WHO and WHAT exactly are we looking for?
Well...you! The employee, the college student or graduate (even the talented drop out), the startup entrepreneur or established businessman. However, we are also looking for something more: you're that guy - or girl- who feels slightly out of place where you are right now. You're discontented, you want more and you KNOW you can have more because you have this crazy idea for a business or an app!…Continue
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By Jacques Coetzee
SnappCab is a multi-platform hail-a-cab app to order, use and pay for metered cabs generally based on the user’s GPS location. The service is available on the web, Android, iOS and will be available on BlackBerry and Windows 8 very soon. Though competition seems rife, what stands out most would most likely be SnappCab’s focus on multi-user functionality and platform friendliness.
You can exchange relevant details digitally while also being…Continue
Added by Ventureburn on September 26, 2013 at 11:27 — No Comments
by Richard Cutcher
Africa’s startup scene is seeing new players and updates every day and this week saw the release of a new CMS platform aimed at those in creative industries.
Cape Town startup VIGO has launched myViGOand the company’s chief executive officer (CEO), Carl Wallace, told…Continue
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Startup Grind will once again return to Cape Town on 26th September 2013.
Startup Grind is in more than 50 cities and 15 countries. Startup Grind’s goal is to Educate, Inspire and Connect entrepreneurs from all sectors.
Monthly events are held at the upmarket Atlantic Imbizo Conference Centre at the V&A Waterfront. Watch this snippet of the most recent event:…Continue
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This year Cliquidity, Hiring Bounty and The Dealers Market will represent South African startups at the Dublin Web Summit. And they have asked us to find South African journalists and bloggers who would be interested in attending.…Continue
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by Brandon Gregory
Ledula, a free South African service site utilising Facebook’s platform to provide friends’ ratings of service providers, has been launched as an iPhone application.
Ledula reveals details on what providers have been used by a user’s friends as well as a star rating given to a service provider…Continue
Added by HumanIPO on August 26, 2013 at 9:26 — No Comments
By Ronan Steyn
Lagos-based internet group SPARK, which invests in Nigerian startups, has raised US$2-million in seed-funding from a syndicate of international investors — based on a US$10-million valuation of the company that is just three months old.
Seventeen high net-worth individual investors contributed to the total investment made to the company, founded by Jason Njoku, Bastian Gotter and Mary…Continue
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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 email@example.com
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“Hey, Damir, can you help me raise the capital for my cool startup,” I am often asked. Because of my venture capital background, entrepreneurs either ask to me to invest and/or help raise their next round of capital for their startups or growing businesses. Most startup entrepreneurs don’t fully understanding the framework, processes, time and…Continue
Added by Damir Perge on August 3, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments
As an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and complexity scientist, I have been trying to determine what factors enable some startups to become billion dollar startups almost overnight. I have written more than 220 articles on startups and entrepreneurship, some of which I’ve posted here in this community. But if a picture is worth a thousand words,…Continue
FundFind - South Africa's new and exciting crowdfunding platform which officially launched on the 22nd of April 2013 is growing from strength to strength.
Crowdfunding is a relatively new concept to South Africans and many are nervous to give it a go, but with the challenges that we face when searching for funding for our various ventures, crowdfunding is likely to become the latest trend in creative, charity and entrepreneurial…Continue
Pitch Competitions can be great, but watch out how you play the game.
Over the last few months, I've stepped onto the stage a good number of times to pitch my startup, Perk. Many times I've worked hard to get that spot, other times people have asked me to come forward to share my presentation. Having experienced the highs and lows, I think it is time to give a little insight into what pitching entails, and whether it is really…Continue
Added by Jess Green on May 20, 2013 at 13:51 — No Comments
At a recent StartupWeekend type event I mentored at, I noticed that many people don't know how to quickly test a business model. Plenty had an idea, but had no way of knowing what the next step is. All you need to ask is What? Who? How? Why? and then test every answer and update.
In one sentence, what problem are you solving? What is the pain point that you are relieving? Keep it super simple. It should describe what you do. "We help X do…
I am happy to announce that the Cliquidity Beta is live and would like to invite the Silicon Cape community to join the public beta and share some feedback.
Looking for people you cliq with?
Discover interesting people using online personal…Continue
Added by Brigid Prinsloo on May 9, 2013 at 16:54 — No Comments
The hardest part about finding a name for a startup is finding a decent free domain. In most cases, the available domains is one of the main determining factors for which name you choose. With an awesome domain normally going for over $10 000 US it’s no wonder why startups are looking for variations away from the norm. The global village doesn’t help much either…
The most common alternate spellings…Continue
Adzuna, the venture-backed next generation job search engine, has launched publicly in South Africa with the aim to transform the way people search for jobs in South Africa. The site, launched by the team behind Gumtree.com, has gained significant traction in the UK with its social job hunting tools, real time labour market data and powerful search. Adzuna now aims to take its technology and free, open data to South…Continue
Added by Pedro Pereira on April 17, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments
Because I’ve raised more than $300 million, I’m often asked by entrepreneurs to raise capital for their startups or growing businesses. Many entrepreneurs believe it happens overnight. But what amazes me even more is the lack of understanding of the process of raising capital.
I’ve written about the …Continue
There are a couple of key roles to fill in an IT startup. I’ve often recall a great blog on “5 People you commonly find in a startup” by John Sharp in conversations as I feel that knowing what your strengths are and what sort of team you need around you can be key to business success. The 5 types are:…Continue