Start ups

Nominees shortlisted for BCX Digital Innovation Awards

The IT solutions provider shortlists the top SMEs and large enterprises that have made it to the next round of the BCX Digital Innovation Awards 2021.

8 Oct

SA-based IOT start-up CIRT scoops continental award

The judges looked for scalable technology solutions, strong teams, traction and companies that are solving real problems in Africa.


Tech start-up targets township economy with e-commerce drive

Township Distribution Model employs 400 people across 26 townships nationally, and wants to increase this to 1 000 agents in 52 townships by year-end.


Google commits R15bn to boost Africa’s digital transformation

The investment will include the landing of the Equiano subsea cable, which the company says will enable faster internet speeds and lower connectivity costs.


Knife Capital invests in Industry 4.0 start-up Stone Three

The Cape Town-based start-up secures expansion capital from the venture capital firm, to further enhance its enterprise product offerings and accelerate growth.


Grant funding available for innovative edtech solutions

Local investment platform Innovation Edge calls on early-stage start-ups with innovative edtech ventures to apply for its Innovation Challenge grant funding.


Corporate SA urged to create venture capital programmes

Investments in start-ups will help corporates remain innovative and agile, says Llew Claasen, managing partner at venture capital firm Newtown Partners.


Start-up Act position paper reveals existing legislation cracks

The Start-up Act Steering Committee releases a draft position paper, highlighting that such legislation will spur innovation in SA’s start-up ecosystem.


SA start-up in ambitious drive to digitise SADC municipalities

Word Is Bond Group says it is creating an all-African digital solutions ecosystem that will assist local governments to function better and improve services.


Lean start-up cycle: Modern measuring with monitoring, metrics

To strive towards perfection, we must first measure and validate, but it’s easy to get lost in the noise of potential metrics competing for our attention.

28 Sep

Naspers hunts for tech start-ups with remaining R1bn war chest

This financial year, the company wants to pump about R300 million into burgeoning businesses, with its investment vehicle set to announce a new investment deal before December.


Tech start-ups initiative zones in on female empowerment

The Cape Town / Stockholm Connect initiative prepares a solution-oriented webinar to address gender inequality in the local tech start-up space.