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"Build, move fast and break things" - Waze co-founder Uri Levine
"Build, move fast and break things" - Waze co-founder Uri Levine

Uri Levine, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Waze, spoke about disrupting inefficient markets and improving under-functioning services by focusing on solving big problems, at a breakfast event hosted by BusinessLive at the Empire Venue in Parktown, Johannesburg on Friday, 9 November...

By Jessica Tennant 14 hours ago

End-of-year checklist for businesses, big and small
End-of-year checklist for businesses, big and small

Do not miss out on this great opportunity to tie up loose ends - and lay the groundwork for a prosperous 2019...

By Morné Stoltz 1 day ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verifications
#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verifications

MyImprint, a tech startup that provides easy access to criminal record and identity verifications, is the first of its kind to innovate a digital consent verification system in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 12 Nov 2018

#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby
#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby

The Embassy of Israel in South Africa recently announced Johannesburg-based entrepreneur Josh Lasker, founding partner of robotic nurse 'Abby' (formerly known as Healthinator) as the winner of the local Start Jerusalem Competition 2018...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Flock Eventing Platform makes great strides
#EntrepreneurMonth: Flock Eventing Platform makes great strides

Flock Eventing Platform's app proved a hit with delegates at the recent SA Investment Conference, which saw investors pledge more than R290bn in investments into the country...

By Evan-Lee Courie 5 Nov 2018

L to R: Alex De Bruyn (chief executive officer), Anthony Stewart (director), Nick Clare (senior system architect), Alon Fowler (director), Richard Creighton (chief digital officer), Pedros de Jesus Ferreira (senior systems architect)
#StartupStory: Tokenising the world

DoshEx, a Johannesburg-based developer of tokenised ecosystems and exchange, has formally launched following the listing of two virtual assets by two financial service companies...

By Evan-Lee Courie 22 Oct 2018

#StartupStory: Xact Communications
#StartupStory: Xact Communications

We chat to Arshad Ebrahim, founder of XACT Communications and Events, to find out the journey and challenges an entrepreneur faces when starting up a small business...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Oct 2018

Think like a start-up: 3 lessons for big business
Think like a start-up: 3 lessons for big business

September marked the celebration of Small Business Month, shining the spotlight on an ever growing but thoroughly challenged industry...

By Morné Stoltz 2 Oct 2018

Frederick Lutz, COO and co-founder of Custos Media Technologies
#StartupStory: Fighting intellectual property pirates with bitcoin

By stealing original digital content like books and films, intellectual property pirates are robbing hardworking creatives of their intellectual property and income...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Sep 2018

Samsung supports local startups
Samsung supports local startups

Samsung recently arranged a Global Startup Acceleration Programme in South Africa, in partnership with Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) and NGO Nangila...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Sep 2018

#GartnerSYM: The next phase of digital transformation
#GartnerSYM: The next phase of digital transformation

Digital business transformation is upon us. Enterprises, small and large, have recognised the power of tech to transform their ability to deliver value. But where do we go from here?

By Evan-Lee Courie 17 Sep 2018

Applications open for MEST class of 2020
Applications open for MEST class of 2020

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has opened applications for its next one-year, fully-sponsored entrepreneurial training programme in Accra, Ghana.

By Tom Jackson 17 Sep 2018

Uganda's 2ambale targets millennials with speedy e-commerce platform
Uganda's 2ambale targets millennials with speedy e-commerce platform

Ugandan e-commerce startup 2ambale is targeting people between the ages of 21 and 35 with its mobile app, which promises deliveries of orders within one hour...

By Tom Jackson 17 Sep 2018

Kenyan, SA startups winners of MIT African innovation challenge
Kenyan, SA startups winners of MIT African innovation challenge

Three startups from Kenya and one from South Africa have been named winners of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge in Africa, earning the chance to compete for US$250,000 in prize money at the global final...

By Tom Jackson 10 Sep 2018

The dti empowers local entrepreneurs
The dti empowers local entrepreneurs

The Department of Trade & Industry (dti) is on a mission to make sure South Africa's economy grows in a way that benefits all citizens...

By Eugene Yiga 3 Sep 2018

Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards 2018 winners revealed
Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards 2018 winners revealed

Takealot cleaned up at this year's Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards, bagging four of the 14 awards presented, including the coveted E-commerce Service of the Year...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Aug 2018

African recruitment startups evolve to tackle unemployment
African recruitment startups evolve to tackle unemployment

Unemployment rates across Africa are too high, but tech startups are coming up with more and more innovative ways of connecting jobseekers with opportunities...

By Tom Jackson 29 Aug 2018

On-demand grocery concierge startup OneCart eyes national expansion
On-demand grocery concierge startup OneCart eyes national expansion

OneCart.co.za, a Johannesburg-based startup that's been described as an 'Uber for groceries', has just reached over 1,000 active users on its multi-store online shopping platform...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Aug 2018

CC image courtesy of Miran Rijavec via flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/miran/4603130687
UCT's Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant funding

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship awarded a total of R660,000 to ten startups...

By Tom Jackson 13 Aug 2018

Shop on Amazon from Ghana with startup Eazyloop
Shop on Amazon from Ghana with startup Eazyloop

Ghanaian startup Eazyloop is allowing users to shop on international platforms like Amazon and have their purchases delivered to their door within two weeks...

By Tom Jackson 13 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

CC image courtesy of Miran Rijavec via flickr.
IFC to invest in Capria network fund to address "missing middle"

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will make a second investment of up to US$13m in Capria's new "network fund"...

By Tom Jackson 6 Aug 2018

Israel's plan to accelerate innovation in sports tech
Israel's plan to accelerate innovation in sports tech

For a country not particularly known for success in the competitive sporting arena, Israel's high-tech prowess is helping to establish the nation as the Silicon Valley of sports tech...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2018

New startup accelerator launches in Malawi
New startup accelerator launches in Malawi

Malawian hub mHub has partnered GrowthAfrica, Dutch investment firm Accesserator, UNDP Malawi and the Norwegian Embassy to launch the country's first startup accelerator programme...

By Tom Jackson 26 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

#StartupStory: Aura security app to aid beleaguered Uber drivers
#StartupStory: Aura security app to aid beleaguered Uber drivers

A revolutionary new app that provides speedy security assistance and cuts emergency response times has become a welcome safety measure, especially for beleaguered Uber drivers...

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Jul 2018

Apply to pitch your startup at Ghana Tech Summit!
Apply to pitch your startup at Ghana Tech Summit!

Entrepreneurs from across Africa have been invited to apply to attend the Ghana Tech Summit next week, which will offer 100 free startup passes and offer the top 10 the chance to pitch at its startup showcase...

By Tom Jackson 12 Jul 2018

3 startups win Demo Africa event in Ghana
3 startups win Demo Africa event in Ghana

Three startups have been named winners of the Ghanaian leg of the Demo Africa Innovation Tour, earning the chance to pitch against counterparts from Nigeria and Ivory Coast for a place at the main event...

By Tom Jackson 11 Jul 2018

"Never been a better time to launch a startup as a female founder"
"Never been a better time to launch a startup as a female founder"

"There's never been a better time than now to start a business as a female founder, there is a lot of support there and a lot of women that serve as good examples."

By Tom Jackson 2 Jul 2018

Unicef opens applications for $100k fund for drone startups
Unicef opens applications for $100k fund for drone startups

Applications have opened for the Unicef Innovation Fund for Drone Startups, which will provide up to $100,000 in equity-free investment for profit-making tech startups that have potential to benefit humanity through the use of drones...

By Tom Jackson 28 Jun 2018

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