


Added by Rone Langenhoven on February 9, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

Building a better Africa one sticky note at a time

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Work day and night for several months on a massive coding project for a blue-chip company, produce fantastically engineered code, only to find it never seeing the light of day because it actually was never really needed? – Jeremy George

Sadly, all too familiar, and bad for developer morale, bad for business and bad for the whole coding ecosystem. This scenario lead David…


Added by Andrew Fassnidge on February 2, 2016 at 16:53 — No Comments

Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [25/01/2016]

Looking to get into the South African startup scene or scratch up on some of your skills? Well, you’ve come to the right place. There are loads of competitions, networking sessions and workshops happening around South Africa and the rest of the continent (namely Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana) that we’ve rounded up to make your life a bit easier.

This article is part of a weekly series that highlights all the top startup competitions, networking sessions, workshops and conferences around…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on January 25, 2016 at 14:12 — No Comments

Youth innovation incubator RLabs calls for applications

Keen to make a social impact with your innovation? Listen up. South African social innovation incubator RLabs is looking for budding entrepreneurs passionate to make a sustainable impact in the world and build scalable social enterprises.

Fifth year running, the RLabs InnovIA programme is a 12-week programme designed to assist participants during their startup’s most vulnerable period, and support taking an idea or product to…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on January 19, 2016 at 10:10 — No Comments

Barclays Tech Lab Africa program celebrates successful Demo Day on Dec 10th - R130m+ in funding raised

On Thursday, December 10th, 2015, at the newly opened RISE Cape Town facility on the 5th floor of the Bandwidth Barn at the Woodstock Exchange, 10 top-notch fin-tech and health-tech ventures graduated from the Tech Lab Africa program, a RISE Africa initiative in partnership with…


Added by Zachariah George on December 16, 2015 at 14:49 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile - WhereIsMyTransport

Once a week Silicon Cape will be featuring a member from the community. If you would like your company profiled please fill out THIS FORM. For more information please contact…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on December 3, 2015 at 14:39 — No Comments

Western Cape entrepreneurs invited to pitch for investment at funding fair

The second annual Western Cape Funding Fair will take place in Cape Town in May of next year, with the province’s entrepreneurs invited to pitch for multi-million rand investment.

The first Western Cape Funding Fair – a partnership between the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism and advisory firm Deloitte – took place in March of last year, and …


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 27, 2015 at 12:43 — No Comments

Cape Town aims to lead the way as first truly digital city in Africa

BROADBAND connectivity is fundamental to creating an enabling environment for economic growth, development and inclusion.

The City of Cape Town is committed to making our city a digitally inclusive one in the most sustainable way possible. This approach is rooted in our quest to lay the foundation for our residents to access opportunities that will enable them to thrive economically on a global scale.

Our approach to consolidating the City of Cape Town as a digital city focuses…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 24, 2015 at 14:13 — No Comments

Why Cape Town has emerged as the biggest startup hub on the African continent

Cape Town is fast cementing itself as the biggest continental hub for tech startups. It’s a growing trend, confirmed by a number of research surveys and articles over the past decade. The Mother City is rightfully living up to monikers such as “The Silicon Cape” and the “…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 19, 2015 at 16:06 — 1 Comment

Silicon Cape has teamed up with the Finnish Embassy and will be coving Slush 2015

Silicon Cape has teamed up with the Finnish Embassy and will be coving Slush 2015 happening in Helsinki, Finland from 11th and 12th November 2015. 

Finland has a population size 5,4 million people, 100% literacy rate and an unemployment rate of 8,8% (South Africa’s is 25,2%) and has been voted the most stable country in the world making the best use of it’s human capital in terms of education, well-being and…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 9, 2015 at 9:57 — No Comments

10 Must have mobile apps to keep your business on track.

Article by Bonolo Mothibi , Aidan Roems From SPICE4LIFE

Navigating the iOS App Store can be overwhelming at times. As apps become more prevalent and more…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on October 30, 2015 at 15:28 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Initiative Startup Profile: Asimmetric

Once a week Silicon Cape will be featuring a member from the community. If you would like your company profiled please fill out the form below. For more information please contact

Company Name?        …


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on October 30, 2015 at 14:57 — No Comments

I Code JAVA Conference coming to Cape Town, South Africa

On 5-6 November, JAVA developers from around the country will gather at the Clock Tower at V&A Waterfront…


Added by Michael Marinier on October 28, 2015 at 8:45 — No Comments

Business Tech Show Workshops and Discount

With just 6 weeks until the Business Tech Show opens its doors, we are wrapping up registration. Register now for 25% OFF using the discount code: SiliconBTS 
We are excited to announce the…

Added by Kinetic on September 30, 2015 at 9:27 — No Comments

Startup Hubs Around The World: Cape Town

Another emerging hub for startups is Cape Town, South Africa.…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 24, 2015 at 18:59 — No Comments

Press Release: Enterprise Elevator successfully Introduces their Health Tech Accelerator Programme at the SA Innovation Summit in Cape Town

Cape Town, 8th September 2015 - Enterprise Elevator recently introduced their health tech accelerator programme at the recent SA Innovation Summit, which is now ready for entrepreneurs to register their interest (Click here)…


Added by Vasili Sofiadellis on September 10, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Simdul Shagaya, CEO of on "How to sell into Africa"

In this video, Simdul Shagaya, Founder and CEO of  shares his insight on "How to sell into Africa" with the eCommerce Africa Confex Audience.

Increasing internet usage and the relative lack of modern retail industry make the emerging markets a ripe growth area for global online retailers. This session expands on what to consider when growing your business beyond SA's borders and the factors that are making certain markets…


Added by Kinetic on September 10, 2015 at 9:13 — No Comments

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…

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…


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…


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

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