All Blog Posts Tagged 'startup' (97)

Lessons learnt from a failed African startup

Do we as Africans embrace failure in our culture?

 

I don’t know, but what I do know is that if you have not…

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Added by Benjamin Mmari on February 2, 2016 at 17:40 — No Comments

Gyft founder Vinny Lingham scores $2.75m for identity protection startup

South African serial entrepreneur Vinny Lingham has just revealed that his latest startup, calledCivic, has raised US$2.75-million in seed funding. Based in Palto Alto, Civic is described as an identity protection service that relies on bitcoin blockchain technology to secure consumer data.

“The key thing is that we are offering prevention of identity theft and fraud. The current solutions in the market only clean it up after the…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on January 29, 2016 at 12:15 — No Comments

Less than one month to go to the eCommerce Africa Confex

Tasking themselves with paving the way for eCommerce growth in Africa; Global eCommerce solution providers and the industry’s most visionary individuals are gearing up to exchange inspired and innovative ideas, discuss emerging trends and make lasting connections at the eCommerce Africa Confex in February 2016.

The event has become a ‘must attend’ on the conference/expo calendar and will once again connect the regions’…

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Added by Kinetic on January 29, 2016 at 10:54 — No Comments

Start-ups in India can expect a significant boost following the announcement by the country's prime minister Narendra Modi of new support for the sector. But will these really help lift start-ups? Cl…

Start-ups in India can expect a significant boost following the announcement by the country's prime minister Narendra…

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Added by Stephen Timm on January 21, 2016 at 9:36 — No Comments

ideo is disrupting the sleepy mattress industry through online only sales.

Imagine buying a high end mattress that offers free delivery to your door in a box at a third of the price within 3 - 5 days anywhere in South Africa plus a 60 night free return policy with all your money back if you don’t like the mattress for any reason.

Frustrated with the shopping…

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Added by Robin Jones on December 26, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Starting a tech business in South Africa

Any business will be difficult to begin and make successful. The competition is always tough regardless of which area you’re focused on. Everyone is trying to stay ahead which means no one can afford to be beaten by anyone else. Competition, while healthy for customers and consumers, is difficult to recognise as part of life for the average business. Yet, it is reality and facing up to it is part of what ensures as business’ survival.

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Added by Terrence Stoker on November 6, 2015 at 12:55 — No Comments

How to refresh your business and prevent stagnation

Developing a business idea and making it a reality is difficult enough. What’s also hard is maintaining the business’ growth in such a way that doesn’t mean it stagnates: if a business can’t keep growing, it will end. It’s important then to consider the signs and responses you can take to prevent stagnation from taking place.

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Added by Terrence Stoker on October 30, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

Calling all Cape Town startups!

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On the 21st of October Cape Town startups will take part in the Get in the Ring city final knockout round to qualify for the South African national final taking place on the 17th and 18th…

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Added by Bernice Robbertse on October 15, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile: Exzavion Technology

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?

Exzavion Technology

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 11, 2015 at 0:08 — No Comments

The latest tech for cars

Technology has taken leaps and bounds in recent years - and cars are good demonstration of precisely where we’ve succeeded. The latest tech in cars has shown how far we’ve come and, also, where we’d headed. When tech is made to benefit cars, very often it indicates a benefit elsewhere.

Consider, for example, a new kind of paint being developed to combat heat corrosion. As…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on September 8, 2015 at 14:41 — No Comments

Hooros - SA's own elance or freelancer.com

We built our very young business concept around the assumption/axiom that businesses and entrepreneurs without technical skills (web development, design and online marketing) are more inclined to outsource those skills to freelancers. The second assumption we made was that businesses and entrepreneurs outsourcing projects to freelancers where more inclined to work with local freelancers (trust, same time zone). 



What we are learning however, is that no matter how well thought…

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Added by Hooros on September 3, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile: Wanos Networks

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?

Wanos Networks…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 3, 2015 at 1:00 — No Comments

SpaceBox: Marketing an e-commerce start-up in SA

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Recently launched, SpaceBox is an online personal storage service and the first of its kind in South Africa. As such, the marketing is key to ensuring South Africans know what the on-demand service does, and how it works.



It was important for SpaceBox to be first to market. “I believe South Africans are loyal. Once they trust you to provide a service, you’re more likely to build a lasting relationship.“ says Hjalmar…

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Added by Bettina Moss on August 27, 2015 at 9:47 — No Comments

Tech startups: The value of the right legal partner

Insight on the recent acquisition of Cape Town based startup WooThemes by Automattic, the company behind WordPress, from a legal point of view.

An in depth Q&A with startup co-founders and legal representatives from Dommisse Attorneys offers valuable insights and tips on how startups can benefit from legal advice.…

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Added by Shana Marais on August 19, 2015 at 19:29 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile : SnappSales

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?

SnappSales…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on July 9, 2015 at 8:50 — 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

What’s wrong with startup accelerators

(Original: http://newworker.co/mag/whats-wrong-bad-startup-accelerators/)

Take aways:

Is the current structure of accelerator programmes the best approach we have? Let's challenge that with some beliefs:

  1. I believe accelerators/investors/mentors (AIMs) need to man…
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Added by Alon Lichtenstein on June 9, 2015 at 14:30 — 3 Comments

Three Simple Plans for Start-Ups

The following is a follow-up post to Three Sorry Excuses for Startups, in which I contended that being a startup is no excuse for bad communication, poor planning, or a lack of solid product foundation. I received a fair amount of questions about the planning portion.…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on May 31, 2015 at 11:34 — No Comments

Cape Town Startups: Win a Five-Day Startup Experience in Tel Aviv

Start Tel Aviv is a global competition that brings together startups from seventeen different countries around the world to compete for the chance to experience five-days in Tel Aviv’s famous startup ecosystem.

The prize is an intense, all-expense-paid, five-day startup experience in the heart of Tel Aviv between 5th and 10th September 2015, during…

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Added by Rowan Polovin on May 20, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

Virtual Reality Community Event in Cape Town

Your Invitation to The Launch of the VR Community of SA 

...come along and be blown away...



The virtual reality community for South Africa is launching and you are invited to attend.



Hear From Leaders in Gaming and VR

We've invited top industry experts in gaming and VR to give a short talk on VR and the future of VR in South Africa.



Demo Your VR Project 

This is also an…

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Added by Tyrone Rubin on May 5, 2015 at 15:16 — No Comments

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