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[SA Innovation Summit] Emerging companies insights: Where do we stand?

In a good news, bad news scenario, people would rather hear the bad news first. And in the case of emerging entrepreneurial businesses in South Africa, local is not so lekker, say Maija de Riijk-Uys and Alexandra Fraser of PwC Accelerator and Silicon Cape respectively...

By Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2015 09:13

Vision to Reality selects 20 finalists

PwC announced late last week that 20 finalists have been selected for the 2015 Vision to Reality Awards programme, narrowed down from the initial entries of more than 80 across Africa...

19 Aug 2015 14:31



Patient approach a rewarding style of investing

In life, we have a natural bias for action. From a young age, we are told stories about heroes who overcame great odds and many setbacks to do something great...

By Dr Suhas Nayak 14 Aug 2015 13:41

SA Florist, Dragon tamers

Tech4Africa is about breaking rules, upsetting trends and unsettling institutions, but first and foremost it's about content that gets people talking. SA Florist certainly had its audience talking after it presented one of the most captivating stories at this year's event...

13 Aug 2015 10:05

Finalists selected for 2015 Sanlam/Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year

The judges for the 2015 Sanlam/Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year have announced the 15 finalists who will advance to the next round of the competition...

6 Aug 2015 11:24

SweepSouth joins Silicon Valley's 500 Startups accelerator

500 Startups, the Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund and startup accelerator, has announced it's 14th batch of startups...

4 Aug 2015 08:02

Commercial enterprises need to embrace PPPs for long-term benefits

It is becoming increasingly clear that public-private partnerships not only benefit commercial enterprises, but also boost the economies in which they operate...

By Craig Polkinghorne 29 Jul 2015 08:07

Seed Academy launches e-book on fund-raising for start-ups

Seed Academy's free e-book, The Essential Guide to Funding in South Africa, was developed in response to a survey of almost 1,000 South African start-up entrepreneurs earlier this year...

28 Jul 2015 14:54

Standard Bank Rising Star finalists announced

The 60 finalists for the annual Standard Bank Rising Star Awards have been announced...

29 Jun 2015 16:15

10 tips to attract investors and secure funding

Many excellent business ideas never get past the spreadsheet stage and into the real world simply because entrepreneurs fail to connect with individuals or investors with enough capital and risk appetite to help implement them...

By Gerrie van Biljon 26 Jun 2015 14:11

Ventureburn survey sheds light on SA's tough, but pioneering startup industry

South Africa's Startup industry isn't always as glamorous as it's sometimes made out to be, according to a new survey by Ventureburn...

By Jacques Coetzee 24 Jun 2015 09:10

Does co-creation provide the best blueprint for long-term venture success?

Venture capital is the buzzword on every entrepreneur's lips, especially in South Africa where initiatives such as Silicon Cape aim to replicate the success of technology startup environments elsewhere in the world...

By Eugene Jansen 24 Jun 2015 07:51

MMI Holdings supports international Startupbootcamp

MMI Holdings has announced its support for the first ever insurance incubator programme managed by Startupbootcamp...

22 Jun 2015 14:10

Turning trends into sustainable opportunities

"Entrepreneurs who can identify trends, assess their duration and viability, and swiftly turn them into sustainable opportunities, are entrepreneurs who are geared for success..."

19 Jun 2015 07:31

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