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Author Archives: MyStartUpSA

Ithala. SEE.SEE.SEIZE (January 2016)‬

The series is brought to you by Ithala Development Finance Corp, in partnership with @ignitersa @mystartupsa and various district partners. Our guest entrepreneur Qinisani Mbatha, MD of Mbatha, Walters and Simpson #SEEKSEESEIZE Mbatha, Walters and Simpson was formed in 1934 … Continue reading

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Airline’s Hopes Flew Way Above Reality For Start-Ups

*This article first appeared in the Business Times section of The Sunday Times on 6 December 2015.   Domestic low cost airline Skywise’s operations were suspended by the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) due to unpaid airport charges for landing, … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship Is a Chess Game, Says Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick, the 39-year-old founder and CEO of Uber, said entrepreneurship was like a game of chess. Founders should know the game well and be ahead of investors, he added. The Uber chief was speaking at a fireside chat with … Continue reading

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How Paul Simon Built YDE With No Cash

You can’t buy success: The founder of YDE and Über Flavour on how lean business models force real innovation and problem solving and build R100 million+ businesses Vital Stats Player: Paul Simon Companies: YDE (1995 – 2007), Über Flavour (2014 … Continue reading

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Economy is a product of our time and place

This week, I had the pleasure of listening to Abby Joseph Cohen, the American economist and senior investment strategist at Goldman Sachs, at a foreign trade conference in Tel Aviv. Cohen is famous for predicting the bull market of the … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship Is a Journey in 7 Stages. Enjoy The Ride.

Entrepreneurship is a journey, and it seems like everyone goes through it a little bit differently. Some move through the process fast, stumbling into success in a matter of weeks after executing a brilliant idea. Others move slowly, spending decades of … Continue reading

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Africa: Applications for African Leadership Academy’s Flagship Two Year Pre-University Program Are Now Open

Young leaders aged 16 to 19 years from across Africa are invited to submit their applications to enrol in a unique curriculum that includes courses in Entrepreneurial Leadership, African Studies, Writing & Rhetoric, and Cambridge A-Levels. With a world-class faculty … Continue reading

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#Dreambig Competition …

Is your early-stage tech startup in need of joining an incredible local and global network of entrepreneurs, partners and advisors? Microsoft BizSpark gives software development startups access to Microsoft software development tools and training, connects them with key industry players, … Continue reading

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South Africa’s Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015 gets a significant boost …

very year, stakeholders across the local entrepreneurial landscape look forward to one special event, the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Over the years, the GEW has become the premium gathering that unites communities of entrepreneurs to learn together, collaborate, connect and … Continue reading

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Bheki Kunene’s bounce-back story

Once a troubled youth who spent time in juvenile detention facilities, Cape Town-based entrepreneur Bheki Kunene, (27) is proof that you can turn adversity into social and business success Kunene’s childhood was much like that of so many other youths … Continue reading

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