We are hiring!!!

Marketing and PR Intern  Remuneration: Basic salary Location:  Workshop 17, The Waterfront Education level: Diploma Job level: Graduate Type: Full Time Contract (6 months) Silicon Cape is a nonprofit company committed to building and catalysing the technology ecosystem in the Western Cape. It supports the growth of the ecosystem by attracting the right stakeholders to the […]

Cape Town start-up GetSmarter sold for R1,4bn

Nasdaq-listed technology education company 2U has announced it is acquiring Cape Town-based start-up GetSmarter for $103m, or about R1,4bn. Added by Staff Reporter on 3 May 2017. Nasdaq-listed technology education company 2U has announced it is acquiring Cape Town-based start-up GetSmarter for US$103m (about R1,4bn). GetSmarter, founded by brothers Sam and Rob Paddock, develops online […]

Silicon Cape appoints its first MD – Ellen Fischat

After eight years of operation, Silicon Cape has its first permanent Managing Director, Ellen Fischat. Until the appointment of Nozuko Poni as the marketing and project coordinator in March, Silicon Cape had been a predominantly volunteer-driven organisation. The appointment of Fischat is another critical step in bringing structure and focus to the Initiative which has […]

Entrepreneur of the year awards – entries now open!

The Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS aims to celebrate entrepreneurial excellence and honour those who are truly successful as heroes of our society. South Africa reportedly has low levels of total entrepreneurial activity and as such desperately needs more entrepreneurs. This competition helps to shine the spotlight on successful entrepreneurs […]

XL Africa – World Bank Group Launches New Program to Support Africa’s Top Digital Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2017 — The World Bank Group launched XL Africa, a five-month business acceleration program designed to support the 20 most promising digital start-ups from Sub-Saharan Africa. Start-ups will receive mentoring from global and local experts, learn through a tailor-made curriculum, increase their regional visibility, and get access to potential corporate partners and […]

SingularityU’s Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge entries close 18 April

Singularity University, better known as SingularityU, has announced that entries to its Global Impact Challenge (GIC) competition for Southern Africa will close on Tuesday 18 April. The GIC, now in its second year, is open to “innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists and technologists,” and aims to develop technologies and solutions to problems that will impact the lives […]

World Economic Forum opens the search for Africa’s top female entrepreneurs

The search is on for the World Economic Forum’s top leading female tech innovators in Africa, who will be invited to share their experiences and engage with leaders at the Forum’s regional meeting this spring. Our contest is open to any female entrepreneur whose business is less than three years old, uses innovative technology or […]

Apply now for the Cherie Blair Foundation Mentorship Programme

The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women was established in 2008, with the mission of empowering women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging economies. Its vision is a world where women have equal opportunities to establish and grow businesses, resulting in a brighter future for women and their communities. The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women supports women […]