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Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [1/12/2019]

his year’s Cape Town Startup Week (CTSUW) kicks off on Tuesday (3 December) and will run until next Thursday (5 December) with 16 confirmed events (see this story). The biggest event in Johannesburg this week is undoubtedly the Seedstars Africa Summit which takes place on Thursday (5 December). Elsewhere on the …

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Egg Man scoops young entrepreneurs’ top prize

Tebogo Mathe has won the 2019 SME Toolkit BUSINESS/PARTNERS Business Plan Competition for Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs after beating 1,000 other entrants. The 32-year-old businessman who distributes eggs across the country won a R20,000 mentorship voucher, R30,000 in seed capital and various other sponsored prizes on Tuesday. The competition sees thousands …

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J&B encourages South Africans to support local entrepreneurship

Local small businesses contribute positively to the growth of the country’s economy, yet only three out of 10 have a chance to survive. To address this challenge, J&B is encouraging consumers, communities and large enterprises to take active steps to support small businesses. In October 2019, Stats SA announced that …

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Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [24/11/2019]

The year is almost over, but there are still plenty of events for those in Africa’s tech startup sector to attend. On Thursday (28 November) edtech incubator Injini will hold a panel discussion and pitch competition at V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. In Johannesburg the Southern Africa Startup Awards grand …

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Here’s what startups had to say about SBC AfriTech’s 2019 programme

In an earlier statement following the conclusion of the 2019 cohort’s demo day, SBC AfriTech CEO and co-founder Philip Kiracofe commented that the graduation of the 10 startups from the programme is “just the beginning” for these firms. Ten African startups are ready to grow their business offerings, after graduating from Startupbootcamp …

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