Wonga Launches Fraud Hotline To Combat Phishing Scam

YoungUpstarts

The scam has been targeting consumers in South Africa, a country where online consumers face a high risk of internet fraud , for the past year. The scam starts with an email or SMS being sent to customers, purported by Wonga South Africa, to a diverse range of recipients.

Medici’s Founder Clinton Phillips Talks About Disrupting the Healthcare Industry on Ideas to Invoices

SiliconHills

A Native of South Africa, Clinton Phillips, a serial entrepreneur, recently founded Medici, a HIPAA-complaint telemedicine app, in Austin and raised more than $24 million in venture capital funding. Previously, Phillips founded and ran Aspen-based Aspen Back & Body, physical rehab clinic, that he sold to Laser Spine Institute.

How to avoid getting burned when hiring overseas

The Next Web

Joseph is based in San Francisco and has lived and worked in Singapore, India, England, Australia, and South Africa. Joseph Pigato is the Managing Director of Sparked. Recruiting, interviewing and hiring staff overseas can be an adventure.

Millennials In Asia Are Ambitious And Entrepreneurial: VISA Study

YoungUpstarts

But the three standout countries in terms of ambition are United Arab Emirates (95-percent), South Africa (85-percent) and India (81-percent). Much has been written about the characteristics – and quirks – of the Millennial Generation, those born between 1982 and 1995.

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Scaling Techstars Horizontally

Feld Thoughts

Barclays (New York, South Africa and Israel). There are two common ways to scale a system – horizontally or vertically. If you are a software engineer, you probably get this instinctively. If you don’t know what this is, let’s work with the simple Wikipedia definition which is pretty good. Scale Vertically (or “scale up”): Add resources to a single node in a system, typically involving the addition of CPUs or memory to a single computer.

Make this the next book you read, or better yet, listen to

Jeff Hilimire

Trevor Noah, if you aren’t aware, is a comedian from South Africa. Instead, it gives his story of growing up extremely poor in South Africa, dealing with the effects of a post-Apartheid society.

Memories of an Unconnected Era: Searching for Sugar Man

Both Sides of the Table

Somehow he became popular in South Africa – with popularity approaching something like that of the Beatles. And he had never known of his success in South Africa. Many people reading this will be digital natives.

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[Interview] Nellie Mayshak, Founder Of Canaf Consulting Associates

YoungUpstarts

She notes, for example, that she has been lucky to have worked with people at all levels in public administration, including such notable leaders as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia since 2006 – and Africa’s first elected female head of state.

[Singapore] Cybercrime Incidents Down In 2013, But Losses Up: Norton

YoungUpstarts

While cybercrime in Singapore is generally low compared to other high-risk countries (Russia sees 85% cybercrime rate, with China at 77% and South Africa at 73%), the sharp rise in losses from cybercrime is cause for concern.

Africa Online: Check out “The Shift”

David Cohen

Technology is changing lives — even saving lives — in Africa, the world’s second most populous continent. A production of BloombergTVAfrica , this will be an ongoing series about technology and entrepreneurship across Africa.

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7 Leadership Lessons From Successful Immigrants

Startup Professionals Musings

including Sergey Brin (Russia) at Google, Elon Musk (South Africa) at Tesla, John W. In my experience as a business advisor and angel investor these days, I seem to more frequently hear from entrepreneurs and business owners with “can’t-fail” or “get-rich-quick” ideas.

Recapping the V1 Marketplace Meetup in SF

Version One Ventures

More than 75 marketplace founders and investors attended the event – coming from as far as South Africa and Nova Scotia. Last Thursday, we hosted a private marketplace-themed event in San Francisco, The Holy Grail of the Marketplace: The Virtuous Cycle. We initially started bringing the marketplace community together when we published our Guide to Marketplaces. And nights like these prove that this space is just as dynamic and promising as ever.

Hot Desking: The Musical Chairs Of The Creative

YoungUpstarts

In Cape Town, South Africa you can head over to WorkShop17. by Nazir Adams of Sekari.

15 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names

Hearpreneur

Our name, Lubanzi, comes from a wandering dog that followed me and my co-founder on a 6 day, 100 mile trip hiking across South Africa’s remote Wild Coast. In 2014, while living in South Africa as exchange students, we set off on a 20-hour bus ride along South Africa’s southern coast en route to the wild coast, a remote part of the country – famously the birthplace of Nelson Mandela – for a week-long backpacking expedition.

Slyde Handboards – Shredding A New Wave For Surfing

YoungUpstarts

It was there on the shores of the South African coast that the initial idea for Slyde was formed. “The inspiration for the arrow in our logo is a turn-off sign you see along the N2 coastal highway in South Africa that has breaks like J-bay along it,&# adds Watts.

Resources for Global Entrepreneurs

Up and Running

South Africa. The South African Institute for Entrepreneurship. Endeavor South Africa. If you’re an entrepreneur planning to start a business outside of the United States, you might be looking for assistance and resources that are available in your specific country.

Help Detained USA Citizen In Abu Dhabi

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

A citizen of the world, he’s worked with disadvantaged youth in South Africa, and volunteered his time at many conferences around the world. Including conferences in Italy, Canada, Holland, Turkey, the UK, Korea, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, New Zealand, and Australia.

5 Ways Cloud Telephony Can Benefit Startups

YoungUpstarts

The startup culture is rampant today, especially in emerging national economies like Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. by Ambarish Gupta, CEO and founder of Knowlarity Communications.

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8 of the Best Executive Assistant Conferences in 2018

YoungUpstarts

Locations and Dates: Johannesburg, South Africa – February 16-17, 2018. 8 of the Best Executive Assistant Conferences in 2018. Executive Assistants never seem to rest, let alone take time away from work to focus on themselves.

Are Self-Employed Construction Workers Most At Risk Of Personal Debt?

YoungUpstarts

Other reports across South Africa and Europe have also indicated similar findings. According to recent reports, self-employed builders and quantity surveyors are 40% more likely than other professions to accumulate personal debt.

Most Overused Buzzword On LinkedIn Profiles? Creative.

YoungUpstarts

South Africa: Motivated. If there’s one word most people describe themselves with professionally, it’s creative.

Mobile Payment Platform Swiff Launches in Singapore; Targets Other Markets

YoungUpstarts

This payment solution was beta-tested by merchants such as Russian-themed restaurant and caviar bar Buyan in Singapore since June last year, and is now launched worldwide, with the company targeting Southeast Asia, South Africa and South America as key target markets.

Upfront Ventures Adds Hamet Watt as New Investment Partner

Both Sides of the Table

Hamet started his career in Venture Capital working for the first post-apartheid VC fund in South Africa. Today is a day I’ve waited patiently for for 5 years but more earnestly for more than 1 year.

China Regains Top Spot As Source Of Malignant Online Traffic: Akamai

YoungUpstarts

percent in South Africa (to 11.9 After being unseated last quarter by Indonesia, China has regained its spot as the source of observed attack traffic in the third quarter of 2013.

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[Review] Life Without Limits

YoungUpstarts

A celebrated speaker, he gets invitations to speak from all over the world – Australia (Melbourne was his childhood home), Europe, US, China, India, Africa, and South East Asia (including Singapore ). Nick Vujicic is a man on a global mission.

It’s Not About The Money: How Good Value And Customer Experience Trump Price

YoungUpstarts

Originally a trained fashion buyer from South Africa, Gnesin stepped into entrepreneurship at the age of 19. By Trevor Gnesin, President, Logomark. Over the past several years, a U.S.

These two things will determine who you will be in five years

Jeff Hilimire

I’ve read a book on the plight of the poor white Appalachia community and one on the poor black Atlanta community ; I’ve read a book on what it means to be a feminist and Trevor Noah’s story of growing up black in South Africa. The two things that will determine who you will be five years from now are: #1 The people you spend time with. #2 2 The books you read. I can’t take credit for this idea, but I sure do agree with it.

6 non-fiction books to read in 2018

Jeff Hilimire

Trevor Noah, if you aren’t aware, is a comedian from South Africa. Instead, it gives his story of growing up extremely poor in South Africa, dealing with the effects of a post-Apartheid society. If you’re new here, I should say that I love reading. I read 40 books last year, and I have a goal to read 52 books this year.

The Impact of Techbikers – Part II

VC Cafe

10 Literacy Instruction programmes implemented in South Africa, Nepal, Cambodia, and Bangladesh. 50 teachers trained in South Africa.

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23 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names

Hearpreneur

from South Africa, and battling breast cancer, I became overwhelmingly humbled by the toughness, the tenacity of my experience. The idea of exactly what your business is going to usually come first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea.

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I’m In Logo Love: EIGHTY20 Logo Design

crowdSPRING Blog

EIGHTY20 is a small consulting company based in South Africa. “I’m In Logo Love” is a new series on the crowdSPRING blog. Periodically, we’ll pick a logo we’d like to take home from a bar and tell you why.

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I’m In Logo Love: EIGHTY20 Logo Design

crowdSPRING Blog

EIGHTY20 is a small consulting company based in South Africa. “I’m In Logo Love” is a new series on the crowdSPRING blog. Periodically, we’ll pick a logo we’d like to take home from a bar and tell you why.

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30 Money Saving Tips For Your Business

Up and Running

South Africa. Check out the South African Savings Institute. The South African Savings Institute is a good resource for South Africans, with news, savings tips and information on participating in the national Savings Month. You’re going to need a bigger bank.

Growth strategies for marketplaces: key takeaways from a fireside chat on growth

Version One Ventures

More than 75 marketplace founders and investors attended the event – coming from as far as South Africa and Nova Scotia. Last week I had the great pleasure of sitting down with Andrew Chen for a fireside chat on growth strategies as part of the Version One marketplace meetup. As an investor and former founder, I know that scalable growth (and the pretty hockey stick graph) is the holy grail for every startup. And Andrew understands growth strategy as well as anyone in the industry.

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What Does it Mean to be American? Why Trump is Just a Blip on the Radar

Both Sides of the Table

Our most famous current rocket entrepreneur — Elon Musk — was from South Africa.  —  @realdonaldtrump I have always taken the issue of immigration personally because I am the son of an immigrant from South America.

Funding for Philanthropic Efforts Requires More Effort Than Normal

Up and Running

Here are a few examples of these larger groups: The Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group (AGAG) is a membership organization of foundations that either fund or are interested in funding in Africa. AGAG has its roots in the South Africa.

Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

Cincinnati, NEO HQ, 3700 Park 42 Dr Cleveland Columbus Oklahoma: Tulsa Pennsylvania: Lititz Philadelphia Puerto Rico: San Juan South Dakota: Sioux Falls Texas: Austin: Tech Ranch Austin, 9111 Jollyville Rd. Petersburg Yekaterinburg Serbia: Belgrade Singapore: Singapore Slovakia: Bratislava Slovenia: Ljubljana South Africa: Johannesburg, 169 Oxford Rd.

Don’t Roll out the Red Carpet on the Way out the Door

Both Sides of the Table

I think we started working together in 2003 when he was new in the UK from South Africa. This is part of my Startup Advice series. Before I started my first company in 1999 I worked for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

The 10 Greatest Social Entrepreneurs Of All Time

YoungUpstarts

His business has been so successful that experts and ideas from it are being exported to South Africa, India, Palestine, Senegal, and Turkey.

At SXSW 2017; bots, films and a Vice President

Austin Startup

Once again tens of thousands of people are heading to Austin, Texas for the largest tech, film and music convergence in the United States better known as South by Southwest ( SXSW).

New speakers + Ignite + streaming locations

Startup Lessons Learned

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 is just around the corner: May 23, 2011 in SF. You have just under a week to get general admission tickets before prices go up. A lot of people missed the early bird rates and wrote to me about it. Don't be late, buy your ticket now. We've also added a number of extremely discounted tickets for full-time students. New Speakers Our program keeps getting better and better. We're debuting many brand new case studies, and I could not be more excited.

27 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business

Hearpreneur

I recognized the challenges that the majority of the unemployed face in South Africa: a lack of finance, lack of frequent access to technology, education and language issues (English is not the first language of many in South Africa). Each business has a story.

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 streaming live

Startup Lessons Learned

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