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Calling SA SMEs: apply now for the Growth Fund
Calling SA SMEs: apply now for the Growth Fund

SMEs looking to boost their business and create jobs are invited to apply for the R12.8-million Growth Fund...

1 day ago

How to pitch your startup at the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit
How to pitch your startup at the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit

The Africa Early Stage Investor Summit is looking for eight innovative, high-growth scale-ups to pitch at the annual event in Cape Town in November...

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

Startupbootcamp Africa chooses 22 startups for selection days
Startupbootcamp Africa chooses 22 startups for selection days

Startupbootcamp Africa has chosen 22 startups for the selection days head of its second annual accelerator programme, which will be narrowed down to the final 10...

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

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#YouthMonth: This 16-year-old developer is dominating the gaming industry

16-year-old self-taught game developer, Brandon Kynoch, is dominating the gaming industry with the App Store having chosen his game, Torus., as its 'Game of the Day' in 137 App Stores worldwide...

By Ilse van den Berg 2 days ago

9 entrepreneurs pitch ideas to investors at (IoT)E
9 entrepreneurs pitch ideas to investors at (IoT)E

SqwidNet recently hosted the finale of its first entrepreneurship programme called (IoT)E - IoT to the power of E, where nine entrepreneurs pitched their ideas...

3 days ago

Rapid Incubator set to boost young entrepreneurs
Rapid Incubator set to boost young entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs and small business owners from Katlehong will now have access to infrastructure, networking and mentoring through the newly launched Ekurhuleni West Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Youth Incubator (CfERI)...

15 Jun 2018

Startupbootcamp receives over 1k applications for Cape Town accelerator
Startupbootcamp receives over 1k applications for Cape Town accelerator

Startupbootcamp Africa has received over 1,000 applications for its Cape Town-based accelerator programme after spending three months on a cross-world journey to source the best startups...

By Tom Jackson 14 Jun 2018

#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 2)
#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 2)

Loeries chair aunty and creative director at FCB Africa, Suhana Gordhan shares what creativity means to her and lessons in leadership she's learnt along her journey in advertising from the boys' locker room to the beaches of Nicaragua...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: Opportunities for entrepreneurial youth
#YouthMonth: Opportunities for entrepreneurial youth

Young graduates with an entrepreneurial spirit will get the opportunity to develop their skills and move from "job seekers" to "job creators" at the Ekurhuleni West Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Youth Incubator.

By Gaopalelwe Sebeela 13 Jun 2018

7 ways startups and SMEs can create loyal first-time employees
7 ways startups and SMEs can create loyal first-time employees

As an entrepreneur, a key moment in your first business is hiring your first employee - often young, first-time workers because that's what you can afford. But how do you gain their loyalty as you navigate the teething troubles of a new business venture...?

By Alex Hadfield 13 Jun 2018

#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 1)
#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 1)

Loeries chair aunty and creative director at FCB Africa, Suhana Gordhan shares what creativity means to her and lessons in leadership she's learnt along her journey in advertising from the boys' locker room to the beaches of Nicaragua...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Jun 2018

Boost your small business with the Truworths fashion incubator
Boost your small business with the Truworths fashion incubator

Aspiring and existing fashion entrepreneurs wanting to take their business to the next level are encouraged to enter the Truworths Fashion Incubation Programme...

12 Jun 2018

Applications open for second Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa
Applications open for second Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa

Google has opened applications for class two of its Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme, extending it in the process to a further 12 African countries...

By Tom Jackson 11 Jun 2018

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Heavy Chef launches new book for entrepreneurs

Heavy Chef and Xero have recently launched a book entitled The Heavy Chef Guide to Starting a Business in South Africa. Founder and CEO Fred Roed lets us in on what we can expect from the new book...

By Juanita Pienaar 11 Jun 2018

Seedstars to open Cape Town Seedspace hub
Seedstars to open Cape Town Seedspace hub

Global early-stage startups competition Seedstars World is merging with Cape Town-based co-working space Spin Street House to launch Seedspace hub, allowing it to provide hands-on support to the local startup community...

By Tom Jackson 8 Jun 2018

Calling SA CEOs: Apply now for Stanford Seed Transformation Programme
Calling SA CEOs: Apply now for Stanford Seed Transformation Programme

Applications are open for the 2019 Stanford Seed Transformation Programme - Southern Africa, with entries closing for this highly competitive programme on 1 July 2018...

8 Jun 2018

5 female techpreneurs chosen for Rise Scalerator programme
5 female techpreneurs chosen for Rise Scalerator programme

Five black female-owned tech startups have been selected to join Absa's Rise Scalerator - an entrepreneurship assistance programme, hosted at the Rise innovation hub in Cape Town...

7 Jun 2018

SAB Foundation, Bertha Centre launch $119k UCT student fund
SAB Foundation, Bertha Centre launch $119k UCT student fund

The SAB Foundation has pledged R1.5 million ($119,000) to the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UCT GSB, which will be invested in student-run social innovations...

By Tom Jackson 31 May 2018

5 key ingredients for long-term digital success
5 key ingredients for long-term digital success

The fourth industrial revolution continues to disrupt how businesses operate with creative, digital start-ups challenging established organisations...

30 May 2018

10 tips to help you begin your start-up business
10 tips to help you begin your start-up business

Getting your start-up business off the ground, requires careful thought and planning. One of the greatest things that you can do is to get going on an action plan. Here's how...

By Laeeka Khan, Issued by Lyceum Correspondence College 29 May 2018

Seedstars Summit '18 Global Winner: Agrocenta
Seedstars Africa on the hunt for promising startups

Seedstars Africa is once again scouting for the top high growth startups and entrepreneurs to present them with the opportunity to drastically accelerate their business...

23 May 2018

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#AfricaMonth: Scaling up with Startupbootcamp's 'sandbox' success

Philip Kiracofe calls himself an 'adventure capitalist'. Here's how the Startupbootcamp initiative he co-founded is solving problems corporates didn't know they had while giving African startups a boost, and how you can get involved...

By Leigh Andrews 23 May 2018

Facebook hub, Lagos, Nigeria.
Facebook launches Africa's first hub space in Nigeria

In partnership with CcHub, Facebook launches NG_Hub in Lagos - its first hub space in Africa...

23 May 2018

Last chance to apply for Startupbootcamp Africa accelerator
Last chance to apply for Startupbootcamp Africa accelerator

Tech entrepreneurs from across the globe only have two more days to apply to the Startupbootcamp Africa final accelerator...

22 May 2018

Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value
Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value

Business is driven by profit, but Shift Social Development CEO Tiekie Barnard believes in the importance of profit with purpose. In this Q&A, she explains the meaning of Shared Value and how companies can use this business strategy to find where the biggest growth opportunities lie...

Issued by Shift Social Development 21 May 2018

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#AfricaMonth: Africa's time to shine

It's Africa Month, which is a great time to reflect on where we are as a connected society and what role we as African digital citizens have to play in the near future...

By Jared Molko 21 May 2018

How to apply for the Slush Global Impact Accelerator
How to apply for the Slush Global Impact Accelerator

African startups have been invited to apply for the Finland-based Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA), which supports impact-driven startups via a four-week programme...

By Tom Jackson 18 May 2018

All the regional winners of Mest Africa Challenge 2018
All the regional winners of Mest Africa Challenge 2018

The regional winners of the inaugural Mest Africa Challenge, the pan-African startup pitch competition open to companies outside the Mest programme, has been announced...

18 May 2018

Government fine-tuning R2.1bn SME, innovation fund
Government fine-tuning R2.1bn SME, innovation fund

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says the department is finalising the modalities of how the recently announced R2.1 billion small business and innovation fund will be implemented...

18 May 2018

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