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How can we establish a pro-youth and entrepreneurship strategy for South Africa?

Entrepreneurial and small businesses have been touted as the panacea to cure South Africa's high unemployment rate, especially among the youth...

By Nicci Botha 10 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#EntrepreneurMonth: Kickstarting a business with Violet Lupuwana in the driving seat
#EntrepreneurMonth: Kickstarting a business with Violet Lupuwana in the driving seat

Violet Lupuwana is a woman who knows where she's going, and knows just what it's going to take to get there. Lupuwana started Chumile Transport Services in 2012 and has been on the proverbial road to success ever since...

By Shan Radcliffe 22 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Founders Factory incubator launches in Joburg to back African startups
Founders Factory incubator launches in Joburg to back African startups

Corporate-backed incubator and accelerator Founders Factory has launched in Johannesburg, from where it plans to design, build and scale 100 disruptive tech startups across Africa over the next five years...

By Tom Jackson 11 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

Applications opened for SA female entrepreneur challenge
Applications opened for SA female entrepreneur challenge

Applications have opened for South African female entrepreneur challenge #0to6matters, a collaboration between Innovation Edge and The Startup Hatchery...

By Tom Jackson 16 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

University of Pretoria launches new tech business incubator
University of Pretoria launches new tech business incubator

The University of Pretoria has announced the launch of TuksNovation, a new high-tech business incubator to support postgraduate students in creating startups and employment opportunities...

By Tom Jackson 16 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

UCT's Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant funding
UCT's Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant funding

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UCT GSB has awarded a total of R660,000 ($50,000) to 10 startups via two different grant funding mechanisms...

By Tom Jackson 10 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

5 businesswomen share the secrets to their success
5 businesswomen share the secrets to their success

There has never been a better time to be a woman in business. Not only are role models aplenty, but there is also ample support available to give entrepreneurial women the boost needed to get out there...

By Morné Stoltz 7 Aug 2018

UNITED STATES

The importance of staying motivated when launching a new business
The importance of staying motivated when launching a new business

Launching a new business can be a daunting endeavor, especially if you are a sole proprietor going it alone...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

UNDP launches pan-African entrepreneurship portal
UNDP launches pan-African entrepreneurship portal

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a pan-African entrepreneurship portal, aimed at cultivating an ecosystem that will promote mentorship, funding, information-sharing and networking...

By Tom Jackson 10 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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 20 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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 20 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

Five tips for expanding your home-based South African business to a global reach
Five tips for expanding your home-based South African business to a global reach

As the owner of a South African business, it can be easy to fall into the trap of looking at your company as a primarily local entity...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Applications open for 2018 Gauteng Accelerator Programme
Applications open for 2018 Gauteng Accelerator Programme

The Innovation Hub, the innovation agency of the Gauteng province, has opened applications for this year's edition of the annual Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP) innovation competition...

By Tom Jackson 15 May 2018

EGYPT

Two Egyptian startups selected for 500 Startups accelerator
Two Egyptian startups selected for 500 Startups accelerator

Egyptian startups Harmonica and Shezlong have been chosen to take part in the 23rd batch of the US-based 500 Startups accelerator, securing $150,000 in funding as well as training and mentorship...

By Tom Jackson 3 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Amsterdam workspace concept comes to SA
Amsterdam workspace concept comes to SA

Following last month's launch of the Amsterdam-based workspace concept, Spaces at Atrium on 5th in Sandton, I interviewed Dutch founder Martijn Roordink to find out what it offers the South African workforce besides a place to plug in your laptop, and for his views on this new way of working...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
Drip coffee maker; one of the best business ideas for Africa

Many people feel like it's difficult to thrive if you live in Africa. If you ever thought of starting a business in Africa, then here are a few suggestions for you to try out...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 8 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
The 33 project collaboration lexicon terms every entrepreneur should know

If projection collaboration is important for your business, you should really become familiar with the corporate lexicon that's commonly used during collaborative projects...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 Dec 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Four ways small businesses can make employees look more professional
Four ways small businesses can make employees look more professional

One of the biggest concerns small business owners have is whether their company will be able to compete with more established brands in terms of the quality and professionalism...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Dec 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
The seven things you need to make your business idea a reality

What's stopping would-be entrepreneurs from turning their business concepts into profit generators, and what can you do to bring your business idea to the real world?...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 8 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#EntrepreneurMonth: Entrepreneurs in the corporate world
#EntrepreneurMonth: Entrepreneurs in the corporate world

Entrepreneurship is widely celebrated. Since 2010, National Entrepreneur's Day on 19 November has been presidentially proclaimed in the USA and has now been joined by National Entrepreneurship Month (November), National Entrepreneurship Week and Small Business Saturday.

By Auguste Coetzer 2 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Persevering to become Selfmade
Persevering to become Selfmade

After struggling to find his way on the path well-traveled, Ntlahla Nkukwana, a 23-year-old CPUT graduate and author of author of How to take less money and make more with it, took a step off the beaten track to become self-made...

By Shan Radcliffe 27 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#InnovationMonth: Providing professional business advice to SMEs, all under one umbrella
#InnovationMonth: Providing professional business advice to SMEs, all under one umbrella

The newly launched First Business Wellness Association is an innovative service aimed at making life for SMEs a little easier by offering access to a network of necessary business services they may not otherwise be able to afford...

By Shan Radcliffe 12 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#WomensMonth: Bitten by the enterprising Bugz
#WomensMonth: Bitten by the enterprising Bugz

This Women's Month, the entrepreneurial genius behind Bugz Playpark, Lise Liebenberg, talks to us about early childhood development beyond the classroom, and running your own business...

By Shan Radcliffe 15 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Getting a head start with Shivad Singh
Getting a head start with Shivad Singh

Shivad Singh may only be 22 years old, but this ambitious UCT graduate has probably achieved more in the past two short years than many achieve in a lifetime...

By Shan Radcliffe 14 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
The five steps to take before writing your business plan

When you have an idea for a business, it's natural to get excited and want to launch as soon as possible. However, it's better to take a step back and calmly consider what lies ahead...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 4 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Employ me!
Employ me!

Whitney Jacobs, a 29-year-old social innovator from Port Elizabeth, is no stranger to the business world. She first founded Fusion at 18...

By Shan Radcliffe 27 Jul 2017

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