Business Intelligence

Active Investors in African Startups and what they’re looking for

The most active investors in African startups were recently revealed in Disrupt Africa’s 2017 African Tech Startups Funding Report. The list is dominated by US-based venture capital (VC) funds with the exception of Algebra Ventures, an Egyptian venture fund; Kalon Ventures, a South Africa-based section 12J venture capital fund and Nigeria’s Ventures Platform. These investors prove that...

Venture Incubation Programme

MTN Solution Space has opened applications to its 2018 Venture Incubation Programme (VIP). To be considered for the programme, applicants should already have an initial concept development showing a deep understanding of the market environment and potential problems. The solutions must also be innovation-driven and scalable. The programme aims to provide participating startups with mentorship, access to...

Startupbootcamp to kick off global FastTrack World Tour in Cape Town

Applications have opened for the SBC FastTrack World which will kick off in Cape Town on the 19 February 2018. This follows last year’s launch of SBC’s first-ever Africa-based programme, Startupbootcamp Cape Town. Startupbootcamp conducts the annual tours as a way to scout for top-tier startups from around the world. During these, SBC teams, mentors and sponsors meet...

Gauteng Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Mapping Survey

ANDE SA is working to understand the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Gauteng, South Africa so as to identify gaps and opportunities for the small and growing business sector. Don't miss this chance to appear on the map! All you have to do is complete the survey based on programmes you are currently running or activities in...

GEN launches Start-up Campus, 22 On Sloane

22 On Sloane was launched on 10th November 2017. This is the first one opened by the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) and will offer direct and virtual support services to entrepreneurs throughout Africa as well as access to an international network of mentors, investors and entrepreneurial support organisations. Read more Source: Biz Community ')}...

Top 12 Scale Up Lessons VC’s Want to Share With Entrepreneurs

SiMODiSA conducted a survey on the top lessons VCs in SA would love to share with entrepreneurs about Scaling Up. The main question asked was:  ‘What are the most important things that, if Scale Ups did better, would change the game for them?’ Read more Source: 10x-e ')}

Put Your Business’s Name in Lights

SAB launched the first ever billboard in South Africa focused purely on promoting entrepreneurs and their businesses. SAB is calling on all entrepreneurs to take advantage of a new and free advertising opportunity. Your business's ad will be displayed on their digital billboard which is made up of thousands of light bulbs that will...

Idea Generation Techniques

A deep dive into practical tools and techniques that will be helpful in your ideating for your next start up, how to identify which industries and markets are the most promising and what questions to ask your potential customers: Finding opportunities in your targeted industries: Understand your customer common problem areas Identify any inefficiencies in...

The Role of Entrepreneurship in Africa’s Industrialization

The director of OECD development centre predicts a 3,4% economic growth for the African continent. The key driver of this growth is predicted to be internal demand, due to the unfavourable international situation which  limits foreign direct investment and trade prospects. The importance of industrialisation strategies is emphasised and there is a need to...