More than 140 potential investors were introduced to eight tech ventures in Seed Engine’s Business Accelerator Programme at its first demo day at GIBS University in Johannesburg this past week.
The bulk of funds needed to finance renewable energy in South Africa will need to come from the private sector, drawn in through various mechanisms and incentives put in place by government. Private equity, in particular, could help fill the vast funding gap in the renewable energy industry in South Africa – and in Africa. [...]
Applications are now open for the second Seed Engine Business Accelerator, a Redwood Capital Initiative that awards R100 000 to ten outstanding local tech business concepts.
Applicants engage in a highly competitive selection process in the hopes of getting accepted to the programme’s 13-week boot camp, which offers intensive coaching and support as well as access to a wealth of potential investors on demo day.
The lucrative space technology market may seem out of the reach of many South African entrepreneurs, but this is not the case.The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) through its Meraka Institute has developed an innovative new product that allows users to track incidences of fires in Angola, from space.
Do small business owners understand what rights they have when dealing with errant employees within their probationary period? Or will most end up being held for ransom by their employees who understand the labour law better than they do? By re-thinking the labour law’s ‘probation clause’ we would reduce some of the risks inherent to being an entrepreneur
Simon chats the Finweek cover (SA’s media shake-up by Mandy de Waal), where to for gold, new index free float rules, sequester, Protech fair value, results from Clover and Bowler Metcalf and Bookends with Noah Greenhill: Different: Escaping the competitive herd by Youngme Moon. In this podcast you will find: Marc Ashton talking- SA’s media shake-up by Mandy de Waal