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IoT.nxt CEO nominated for IT Personality of the Year

South African tech firm adds Microsoft Gold cloud platform status

December 14, 2018 • Internet of Things, StartupsComments (0)

South African innovators in Internet of Things technology, IoT.nxt, added Microsoft Gold Partner status for Cloud Platform to its competencies this month, its second such competency after it was recognised as a Gold Partner for Data Platform in 2017. “According to Gartner the worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.3% in 2019...

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South African blockchain startup partners with new ticketing app

December 13, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa’s Tari Labs has announced a new collaboration in efforts to reach out into the ticketing industry. Tari expects to be leveraged by Big Neon, a new company developing a blockchain-enabled platform to modernise the ticketing industry. Big...

Why South African SMEs should adopt disruptive tech

December 12, 2018 • Enterprise, Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution – characterised by the interconnection of technologies, blurring the lines between the world’s physical, digital, and biological domains – continues to change the working landscape across the globe at a rapid pace. It...

Tsalano IoT system lands the company second place at the NDP 2030 Hackathon

Tsalano IoT system lands top spot at the NDP 2030 Hackathon

December 12, 2018 • Internet of Things, StartupsComments (0)

IT solutions provider Tsalano Business Solutions, a partner of Software AG took second place at the recent SITA NDP 2030 Hackathon event, in the Internet of Things (IoT) category. Tsalano showcased its Water Telemetry System solution, developed to aid with...

Global start-up launches innovation hub in Johannesburg

December 11, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Startup Guide, the global guide for startups in high-growth innovation hubs in Europe, the US and Middle East, is open to nominations in Johannesburg. Founded in 2014, Startup Guide is a creative content and publishing company that produces guidebooks and...

Abdel Fattah Al Sisi

Egypt: Youth and women to take centre stage at Africa 2018 Forum

December 7, 2018 • StartupsComments (0)

This year’s Africa 2018 Forum in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, which will take place this week on December 8 and 9, will place special focus on issues of concern to African youth and women. The first day’s events will feature a Young...

Painting a brighter future with AkzoNobel

Painting a brighter future with AkzoNobel

December 6, 2018 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

What if paint could clean the air; withstand extreme heat; reduce drag and fuel consumption; cope with conditions on Mars. AkzoNobel products already do this – now the plan is to go even further. That’s why the company is ready to stir things up...

What SMMEs need to consider during the festive season

What SMMEs need to consider during the festive season

December 5, 2018 • StartupsComments (0)

As the year draws to a close, it’s important for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) to have a strategic plan in place for business continuity. So before you get into a festive frame of mind, take a look at these top tips on what SMME’s need...

Facebook commits to growing Africa's technology start-up ecosystem

Facebook commits to growing Africa’s technology start-up ecosystem

December 3, 2018 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Technology company, Facebook has announced its return as the headline sponsor of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018. The event will take place in Lagos, Nigeria — will search for Sub-Saharan Africa’s best innovators, makers and technical...

Global guide for entrepreneurs and innovators launches in Johannesburg

Global guide for entrepreneurs and innovators launches in Johannesburg

November 30, 2018 • StartupsComments Off on Global guide for entrepreneurs and innovators launches in Johannesburg

Calling all entrepreneurs, accelerators, innovators, co-working spaces and experts in the City of Gold: Startup Guide, the leading global guide for startups in high-growth innovation hubs in Europe, the US and Middle East, is open to nominations in...

Sustainable youth entrepreneurship in Africa is good for business

Startup challenges facing young entrepreneurs

November 29, 2018 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on Startup challenges facing young entrepreneurs

In 2017, The Innovator Trust and Vodacom established the Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (YEP) to equip local youth with the requisite set of skills to become cutting-edge entrepreneurs. The selection process was rigorous and 10 Gauteng-based graduates were...

U.S. Embassy launches Ethiopia Hacks program

November 20, 2018 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on U.S. Embassy launches Ethiopia Hacks program

At the recent Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrations held between November 12 – 19 the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa launched the first in a series of 12 hackathons under its Ethiopia Hacks! Program. Ethiopia Hacks! is conducted in partnership with the...

Startup Grind CEO and founder of Africa Trust Academy

Interview: Sandras Phiri gives insights on developing startups

November 16, 2018 • Features, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Sandras Phiri gives insights on developing startups

Africa is becoming a huge platform for entrepreneurship and start-ups in any industry. As the market for startups builds momentum, it is vital that there is mentorship and leadership in place to guide entrepreneurs and their small businesses. A leader who has...

Microsoft launches 'Head Start' to help startups this Global Entrepreneurship Week

Microsoft launches program to help tech startups

November 15, 2018 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft launches program to help tech startups

This Global Entrepreneurship Week, Microsoft announced that it is launching Head Start, a startup accelerator aimed at helping South African startups get off the ground and grow their business. The main goal of the program is helping startups get what they...

Microsoft launches end-to-end program to help boost start-ups

November 13, 2018 • Cloud Computing, StartupsComments Off on Microsoft launches end-to-end program to help boost start-ups

In-order help empower and build start-ups Microsoft South Africa has launched a support program that boosts tech startups by giving them open access to wide-ranging skills development resources, coaches and mentors, a fully-fledged customer network, and the...

iHub first tokenised African tech accelerator

Nairobi’s iHub becomes Africa’s first tokenised tech incubator

November 12, 2018 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Nairobi’s iHub becomes Africa’s first tokenised tech incubator

Kenyan innovation hub and tech accelerator iHub has recently partnered with Raise, a Bahamian and Kenyan technology company that has developed a company ownership platform to manage compliant digital securities in frontier markets. The announcement of this...