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87% of Magento e-commerce websites at ‘high risk' from cyber attacks

87% of Magento e-commerce websites at ‘high risk’ from cyber attacks

June 10, 2019 • Security, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

New research has found 87 per cent of SME websites using the Magento platform are currently at high risk from cyber attacks. By contrast, under 10 per cent of websites using other major e-commerce platforms surveyed register in the same high-risk category. The research, from cybersecurity firm Foregenix, analysed nearly 9 million websites worldwide,...

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Publiseer selected as one of the 100 most innovative African startups

Publiseer selected as one of the 100 most innovative African startups

June 3, 2019 • Online & Social, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Publiseer selected as one of the 100 most innovative African startups

Africa Moves has announced the selection of 100 of the most innovative and promising African startups for the June 17-21 Africa Moves’ Summit in Tunisia. The selection was carefully made from a pool of over 1000 applications by a jury of experts. The jury...

SMEs can free up cash flow through invoice discounts

SMEs can free up cash flow through invoice discounts

June 3, 2019 • Finance, StartupsComments Off on SMEs can free up cash flow through invoice discounts

Small business owners who are experiencing cash flow challenges should consider improving efficiencies in their payments collection and processing methods to free up working capital. Vaughan David, CEO of Business Savings and Cash Investments at FNB says that...

Startups invited to join the Kaspersky Open Innovations Program

Startups invited to join the Kaspersky Open Innovations Program

May 28, 2019 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Startups invited to join the Kaspersky Open Innovations Program

Kaspersky Lab has launched a new initiative to foster collaboration with innovative tech-based startups. The Kaspersky Open Innovations Program will enable startups to expand their potential customer base by joining a globally recognised brand in the...

New online platform matches skills needed for future jobs with employers

New online platform matches skills needed for future jobs with employers

May 28, 2019 • Careers, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on New online platform matches skills needed for future jobs with employers

Serial tech entrepreneur Madoda Khuzwayo has developed Hiring.ly, an online job portal designed to give employers a platform to source, track and manage talent recruitment. Hiring.ly seeks to set itself apart through matching eligible candidates &...

Nigeria's on-demand motorcycle taxi app secures Series A funding

Nigeria’s on-demand motorcycle taxi app secures Series A funding

May 27, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s on-demand motorcycle taxi app secures Series A funding

  Gokada, a Lagos-based on-demand motorcycle taxi app, has secured a Series A funding of $5.3 million. Led by Rise Capital with participation from Adventure Capital, First MidWest Group, IC Global Partners and several local investors, Gokada will deploy...

IBM Techscale launches in partnership with YIEDI

IBM Techscale launches in partnership with YIEDI

May 24, 2019 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM Techscale launches in partnership with YIEDI

The IBM South Africa Leadership team welcomed the first co-hort of the IBM Tech scale Programme. The programme which will be delivered by YIEDI (Youth, Innovation Entrepreneurship Design Institute) over the next 5 months have identified seven Technology...

HP introduces smart printers for small businesses

HP introduces smart printers for small businesses

May 21, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, StartupsComments Off on HP introduces smart printers for small businesses

HP has unveiled a new line of smart printers specifically designed for small businesses. According to the company, the new HP OfficeJet Pro series brings increased intelligence and breakthrough design with HP’s heritage of performance and reliability....

Cortex Group launches Africa’s first AI-Only focused VC

Cortex Group launches Africa’s first AI-Only focused VC

May 20, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Cortex Group launches Africa’s first AI-Only focused VC

The Cortex Group has launched Cortex Ventures will serve as Africa’s one-stop-shop for AI-focused start-ups and scale-ups seeking early or growth stage funding – coupled with the unique opportunity to tap into the Cortex Group’s technical advisory,...

Load shedding slowing down tech adoption for South Africa's SMEs

Load shedding slowing down tech adoption for South Africa’s SMEs

May 17, 2019 • StartupsComments Off on Load shedding slowing down tech adoption for South Africa’s SMEs

New research reveals South African small businesses aren’t able to adopt cloud technology because of their connectivity problems. The third annual State of Small Business report from accounting software firm Xero, conducted in partnership with World...

Aerobotics, Agri SA partner to launch free satellite farming data

Aerobotics, Agri SA partner to launch free satellite farming data

May 15, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Aerobotics, Agri SA partner to launch free satellite farming data

AgriSA and Aerobotics have announced a partnership to provide South African farmers with access to free satellite farming data and the latest Aeroview In-Field Scouting Application. The advanced satellite data coupled with the latest crop scouting software...

Applications for the Cape Town FastTrack close on 19 May

Applications for the Cape Town FastTrack close on 19 May

May 15, 2019 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Applications for the Cape Town FastTrack close on 19 May

The search is on for top-performing disruptive startups seeking solutions for positive change in Africa. Startupbootcamp AfriTech (SBC AfriTech) is calling on high-growth startups in the tech industry to apply to a three-month programme to help companies...

Vox launches customised firewall service for SMEs

Vox launches customised firewall service for SMEs

May 15, 2019 • Security, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Vox launches customised firewall service for SMEs

Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider, Vox has announced the launch of a Managed Firewall Service aimed specifically at the country’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Companies targeted by ransomware have to pay between R50 000 and R150...

Publiseer selected as one of the 100 most innovative African startups

Nigeria’s Publiseer selected as finalist for Halcyon Incubator Fellowship in Washington

May 10, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s Publiseer selected as finalist for Halcyon Incubator Fellowship in Washington

Nigerian digital content distribution platform, Publiseer, founded by computer programmers and Internet entrepreneurs, Chidi Nwaogu and Chika Nwaogu, has been selected as a finalist for the Halcyon Incubator’s Fall 2019 Fellowship. Out of 423...

Applications for the inaugural student entrepreneurship week open

Applications for the inaugural student entrepreneurship week open

May 9, 2019 • Education, StartupsComments Off on Applications for the inaugural student entrepreneurship week open

  SFAN (Stars From All Nations) has announced the launch of the inaugural Student Entrepreneurship Week for budding entrepreneurs on the continent. Africa is the youngest continent in the world with about 60 per cent of its population under the age of...

Vodafone Institute launches the next round of F-LANE

Vodafone Institute launches the next round of F-LANE

May 8, 2019 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodafone Institute launches the next round of F-LANE

F-LANE, the first accelerator empowering women in the tech sector, initiated by the Vodafone Institute, is entering its fourth round this year after great international feedback. The programme mission is to foster the participation of women in technological...