Making pizzas isn’t chemical engineering

What do a pizza maker and a chemical engineer starting businesses have in common? They both recognise an opportunity, and they will both assemble the resources they need to run their businesses. They are entrepreneurs, but they have major differences. The chemical engineer who is commercialising a new process to create solar panels is described […]

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ROLLER COASTER OF VOLATILITY By Haroun Pochee.  B.Com CA (SA) – Growing Hands Entrepreneur Development Are we on a real life rollercoaster ride of fast paced change, unexpected twists, turns and breathless anxiety? Whether it is in our business environment, political happenings, managing the myriad of power cuts, the extreme fluctuations in exchange rates and […]


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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2015 Furniture Design 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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Shuttleworth Fellowship

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 […]