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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 benefit from a website and digital marketing strategy. “An online presence helps people find you,...

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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....

South African blockchain startup partners with new ticketing app

December 13, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South African blockchain startup partners with new ticketing app

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...

The ‘AI effect’ in daily lives will continue in 2019

Why South African SMEs should adopt disruptive tech

December 12, 2018 • Enterprise IT, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on Why South African SMEs should adopt disruptive tech

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 Off on Tsalano IoT system lands top spot at the NDP 2030 Hackathon

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 Off on Global start-up launches innovation hub in Johannesburg

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

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...

The AkzoNobel Startup Challenge is now open

Painting a brighter future with AkzoNobel

December 6, 2018 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on Painting a brighter future with AkzoNobel

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 Off on What SMMEs need to consider during the festive season

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...