• 2015 Furniture Design Competition

    dti furniture competition

    The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has launched a Furniture Design Competition. Objectives The key objectives of the design competition are: To attract designers into the industry, thus creating a pool of designers to serve the industry. To promote product development and differentiation. The competition will concurrently address the following objectives: To elevate the […]

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  • Payments Dagon Den

    Payments Dragon Den

    Are you working on the next big thing set to change the payments’ industry? Is your product or programme going to be a game changer for how people move, manage and spend their money? This is the opportunity to showcase your work to a qualified audience of senior buyers. Join us to launch your product […]

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  • Shuttleworth Fellowship

    shuttleworth foundation

    The Shuttleworth Foundation offers fellowships to individuals to implement their innovative idea for social change. We are most interested in exceptional ideas at the intersection between technology, knowledge and learning, with openness being the key requirement. The Foundation funds people from all over the world regardless of gender, age, nationality or experience. They are looking […]

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  • Seed Academy Launches Roots Programme


    Seed Academy, the school for entrepreneurs has broadened its training offering from a focus on start ups to developing entrepreneurs of small and micro businesses.   Says Lara Rosmarin, CEO of Seed Academy, “Job creation is at the forefront of the government’s mandate. We are helping government achieve their objective by empowering entrepreneurs in both […]

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  • GIST Tech-I Competition – Science and technology entrepreneurs

    GIST Network tech-i

    The GIST Tech-I Competition is an annual competition for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide. Aspiring innovators submit their ideas and startups online in an application consisting of an executive summary and promotional video. Their applications are then reviewed by experts and voted on by the global voting public in order to determine […]

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  • SAICA Small Business Survey

    saica logo

    One does not usually associate auditors with small business. The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is however changing this view, and has been a consistent source of proposals to improve the lives of small business in South Africa. In 2014, they conducted a survey and they argue that they have had an impact […]

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  • Opportunity Roundup 1 – 16 March 2015

    Zapreneur Small Business South Africa

    Zapreneur turned 4 years old in February. Over this time Zapreneur has grown as a website, and as a community of entrepreneurs. This is a community that reads both public policy articles, but wants to take action. Today, we are piloting a simple summary of opportunities for entrepreneurs that are appearing on Zapeneur and elsewhere. […]

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