All Blog Posts Tagged 'Cape' (161)

Cape Town coders in world-wide race to find sustainable solutions to overfishing

MEDIA STATEMENT APRIL 14, 2016

Hackers and coders from Cape Town are set to compete with their peers from 44 cities to thrash out better solutions for sustainable fishing.

The young tech geeks will participate in a marathon weekend, called Fishackathon, which will see them compete with the best innovators from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. They will be accompanied by creatives, business people and environmentalists from the city.

Their challenge: “Create the…

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Added by Lianne du Toit on April 14, 2016 at 14:47 — No Comments

EventRoom: the Cape Town startup that wants to be the Airbnb of events

If you want to book a table at a restaurant, a hotel room, or a cab, you can do so with a few swipes on an app. If you want to book a venue for an event though, you still have to do a lot of your own searching.

In Cape Town at least, one startup is looking to change that. Founded by sisters Moira Johnston and Nicky Rosin (the two left careers in law and accountancy to start the company) EventRoom sees itself as the Airbnb of…

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Added by Thoko on March 9, 2016 at 15:13 — No Comments

Application deadline extended for Western Cape Funding Fair

The application deadline has been extended for this year’s Western Cape Funding Fair, which will give the province’s entrepreneurs the chance to pitch for multi-million rand investment.

Disrupt Africa reported in November the second annual Western Cape Funding Fair would take place in Cape Town on May 25. The event is held through a partnership…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on March 4, 2016 at 12:01 — No Comments

The importance of a professional LinkedIn training - Inside Training

We’re familiar with the importance of networking on LinkedIn. Connecting with industry players is a key aspect. Did you, however, know how important the value of online marketing and training is on LinkedIn?

According to David Graham, a business to business digital marketing strategist,…

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Added by Lonwabo Marele on February 22, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

SMART SUPPLIER COMPETITION - “CONNECT WITH OPPORTUNITY”

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…

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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 Appsafrica.com.

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 engage@siliconcape.com…

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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 …

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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…

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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 “…

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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…

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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…

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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 engage@siliconcape.com

Company Name?        …

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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…

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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…
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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.…

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

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