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Sebastian Padilla, cofounder of Anagrama Studio and Loeries 2018 design jury president. © Al Nicoll, Gallo Images.
#Loeries2018: How to press the refresh button on your creativity

The fifth speaker of the day was Sebastian Padilla, cofounder of Anagrama Studio in Mexico and also involved in a handful of other companies. He describes himself as 'a semi-adult', and in just 39 minutes, shared the essence of a typographically beautiful presentation on the power of collaborating and bouncing off others' strengths to unlock your own passions...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Sarah Heck, an advisor on international entrepreneurship and youth programs to the Obama Foundation and head of entrepreneurship at Stripe.
Why Africa's youth should be encouraged to launch tech startups

'Focus on tackling Africa's greatest challenges through entrepreneurship...'

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

Empower yourself and others at a unique Women's Month event
Empower yourself and others at a unique Women's Month event

The 19th annual Women in Business Conference organised by students at the UCT Graduate School of Business on 17 August, offers women a day of networking and inspiration...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 13 Aug 2018

7 ways to motivate yourself to achieve entrepreneurial success
7 ways to motivate yourself to achieve entrepreneurial success

The road to a successful entrepreneurship might seem exciting and full of adventure, but the truth is it is not easy to become your own boss...

By Smith Willas 13 Aug 2018

Women entrepreneurs can boost South Africa's economy by R175bn
Women entrepreneurs can boost South Africa's economy by R175bn

According to new research released by Facebook, women entrepreneurs have the potential to boost the South African economy by R175bn by 2022...

10 Aug 2018

The 7% Tribe event supports South African businesswomen
The 7% Tribe event supports South African businesswomen

South African media has joined forces in the 7% Tribe, a new initiative to empower and advance South African women...

Issued by Grapevine Communications 10 Aug 2018

Jabulile Mqoqi says she's the 'head chef' at J Communications.
#WomensMonth: Relentlessly chasing dreams

After working as an account manager across three radio stations, Jabulile Mqoqi decided to turn her focus to representing talent and giving young artists a real chance of success...

By Juanita Pienaar 10 Aug 2018

Bonnie Horbach, Dutch CG in Cape Town and founder of Inspiring Fifty SA.
#InspiringFiftySA: Cocreating a brighter female tech future

Bonnie Horbach is a true Jill of all trades. She's been the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, based here in Cape Town, for the last five years, and spearheaded passion projects the likes of Inspiring Fifty SA, with the second round of winners announced last night. Here, she explains the importance of encouraging more females in the Stem professions and why she says, "there's something special going on in Africa"...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Aug 2018

The secrets behind Israel's rise as a 'Startup Nation'
The secrets behind Israel's rise as a 'Startup Nation'

For but a sliver of land in the Middle East, with a population below 9 million, you'd never guess that Israel has the second largest number of companies on the Nasdaq, after China...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Aug 2018

Vee Station helps a young prodigy find his entrepreneurial feet
Vee Station helps a young prodigy find his entrepreneurial feet

From time to time you meet someone and get the feeling that they possess that spark. You know, the spark that could set the world alight...

By Peter Vee, Issued by Vee Station 7 Aug 2018

Nic Haralambous on the Heavy Chef stage. © .
Do. Learn. Fail. Repeat. Again and again.

Heavy Chef and Nic Haralambous tackle the topic of failure, and states that in South Africa there is no better conversation to be had...

By Juanita Pienaar 6 Aug 2018

The road to conscious capitalism
The road to conscious capitalism

The world is caught in a never-ending chase. Without even realising it, we seem always to be hurrying after something - something we can't even describe - a chase to nowhere...

By John Sanei 2 Aug 2018

Olympic champion or entrepreneur: What drives the spirit of excellence?
Olympic champion or entrepreneur: What drives the spirit of excellence?

Cameron van der Burgh shares several principles that guide his personal progress and success - whether he's leading in the swimming pool or taking on the challenges of entrepreneurship...

By Cameron van der Burgh 2 Aug 2018

Mr D Food reaches milestone of 1 million downloads
Mr D Food reaches milestone of 1 million downloads

Online food delivery service, Mr D Food, reached one million app downloads last week...

2 Aug 2018

Finalists for 2018 Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards announced
Finalists for 2018 Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards announced

The finalists for the 2018 Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards have been announced...

30 Jul 2018

#Loeries2018 MasterClass: Profit and purpose - uneasy bedfellows?
#Loeries2018 MasterClass: Profit and purpose - uneasy bedfellows?

You have the opportunity to choose from eight (four in the morning and four in the afternoon) Loeries MasterClasses on Thursday, 16 August, to learn from leading brand communicators...

Issued by Loeries 30 Jul 2018

#FairnessFirst: Golden 'Fearless Girl' says yes, she McCann!
#FairnessFirst: Golden 'Fearless Girl' says yes, she McCann!

There's much to be said for dressing up as your role models and picturing yourself in their shoes. Here's why you can officially call British advertising graduate Jade Delaney 'Fearless Girl' after she painted herself gold, planted herself in front of the agency responsible for the Wall Street statue and went on to work there...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Jul 2018

What's it like to be a digital marketing entrepreneur?
What's it like to be a digital marketing entrepreneur?

So, what's it like? Stephen Sandman shares a candid collection of experiences he's picked up along the way...

By Stephen Sandmann 27 Jul 2018

#Apex2018: Are we human or are we brands?
#Apex2018: Are we human or are we brands?

Musa Kalenga, chief future officer at the House of Brave, opened the Association for Communication and Advertising's Apex 'Next Level of Thinking Masterclass' last week where he spoke about the shifts that are taking place and why he believes we ought to solve real human problems before we think like brands...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Jul 2018

Entrepreneur of the Year competition announces finalists
Entrepreneur of the Year competition announces finalists

The Entrepreneur of the Year competition has announced the shortlist of 15 standout entrants who have made it through to the final round of this year's competition...

23 Jul 2018

Grey Adventures rolls out to SA
Grey Adventures rolls out to SA

The Grey Group's Grey Adventures startup incubator is now operational in its Johannesburg office as it continues to roll out across the global network. Here, an interview with Francois du Preez, chief digital officer at Grey Africa, to find out more about this open culture of collaboration from a local perspective...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Jul 2018

#UnStoppable women to share their secrets at this year's FNB Business Women's Breakfast
#UnStoppable women to share their secrets at this year's FNB Business Women's Breakfast

What do a television presenter who is also a businesswoman, an entrepreneur, a social media lawyer and a doctor turned self-made businesswoman have in common?..

Issued by East Coast Radio 20 Jul 2018

This image of team Covve is titled, "Hello drone."
#Mandela100: Tried-and-tested business networking tips and tricks

It's Mandela Month in SA and social wellness month globally. In giving back, Covve cofounder and CEO Yiannis Gavrielides shares the real reason we find business networking difficult and shares tricks to get better at it, whether you're on the awkward introvert or bubbly extrovert end of the scale...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Jul 2018

Never Ncube is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Dandemutande.
Seizing opportunities in Zimbabwe's new era

As Zimbabwe courts investors and ramps up efforts to create a business-friendly environment, connectivity and communication will be key to forging a path towards the country's digital future...

By Never Ncube 19 Jul 2018

Red & Yellow's Mandela Day challenge to business: Help change 67 young black entrepreneurs' lives
Red & Yellow's Mandela Day challenge to business: Help change 67 young black entrepreneurs' lives

To coincide with Mandela Day, Red & Yellow is challenging corporates, patrons of education and successful SMEs to help empower no less than 67 young, bright and budding entrepreneurs...

Issued by Red & Yellow 18 Jul 2018

How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future
How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future

AI is expected to create 2.3 million new jobs by 2020. Five ways to prepare for a future with artificial intelligence...

By Zoaib Hoosen 18 Jul 2018

Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards
Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

Startups have been invited to apply for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, which celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa...

By Tom Jackson 16 Jul 2018

Hlumelo Ndoni, co-founder and growth lead of Lokal Link.
#StartupStory: Lokal Link, matching up the right influencer with the right brand

Hlumelo Ndoni who founded Lokal Link started his career as an intern at Hellocomputer and noticed a new form of brand communication gaining popularity globally...

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Jul 2018

African entrepreneurs join Alibaba's eFounders Fellowship in China
African entrepreneurs join Alibaba's eFounders Fellowship in China

Twenty-nine (29) African entrepreneurs have completed the two-week eFounders Fellowship programme in China, an initiative run by Alibaba and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development...

By Gabriella Mulligan 6 Jul 2018

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