ARTICLES RELATING TO STARTUPS

The CEO of a startup that planned to deliver babies in space says that it's suspending operations over 'serious ethical, safety, and medical concerns'

2019-07-04 09:54

The startup announced its ambitions to become the first company to allow safe human reproduction in space in October.

The life and rise of Travis Kalanick, Uber's controversial billionaire co-founder and former CEO

2019-04-16 12:28

Travis Kalanick built Uber into one of the world's most valuable startups, but scandal abounded under his watch. Here's where it all began.

This is why an engineer from EskomSePush trended on Twitter

2019-03-21 10:00

The application now has 718,000 daily active users – up from 400,000 in February. But it couldn't handle the load itself when load shedding returned late last week.

The CEO of Dropbox explains the one thing that's worse than having your startup fail: becoming a 'zombie startup'

2018-12-03 18:28

At Business Insider's Ignition conference, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston explained the downside of being a startup that's neither failing nor succeeding.

Some of Silicon Valley's leading startups making meat from cells are abandoning the term 'clean meat' — here's what to call it instead

2018-09-12 13:49

Instead of using the label "clean meat," CEOs of several startups have opted for other language.

A Silicon Valley startup with Chelsea Clinton on its board is launching the first at-home test for an HIV prevention drug, and you can try it right now

2018-08-16 12:33

It's a big deal for people seeking HIV-prevention drugs, who currently battle stigma and potentially wait months to get the medication.

Wanted: 8 black-owned financial startups for an investment of R1 million each

2018-07-30 17:59

As part of the RMI-supported business incubator programme, the startups will also get support services worth R1 million.

Advice from a successful tech CEO: Start your business in Joburg, and don’t wear shorts

2018-05-25 06:12

The SA recruitment app Giraffe counts the founders of eBay and Nando's as investors.

16 startup founders share their best advice for aspiring entrepreneurs

2018-05-07 10:17

Good business advice is always useful. We asked entrepreneurs, startup founders, and CEOs to share some words of wisdom based on challenges they've faced and mistakes they've made.

 

Potential Discovery Bank clients are getting really angry about not being let in – and they may have to wait a bit longer

2019-06-27 16:10

Discovery Bank still has only 1,000 customers, and those who were promised they would be let in are not impressed. But by August things will be running smoothly, the bank promises.

Don't punish bad tenants - reward good ones, say brains behind new proptech app

2019-04-07 12:28

A new app rewards tenants for being good renters instead of punishing them for being bad ones, and hopes to make the need for credit checks obsolete too.

Companies in Japan are paying thousands of dollars to give their employees a 55-question test to find out what motivates them

2019-01-16 11:12

The Japanese startup Attuned devised a 55-question test for companies to give their employees to find out exactly what motivates them.

BOOK REVIEW: Most startups fail, so how will you overcome the odds?

2018-11-22 05:45

Energetic entrepreneurship is just what the nation needs! Only problem is, startups mostly fail, writes Ian Mann.

A former Googler who started losing his hair in his 20s founded a company to help other men facing a similar fate

2018-08-22 10:52

It's part of a trend of connecting patients more directly to care and prescriptions.

The first app to get approved as birth control in Europe has now been green-lit in the US, despite controversy

2018-08-12 19:36

Birth-control app Natural Cycles has been approved by the US FDA, shortly after it came under fire in Sweden when 37 women reported getting pregnant while using it. Using an algorithm, the app tells women when they have the highest and lowest chances

A 32-year-old startup CEO threw up the first time she tried to negotiate a raise — and it inspired her to launch her own company

2018-06-17 12:56

The Muse CEO Kathryn Minshew explains that she started the company to give young professionals the kind of guidance she wished she'd had earlier in her career.

Online classifieds: Disrupt or die

2018-05-22 07:26

In an age of rapid innovation, online classified publications are facing a new levels of competition. If they are to remain relevant, they must find new ways to keep their customers engaged.

Some tech startups in China are hiring women who are taller than 157cm and wear makeup to socialise with male programmers and give them massages

2018-04-30 16:35

In China, tech startups hire female "programming motivators" to keep their male workers happy. The women are chosen based on their physical attributes, and their responsibilities include socialising with male workers, giving them massages, and buying

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