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,… Continue
Added by Oscar Baruffa on April 17, 2015 at 12:00 —
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 —
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 tellyshack.com for R70! Back then the… Continue
Added by Frans Elstadt on March 1, 2015 at 14:00 —
- 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.
- TAKE RISKS.
Added by Alan Williams on February 19, 2015 at 9:30 —
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. Continue
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 —
Join our Vibrant co-working space in Gardens at an affordable rate!
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Added by Douglas Hoernle on December 4, 2014 at 21:23 —
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… Continue
Added by Adele Bezuidenhout on November 26, 2014 at 18:00 —
As a startup you are most likely strapped for cash. You need to make every cent count or you won't make it through the crucial first years. At OfficeBox we understand that you need to get the best bang for your buck. To help you, we have compiled a list of the 5 best ways your startup can save money.
1. Kill your overheads
Added by Adele Bezuidenhout on November 12, 2014 at 19:00 —
“Discover the Silicon Cape” Continue
Our aim is to accelerate the growth of the tech eco-system in Cape Town and South Africa. The tours are focused on offering South African companies…
Added by Vuyisa Qabaka on November 4, 2014 at 12:26 —
A hearty welcome to the NEW Stellenbosch #CapeMarketing Team, hosted by The Launch Lab.
What are #CapeMarketing Workshops?
FREE #CapeMarketing Group… Continue
Added by Adele Bezuidenhout on October 29, 2014 at 21:00 —
By Eric Edelstein, co-founder of Entrepreneur Traction
Mind-set, connectedness and government support are everything when it comes to building and sustaining a far reaching tech culture set to breed innovations across the globe.
If it is a key imperative for tech businesses to replicate their business models and product innovations on an international scale, some key insights and lessons can be learnt from… Continue
Added by Ariel Navarro on September 28, 2014 at 9:06 —
The VavaVox online platform has emerged from stealth and is live with version 2.1.
Exceptional customer service is the only true, sustainable competitive advantage.
People are talking about your business. Are you listening?
VavaVox enables… Continue
Added by Bettina Moss on September 16, 2014 at 9:52 —
We are B.Com.(Honours) students at The University of the Western Cape and are undertaking a research project to explore the diverse ways in which entrepreneurs learn and how this contributes to the performance of their business.
We would like to interview a prospective participant in the IT industry to explore how you have learned throughout your working and personal life. Your participation will involve a face-to-face interview of 1-2 hours, at a time… Continue
Added by Max Kleynhans on August 5, 2014 at 9:30 —
Start With 7 (Sw7) is the most exciting tech accelerator program and it's now coming to Cape Town.
Founded by tech entrepreneur and former Founder's Institute (Fi) Jo'burg director, Keith Jones, Sw7 combines mentorship, lean startup methodology, peer support and experiential learning to give one of the most exciting accelerator programs in South Africa.
Keith has also joined forces with Microsoft BizSpark and some of the best Cape Town tech entrepreneurs as coaches/… Continue
Added by Vuyisa Qabaka on July 14, 2014 at 13:03 —
#TheBarn and Bowman Gilfillan are hosting a legal clinic on Thursday 15 May 2014 - come ask all your legal questions :: Session 1 (9h30 - 12pm) and Session 2 (3h30pm - 6pm) :: RSVP email@example.com | 021 409 7000
Added by TheBarn on April 22, 2014 at 10:46 —
Courtesy of Nomanin.pr.co
"We are thrilled to find partners in Mozambique. Their management team has decades of experience in prepaid distribution collectively. We look forward to learning from their experience. Their selection of Nomanini as their technology provider of choice is a… Continue
Added by Ryno Lawson on April 15, 2014 at 14:30 —
Cape Town, South Africa - South African entrepreneurs Paul Cartmel and Nic Haralambous have teamed up to launch AfricanUp (africanup.com). The platform is touted as a space for startups, technology hubs and accelerators to connect with one another, for investors to find startups, and for the technology eco-system at large to tell the world its story.
True to AfricanUp’s purpose, the… Continue
Added by Nic Haralambous on April 3, 2014 at 15:27 —
Last month Startup Grind Cape Town hosted Jonathan Smit. Here is the wrap-up:
Jonathan Smit, a techie from birth, took a leap of faith on starting Payfast back in 2007 when the idea of secure online payments was still a pipe dream. As such, he tackled Payfast with his famous “screw it, let’s do it!”… Continue
Added by Adele Bezuidenhout on March 20, 2014 at 16:39 —
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Website Name …
Added by Ryno Lawson on March 6, 2014 at 4:58 —
Added by Nic Haralambous on January 16, 2014 at 11:25 —