Win a Short Course with Silicon Cape & GetSmarter

GetSmarter has teamed up with Silicon Cape to offer members a wonderful learning opportunity. GetSmarter is home to the Online Campuses of some of the world’s leading universities, offering open enrolment online courses for working professionals looking to develop workplace-relevant skills and expertise. This month, we’re announcing a social media competition with GetSmarter. Silicon Cape […]

Meet Savant the acclaimed South African incubator, in search of the next Elon Musk

Savant Incubator Fact-File Start-up focus:Science and technology inventors who want to be entrepreneurs. Start-ups who exit Savant as fully-fledged businesses as % of total investment: 9%. (The incubator’s graduates supply the likes of Woolworths, Dischem, Spar, Clicks and numerous other retailers, as well as corporates globally. Entrepreneurship plays a critical role in economic growth and the improved […]

Makro acquires WumDrop as last mile delivery service in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Durban

Makro has acquired a majority stake in last mile delivery start-up WumDrop, a move that brings Makro customers a genuinely flexible and anxiety-free shopping experience. Thanks to WumDrop, Makro will shrink the window between customer order placement and delivery from three days to three hours for customers located within 20km of a Makro store. The […]

Kalon Venture Partners Invests in i-Pay

On behalf of Kalon Venture Partners, we are pleased to announce our recent investment in leading payment service provider, i-Pay. The investment was exclusively announced to our shareholders at our Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday,15th November. This deal is our third investment in four months and indicative of the strong deal flow we are seeing both locally and globally. This […]

Pargo first South African company selected by Alibaba to join eFounders Entrepreneurship Programme

Cape Town, 6 November 2017 – Pargo, South Africa’s leading high-tech logistics and fulfilment company, has been selected as the first South African delegate to join the eFounders Initiative Entrepreneurship Training Programme, titled Shaping Champions for the New Economy, hosted by Alibaba in the city of Hangzhou, China. The programme is organized jointly by the […]

Learn with Silicon Cape & HyperionDev

Special Partner Discount for Silicon Cape Community Members with Hyperion Development We’re proud to announce our partnership with HyperionDev! HyperionDev has pioneered mentor-led online learning in software development in Africa and is swiftly expanding into the international market. To celebrate this union, HyperionDev is giving a 15% discount on any of their courses by using promo […]

Meet the Startups Pitching at Seedstars Africa

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 — Maputo, Mozambique – Seedstars World (SSW), the  global community and platform for entrepreneurs in technology in emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, is hosting the third annual Seedstars Africa Summit that connects the most relevant players in innovation and technology in Africa with the world and between each other. Tickets are available now on […]

Startups win pitch battles at inaugural AfricArena in Cape Town

A number of startups emerged victorious from pitch battles held at the inaugural AfricArena event in Cape Town this week, winning a year-long subscription due diligence service YueDiligence and inclusion in various incubators and accelerators. Disrupt Africa reported in May Silicon Cape and French Tech partnered to host the AfricArena innovation conference, with the event eventually welcoming over […]