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  • Ventureburn is looking for its next editor

    Ventureburn.com is seeking a talented and driven startup-savvy news writer & editor who lives and breathes startups. We're looking for someone dynamic and dedicated to become part of our exciting company based in Cape Town, on a full-time basis. Job details Writing news & feature stories about the continent’s startup story, including conducting interviews with some of the top and emerging entrepreneurs and VC's in South Africa, as well as the rest of the continent. Network with some of the best entrepreneurs in Africa. Attending startup events and sniffing out scoops Subbing, headline writing Managing contributors and topics list Based...

  • Demo Africa to hold mini events in search for startups

    The sixth edition of technology startup event Demo Africa will take place on 6 - 7 September in Johannesburg, South Africa. Those wanting to showcase their startups have until 30 April to apply. Apart from the main event, the organisation will host mini-Demo Africa events in 14 cities around the continent from February to May. These smaller events will allow startups from the health, education, agriculture, commerce, hospitality, manufacturing, entertainment, energy, and logistics sectors to compete for a chance to launch their company at the main Demo Africa event. "We will be covering all the four corners of the continent and we have increased...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [30/01/2017]

    Looking to get into the South African startup scene or scratch up on some of your skills? Well, you’ve come to the right place. There are loads of competitions, networking sessions and workshops happening around South Africa and the rest of the continent (namely Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana) that we’ve rounded up to make your life a bit easier. This article is part of a weekly series that highlights all the top startup competitions, networking sessions, workshops and conferences around South Africa, and the greater region. If you have any event recommendations for us to add to the list, or...

  • Tickets now available for next Simodisa Venture Train

    Tickets are now available for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress Venture Train, which takes place from 16 to 17 March. Starting in Johannesburg and heading to Cape Town, and taking place on the Shosholoza Meyl Premier Classe Train, the event is geared towards international and local entrepreneurs, VCs, and those in the startup ecosystem. The agenda will consist of keynotes, networking, discussing innovations, "building a global Venture Capital village" and more. The event is created by SiMODiSA, which was founded by managing director, Matsi Modise. This is the fourth Venture Train event, with the previous one being geared towards fintech. For more information visit the Simodisa Events...

  • NSBC Summit to feature 100 seminars and sessions for businesses

    The 9th annual National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) Summit will take place on 15 to 16 January at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The NSBC Summit will consist of over 100 sessions and seminars, as well as the My Business Expo, Business Start-Up Expo, The Franchise Show, Access to Finance Indaba and Trading Across Borders showcases. According to Mike Anderson, the CEO and founder of NSBC, the event will is ideal for anyone wanting to start a business. "The objective of the event is to give enterprising and aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners the knowledge and tools they need to get ahead and become tomorrow’s...

  • Fintech company Entersekt shows phenomenal growth

    Over the past twelve months, fintech company Entersekt has handled over one billion transactions, with 60-million of those coming from South Africa. The company handles mobile solution and authentication solutions, with offices in Africa, Europe, and North America. "Our growth is testament to Entersekt's solid operational and technical expertise, and it also reflects a growing recognition worldwide of the immense benefits of digital banking and secure online channels," says CEO of Entersekt, Schalk Nolte, in a press release to Ventureburn. Read more: 3 key startup lessons from Entersekt’s Dewald Nolte "The financial services sector is recognising the importance of providing seamless and secure online security...

  • Startup Grind Cape Town to host David Campey, Roger Norton at next talk

    The first Startup Grind Cape Town event, which takes place on 19 January, will feature Lean Iterator co-founders David Campey and Roger Norton. The pair will be talking about the accelerator, which focuses on teaching entrepreneurs about lean business models, as well as taking questions from the audience. According to the accelerator's website, the company "differs from a traditional accelerator model. We focus on moving you rapidly through iterations of your idea, instead of trying to just make you grow up faster." Read more: Start Here: a book for entrepreneurs by Roger Norton Tickets for the event will be R60 per person for...

  • Golf startup Tagmarshal announces further expansion into US market

    Golf technology startup Tagmarshal will further its expansion into the US markets. This comes after the company received an undisclosed second round of funding, lead by Germany investor Christian Vollmann and joined by five EU and SA-based investors. "We have a proven product and a growing list of customers that are not only getting results and significant ROI, but are happy to recommend and refer their networks," says CEO and co-founder of Tagmarshal, Bodo Sieber, in a press release to Ventureburn. "This speaks volumes for the effort our team has put into working closely with some of the industry's best courses, focusing on advancing the...

  • Ventureburn wants to know about your tech startup

    Ventureburn is dedicated to featuring and writing news about startups in emerging markets. In fact, it's our passion to inform our readers about new startups, entrepreneurs doing great things, entrepreneurs not doing such great things, and events. Even with all of our networks and contacts, sometimes there are startups that fall through the cracks. In this case, we'd love to know about them. If you think your startup (or someone else's) has some interesting news then please let us know. The company needs to be tech-based, or using technology in an interesting way, and be situated in an emerging market (such as...

  • Call for nominations: Digital All Stars’ top green startups

    There are an incredible amount of startups in SA who are tackling natural resources, harnessing power, or even changing the way cars work. For Ventureburn's next Digital All Stars piece, we will be focusing on the top green startups in South Africa. We are looking for candidates who are using tech, or who are are tech-focused, with green startups. These can range from solar solutions to redefining how car emissions work. Now is your chance to submit whoever you think would fit the criteria. In order to do so, please email editor@memeburn.com with the subject "Digital All Stars green startup nomination". The email...