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Ghana’s Asoriba named Africa’s best startup at Seedstars event

BY TOM JACKSON ON FEBRUARY 2, 2016 Ghanaian church management software startup Asoriba was named Africa’s best startup at the inaugural Seedstars Africa event held in Casablanca, Morocco over the weekend. Last year, the Seedstars World global contest hosted African heats in Mozambique, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana,Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Angola, Tanzania, Senegal and Botswana. The global seed-stage startup competition followed this up by joining forces with StartupYourLife, one of the major […]

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4 serious games teams to pitch for $74k funding in Cape Town

BY TOM JACKSON ON MARCH 29, 2017 Four teams of serious games developers will next week pitch for ZAR1 million (US$74,000) in funding at an event in Cape Town. Disrupt Africa reported last year the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) had partnered had partnered Serious About Games, Interactive Entertainment South Africa (IESA), 67Games, the Cape Craft and Design […]

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6 tips from SA startup pros on raising funding

By Graham van der Made: Editor on 27 January, 2017 Funding your startup is one of, if not the most crucial part of creating the company. While bootstrapping may be ideal for a number of entrepreneurs, it isn’t always possible, meaning they will need to raise money from VCs or Angels in order to get things off […]

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South African Business Angel Network to fill key gap?

By Sarah Rice on 25 August, 2016 Right now in the South African funding landscape, there is a gap between the ‘friends, fools and family’ money at the base of the funding pyramid and the post revenue, typical venture capital (VC) stage of funding. This week’s launch of SABAN (South African Business Angel Network), the professional association for the South African early stage investor […]

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Welcome to entrepreneurs heaven: Cape Town

Business Report | 24 March 2017, 4:44pm Vivian Warby Cape Town – A growing number of local and international entrepreneurs as well as numerous corporates, for example Barclays Africa and Thompson Reuters, have chosen to call Cape Town home. This has seen the city grow tremendously as a tech hub over the past few years, says Alex Fraser, director […]

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Decrease in SA’s entrepreneurial activity

By Joanne Carew, ITWeb Cape-based contributor. Cape Town, 27 Aug 2015 A general business environment plagued by negativity makes things tough for local entrepreneurs. There has been a marked decrease in entrepreneurial activity in SA in recent years, especially in comparison to other emerging economies. This is, in part, due to a lack of an entrepreneurial […]

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Geeks on a Plane: A night out in Cape Town

By Matthew Alexander on 31 March, 2017 Wesgro in partnership with Silicon Cape hosted The Geeks on a Plane dinner in Cape Town last night in honour of the participants of the initiative. The planned speakers for the evening consisted of the CEO of Wesgro, Tim Harris; director of Silicon Cape, Alexandra Fraser; MD of 4di Justin […]

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