SCTalks: “Disruption can come from anywhere”

October’s Tech Talk will be especially special. With the theme “disruption can come from anywhere”, six local start-ups – each from very different industries – will be featured, and an amazing keynote speaker you do not want to miss! Our main sponsor for the event is Chivas Regal (who will be supply free whisky) and whose Chivas Venture competition – […]

Entrepreneurs working in the green economy invited to grow their businesses at one of SA’s top business schools

Entrepreneurs and small business owners that have set up and are running green businesses are invited to take part in a 10-month scholarship opportunity at one of South Africa’s top business schools. The programme runs from the end of November 2017 until September 2018 and allows entrepreneurs to develop business acumen and build critical business skills […]

Meet the Top 3 African Fintechs

Nomanini has been voted a Top 3 Fintech in Africa in the 2017 African Fintech Awards Payments and Transfers category. The 2017 African Fintech Awards announced the Top 3 Fintech companies across six categories recently, recognising the most innovative and disruptive Fintech companies in Africa, as voted by the public and a panel of expert judges. “We are honoured to selected as a […]

SAVCA & SiMODiSA launches VC office hours in Johannesburg

Call For Applications SAVCA & SiMODiSA will be launching the first quarterly VC office hours in Johannesburg. This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to have dedicated one on one time with a South African Venture Capitalist to offer them guidance and insights on any business challenges that they may be experiencing. Of all applications only 2 […]

Don’t Imitate, Innovate: Disruptive Innovation in Digital Africa

The AHUB at AfricaCom In partnership with Africa’s leading accelerators and innovation hubs, the AHUB is the meeting place for Africa’s start-up community; linking business ready entrepreneurs, developers and start-ups with accelerators, investors, vcs and business mentors. The AHUB will showcase talent, facilitate partnerships and encourage investment in a Africa’s growing sector of ICT and web based start-ups who […]

Equity Crowdfunding Comes to South Africa

At the forefront of Equity Crowdfunding in South Africa, Uprise.Africa, South Africa’s first Equity Crowdfunding platform puts power back in the crowd by enabling multiple Investors to support Entrepreneurs through buying equity in their businesses. Globally, Equity Crowdfunding is rapidly becoming a more effective way to invest in early-stage businesses (Forbes, 2017). The World Bank […]

FinChatBot set to improve customer service and reduce costs for financial services

If you’ve had enough of being put on hold, speaking to call centres in India or waiting for that promised call back on your query from people who never call back; you are probably ready for a chatbot. Chatbots have arrived in South Africa and are kicking off in financial services. Chatbots are life-like text […]

Africa’s first Education Technology incubator launches first cohort

On Tuesday 10 October at 5.30pm at the Jameson Hall, University of Cape Town, Injini – the first EdTech dedicated incubator on the African continent – will unveil its first ever cohort. In the historic hall that has hosted speeches by Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama and John F Kennedy, each of the 8 companies will […]

SITA ICT PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS 2017 – ENTRIES OPEN!!!

Category 1 ICT Service Delivery and Transformation Award – National Government   This award will recognize and reward the most outstanding service delivery, product or service, and/or transformation at a National government level. National government department must submit nominations with a motivation and the winning National department will be chosen by an approved panel of […]

Excellence at 2017 #cocreate2ACCELERATE

 Yet another successful #cocreate2ACCELERATE has wrapped up and it has left many benefits to reap from. The initiative which creates opportunities for Dutch and South African scale and start-ups to form relationships and co-create solutions to local issues, saw: 1 Signed partnership 2 Joint ventures 7 Pilots 27 Mentors and speakers 42 Business Meetings 150 […]