“It was crazy, getting accepted into an accelerator held by Google of all companies — we didn't expect it,” recalls Vibescout co-founder Jonathan Myburgh, on being accepted into the GoogleLaunchpad Accelerator last month.
SA entrepreneur Stephen Larkin claims that investors could be in for “free cash” of US$20-billion if his exploration company, which uses a unique algorithm to pinpoint possible gas deposits, makes a find inNamibia's Kalahari Desert.
Youth-run educational organisation Speak Afrika, along with theCharities Aid Foundation Southern Africa (CASA) and the US Embassy in Pretoria, have launched the Desert Startup Bootcamp in Tshwane this week.
Paris's developmentand innovation agency PARIS&Co and the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) have signed a memorandum of understanding in whichFrance has pledged to recognise Ghana's potential in new technologies and support its startup ecosystem.
The South African Breweries (SAB) Foundation is calling on social entrepreneurswho are involved in assistingdisadvantaged South Africans, to apply for itsSocial Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards.
South Africas downgrade to junk status earlier this month by two rating agencies may havedepressed Michael Jordaan, one of the country's most respected venture capital (VC) investors, but he believes the downgrade is “nearly irrelevant” to startups.
Over $300-billion of oil and gas exploration projects have been shelved since the oil price fell froma high of $120 in July 2014 to a low of $25 in early 2015 — but three South Africans' use of a statistical algorithmpromises to cut the cost offinding oil and gas.
Raj Jandu becomes Neotel CFO while Michael Allschwang is named Neotel Chief Sales and Marketing Officer 18 April 2017, Johannesburg Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has added two new members to Neotels leadership team in South Africa.
Media are invited to a launch at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at American Corner Pretoria, located in Eskia Mphahlele Community Library in the Sammy Marks Square PRETORIA, South Africa, April 19, 2017/APO/ --� The U.
Over 500 financial representatives from more than 45 countries will next month come together forthree days to tacklevarious issues affecting African businesses when secure financial messaging serviceSwifthosts itsAfrican Regional Conference (Arc) in Abidjan in the Ivory Coast on16-18 May.
Fintech startups in the Middle East and North Africa have raised $100-million over the last decade, yet 28% fail in their initial years, says a new report by business support organisation Wamda and online payment gateway Payfort.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 17, 2017/APO/ --� The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies and his Deputy Gratitude Magwanishe, have arrived back in South Africa from Paris where they attended the Joint Economic Commission (JEC) between South Africa and France.
The number of startups spun out of SA science councils and universities climbed from 29 to 45 between 2008 and 2014, following the implementation of a new IP law in 2009, a report released this week revealed.
By Handre Lourens, Business Rescue Manager at Hobbs Sinclair � Most financially distressed companies have the same things in common: poor working capital controls and the employment of a reactive working capital management strategy rather than a proactive approach.
Drawing the line between business and personal insurance for your home-based business� For many entrepreneurs, there is often a blurring of the lines between personal and business roles and this can even extend into insurance planning.