Browsing: Silicon Cape

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SA start-up joins Silicon Valley accelerator

A technology-powered South African home cleaning start-up, SweepSouth, has become the first local company to be selected by 500 Startups, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund and start-up accelerator. It’s the first time a South African company

Podcasts
ZATS: Ep 317 – ‘Shopzilla attacks’

Brett Haggard and Andy Hadfield get together to talk about some big e-commerce deals, some start-up investment, some new gadgets and some leaky cloud services. Topics under discussion include the Kalahari, Takealot merger, First National Bank’s R3m donation to

Adii Pienaar
SA tech start-ups: a call to action

In the past couple of years, start-ups — especially in the technology sector – have at long last been given a bit more time in the spotlight. This has mostly coincided with endeavours like Silicon Cape and the passion of a handful of individuals — entrepreneurs, investors and geeks – to create more of an

Start-ups
No Picket Fence: a network for entrepreneurs

No Picket Fence was established to connect experienced and would-be entrepreneurs to share information and expertise. The service creates a network of like-minded individuals and helps to develop SA’s entrepreneurial talent by providing them with insights from those who have already succeeded, or failed

Craig Wilson
Start me up: the Cape of cool kids

Anecdotal evidence suggests there’s been huge growth in the SA technology start-up space in the past year, most of it coming from the Western Cape. It appears the stars are aligning for local tech entrepreneurs: bandwidth is getting cheaper, investor numbers are growing and SA is being seen as an important entry point into Africa

Justin Spratt
Can Cape Town become SA’s Silicon Valley?

Silicon Cape is a new initiative aimed at fostering technology innovation in the Western Cape. But will it fly? Cape Town already represents the technology hub of the Southern African region. And as one of SA’s most successful technology entrepreneurs, Yola.com founder Vinny Lingham, says