ARTICLES RELATING TO START-UP

Cape Town transport platform wins international award

2017-06-01 17:21

WhereIsMyTransport has won the 2017 Promising Transport Innovation Award at the annual summit of the International Transport Forum.

SA tech start-up poised for expansion into rural African communities

2017-03-23 19:15

Mobile application and software development start-up, Velvet Technologies is eyeing expansion into African rural communities after a three-year self-funded success.

Electric car startup unveils 'new species' of vehicle

2017-01-04 13:54

Faraday Future, the secretive electric car startup with ambitions to overtake Tesla, unveiled its first production vehicle on Tuesday, proclaiming it to be a "new species" for personal transportation.

SA vehicle trading start-up goes live

2016-10-10 13:05

A new tech start-up venture, www.carzar.co.za that is backed by Silvertree Capital – the investment firm behind PriceCheck – has gone live, aiming to help sellers and buyers of pre-owned vehicles in South Africa to transact and meet on a digital market platform.

INFOGRAPHIC: SA entrepreneurs are not creating jobs fast enough

2016-06-29 07:52

Spotting an opportunity that sparks an entrepreneurial idea is a strong driver of start-up businesses, but they are not creating jobs at the scale and rate SA so urgently needs.

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South African entrepreneurs are respected internationally because of their internal resilience to work hard and succeed, says Striata CEO Mike Wright.

South African entrepreneurs are respected internationally because of their internal resilience to work hard and succeed, says Striata CEO Mike Wright.

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Having developed Striata from a garage start-up to a respected SA tech company, Striata CEO Mike Wright says they focused on culture and not network in their global expansion.

Having developed Striata from a garage start-up to a respected SA tech company, Striata CEO Mike Wright says they focused on culture and not network in their global expansion.

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NYU graduates seek $11bn of gold among Blyvoor ruins

2016-04-06 15:25

New York University graduates Bastiat Viljoen and his brother Dane want to revive ailing Blyvooruitzicht mine, which they say may contain gold worth almost $11bn.

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WATCH: Why mobile payments are becoming safer than by paying with card

Your smartphone's payment app is becoming safer to use than your bank card and has added benefits, explains wiGroup's CEO Bevan Ducasse.

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How 10-yr-old boys moved entrepreneur ace Vusi Thembekwayo

2015-07-07 10:59

When Vusi Thembekwayo set a group of children a challenge to move from a mindset of hand-outs to one of entrepreneurship, the result almost moved him to tears.

 

Local start-up gets boost from Silicon Valley and DJ Black Coffee

2017-05-05 12:14

A Cape Town start-up has received a significant international revenue boost to grow its cleaning service business, as well as backing from DJ superstar Black Coffee.

Crowdfunding site shuns Tinder for child adoption app

2017-01-23 15:13

Many seeking love online are familiar with a ‘swipe left’ or a ‘swipe right’ on an app like Tinder – but a US start-up is hoping to apply the same principle finding adopted children.

Acquire a US green card by investing in Dunkin’ Donuts. Here’s how.

2016-10-21 12:40

Want to acquire a US green card? A long-term option for high net worth individuals is a $500 000 investment in a new business in the US.

Breaking tech barriers

2016-07-05 14:05

Snapt is a local tech start-up that offers high-end virtualised and cloud-based load balancing, web acceleration and security software. It plans to expand its global client base.

85% of all start-ups are self-funded - survey

2016-06-29 07:15

Nearly 50% of start-ups say they created a business out of an idea that came to them from the environment in which they live, while 85% of all start-ups are self-funded.

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Develop your niche in SA before taking your business overseas, so that you have a highly efficient machine and a cost advantage in your sector, says Striata CEO Mike Wright.

Develop your niche in SA before taking your business overseas, so that you have a highly efficient machine and a cost advantage in your sector, says Striata CEO Mike Wright.

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Mother of three introduces science in box to learners

2016-04-25 12:30

SA's science education crisis has seen the emergence of a new generation of social entrepreneurs, with the latest star winning R600 000 to scale an exciting new business.

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WATCH: Uniting payment ecosystem so top brands can dream big on apps

WiGroup's aim: Imagine linking your smartphone to your Woolworths card or redeeming e-coupons at Checkers while using one mobile payment system.

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WATCH: How to activate your team in an innovative tech firm

Creating an office culture as well as developing your team in an engaging way will go a long way to enhance your team, while also making them happy, says wiGroup's CEO.

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Money will follow passion - young entrepreneur

2015-04-05 14:03

Zimkhitha Mqutheni saw a gap in the market for a fully black-owned PR agency and took the plunge.

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