#Internet4All Meetup &Tweetup

The World Economic Forum is supporting the launch of South Africa’s Internet for All initiative – to connect the next 22 million South Africans by 2020. There are four dimensions of #internet4all, as delineated by the World Economic Forum. This campaign will have a particular focus on the skills dimension. Infrastructure: investment in basic availability Affordability: […]

Key Disciplines In Scaling

by Heather Lowe Head of FNB Vumela Fund Originally posted on: FNB Blog   Over 50% of the top 1% of businesses get stuck at a common point on their growth path. This point of “stuckness” does not manifest as a temporary circumstance which simply corrects itself over time or with a mediocre level of […]

AWIEF 2017 conference to promote female enterprise development in Africa

Press Release  AWIEF 2017 conference to promote female enterprise development in Africa The 3rd edition of Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) conference and exhibition event will focus on pushing forward the campaign of the pan-African women’s economic empowerment organisation and business network to accelerate the economic empowerment and advancement of women and girls […]

Make your voice heard! | National System of Innovation Opinion Survey | Respond by 16 May

Dear inventor, entrepreneur, policymaker and other role-players in the National System of Innovation You are invited and urged to give us your opinion on how to strengthen linkages between government, private sector, the research sector as well as civil society in terms of our collective capability to impact economic and social well-being through innovation. Innovation […]

New Ventures Studio Applications Open

In partnership with young entrepreneurs (18 to 35), New Ventures Studio creates wealth by co-founding fast-growing businesses. New Ventures Studio is not an accelerator or incubator; we simply focus on the process of start-up creation using a multi-disciplined and highly effective infrastructure. By co-founding the business, our commitment is to work with the entrepreneur for as […]

Finfind initiative to link SA lenders with entrepreneurs seeking finance

SA banks and lenders may soon be able to use a finance-matching platform to source entrepreneurs looking for finance, if a new initiative piloted by SA fintech startup finfind proves successful. Launched in October 2015, finfind is piloting a number of new initiatives which will help entrepreneurs to get better access to finance in South […]

SA procurement rule change will be a boost for startups

Startups that do work for the government are in for a major boon with a new procurement rules coming into effect this week that will see 30% of state procurement directed to small enterprises, says Silicon Cape director Alexandra Fraser. Fraser says the revised Preferential Procurement Regulations, which were gazetted in January and came into effect on […]