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All posts tagged "TechCrunch Disrupt"

  • Nigerian last-mile courier service runner-up at TechCrunch Disrupt London

    Taking part in the TechCrunch Disrupt event, Nigerian-based last-mile courier Metro Africa Express (MAX) was named runner-up. The event took place from 7 to 8 December in London, England. Jukedeck, a platform for cheap and custom soundtrack creation, was deemed the overall winner and awarded £30 000 (about US$45 000) along with the Disrupt Cup in London. The finalists consisted of Lystable, a freelance managing platform, market monitoring service Yoobic, and MAX. The contestants presented in front of multiple groups of industry leaders. Read more: WeChat set to launch on-demand courier service in SA On-demand delivery service MAX was co-founded by Adetayo Bamiduro and Chinedu Azodoha. Customers can...

  • ChefHost brings bespoke professional cuisine to your dinner party

    We've profiled some intriguing startups in the past, but it's not often that you come across a company attempting to meld the limitless world of the internet into the world of premium, bespoke cuisine. Welcome to ChefHost. The brainchild of angel investor and big dreamer Abhinandan Balasubramanian and equally savvy entrepreneur Yiu Yin, ChefHost is "is an online peer-to-peer marketplace and community connecting chefs and hosts for private dining and exclusive catering". Essentially, it is the venerable Craigslist of cuisine, where chefs can flaunt their skills and needy hosts request said chefs' services. Consumers who wish to make use of the...

  • 14 International events and a startup exchange for your calendar

    The last post I wrote featured seven, which later became nine, South African events worth attending to grow your startup. If you have started building a product or platform that you deem worthy of international exposure, which I’m sure it is, then you may want to attract the attention of investors, mentors and innovators worldwide. Here is a list of 14 events and a startup exchange programme you may want to consider: 1. South by Southwest (SXSW) One of the most talked about conferences is SXSW, whose focus is in music, independent films and emerging technologies. It is renowned for being...

  • Qwiki and Storify: Disruptive storytelling comes of age

    On October 26, Qwiki, a new "information experience" platform, opened its doors to pre-invited users as an Alpha web product. As this year’s winning startup of TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, a lot of expectation is riding on co-founder and CEO, Doug Imbruce, who is promising to do nothing less than change the way we receive information. In its current form, Qwiki trawls the API’s of the web (including Wikipedia, Google Maps, LinkedIn, Yelp and others) to assemble (mostly) coherent, interactive videos on over 2- million topics, from the French Revolution to The Godfather movies and Thabo Mbeki. Every slice...