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    Moving beyond the start-up phase

    January 27, 2015 • Opinion, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Moving beyond the start-up phase

    Building a great business in Africa involves more than just hard work, good networking skills, and a fair degree of luck. Whilst the core of any good business venture in Africa is a business that enables you to satisfy a customer’s need in a unique or...

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    Nigeria: Ex-Rocket Internet employees launch dating site

    July 24, 2014 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: Ex-Rocket Internet employees launch dating site

    A new dating site has gone live in Nigeria. Linda.com.ng was launched by two former employees of Rocket Internet in Africa. According to the dating site, the website is intended to be Nigeria’s very own Match.com. The Founders ran a beta version of the...

  • A new app released by South African author and journalist Peter Delmar is the first to turn a local travel book into a location-aware audio application. (image: supplied)

    New app turns travel book into audio

    April 16, 2014 • StartupsComments Off on New app turns travel book into audio

    A new app released by South African author and journalist Peter Delmar is the first to turn a local travel book into a location-aware audio application. The free Android and iOS Platinum Road app contains over an hour’s storytelling narrated by Radio...

  • Microsoft confirmed yesterday that they have concluded their purchase of Nokia’s Devices and Services business (image: Microsoft)

    5 African start-ups receive Microsoft funding

    February 3, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 5 African start-ups receive Microsoft funding

    Microsoft today announced innovation grants for five African start-ups through the 4Afrika Initiative, which aims in part to invest in high performing, African start-ups. In addition to financial backing, these start-ups will receive technical support and...

  • Hugo Obi, founder of Lagos-based start-up, Maliyo Games (image: file)

    10 exciting African gaming start-ups to watch

    January 14, 2014 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 exciting African gaming start-ups to watch

    There is no doubt that the worldwide gaming industry is huge – so large in fact, that it generates more revenue than Hollywood. While development studios in the rest of the world have been producing mobile, PC and console games for many decades, Africa...

  • Serial entrepreneur and founder of the Mara Group Ashish Thakkar (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Changing Africa – one conglomerate at a time

    October 23, 2013 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Changing Africa – one conglomerate at a time

    At the tender age of 15, he started his first company. Fast-forward 16 years and self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur Ashish Thakkar has secured a position at the top of the pan-African multi-sector business conglomerate Mara Group. He considers himself a...

  • Intel Capital's President Arvind Sodhani (image: Charlie Fripp)

    How to get your start-up funded with Intel

    October 23, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on How to get your start-up funded with Intel

    At Intel Capital’s annual CEO Summit in San Diego, California, President Arvind Sodhani detailed how innovators can get their products and services funded – by simply partnering with Intel and the Capital investment arm. However, there are a set of...

  • GoMetro has been selected as a Global Finalist in the VentureOut Challenge (image:  Ian Landsberg)

    SA tech start-up off to Europe

    October 9, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on SA tech start-up off to Europe

    GoMetro, a South African mobile start-up in the transport space, has been selected as a Global Finalist in the VentureOut Challenge, an initiative of infoDev, a World Bank agency. GoMetro is an app that provides contextual public transport information from...

  • Samsung wants to move African startups with 88mph

    July 17, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Samsung wants to move African startups with 88mph

    Today 88mph and Samsung Electronics Africa have entered into a partnership to provide three lucky startups with a possible placement on the Built For Africa App store, and the potential to be pre-loaded on millions of smartphones across Africa. Samsung will...

  • IBM SA to invest in software start-ups

    September 4, 2012 • SoftwareComments (1)

    IBM South Africa has confirmed that its Global Entrepreneur Program will, for the first time, be extended to next generation entrepreneurs in South Africa.  Start-ups that are privately held, have been in business for five years or less and are actively...

  • Top Ten tech start-ups in Africa

    March 5, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (4)

    Many technology start-ups  in Africa had humble beginnings and while many businesses start at the bottom, there is nothing wrong with dreaming big. Here are some of the hottest technology start-ups from across the African continent and we believe they have...

  • Securing your start-up or small business

    February 7, 2012 • OpinionComments Off on Securing your start-up or small business

    So you think your small business isn’t faced with the same online threats as a larger organisation? Think again! The technology and resources available to smaller organisations to tackle internet malware (malicious software) are likely to be radically...

  • Zaarly gets $14m, HP’s Whitman joins Directorship

    October 25, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Zaarly gets $14m, HP’s Whitman joins Directorship

    Zaarly, a startup peer-to-peer marketplace that has been called an alternative to eBay, has announced that eBay’s former CEO, Meg Whitman, will join its board of directors. According Mashable, The startup’s founder and CEO Bo Fishback, who also announced...

  • Government provides skill programme for ICT start-ups

    March 3, 2009 • PeopleComments Off on Government provides skill programme for ICT start-ups

    In South Africa, the Western Cape Provincial government, in partnership with Telkom and business accelerator the Bandwidth Barn, has launched a new training initiative aimed at providing ICT entrepreneurs with a broader skills base. The focus of the program...