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Tshimologong, Conlog launch blockchain incubator

February 13, 2019 • StartupsComments (0)

South African start-ups’ interest in blockchain is increasing, with the firms looking to create new businesses around the technology. With that said, more start-ups are rolling out blockchain incubations and innovative technology programmes. Conlog, has partnered with Wits University’s Tshimologong Precinct to launch a blockchain programme...

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South African tech startup raises $12 mln in funding

South African tech startup raises $12 mln in funding

February 13, 2019 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

South African tech startup RapidDeploy, whose cloud-based software enables public safety officials to reduce emergency response times and improve situational awareness, has raised $12 million (163m ZAR) in Series A financing. GreatPoint Ventures and Samsung...

Publiseer wins the Startup World Cup Nigeria Regional Competition

Publiseer wins the Startup World Cup Nigeria Regional Competition

February 12, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Publiseer has emerged as the regional champion of the Startup World Cup Nigeria Regional Competition held in Lagos, Nigeria. Publiseer will join other regional winners from various countries, including Mauritius, South Africa, and Kenya, at the Grand Finale,...

Africa Tech Week to give insights on Industry 4.0

January 30, 2019 • Events, StartupsComments Off on Africa Tech Week to give insights on Industry 4.0

The city of Cape Town, in partnership with the department of science and technology (DST), is set to host the inaugural Africa Tech Week which will introduce African small businesses to digital solutions and future business strategies and development. The...

The ACCEL Entrepreneurship Awards: Application deadline approaching

January 29, 2019 • StartupsComments Off on The ACCEL Entrepreneurship Awards: Application deadline approaching

ACCEL Awards returns in 2019 with the annual African entrepreneurship start-up contest. The elite London Business School’s Africa Club is organizing the competition, along with the Africa Club Alumni, FTSE 100 companies, media companies, venture capital...

Publiseer to take part in Nigeria's biggest startup competition

Publiseer to take part in Nigeria’s biggest startup competition

January 25, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Publiseer to take part in Nigeria’s biggest startup competition

Nigeria’s digital content distribution company, Publiseer, has been selected to participate in the Startup World Cup, Nigeria Regional Competition. All ten startups selected to pitch will be competing to secure a slot at the Grand Finale in San...

What is the cyber security recipe for SMEs?

What is the cyber security recipe for SMEs?

January 24, 2019 • Security, StartupsComments Off on What is the cyber security recipe for SMEs?

Small and medium-sized businesses are becoming more and more attractive targets for cybercriminals – both direct and also as a starting point for larger attacks across a supply chain. Unfortunately, these companies often lack the experts, systems and...

Online basics for small businesses

Online basics for small businesses

January 20, 2019 • Security, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Online basics for small businesses

In a time when most people make purchasing decisions while browsing their smartphones, business owners cannot afford to not be online. Whether a small family-run restaurant or a start-up with big ambitions, all small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) stand to...

New Digital Skills partnership tackles skills shortage in South Africa

January 18, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on New Digital Skills partnership tackles skills shortage in South Africa

The Digital Skills Partnership is a strategic collaboration between key stakeholders in the digital industry committed to transforming the sector by redesigning the traditionally onerous employment pathways into jobs for unemployed youth. 98% of South African...

AgTech startup get software donation from Oracle NetSuite

AgTech startup gets software donation from Oracle NetSuite

January 18, 2019 • North Africa, StartupsComments Off on AgTech startup gets software donation from Oracle NetSuite

  Growsel, a nonprofit agricultural crowdfunding organisation that connects underserved Base of the Pyramid smallholder farmers with lenders across the globe, has received a software donation from Oracle NetSuite Social Impact for growing social...

Publiseer to take part in Nigeria's biggest startup competition

Nigeria’s digital content publisher accepted to Singularity’s Global Startup Program

January 14, 2019 • Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s digital content publisher accepted to Singularity’s Global Startup Program

Nigeria’s digital content distribution company, Publiseer has announced on Twitter that it has been accepted to Singularity University’s Global Startup Program. The Global Startup Program (GSP) helps future-focused entrepreneurs transform radical...

The AkzoNobel Startup Challenge is now open

The AkzoNobel Startup Challenge is now open

January 12, 2019 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on The AkzoNobel Startup Challenge is now open

Calling all startups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs and innovators! The first edition of Paint the Future – the AkzoNobel startup challenge is now open and ready to discover new and revolutionary solutions that will accelerate innovation in the world of...

WhereIsMyTransport

South African startup secures additional $1.85 million funding

January 10, 2019 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South African startup secures additional $1.85 million funding

WhereIsMyTransport has received an investment of USD 1.85 million from Liil Ventures and Goodwell Investments as part of its Series A funding round. The investment has been secured as the company expands its digital mapping of formal and informally run public...

South African team launches digital system to fix the planet

South African team launches digital system to fix the planet

December 24, 2018 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South African team launches digital system to fix the planet

  ixo.world, a Swiss non-profit foundation announced it has launched a digital system that will revolutionise the world of development funding, and ensure that impact is made as intended. Dr Shaun Conway, founder and president ixo.world, says “We...

Entrepreneurs use these hacks to get the most out of 2019

December 24, 2018 • StartupsComments Off on Entrepreneurs use these hacks to get the most out of 2019

It’s that time of year where, in between the mad dash to wrap up work before the holidays, many business leaders and decision-makers look back at their organisation’s performance over the past 12 months and formulate plans for the year ahead. They may...

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 Off on South African tech firm adds Microsoft Gold cloud platform status

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....