Call for Startup Collaboration with MERCK and MEST

MERCK is calling all entrepreneurs and innovators in MedTech and AgriTech to join them on their quest to decentralize and democratize the healthcare model, offering an ecosystem which goes beyond just giving a pill to empower patients to better manage their own health. Through its Accelerator Satellite Program in Cape Town, in partnership with MEST, […]

Open Call for Young Entrepreneurs – Westerwelle Young Founders Programme

The Westerwelle Foundation just opened the Call for Applications for the Autumn 2018 Westerwelle Young Founders Programme and they are looking for outstanding young entrepreneurs from developing and emerging economies to participate in the Young Founders Conference in Berlin, Germany from 16 to 20 October 2018. The Westerwelle Foundation for International Understanding with headquarters in Berlin, Germany was established in […]

Pitching competition – Applications now open

Pitch Tank Pitching competition is back and this time we are taking it to Bellville. On 7 June The Greater Tygerberg Partnership (GTP) and The Startup Hatchery are hosting Pitch Tank North pitching competition – Innovate Bellville 2.0 – to surface innovative ideas that, when implemented, could lead to the improvement of Bellville in Cape Town’s Northern […]


In an effort to address the water crisis in the Western Cape, the Austrian Trade Commission (ATC), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), Silicon Cape and RIIS recently launched an open innovation challenge looking for agri-water technology innovations. Since then several new partners have actively joined the effort – including the Water Research Commission (WRC), HortGro […]

Applications for Next EdTech Cohort Open

Are you an ed-tech start-up interested in joining Africa’s ed-tech incubator programme and receiving $50k direct funding? Injini’s next programme starts in July and we are looking for companies ready to make an impact in African education with innovative technology. We’re interested in companies: Working in any field of education, from numeracy to languages to […]


Interest in pitching session at #cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL 2018 The #cocreateDESIGN Festival–2018–CALL FOR PITCHES invites start-ups and entrepreneurs to pitch their proposed solutions to the water and food security crises to secure potential venture capital. Pitches that are accepted will form part of the main or collateral programme and be hosted in various venues in the […]

Innovation Accelerator Startupbootcamp Applications Now Open!

Startupbootcamp (SBC), a global family of industry-focused accelerators, last year launched its first-ever Africa-based programme. Building on the success of its inaugural 2017 Cape Town tech venture accelerator program, SBC Cape Town now embarks upon its FastTrack tour for 2018 – sourcing top-tier tech startups to join the programme’s second year. The first-ever Cape Town […]

SixThirty invests up to $250k in early-stage B2B FinTech companies

Applications for our Spring 2018 Business Development Program will open on Monday, December 4. The program will begin on April 17 and will run until June 20, 2018. Joining SixThirty’s Business Development Program presents the opportunity for $250,000 in funding, mentoring from experienced operators and subject matter experts, and connections to potential customers and channel partners. […]

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 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 […]