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  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [29/01/2018]

    Looking to get into the South African startup scene or catch 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 next...

  • Innovators to compete in Global Legal Hackathon for spot at New York showcase

    The Global Legal Hackathon (globallegalhackathon.com) will arrive in South Africa for the first time next month, the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) announced today. In a press release today, HiiL said the event, set for Johanneburg, will see local innovators compete for a place at a New York showcase of the best lawtech innovations in the world. The hackathon takes place over three days, from 23 to 25 February at the Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein, and teams will develop technology-led solutions to pressing justice problems. Whether it’s improving the business and practice of law with blockchain and AI, or helping with good government,...

  • AI Expo Africa 2018 aims to showcase opportunities in artificial intelligence

    The use of artificial intelligence (AI) has become one of the hottest trends among startups, the world around. This September Cape Town will host one of the continent's first events that aims to promote the AI business opportunities. In a press release on Wednesday, AI Media announced that it expects over 400 delegates to attend the AI Expo Africa 2018 -- which takes place from 9 to 11 September 2018 at the Century City Conference Centre in the city. In all 27 speakers are due to present at the expo, along with 28 AI exhibitors. There will also be an Innovation Cafe housing 20 AI startups. Expo chairman, veteran media and...

  • Africa Tech Summit Kigali set to chart progress of African tech ecosystem

    Curious about where Africa's tech ecosystem is headed and looking to strategically position yourself in it? A gathering of investors, academia, entrepreneurs and media will next month map the way forward at the Africa Tech Summit in Kigali. The Africa Tech Summit Kigali -- set to take place on 14 and 15 February --  aims to explore the major trends in the continent's tech sector, connect key players and entrepreneurs as well as drive investment into Africa's tech ecosystem. Africa Tech Summit Kigali, set to take place on 14 and 15 February, aims to explore, connect and drive investment in Africa's tech ecosystem In a press release...

  • Understanding the value of reputation management in insurance [Sponsored]

    The digital world is relentless when it comes to a brand's online reputation. Negative reviews can impact how clients interact with your products, can undermine sales, and can halt foot traffic for brick-and- mortar establishments. About 89% of people say that reviews have a direct influence over their purchasing decisions, with the majority noting that they will refuse to interact with a business if they found negative information online. Why is it difficult to manage online reputation? Due to the sheer numbers of people who use social-media platforms, information, even negative information, spreads like wildfire. One negative review can be retweeted to thousands...

  • Less than 10 days left to apply to pitch at the Nairobi Innovation Week

    Want to pitch at the Nairobi Innovation Week (NIW) 2018? You have until next week Wednesday (31 January) to register with NIW.Startups to take part in the event. In all 100 startups will be selected to participate. The fourth edition of Nairobi Innovation Week will be held between 5 and 9 March. Application is open to idea stage, early stage and growth stage African startups. Startups will be selected on four main criteria, namely ingenuity, scalability and impact, traction and team composition. The selected startups will be announced on 29 February. Nairobi Innovation Week will run between 5 and 9 March Startups selected for the NIW.Startups...

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [22/01/2018]

    Looking to get into the South African startup scene or catch 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 next...

  • Tshimologong announces launch of BCX Innovation Programme for tech startups

    Think your tech startup is innovative enough to become a global disruptor, but just needs that extra boost? Then you have until this Tuesday (23 January) to apply to the BCX Innovation Programme. The programme, which will be held at Wits University's Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, is part of the BCX and Telkom Innovation Programme. In a press release today announcing the launch of the initiative, Tshimologong incubator and accelerator manager Tanye ver Loren van Themaat described the BCX Innovation Programme as "an exciting opportunity to grow and develop innovative digital startups that are in prototype stage". BCX Innovation Programme participants will get the...

  • Digital Health Cape Town Announces Finalists for Accelerator Programme

    South Africa’s first dedicated digital health accelerator, Digital Health Cape Town (DHCT), has announced the top finalists for their inaugural Accelerator Programme designed to foster local eHealth innovation. In a press release today, the accelerator said the selected finalists have each developed innovative ehealth solutions that address real-world problems. The successful participants are: Udok: The startup headed by Petrus Van Niekerk, provides digital solutions that allow doctors to interact remotely with patients, facilitate treatment and monitor care. Vula Mobile: Vula is a referral platform developed by Dr William Mapham, which links health workers to specialists in tertiary hospitals. HealthAtHome: Developed by Dr Anuschka Coovadia, the solution aims to provide...

  • WhereIsMyTransport, Facebook to run hackathon series in five African cities

    SA mobility startup WhereIsMyTransport has partnered with Facebook for Developers to tomorrow host the the Connect Hackathon Series in five cities across the continent. In a press release today, WhereIsMyTransport said the first event is set to take place at the Global Entepreneurship Network's 22 on Sloane campus in Johannesburg from tomorrow (19 January) until Sunday. Hosted across four additional cities including Kampala, Dar es Salaam, Kigali and Nairobi, the Connect series will bring together diverse developers and startups looking to build innovative location-aware applications to address the challenges and opportunities of moving people and goods in the region's cities. The first Connect...