Venture Incubation Programme Summer School ’18

The Solution Space, based at the Graduate School of Business, is now accepting applications for its Venture Incubation Programme Summer School ’18 (VIPSS18).  Entrepreneurs working on digital solutions in health, education, agriculture, fintech, energy, IoT, religion, sport, news and e-commerce are invited to apply. The Solution Space provide startups with a range of resources including […]

How Tech Trends Will Boost African Entrepreneurs In 2018

2017 saw the most notable rise in accessible technologies and tech-based start-ups around the world. As enterprises seek to provide global services by creating simple, one-size-fits-all products, they are breaking down national barriers and tariffs, essentially levelling the playing field. On no continent is this clearer than Africa: while Africa has lacked essential infrastructure for […]

The Startup Hatchery

The Startup Hatchery is virtual incubator for entrepreneurs, innovators and change makers. We provide a hands-on virtual learning experience through online entrepreneurship training, mentorship and business support accessible anywhere, anytime. The Startup Hatchery empowers entrepreneurs by developing their skills in areas that is necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals and aspirations. We provide […]

Startup Sxuirrel, expands aggressively across SA

Stellenbosch-based startup Sxuirrel, a peer-to-peer storage and space finding solution, has secured seed funding of ZAR2.4 million (US$176,000) to expand its services aggressively across South Africa. Sxuirrel, which describes itself as the “Airbnb for storage and space solutions”, connects people who need space – “Storees” – with those who can provide it – “Listees”. Users […]

IDC Seeking New, Innovative Technologies!

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES IN: CLEAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS |  NATURAL PRODUCTS | INDUSTRY 4.0 TECHNOLOGIES Do you have a new, innovative product or business model? Something that will have a longterm impact in South Africa and the world? The SA Innovation Summit in collaboration with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)is presenting a platform to unlock the economic potential of rising industrialists and to grow […]

Launch of Webber Wentzel Ignite – a legal incubation programme for entrepreneurs

Webber Wentzel is excited to announce the launch of Webber Wentzel Ignite, a legal incubation programme for start-ups and scale-ups. As a firm, they have a long history of supporting entrepreneurship and innovation. Webber Wentzel recognises that the future of South Africa requires an ecosystem of innovation and growth and want to make a meaningful […]

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 […]

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 […]