Archive for the “Startups” category

SxSW Podcasts: Crowdfunding: How The SAfrican Community Financed Online Businesses

by oneafrikan on June 4, 2010

The story of how otherwise unconnected South African citizens pooled together their money and resources, and thus helped seed over a dozen online businesses in South Africa – when no other realistic options of finance existed. The presentation will cover lessons learned, and tips for replicating the model in other regions.

Making progress, skimming the molasses

by oneafrikan on September 12, 2009

Yesterday was a good day. As an aspiring social entrepreneur and increasingly part time geek, I’ve had my theories on why technical / programmer / geek / web type people stick to certain kinds of focus areas when trying to (…)

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Front End Developer job in London, at Kublax

by oneafrikan on August 27, 2009

Location: London, UK Description: Do you believe in user-focused, web standard design and development, driven by simplicity? Kublax is a financial services SaaS start-up based in London, looking for a motivated UI person to help deliver a compelling product for (…)

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Shameless plug – please vote for my panels at SxSW Interactive 2010 ;-)

by oneafrikan on August 26, 2009

If you’ve got a few mins, would appreciate your vote for my panel submission for SxSW next year ;-) Starting and Selling Startups – Lessons From the Coalface This session looks at finding that ‘right idea’ and following it through (…)

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Checkout TechCrunch Europe Guide to Bootstrapping

by oneafrikan on July 31, 2009

Check it out, some good ones: _The TechCrunch Europe Guide to Bootstrapping – Your Advice This week TechCrunch Europe interrogated your hive mind on the subject of bootstrapping your startup. Most startups bootstrap for at least part of their lifetime (…)

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Building a Startup You Love series: Starting up is a state of mind

by oneafrikan on June 30, 2009

I’ve been waiting for an excuse to get started on the Building a Startup You Love series, and writing a guest post on the IS Labs blog was a great opportunity to do so: _ Starting up is a state (…)

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Thoughts on #geekretreat ZA

by oneafrikan on June 22, 2009

I had no idea what to expect from the GeekRetreat (content will be updated there ov er the next few days so bookmark it) this year, but I did know that there were some smart people going, and I liked (…)

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