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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FNB Business Innovation Awards entries for 2018 are now open

Endeavor South Africa today announced the launch of the FNB Business Innovation Awards entries for 2018. The awards are supported by Endeavor South Africa. In a press release Endeavor SA said the FNB Business Innovation Awards are aimed at businesses that are able to demonstrate real innovation with the potential to change the way an industry […]

SCTalks – Digital Disruption

On Wednesday, 25 October, Silicon Cape will host a unique event featuring six local companies disrupting their respective sectors, ranging from road freight transport to real estate. The event will also feature Marlon Parker, founder of the Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs), a social enterprise that has been replicated in 23 countries, and that has impacted […]

 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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fintech FICA specialist a finalist in Accenture Innovation Index Awards

Fintech startup, ThisIsMe, announces that it has been selected as one of three finalists in the Accenture Innovation Index Awards, for its Fast FICA concept. The company also recently announced that it had been selected to participate in this year’s Gartner’s Innovation Programme. The Accenture Innovation Index provides an in-depth analysis of the country’s current state […]