Cape Town-based incubator and accelerator French South African Tech Labs (FSAT Labs) has opened calls for applications to its second class of entrepreneurs, with applications set to close on 20 October.
The Seedstars World team this week heads off to Douala for the Cameroon leg of its world tour, where 11 of Cameroon's most promising seed-stage startups will pitch for an opportunity to represent the country at the regional and global Seedstars Summits.
Three years after it bought a 49% stake in black-owned project management consultancy Uyandiswa and built the firm up to an almostR100-million a year company, JSE-listed IT firm Adapt IT has sold its stake back to the black-owned startup — at a whopping 90% discount.
With cash making up 94% of financial transactions in Africa there is aplentyof opportunity for thefintech sector on the continent — says John Conlon, digital director at Visa Performance Solutions for Central Europe, Middle East and Africa.
South African founded bitcoin platformLuno today announced its expansion into 35 new markets across Europe, and a R120-million Series B funding round, led by London-based venture capital firm Balderton Capital.
One of the worse things a tech entrepreneur looking to pitch to a corporate can do, is to sendone liners to corporate managers asking for individuals to call them, says FNB's head of enterprise development Heather Lowe.
China's ban earlier this month of initial coin offerings (ICOs) is unlikely to affect bitcoin sales in the long term — while the volatility may in fact benefit bitcoin platforms,says the founder of Luno bitcoin platform Marcus Swanepoel.
African incubatorInjini— which claims to be the continent's first ever edtech incubator — has selected eight startups fromEthiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and South Sudan to join its first cohort which will kick off on 9 October in Cape Town.
As the City of Cape Town brought further water restrictions into effect on Wednesday (1 June), a city councillorhas revealed that her officehas so farreceived 17 enquiries and proposals from entrepreneurs looking to offer water-saving solutions to the city.
Want to get help developing your new business idea? Startups have until this Monday (5 June) to apply to the1GIANTleap programme which aims to help entrepreneurs to leap from idea to proven concept in just 12 weeks.
� Losing a parent - and a sense of security - is a traumatic experience for any child. Sadly, this painful process is often exacerbated when proper planning is not in place to ensure your children will still enjoy financial security, even if you are no longer here to provide for them.
Former Lions rugby player Dylan des Fountain is looking to solve the administrative nightmare that many firms face collecting and reconciling staff expense claims through a new app his tech startup is developing.
President Jacob Zuma says supporting one million SMEs could help South Africa to create over a million jobs and added that the government would later this year holda rural and township economy summit todevelop critical ways to grow “the indigenous entrepreneurs”.
Venture capitalist Vusi Thembekwayo has extended his#Top40 mentorship programme to mentor black entrepreneurs, after his investment company MyGrowthFund receivedan “overwhelming” response from entrepreneurs.
Always In-touch Real-time (AIR) founder Prashant Paimais waiting eagerly to hear whether his online securityservice startup has been chosen as the winner of this year's CitiTech for Integrity Challenge (T4I) after taking part in a pitching event in Abu Dhabi, earlier this month.