Understanding Angel Investment in South Africa – SAVCA 2017 VC survey

Southern African Venture Capital (SAVCA) 2017 VC survey – Understanding Angel Investment in South Africa Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/hndmKOxJyoKWQ3iS2 The South African Venture Capital Association (SAVCA) is currently conducting its survey of venture capital and early stage ventures so as to define the current state of the VC asset class. The purpose is to formally define this […]

Women Techmakers Udacity Scholarship – Win a full scholarship & shape the future of tech

Take the next step in your career Google is sponsoring scholarships to support women advancing their skills in web and mobile development. Available to women around the world, this scholarship provides the opportunity to gain online certification in one of four Nanodegree programs co-created with Google Developers: Android Basics, Android Developer,Front-End Web Developer, and Full-Stack […]

Key Disciplines In Scaling

by Heather Lowe Head of FNB Vumela Fund Originally posted on: FNB Blog   Over 50% of the top 1% of businesses get stuck at a common point on their growth path. This point of “stuckness” does not manifest as a temporary circumstance which simply corrects itself over time or with a mediocre level of […]

Build Your Social Enterprise with Mensch

  Now, Build Your Social Enterprise HOW TO MAKE MONEY AND DO GOOD! | JUN•JUL•AUG CAPE TOWN Social enterprise is a growing international movement of organisations that trade to earn while enabling social and environmental change. It is becoming increasingly popular in South Africa as a way to create positive social impact without reliance on donor income. This practical […]

Silicon Cape and Le French Tech announce AfricArena innovation conference 

AfricArena is a new platform which aims to connect investors from all over the world with startups from all over Africa and beyond. It was created following the joining of two powerful forces working in this space – Silicon Cape, the most dynamic tech innovation ecosystem on the African continent with nearly 25% of the […]

Seedstars Cape Town* – 08 Jun 2017

Seedstars World is coming to Cape Town! Out of all the applicants,  10 startups will be invited to pitch in for the pre-selection, the best of which will advance to the grand finale in Johannesburg on the 29th of June. The winning startup will join the global Seedstars Family and take part in the regional and […]

Calling all Silicon Cape fintech companies – we need your info!

Silicon Cape has received a lot of interest both locally and internationally around our emerging fintech sector. This interest ranges from global conferences wanting African fintech speakers and participants e.g. the Singapore Fintech Festival, corporates looking to enter into partnerships to funders looking for investment opportunities. We are starting a series of calls to gather […]


Call for nominations Inspiring Fifty – South Africa 2017 Inspiring Fifty, in cooperation with the Kingdom of the Netherlands and #cocreateSA, has started its search to find the most “Inspiring South African Women” working in the different spheres of technology and innovation. Do you know an inspiring woman in technology who should be nominated? Can […]

XL Africa Information Sessions – 10 & 23 May

The World Bank Group launched XL Africa, a five-month business acceleration program designed to support the 20 most promising digital start-ups from Sub-Saharan Africa. Start-ups will receive mentoring from global and local experts, learn through a tailor-made curriculum, increase their regional visibility, and get access to potential corporate partners and investors. With support from prominent […]

Cape Town start-up GetSmarter sold for R1,4bn

Nasdaq-listed technology education company 2U has announced it is acquiring Cape Town-based start-up GetSmarter for $103m, or about R1,4bn. Added by Staff Reporter on 3 May 2017. Nasdaq-listed technology education company 2U has announced it is acquiring Cape Town-based start-up GetSmarter for US$103m (about R1,4bn). GetSmarter, founded by brothers Sam and Rob Paddock, develops online […]