Why the Cape? Does Silicon Cape exclude the rest of South Africa?
The Western Cape has been recognized as an emerging technology hub by the Global Technology and Emerging Markets Study. The Western Cape is a great place to launch and sustain early stage startups that have the capacity to evolve into high impact businesses. By focusing resources in the Cape, we are also supporting the long term economic growth of the country at large.
Who owns the Silicon Cape name and brand?
You, and everybody else, who believes in growing the technology ecosystem in the Western Cape, and the rest of South Africa (http://ventureburn.com/2015/11/why-is-cape-town-a-world-class-hub-for-tech-startups/, http://disrupt-africa.com/2015/01/cape-town-identified-coming-tech-hub/).
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Who chooses the Board of Directors and Community Council?
The Board of Directors is selected from previous Community Council members who have proven their commitment and actively contributed to the organisation.
The Community Council is selected at an open community meeting and any member of Silicon Cape is welcome to attend. Voting is done both in person and digitally. To keep informed of when the next election is taking place, please sign up for the newsletter.
Does Silicon Cape provide funding to startups or sponsorship for other events or programmes?
No. Silicon Cape supports the community with non-financial resources. However, we do have information that will assist companies in pursuing funding opportunities.