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The Next Big Thing In Food Entrepreneurship Led By Musk

Inspired by a TED talk delivered by the leader of the Food Revolution Jammie Oliver the brother of Elon Musk, Kimball Musk, is on a mission to change the way we eat. This week he announced that he is creating an urban farming accelerator (Square Roots) that will empower 1,000’s of millennials to become real […]

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Prof Roger Martin: Thinkers50 Business Leader To Speak At @UCTGSB

One of the most influential business thinkers and strategists in the world today, Professor Roger Martin, is coming to the UCT Graduate School of Business – in partnership with Deloitte – for a morning of turning conventional business thinking on its head for the greater good. The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has partnered […]

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Why Your Business Needs A LEAN Mindset?

Businesses will not survive, if they don’t start adopting a lean mindset (start small, fail fast if you will). Economic conditions, customer needs and a lack of financial resources are forcing businesses to operate more efficiently and to engage customers more effectively. Business survival hinges on the ability to change, to become lean and agile […]

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#NeverRetirees: The Untold Story of Senior Business Leaders Who Don’t Retire

The Intern, –  a movie about a senior professional who refuses to retire, provides insight into the reasons why some top business people refuse to retire. 70-year-old widower, Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro), has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. He still feels he has something to offer. Seizing an opportunity to […]

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Alan Gray Fellowship Opportunity For Future Entrepreneurs

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship applications are closing 31st August. The Foundation believes that a solid education is the starting point for any entrepreneurial journey. The Fellowship opportunity is therefore available to 1st year university students who demonstrate the potential to excel academically and show entrepreneurial potential. The Foundation with its ever-growing ecosystem offers […]

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MODERN MONOPOLIES: A Book About Platforms That Are Eating Everything

In the economic world dominated by Facebook,Google and other platforms how do entrepreneurs thrive? This is the question in the minds of people whose lunch has been eaten by Facebook and other platforms. The book,  Modern Monopolies by Alex Moazed and Nicholas L. Johnson from Applico answers some of the big questions about modern day […]

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What Can Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Toyota?

“Toyota are the best at what they do on the planet,” says Mike Rother, the man behind Toyota Kata and the widely-used value-stream mapping process. “[But] trying to copy their management strategy is like taking the world’s best athlete, finding out exactly what they do and trying to emulate it. It won’t help you run […]

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Get In The Ring: The Startup Olympics Is Coming To South Africa Again

The global platform that collides incredible ideas, the entrepreneurs who own them and a cross section of fans who include investors, Get In The Ring, will be hosting its Johannesburg City finals on 8th September 2016 at the Small Business Expo. The Small Business Expo will be at the Ticketpro Dome in Northriding, alongside #BuyABusiness […]

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What Can Marketers Learn From The Game Of Thrones?

Game of Thrones has captured the imagination of millions of people around the world for a number of reasons. They’re hooked because GoT has reinvented the rules for the fantasy genre as well as television storytelling. Unlike every other story out there, this is one where you can’t predict what’s going to happen next. In […]

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GSMA Innovation Fund Opportunity For African Startups

The first round of the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund is now open for applications from start-ups in Africa and selected Asian countries. The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator works to bridge the gap between operators and innovators, enabling strong partnerships that support the growth of commercially sustainable mobile products and services. By opening the dialogue between […]

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