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South African tech startup RapidDeploy partners with APD Communications

South African tech startup RapidDeploy partners with APD Communications

October 6, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

Following the recent announcement of South African tech startup RapidDeploy’s partnership with multinational telecommunications company AT&T, RapidDeploy has announced an alliance with APD Communications to provide a complete hosted solution for control room operations globally. RapidDeploy provides an innovative cloud-based call-taking and...

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Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 2 comes to Johannesburg

Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 2 comes to Johannesburg

October 4, 2018 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 2 comes to Johannesburg

On Wednesday, 03 October 2018, Google hosted Class 2 of the Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme in Johannesburg, South Africa. Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 2 was officially announced and kicked off on 27 August in Lagos, Nigeria....

Startup shows how AI gives businesses the competitive advantage

How AI gives businesses the competitive advantage

September 27, 2018 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on How AI gives businesses the competitive advantage

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionising the way business leaders address age-old problems. Not solely the for the world’s leading technology companies anymore, AI solutions that are accessible and cost-effective can be implemented to sustainably...

VoIP buying guide for small businesses

VoIP buying guide for small businesses

September 27, 2018 • Opinion, StartupsComments Off on VoIP buying guide for small businesses

In a landscape of digitally-driven transformation, more and more forward-thinking organisations are turning to modern technological solutions to make doing business easier. If you stay up to date with your colleagues via Skype, or Whatsapp call a client to...

Kandua, a proudly South African online platform that links homeowners and building maintenance managers

South African tech startup creates more work opportunities for artisans

September 25, 2018 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South African tech startup creates more work opportunities for artisans

Kandua, a proudly South African online platform that links homeowners and building maintenance managers to rated and vetted artisans (with a history of job reviews), has just announced a partnership with French homeware improvement retailer Leroy Merlin....

MEST unveils new tech incubator in Nairobi

MEST unveils new tech incubator in Nairobi

September 23, 2018 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on MEST unveils new tech incubator in Nairobi

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has recently launched its fourth incubator and tech hub in Nairobi, Kenya. This will serve as its flagship East African space, joining hubs in Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. The incubator will...

IBM SA and Tshimologong Precinct launch acceleration bootcamp

IBM SA and Tshimologong Precinct launch acceleration bootcamp

September 12, 2018 • StartupsComments Off on IBM SA and Tshimologong Precinct launch acceleration bootcamp

IBM South Africa, through its Equity Equivalence Investment Programme (EEIP) together with Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, have announced the launch of a startup accelerator taking place from 8 October 2018 to 16 November 2018. The Startup...

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) is pleased to announce Baobab.law as the Southern Africa winner of its annual Innovating Justice Challenge.

HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge: Southern Africa winners revealed

September 11, 2018 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge: Southern Africa winners revealed

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) has announced   Baobab.law as the Southern Africa winner of its annual Innovating Justice Challenge. The winner was decided at a special pitching event on Tuesday 4 September at Sandton Convention Centre, by...

AI capable of doubling SA's growth, finds new Accenture whitepaper

Accenture opens entries for the Open Innovation Africa Lead

September 11, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Accenture opens entries for the Open Innovation Africa Lead

Accenture is on the hunt to find Africa’s top tech start-up superstars – the digital pioneers solving critical challenges with technology across the continent. It’s a search for Africa’s big thinkers and big doers – visionaries who...

Ecobank announces winners of 2018 Fintech Challenge

Ecobank announces winners of 2018 Fintech Challenge

September 10, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Ecobank announces winners of 2018 Fintech Challenge

Winners of the 2018 Ecobank Fintech Challenge were announced at a ceremony held at Ecobank’s headquarters in Lome, Togo. All 11 finalists were officially inducted into the Ecobank Fintech Fellowship programme to explore commercial partnerships with the...

Nedbank, Plug and Play select 10 startups for The Disruption Agenda

Nedbank, Plug and Play select 10 startups for The Disruption Agenda

September 10, 2018 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Nedbank, Plug and Play select 10 startups for The Disruption Agenda

Nedbank recently announced the expansion of their US partnership with Plug and Play, an innovation platform, to include South Africa for the first time. Together, the entities will connect 10 visionary entrepreneurs from around the world to business leaders...

What it will mean if the acquisition or disposal of cryptocurrencies are treated as suspect trades.

Startups “TAP” into new tokenised crypto-funding model

September 9, 2018 • StartupsComments Off on Startups “TAP” into new tokenised crypto-funding model

In the competitive environment of growing a business, funding options for start-ups have to date largely centred on traditional methods – venture capital, angel, seed investment, crowdfunding, loans and lines of credit – and more recently, via...

Banking in a cashless society will require African solutions for African problems

AlphaCode selects four fintech startups for its accelerator programme

September 9, 2018 • Finance, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on AlphaCode selects four fintech startups for its accelerator programme

AlphaCode‘s recently launched accelerator programme, AlphaCode Accelerate and selected four fintech starups as finalists. AlphaCode is Rand Merchant Investment Holding’s (RMI) incubation, acceleration and investment vehicle that identifies,...

Nigerian ISP, Tizeti expands into Ghana

Nigerian ISP, Tizeti expands into Ghana

September 6, 2018 • Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian ISP, Tizeti expands into Ghana

Tizeti, the Nigerian internet service provider has raised USD 3 million in Series A to expand unlimited Internet Service into Ghana. Kendall Ananyi, CEO and Co-Founder of Tizeti, “Tizeti was built to tackle poor internet connectivity not only in Nigeria,...

Mike Anderson, Founder and CEO of the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC)

Customer experience will drive SME success

September 4, 2018 • StartupsComments Off on Customer experience will drive SME success

The challenge of customer service in SMEs has never been greater as technology threatens to replace or overtake human interaction. While there is a strong case for the role of technology, Mike Anderson, Founder and CEO of the National Small Business Chamber...

The big misperception: Funding leads to business success

The big misperception: Funding leads to business success

September 4, 2018 • Opinion, StartupsComments Off on The big misperception: Funding leads to business success

Supporting your start-up business through the challenging first year is certainly easier if you have access to funding In fact, the ‘The Hidden Factors: SA Women in Business’ research report, carried out by the Sage Foundation and Living Facts, found that...