How proposed changes in Copyright Amendment Bill will affect tech startups

If you run or own a technology company you should sit up and take note of the proposed changes to the current South African Copyright Act, as proposed by the 2017 Copyright Amendment Bill. Copyright laws provide the legal vehicle for protecting and monetising your technology, particularly the rights in computer programs, applications, source code and […]

Cape Town-based security startup Jonga wins Santam Safety Ideas campaign

Cape Town startup Jonga, which has designed an affordable app for home security, has come out tops in the Santam Safety Ideas campaign. Jonga will get a R150 000 to cover the costs of incubation. The announcement was made on Thursday last week. The startup was founded by Ntandoyenkosi Shezi and Ntsako Mgiba (pictured) in 2015 with the aim […]

Apply for Disruption48!

Startup Safari in collaboration with Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation has developed a learning platform for young entrepreneurial minds to look at startup ideas through the lens of Disruptive Innovation and pitch their own game changing ideas in front of a panel of esteemed entrepreneurs and change-makers. DISRUPTION48 is a 2 day entrepreneurial bootcamp aimed at […]

Bringing Smart to “Smart Cities” – tackling South Africa’s Transportation woes.

Comutr tackles the pressing issue of the Transportation system across South Africa, today comutr is launching cohikr for the public. It’s a portal to serve as an alternative to modes of transport like buses or taxis for commuters. Comutr intends to bring back smart in “Smart Cities”, a true smart city is the one with […]

SA’s SnapnSave in R14m investment from Kalon Venture Partners, Smollan

SA venture capital company Kalon Venture Partners (formerly Grotech) and retail solutions company the Smollan Group SA have together invested R14-million for a minority stake in SA shopping community SnapnSave. Kalon Venture Partners chief executive Clive Butkow said the deal, which was concluded late last week, will see Kalon and Smollan each invest R7-million in the Cape Town based startup, […]

11 South African FinTech Startups Innovating In The Payments Space

In 2016 $5.5bn of venture capital investment went into payments startups. This represented 22% of global fintech investment activity. In South Africa, payments still dominate the fintech landscape. We are seeing a tremendous amount of innovation in payments as SA consumers seek new ways to transact. Due to SA’s sophisticated banking infrastructure, we possess strong […]

APPLY: Airbus #africa4future AEROmobility pitching competition

The Airbus BizLab accelerator’s #africa4future initiative is open to innovative ideas or solutions that focus on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Satellite Operations and Imagery, 3D Printing, Smart Sensors and Artificial Intelligence.  The final pitch event will take place on 22 September 2017 at Workshop17.  The winning pitch will be awarded a 10-day-business trip to Europe to work […]

Oxford University, GetSmarter launch fintech programme

The Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and South African e-learning company GetSmarter have launched a new online fintech programme that helps executives launch new fintech ventures and harness new technology to build better financial services firms. The programme examines current and emerging technologies around money and payments, markets and consumer experience, and explores key […]

Female entrepreneurs platform aims to sign up 20 000 women in first year

Future Females, a platform where women entrepreneurs can network and get support, aims to grow its user base to 20 000 female entrepreneurs in its first year, the platform’s co-founder Lauren Davies told Ventureburn. The platform was launched last Thursday in Cape Town. Davies, who is also the founder of e-learning platform the Growth Academy, founded the platform with […]