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#EntrepreneurMonth: Starting up the Girl Boss Hustle with Akro Capital

Janine Basel, CEO of Akro Capital, shares how the phenomenon of very few female entrepreneurs approaching them for funding led to the formation of their Girl Boss Hustle events

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact, innovation
Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact, innovation

The lifespans of companies are fast becoming shorter. Uncertainty reigns. The only way to change and to shift into new spaces, is to develop strong cultures of innovation

By Gilbert Saggia 3 days ago

10 days left to complete Ventureburn Startup Survey and win!
10 days left to complete Ventureburn Startup Survey and win!

The second annual Ventureburn Startup Survey is drawing to a close. Startups have until 31 October 2017 to participate and stand a chance of winning an iPhone 8 among other great prizes

3 days ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design
#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design

Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of furniture and decor retailer Weylandts, forms part of the impressive line-up at this year's Business of Design conference

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Oct 2017

R-Squared Digital partnering with Sugarbird Gin in influencer marketing crowdfunding campaign
R-Squared Digital partnering with Sugarbird Gin in influencer marketing crowdfunding campaign

In the current difficult economic climate, it's courageous for an entrepreneur to launch a new business. R-Squared Digital supports South African entrepreneurs and producers, and has assisted one such startup in its crowdfunding initiative to finance its launch

Issued by R-Squared Digital SA 18 Oct 2017

Waterkeyn says, “Be all you can be, be extraordinary.”
#BehindtheSelfie with... Lesley Waterkeyn

This #EntrepreneurMonth, we go behind the selfie with Lesley Waterkeyn, CEO of Colourworks, a fully integrated marketing agency and founder of Over the Rainbow, a social enterprise aimed at paying it forward through entrepreneurial empowerment

By Leigh Andrews 18 Oct 2017

Minister Zulu to launch 22 On Sloane startup campus
Minister Zulu to launch 22 On Sloane startup campus

The highly anticipated launch of 22 On Sloane, Africa's newest and biggest entrepreneurial campus, in Bryanston, Johannesburg, is music to the ears of many startups, entrepreneurs and inventors alike, not only in South Africa, but on the continent at large

Issued by Global Entrepreneurship Network 18 Oct 2017

Alan Knott-Craig
#EntrepreneurMonth: If you can sell your first startup, sell it

Us humans have a heuristic bias to sell our winners and hold onto our losers. That's not the way to build wealth. Better to hang onto your winners and cut your losers loose

By Alan Knott-Craig 18 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal
#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Oct 2017

Africa Innovation Prize 2018 call to entry
Africa Innovation Prize 2018 call to entry

African Innovation Foundation calls for applications for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 Awards

13 Oct 2017

National Business Awards finalists uploaded
National Business Awards finalists uploaded

For a decade and a half, South Africa's National Business Awards has recognised outstanding achievements by companies in a host of focus areas: sustainability, customer focus, tech innovation, fast growth and more

Issued by Topco Media 12 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation

12 Oct 2017

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What does it take to be a digital marketing entrepreneur?

Part of this process of figuring what it takes to be an entrepreneur is personal reflection, data gathering, analysis, chatting to the pros and learning from it all, writes Stephen Sandmann

By Stephen Sandmann 10 Oct 2017

Kempe on stage.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Next-generation entrepreneurship tips

Serial entrepreneur Linnéa Kempe shares the importance of multitasking, building the right team and putting your brand out there

By Leigh Andrews 9 Oct 2017

Facebook sponsors TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa
Facebook sponsors TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa

Facebook gets behind African entrepreneurs in a 'celebration of tech' week as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa

9 Oct 2017

A big boost for African entrepreneurship
A big boost for African entrepreneurship

Empowering an entrepreneurial spirit is undeniably a key driver to contribute towards job creation and to help secure Africa's economic future. 22 On Sloane is the ideal all-in-one space for entrepreneurs, startups and inventors to initiate, create and innovate

Issued by Global Entrepreneurship Network 9 Oct 2017

Starting a business? Which startup hat should you wear? Here are eight...
Starting a business? Which startup hat should you wear? Here are eight...

Starting a business? Be prepared to wear different hats and play various roles in the beginning of this beautiful journey, called entrepreneurship

By Kirsten Kairuz, Issued by The Graft Yard 6 Oct 2017

Business of Design speaker Q&A: Yehuda Raff
Business of Design speaker Q&A: Yehuda Raff

Business of Design (BoD) is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business

By Jessica Tennant 6 Oct 2017

Ochis in action.
#EntrepreneurMonth: The three main mistakes female entrepreneurs make and more

Serial entrepreneur Karina Ochis is a next-generation leader. She shares tips on honing your entrepreneurial skills to build your own empire of successful ventures in the digital era

By Leigh Andrews 5 Oct 2017

Shawn Shewchuk
#EntrepreneurMonth: Replace 'work-life balance' with the ideal of harmony

Shawn Shewchuk, founder and publisher of Results Press in the US, shares why entrepreneurs need to rethink the elusive ideal of work-life balance and rather strive for harmony

By Leigh Andrews 3 Oct 2017

Ventureburn 2017 Startup Survey kicks off
Ventureburn 2017 Startup Survey kicks off

Following the success of the 2015 Ventureburn Startup Survey, the second survey of its kind is looking again to uncover the nuts and bolts of the startup sector

3 Oct 2017

High-level leaders to meet at the South Africa-Italy Summit
High-level leaders to meet at the South Africa-Italy Summit

Up to 250 high-powered delegates will attend the fourth edition of the South Africa-Italy Summit/Indaba, which will be held from 24 to 25 October at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg

Issued by Optimize Enhancing Effectiveness 2 Oct 2017

Saunders on The Five Year Mark.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Be a change agent, help others grow their own businesses

Mike Saunders, founder of Durban-based digital agency DigitLab and entrepreneur of note, shares what it takes to launch a startup agency in particular and how retrenchment helped him hit the road to business success

By Leigh Andrews 2 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Here's to the African entrepreneurs
#EntrepreneurMonth: Here's to the African entrepreneurs

Join us in celebrating the courageous innovators, in small businesses and large, in South Africa and the rest of Africa, who take the risks that create new revenues, models and livelihoods, as we designate October and November as Entrepreneur Month across 18 industries on Biz

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2017

#InnovationMonth: Meet the small business turning the biltong industry on its head
#InnovationMonth: Meet the small business turning the biltong industry on its head

Maxime Eon created BiltongBoard to link local lovers of biltong with the small producers whose quality products were going unnoticed

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Sep 2017

Partnering with a black-owned agency could change your mind about BEE
Partnering with a black-owned agency could change your mind about BEE

25 years ago, there were very few - if any - black owned and run agencies. Probably the only one at that time was Herdbuoys. They represented the start of a new era in South Africa where black advertising professionals were taken far more seriously than in previous times

By Johanna McDowell 27 Sep 2017

QNET Board Adviser, David Sharma; Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Children and Elderly, Hamisi Kigwangalla; Permanent Secretary for Trade, Industry and Investment Adelhelm Meru and QNet Country Representative for Tanzania Benjamin Mariki cut the ribbon during the opening of QNet agent office in Tanzania.
QNet boosts direct selling operations in Tanzania

Asian direct selling company, QNet, is expanding its operations into East Africa. The company forms part of the $200 billion global direct selling industry

22 Sep 2017

iRise, Somalia.
Somalia is getting its first tech incubator

The doors are set to open at iRise, the first ever tech incubator and co-working space to be established in the Somali capital of Mogadishu

22 Sep 2017

Digital Africa innovation programme launches
Digital Africa innovation programme launches

A new edition of Digital Africa, an innovation competition to take up the challenge of digital transition in Africa, has launched

22 Sep 2017

Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon
Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon

Today, Friday, 22 September, nine of Senegal's most promising seed-stage startups will compete to represent the country at the regional and global Seedstars Summits

22 Sep 2017

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