Blockchain Symposium in Cape Town

Linum Labs is hosting Cape Town’s first Blockchain Symposium on the 1st of February at Workshop 17 at the V&A Waterfront, marking the end of the 10-Day Unlock The Block Hackathon. The Symposium will be a day filled with unique insights into the dynamic world of blockchain covering aspects of Bitcoin, Ethereum and cryptocurrency. Keynote speakers will include, Monica Singer […]

Worldwide water purification leader and SA-based I-Drop to expand African footprint

Bluewater water stations were successfully deployed at key locations in the V&A Waterfront in December to generate clean, safe water from non-potable water and avoid using municipal water. With the Western Cape facing its worst drought and Cape Town having recently brought forward ‘Day Zero’, Sweden’s global water technology company Bluewater has made a significant investment in I-Drop […]

5 things I learnt from Jack Ma and why Africa’s tech future is bright

Alibaba eFounders Initiative – Shaping Champions for the New Economy By Lars Veul Last November I was selected as one of 25 African entrepreneurs to join the eFounders Initiative Entrepreneurship Training Programme. The programme, titled Shaping Champions for the New Economy, is an initiative by Alibaba founder Jack Ma and the United Nations Conference on […]

Unlock The Block: Unlocking the Power of Blockchain in Africa

Unlock the Block is a 10-day blockchain event hosted by Linum Labs in partnership with the African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM) and the University of Cape Town. Designed as an entry point into the dynamic world of Ethereum and blockchain technology, participants learn how to develop blockchain applications in minimum time. […]

Cape Town based full-time position available with BoxChamp

Cape Town based full-time position available. Mid level or higher: Full stack developer – PHP, MySQL, Javascript, HTML, CSS – MVC Framework experience – Symfony Framework a bonus – 3 or more years experience in these technologies – Functional Fitness enthusiast would earn you brownie points Exciting fast-scaling (globally) tech-start-up in the fitness space. Application […]

5 Tech trends for 2018

Whether you are a tech-savvy individual or just an ordinary consumer, one will always look forward to the tech developments and trends that lie ahead in the future. Technology trends are important as they make a big difference to the way businesses operate now and in the future. In 2017, we saw these tech trends […]

Digital Health Cape Town Announces Finalists for Accelerator Programme

South Africa’s first dedicated digital health accelerator, Digital Health Cape Town (DHCT), have announced their top finalists for their inaugural Accelerator Programme designed to foster local eHealth innovation. The selected finalists have each developed innovative eHealth solutions that address real-world problems. The successful participants are: Petrus Van Niekerk: Udok – Online Booking – Udok has […]

Uprise.Africa opens Storied to investors in possible first for crowdfunding in SA

Equity crowdfunding platform Uprise.Africa has opened what could be possibly South Africa’s first live equity-crowdfunding campaign to investors, with the launch yesterday of Jacana Media’s Storied SA initative. The campaign, which aims to fund the publication of more African literature was launched yesterday at 2pm and will run until 15 April, Uprise.Africa chief marketing officer Inge Prins told Ventureburn in a phone […]