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Simodisa Launches Digital Masterclasses for Township Entrepreneurs

In 2018 SiMODiSA will launch a series of Kasi Go Digital (KGD) which will provide a platform for local businesses to advance by utilizing technology. The series aims to equip South African entrepreneurs in the township with digital skills. This will be done in the form of one (1) day workshops where speakers will...

The GAP Innovation Competitions are looking for Innovators

The GAP Innovation Competitions are looking for innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs that are working on novel technologies that will improve the efficiency of government service delivery, increase the competitiveness of the local economy and enhance the quality of life of ordinary citizens. Categories are in the ICT, Medical, Biosciences and Green economy. Remember to register...

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...

Tony Elemu Foundation: 2018 entrepreneurship programme

The Tony Elemu Foundation (TEF) has opened applications to the fourth cohort of its $100-million Entrepreneurship Development Programme. The programme kicks off in May and runs until December. Interested entrepreneurs have until midnight on 1 March to submit their applications. Read more Source: Ventureburn ')}

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...

The UNICEF Innovation Fund

Unicef is looking to invest in blockchain startups that develop software solutions on open blockchains, including smart contracts, tokens, mining, data analytics and other distributed ledger tech. If you have developed a functional, open-source blockchain prototype or  have one that you are willing to make open-source.. You might need to consider this opportunity. Read more Source: Ventureburn ...

SiMODiSA Hosts the Gauteng Department of Economic Development

Entrepreneurs, small business owners and the entrepreneurial community at large is invited to join us as we host the Gauteng Department of Economic Development for a webinar unpacking the Gauteng Township Economy Bill. The entrepreneurial economy is encouraged to give their comments on the bill and in this webinar, the Gauteng Department of Economic Development...

Google launches Digital Hub for SMEs

Google has announced new tools to help businesses, job seekers,  educational institutions and vulnerable populations to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 crisis, with the aim to address the need for funding, training and services across various sectors, including support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and teachers. Among other initiatives, Google has set...

Yiedi programmes to assist technology businesses are open.

Applications are now open for Yiedi's technology programmes If you are a high-growth technology business, the IBM Techschale is for you. It is a fully sponsored programme and applications close on the 15th of October 2020. If you are an aspiring technology business and have a tech idea, the Technology Programme is what you...

Wadhwani Foundation regional launch of the Advanced Entrepreneurship Start-up Lab Program.

Wadhwani Foundation Southern Africa is proud to launch a merit scholarship based entry into its Advanced Entrepreneurship Program – ‘WF Start-up Lab’ allowing entrepreneurs access to this program and the resources that the program opens up beyond the program.  The Start-up LAB Program allows students and entrepreneurs lateral entry into the WF Advanced Entrepreneurship Program,...

SAVCA 2020 Venture Capital Industry Survey Launched

The annual SAVCA Venture Capital (VC) Survey analyses deal activity of venture capital and similar early-stage investments intomainly South African businesses. It is based on data sourced from various types of fund managers, including SAVCA members,active in the VC asset class. The data is reported on in calendar years and covers the full spectrum...

V&A Waterfront kitchen incubator opens applications

The V&A Waterfront’s, Makers Landing, a development created by the V&A Waterfront in partnership with the National Treasury’s Job Fund has opened applications for its Food Lab incubation programme.  The programme will offer opportunities to qualified business startups and existing small food businesses that can show that they will benefit significantly from affordable access to a...