I am currently in the process of developing a business model which has been run past a couple of large-company executives and a small business expert. All of which agree to the feasibility of the web-based model. In essence, it envelopes the concept of providing online platforms for interaction between companies and web users. Sound generic and boring? Well, it's not... It will allow for market research in much the same manner as facebook and google, the provision of market data pertaining to interactive customers of companies and the trade of intellectual property ( in a very different way to current providers).
Revenue channels exceed most current web-based businesses in addition to providing for free interaction between members. Last but as important, the core function can remain while still allowing for countless subsidiary revenue and information channels to develop around it. Please contact me if you would like to discuss this further.
Hi Justin - Brett Levine from Computers 4 Kids here - we develop software for kids whic is used by over 250 000 children every day in SA - wanted to chat to you and Erik about finding a suitable funding channel for our entrepreneurs purchasing our training centre franchise - incredible response - signed up 45 in 3 months and around 1500 to go. Can you please send me your email address and Erik's to ? Rgds Brett
Justin, I'm not exactly sure where I first heard about Silicon Cape. Recently played in a charity golf event in San Francisco where Yola was a sponsor http://bit.ly/3dxTN and a good friend of mine is Comp Science dept head at Stellenbosch university and I know he mentioned it. I also follow Vinny on Twitter... basically word about the initiative has reached me through several channels. Nice going! I'm affiliated with the SA American Business Chamber. If you haven't already, you should tap them as a resource. Let me know if you need contact info. http://www.saabc.org/ - FYI the website is currently being revamped by Yola.