• Enhancing The #TownshipEconomy Through Entrepreneurship

    Creating ecosystems in South African townships has been the buzzwords in entrepreneurship. With so much trade taking place in the townships; formalising it would mean the growth of the whole country’s economy. Creating and shaping the township economy is the key discussion at the Ekasi Business Conference currently in session and continuing tomorrow (14 November […]

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  • Digitally Driven Start-Ups Add Value To South Africa’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

    On 10 October 2014, a flurry of start-up entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and business leaders flocked to the Cape Town International Convention Centre to attend the SiMODiSA Start-Up South Africa Conference.The conference focused on addressing some of the pivotal issues around entrepreneurship including funding, the role of government and the global ecosystem, but it was the […]

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  • How To Make South Africa A #START-Up Nation

    The view that South Africa is the toughest place to be a #STARTup ,has led some to wonder, what can be done to make it a #START-Up nation. There are numerous interventions required to make South Africa a START up nation. For now I would like to highlight just one. In my humble opinion the education […]

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  • South Africa Is The Toughest Place To Be A Startup: A SIMODISA Conference (START-UP SA) GUEST’S VIEW

    On Friday last week, 10 October 2014 I attended what I consider to be one of the biggest START UP Conference in South Africa if not Africa. Everyone in the startup scene was there, from Vinny Lingham, Michael Jordaan, Lebo Gunguluza and the rest were there to share their views and insights on what can […]

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  • The Apple Watch Economy: How Apple Will Redefine The Watch Economy

    Apple has once again created a new thing in the universe and yet not so new. The digital watch has always been with us (thanks to Samsung) it was just not cool and Apple is making it better and mainstream. What Apple created is not just a watch it’s the Watch economy. Rado and Rolex […]

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  • Dark Social Media: Tracking The Invisible by DaveDuarte @ Heavy Chef

    Lifting the veil off the digital phenomenon known as Dark Social Media, Dave Duarte headlined the Heavy Chef event in Cape Town at World Wide Creative’s brand new event space on 28 August. His official presentation has now been released. Dave’s talk challenged marketers to consider the impact that social sharing on “dark” platforms such […]

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  • The Innovators: A Book About People Who Built The Computer & The Internet

    I’ve been reading a book by Walter Issacson – The Innovators – which is the story of people who created the computer and the internet. It is the only book in my opinion that captures the history of the digital revolution. It also serves as the guide of how innovation happens. It is a book […]

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  • Start Something Meaningful

    The simple thing that separates successful individuals from those who languish is the very thing that separates exciting and growing organisations from those that stagnate and die. #STARTing. I don’t mean STARTing for the sake of STARTing. The business grave and business registry is full of dead businesses who got off to a wrong START. […]

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Young Entrepreneurs

Youth Are More Entrepreneurial Than Adults : #FuturePotential GEM Report

It’s official. Youth have more get up and go than do adults. According to a new report, ‘Future Potential – a GEM perspective on youth entrepreneurship 2015’ released last month by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), youth, as a group, show significantly higher levels of entrepreneurial intention than adults. Across five world regions, youth are […]

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1st SA Startup To Join Silicon Valley’s 500 Startups Accelerator

Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund and startup accelerator, 500 Startups, has announced its 14th batch of startups, which includes the South African home cleaning service, SweepSouth. This is the first time a local company has been selected by 500 Startups, with only a handful of African companies being chosen to join the programme in the […]

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Wendy Luhabe

@WendyLuhabe: SA Business Woman Empowers & Inspires Women

Honoured as one of South Africa’s most powerful women and named as one of 50 Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World, Wendy Luhabe’s pioneering spirit has inspired and enabled thousands of women in South Africa to become economic participants. Luhabe seems to have dedicated her life to empowering women in business and its is for […]

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Entries Open For #BreakMakeCreate15 Hackathon

Designers, creatives, coders and techies: fire up your brains, sharpen your pencils, polish your screwdrivers or soldering irons, and get ready to hack – entries have opened for this year’s Break.Make.Create. (#BreakMakeCreate15) hackathon. Break.Make.Create. is the brainchild of digital and interactive agency Hellocomputer, and was created to not only improve the skill set of the […]

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Incubation Hub

An Opportunity To Become An Incubatee of the Incubation Hub

Recently launched black business incubator Riversands Incubation Hub is seeking high potential entrepreneurs to join its on-campus acceleration programme. The Riversands Incubation Hub, funded by Century Property Developments and The Jobs Fund, officially opened in March 2015. Since then, the Hub has received a steady stream of applications, and so far 14 of the top […]

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Small Business Awards

Search For Entrepreneurs Is On For 702/CapeTalk Small Business Awards

The 702/CapeTalk Small Business Awards with Sage One are underway, with more than R1 million in prizes up for grabs for the winners and runners-up in the Western Cape and Gauteng. The annual Awards seek out small businesses with big dreams and enormous potential, recognising their achievements and providing them with the support they need […]

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Student Entrepreneurs

Developing Entrepreneurs At Learning Institutions

Some of the leading technology businesses were created by young people during their academic years. To operate these businesses they had to sacrifice their academic dreams to pursue their business dreams. These days some students do not have to sacrifice their academic dreams to pursue business dreams as academic institutions are building relationships with incubators […]

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Heavy Chef Web Development Event & Magazine Launch

Following the success of the inaugural Digital Strategy Edition, the Development Edition of the Heavy Chef Quarterly Review will be released in Cape Town on 30 July 2015. The launch event will be headlined by the founders of the eminent, EskomSePush app as well as gaming guru and digital entrepreneur, Glenn Gillis (MD of animation […]

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Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards

Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards 2015

Premier Helen Zille and Economic Opportunities Minister, Alan Winde, today (15 July 2015) officially opened entries for the Western Cape’s 2015 Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards. The province’s top entrepreneurs are invited to enter the competition, which celebrates innovative people who are driving economic growth and creating opportunities for jobs. This year’s prize money totals just over […]

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Tech Economy

#UberNomics: It’s Not @Uber,Its The Economy Stupid!

The recent outcry by the taxi cab industry misses something more important than just a companies entrance in the market. The governments response to Uber requests for licenses also misses the real point about this development. Uber signals something bigger than just a single company, it reflects a shift in the way the global economy is […]

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