All Blog Posts Tagged 'startup' (81)

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

Welcome to Joyce Kim (Stellar.org)

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



For updates follow #GetTraction



Joyce is the Executive Director of Stellar.org, 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,…

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

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

SWIFT

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…

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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 tellyshack.com for R70! Back then the…

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Added by Frans Elstadt on March 1, 2015 at 14:00 — 3 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.
  • TAKE RISKS.

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…

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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                …

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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…

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

5 great ways to save your startup's money (via OfficeBox)

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

We…

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Added by Adele Bezuidenhout on November 12, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

Cape Town Tech Tours: Discover e-Commerce in the Silicon Cape

“Discover the Silicon Cape”



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…
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Added by Vuyisa Qabaka on November 4, 2014 at 12:26 — 5 Comments

NEW: Stellenbosch FREE #CapeMarketing Workshops for Small Businesses

A hearty welcome to the NEW Stellenbosch #CapeMarketing Team, hosted by The Launch Lab.

What are #CapeMarketing Workshops? 

FREE #CapeMarketing Group…

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Added by Adele Bezuidenhout on October 29, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments

3 tips to inculcate a connected tech start-up culture

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…

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Added by Ariel Navarro on September 28, 2014 at 9:06 — No Comments

VavaVox: Converting Customer Experiences to Real-time Business Intelligence

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…

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Added by Bettina Moss on September 16, 2014 at 9:52 — No Comments

Seeking Entrepreneurs to tell their life story!

Hello,

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…

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Added by Max Kleynhans on August 5, 2014 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Sw7 tech accelerator comes to Cape Town

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 — No Comments

Got legal issues facing your startup or business?

#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 cindy@bwb.org.za | 021 409 7000

Added by TheBarn on April 22, 2014 at 10:46 — No Comments

​Nomanini expands it’s Southern African operations

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…
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Added by Ryno Lawson on April 15, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

AfricanUp - Connecting a continent on the rise

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…

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Added by Nic Haralambous on April 3, 2014 at 15:27 — No Comments

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