All Blog Posts Tagged 'Cape' (121)

Hello-tomorrow is coming to Cape Town

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Added by Given Radingwana on December 13, 2014 at 20:44 — No Comments

codeX Open Days: Free access to internet and mentors to learn coding basics

Want to learn to code but don't have regular internet access?

Want to give back to the Silicon Cape community by mentoring coding newbies?

At codeX, we are hunting for the best raw talent to grow into the next generation of African coders, no matter where they…

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Added by Elizabeth Gould on December 9, 2014 at 14:52 — No Comments

This is codeX: Africa's Developer Apprenticeship Program -- Video

Added by Elizabeth Gould on November 21, 2014 at 10:54 — No Comments

SiliconCape Initiative Startup Profile: Cape Coffee Beans

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

Todays’ featured community startup is Cape Coffee Beans. A recent…

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Added by Deidre Luzmore on September 12, 2014 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

Celebrating failure - Andy Hadfield – Tech4Africa 2014





Hadfield is presenting the lessons he learnt as a failed startup at Tech4Africa CT and Jhb this year. Says Hadfield:  “Gareth Knight and I are continuing a little tradition that started at the last Tech4Africa… #FailCon. Trying to change that stigma that the South African startup scene has around failure. Like it or not, failure is a part of startup culture. Everyone forgets that 95% of these things fail. And yet we tend to hide failure instead of celebrating what we’ve learned.…

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Added by Zinnia Peens on August 25, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Girl Geek Dinner Startup Challenge

Girl Geek Dinner Invite

What can you win?

  • One Free Recruitment placement from Nu Beginnings to the value of R75 000
  • Mentorship from some of South Africa’s leading entrepreneurs
  • More prizes to be added soon…
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Added by Suhaifa Naidoo on August 11, 2014 at 15:05 — No Comments

Tech4Africa comes to Cape Town

Now in it’s 5th year, the annual Tech4Africa conference will be running the first Cape Town event on August 28th. Tech4Africa focuses on deep technical workshops and sessions for practitioners, and then engaging talks which impart knowledge, perspective, African context and inspiration.

The unapologetic vision for Tech4Africa is that the best tech ecosystems in the…

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Added by Zinnia Peens on August 6, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Get in The Ring - GoMetro crowned winner

Get in the Ring – South Africa - Cape Town entrepreneur’s faced-off in the ring and saw judges from around the world crown Justin Coetzee from Go Metro as the 2014 “Get In the Ring” Cape Town winner. Justin has won a trip to Rwanda to represent Cape Town in the Regional Finals being hosted in September 2014. Get in the Ring was hosted at Daddy.O in The Biscuit Mill on the 22nd July 2014 in Cape Town.

The so-called ‘Olympics’ for start-ups, Get in the Ring: The…

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Added by Lianne du Toit on July 29, 2014 at 15:05 — No Comments

#DesignYourThinking @TEDxCapeTown 2014

TEDxCapeTown's 2014 headline event, Design Your Thinking will take place on 16-17 August at the Cape Town City Hall. Be sure to visit the website toapply for your tickets…

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Added by Ryno Lawson on July 23, 2014 at 13:24 — 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…

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

SiliconCape Startup Profile: Green Africa Directory

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 engage@siliconcape.com

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Green Africa Directory

Website Name

www.greenafricadirectory.org/

Who are you and what do you do?

Kate Berrisford -Founder & Managing Director

The Green Africa…

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Added by Ryno Lawson on June 13, 2014 at 0:30 — No Comments

Open Data Draft Policy

The City of Cape Town is in the process of finalising its Open Data Draft Policy.

The policy will assist the City to establish and incrementally populate a single online open data portal for information and data generated by the organisation that is free and accessible to members of the public. The City generates a significant amount of…

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Added by Lianne du Toit on June 5, 2014 at 16:04 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile: Muzak

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 engage@siliconcape.com

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Muzak

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Added by Ryno Lawson on June 4, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments

#LeanCapeTown2014 - Cape Town Launch

#LeanCapeTown2014 is absolutely rocking, and it's been a very intense 3 days thus far with some teams not sleeping last night... yes, we definitely need a coffee delivery service at 2am in Cape Town!



Well done to Arnaud (@ArnaudBlanchet) for winning the @PayFast competition on Friday due to reading his Startup Grind email on…

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Added by Lianne du Toit on June 2, 2014 at 12:34 — No Comments

Cape Town set for $20m broadband budget

Cape Town executive mayor Patricia de Lille has announced a proposed budget of ZAR216 million (US$20.6 million) for the continued deployment of broadband services in the city.

De Lille was speaking at a Special Council Meeting for the tabling of the city’s draft budget. She said in total the proposed operating expenditure budget is approximately ZAR28 billion (US$2.7 billion) while the capital expenditure budget would be just over ZAR6 billion (US$571 million).

The proposed…

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Added by Lianne du Toit on June 2, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile: Myows

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 engage@siliconcape.com

Company Name

Myows

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Added by Ryno Lawson on May 28, 2014 at 18:09 — No Comments

Coders, Techies and Geeks working with City of Cape Town Government Datasets to create novel community solutions

The #GovHackSA ran as part of an official World Design Capital Event in May 2014 at the offices of 22seven in Cape Town. It was a free, day-long coding marathon for novice and experienced developers and coders to create new and novel solutions to problems posed to #GovHackSA by the City of Cape Town.

The event took months of planning with City Ministers and Councilmen to open data and create usable data sets that the teams could intergrate and use in their applications. This is a…

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Added by Lianne du Toit on May 26, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile:Mustard Seed

Silicon Cape Startup Profile: Mustard Seed

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 engage@siliconcape.com

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Mustard Seed

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Added by Ryno Lawson on May 21, 2014 at 22:19 — 2 Comments

Ventureburn: WPP to acquire digital agency Quirk

WPP, the global advertising giant, is set to buy a controlling stake in Quirk, a leading South African digital agency with offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, London, Durban and Kenya.

Quirk’s unaudited consolidated revenues for the year ended 28 February 2014 were approximately R140-million, with gross assets at the same date of approximately R68-million. It’s understood that the deal was made, at least in part, to aid in the…

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Added by Ryno Lawson on May 9, 2014 at 8:35 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile: Nuzzle.co.za

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 engage@siliconcape.com

Company Name

Nuzzle

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Added by Ryno Lawson on May 9, 2014 at 7:56 — No Comments

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