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Endeavor SA entrepreneur Luvuyo Rani, a Khayelitsha resident who launched Silulo Ulutho Technologies in 2004, admits to being bitten by the entrepreneurial bug in this article in the Business Times on Sunday.


Silulo has gone from strength to strength and 3000 students will be trained this year. Since 2007, Silulo has trained more than 12000. At one point the business struggled to get funding and was blacklisted. Silulo entered SAB KickStart, an entrepreneurship development programme, and won a grant.”


[Read the full story here]

Everlytic’s Philani Mdingi explains why he thinks marketers should be targeting the "mobile only" internet connected audience.

[Read what Philani Mdingi has to say]

Endeavor South Africa was proud to be associated with SAP when it showcased its initiatives supporting science, maths and technology during a visit from the German Federal Minister of Education and Research, Annette Schavan. The Minister recently visited the German-headquartered business software and solutions giant’s Woodmead offices in Johannesburg to find out more about the work that was being undertaken by the SAP Next Business and Technology division, the SAP University Alliances programme and the SAP Academy of Education.

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Endeavor SA entrepreneur and Vinny Lingham’s latest venture is set to rock the multi-billion dollar gift card industry. Gyft, a “Mobile Gift Card Platform” enables customers to upload, buy and redeem gift cards conveniently from their mobile device.

Lingham chats to Ventureburn.com about Gyft, the festive season and living in Silicon Valley.

Read the Ventureburn.com Q&A session with Vinny Lingham here.

Endeavor South Africa board member Hlumelo Biko, businessman and CEO of Circle Capital Ventures, will be launching his book, The Great African Society – A Plan for a Nation Gone Astray, on 22 February.

The ANC, in its rush for political control, chose power over the people instead of power of the people. History will judge them harshly.”

This is the compelling thesis of Hlumelo Biko’s hard-hitting, thoughtful analysis of South Africa’s past, present and future, a sobering assessment of where we stand today, and where we need to go.

 In parallel with a successful 13 year career as a venture capitalist, he is also a dedicated philanthropist, currently serving as vice-chairman of the Baxter Theatre, supporting budding small and medium enterprises as a board member of Endeavor, and supporting increased access to education through institutions like Kommunity Group Projects, the University of Cape Town and African Schools for Excellence. He was educated at the University of Cape Town and Georgetown University, USA.

 “An excellent analysis, full of epiphanies – a great statement of hope and leadership, based on pragmatism.” Adrian Gore.

 Read the full press release here.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 18 - 21 March 2013

The Global Entrepreneurship Congress is an inter-disciplinary gathering of startup champions from around the world—where entrepreneurs, government officials, investors, researchers, thought leaders and policymakers work together to bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

The 2013 Congress takes place from March 18 – 21, 2013, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is hosted by Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Kauffman Foundation and Endeavor Brazil and made possible by Dell and NYSE Euronext Foundation.

Over the past three years, the Congress has contributed to the expansion of an entrepreneurial ecosystem, connecting people across borders and sectors to unleash their ideas and transform innovation into reality.

[Read more on GEC2013]

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