All Blog Posts Tagged 'startup' (91)

Silicon Cape Startup Profile: Exzavion Technology

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Exzavion Technology



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…


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

Hooros - SA's own elance or

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…


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

Silicon Cape Startup Profile: 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

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…


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.…


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

Silicon Cape Startup Profile : SnappSales

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on July 9, 2015 at 8:50 — No Comments

Cape Town's Startup Trends


Take Aways:

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

2. Some startups worth noting

3. Some curve…


Added by Alon Lichtenstein on July 2, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

What’s wrong with 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…

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.…


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…


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…


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

Welcome to Joyce Kim (

Let's give a warm Cape Town (Silicon Cape) welcome to Joyce Kim from (USA) - the "mystery guest speaker" this morning's at the Startup Breakfast Club.

For updates follow #GetTraction

Joyce is the Executive Director of, a nonprofit organization focused on open financial access. With approximately 3 million accounts created since launching in July 2014, Stellar is a common payments platform that increases interoperability between diverse financial… Continue

Added by Entrepreneur Traction on April 30, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Warm yourself up before Cold Calling

Cold calling is not THAT bad...

...if you first warm up a bit.

With email, social media, blogs, content marketing and other ways of communicating with propsects, we've created a healthy buffer between us and having to actually speak directly to potential users and clients.

The problem is, there comes a point (sooner than you think) where you realise the returns of all these other marketing channels are severely limited. My gut says that if you're a bootstrapper,…


Added by Oscar Baruffa on April 17, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Innotribe Startup Challenge announces Africa’s 14 fintech semi-finalists


The Innotribe Startup Challenge for 2015 has revealed its semi-finalists for this year. Sixty fintech startups from across the globe — 14 hailing from Africa — have been selected to pitch their new products during the regional showcases in London, Cape Town, Singapore and New York.

“For the second consecutive year, we…


Added by Lianne du Toit on March 20, 2015 at 13:50 — No Comments

Tellyshack an aspiring startup!

In 2012, I started gaining interest in the web and all one can accomplish on in. I started learning HTML and CSS on codecademy, later on mastered Javascript and when I rented my 1st webserver at hostgater, I got into server side scripting like PHP.

In 2013 I started matric at Point Hight School in Mossel Bay. Being bored every day after school, I started envisioning a website, project... A startup of my own. So I went onto Godaddy and got the name for R70! Back then the…


Added by Frans Elstadt on March 1, 2015 at 14:00 — 4 Comments

I, Business

  • If you s*** at sales don’t build a startup. Go lean. Get someone to do sales.
  • You won’t go viral. Stay determined.
  • Be human. You are dealing with humans.
  • Entrepreneurs become better everyday. No-one knows it all.
  • People have to trust you. Only then will you be successful.
  • Have a blog. And be you.
  • Have a purpose. In life.
  • Remember why you started.

Added by Alan Williams on February 19, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Lean Thinking blog

i had a blog called Lean UX where i shared thoughts and articles on UX (user experience) and CX (customer experience).  This has now evolved into a space where i want to share my thoughts on user experience, customer experience and start-ups.

It's called Lean Thinking.

Why ANOTHER blog on start-ups?  And on UX/CX?  Because these are my hands-on experiences.  Real life.

All the other start-up, UX and CX related sites and books out there has great things to say and…


Added by Alan Williams on February 5, 2015 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

Dunkley Stables: Vibrant co-working space in Gardens, Cape Town

Hi Guys,

Join our Vibrant co-working space in Gardens at an affordable rate!

Monthly Rates(Including VAT):

Desks                …


Added by Douglas Hoernle on December 4, 2014 at 21:23 — No Comments

4 tools to save your startup money (via OfficeBox)

When you are a startup, it’s essential that you save as much money as possible on the day-to-day things. You don’t have the money to pay for Photoshop, Pastel and all the other tools you “must have”. At…


Added by Adele Bezuidenhout on November 26, 2014 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

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