Bucket List Corporate Travel Destinations: 5 Places Your Employees Won’t Want to Miss

The Startup Magazine

South Africa. Known to be an expensive luxury, few individuals ever manage to make it out to Africa to indulge in this immersive experience.

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.

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Covid-19: Senator Bill Frist, M.D. Second Opinion Podcast

Feld Thoughts

Globally, she has worked on meningitis, pneumonia and Ebola vaccine trials in West Africa, and conducted surveillance and prevention projects in South Africa.

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.

7 Emigrant Entrepreneur Traits We All Should Emulate

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.

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.

How to Make Sure Your Online Loan Company is Legitimate

The Startup Magazine

There are many loan sharks in South Africa, with IOL saying that South Africa’s private debt crisis cost the country an estimated R500-million a month.

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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5 Smart Ways to Generate More Leads for your Startup Business

The Startup Magazine

In Africa – and South Africa in particular – you can seek online tenders and have the jobs sent straight to your inbox. If you are looking to generate more business leads for a new organisation then have no fear – we have your back!

Do You Need A Broker For Forex Trading?

YoungUpstarts

One of the first advantages you will notice with a broker , specifically in South Africa, is that after opening a trading account, you can ask to be set up with a “dummy” account. Trading foreign currency can be a very simple act that many of us perform every time we travel.

Trading Precious Metals Online

The Startup Magazine

75% of the world’s platinum comes from South Africa, with the rest coming from Russia, Zimbabwe, Canada, and the US. The price of platinum is driven by supply and demand, the South African economy, and technological development, in particular, the rise of electric vehicles.

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.

[Interview] Joseph A. Michelli, Author Of The Airbnb Way

YoungUpstarts

This summer, for example, I spoke in Singapore, Australia and South Africa. To label Airbnb a success story is probably one of the key business understatements of our era.

Ripples of Hope

Jeff Hilimire

But his speech in 1968 while in South Africa, often referred to as the Ripple of Hope speech, is probably my favorite. Not a political figure in South Africa, but a US Senator. He had no business being in South Africa, except that he cared. I wrote last week about Bobby Kennedy’s speech after Martin Luther King, Jr.,

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.

3 Big Lessons From African Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

Africa is a huge and diverse continent, and over the last few years, it has emerged as one of the world’s hotspots for startups. In Africa, entrepreneurs have serious, intractable problems that western startups don’t face. The agriculture technology sector, or agtech, in Africa is booming and its entrepreneurs think very long term and very big. In the most disadvantaged countries in Africa the odds are already stacked against you when it comes to becoming an entrepreneur.

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[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.

Do entrepreneurs really have common character traits?

NZ Entrepreneur

Sandy Geyer is an entrepreneur, trainer and author and teaches the principles of entrepreneur intelligence (ENQ) to business and academic leaders in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa at ENQ Practice.

[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.

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.

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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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.

Importance of Finance to Your Business

The Startup Magazine

In South Africa especially, there is an underlying need to keep a business well financed and managed, in alignment with the economic development goals of the country. Finance is one of the very subtle sectors of a business that can make or break entrepreneurs.

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.

Founder Interview: RedMane Technology’s Tony Lakier

The Startup Magazine

Growing up in South Africa, I had a pet giraffe named George that followed me around. As part of The Startup Magazine Founder Interview Series , we talked to Mr. Tony Lakier. Tony is the Founder and CEO of RedMane Technology.

The Challenges Financial Advisors Will Face in 2019 by Wendy Barlin

Mike Michalowicz

Wendy is originally from South Africa and after a year traveling abroad, fell in love with the sparkle of the City of Angels and decided to make Los Angeles her home.

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.

Creative Vision and the Guts to Make it Happen – Seymour Segnit and MAGFAST are Going Big

The Startup Magazine

Plus he worked as a ski-guide, had mobile disco, was an agency creative director in South Africa, rasied several million in Silicon Valley for a SAS startup long before that was popular and of course he invented that other USB power charger long before launching MAGFAST.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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[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.

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.

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