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Namhla Nkuna

Gamification and User Experience for Minimal Viable Products

We are still exploring the Founders Toolkit in the TechTribe Community and on Thursday, the 11th of November we hosted an interactive Masterclass on ‘Gamification and user experience for Minimal Viable Products’ with Hanno Van Der Merwe, UX Team Lead at {type}DEV.
In this interactive masterclass, Hanno took a deep dive into several academic models that equip one to plan and implement well-constructed user experience and design principles, complimented by an understanding of gamified techniques to engage users to adopt desired behaviours and habits.

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Namhla Nkuna

How to establish an EU company 100% online with e-Residency

On 4 November The TechTribe Community hosted a webinar with Estonia’s e-Residency programme called ‘A step-by-step guide on how to establish an EU company 100% online with e-Residency’

Mats Kuuskemaa, Head of Business Strategy at Estonia’s e-Residency programme was joined by Martin Lään, Co-Founder of e-Residency Hub, one of e-Residency’s trusted service providers which offers virtual office, bookkeeping and other services to help with establishment and running of EU-based companies.
Mats and Martin gave us a practical step-by-step overview on how to establish and run and EU-based entity and answered practical questions about the process.

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Namhla Nkuna

Advantage to the disruptors: Leveraging the management of innovation for competitive advantage

At the SA Innovation Summit held in Cape Town in September 2021, much of the discussion centred on the promotion of entrepreneurship, specifically technology-fuelled and based entrepreneurship, funding of start-up ventures and the important role of incubators and business accelerators.
Technology-based start-up companies are typically driven by the founders’ passion for and undaunting belief in the new product they have come up with, convinced that it is going to the world by storm if not become the next unicorn with billions in revenue – and that sooner rather than later large multinational tech companies will be courting them to sell the new company, that they will all become zillionaires and go on to become serial entrepreneurs who create ever increasing wealth (for society, their stakeholders and themselves).

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Namhla Nkuna

SAIS2021 COMPETITION WINNERS

Von Seidels, the 2021 IP Partner of the SA Innovation Summit, will provide 3 prizes in total, 1 for each competition: Prizes for the winners of the Africa Cup, Inventors Garage and Fem-In-Tech competitions from our IP partner, Von Seidels: A brand audit and IP registrations to the value of R20,000 for each competition winner.

The 2021 partner of the Inventors Garage, the Department of Trade, industry and Competition is generously sponsoring amazing cash prizes to the value of R120 000 to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

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Namhla Nkuna

The Innovation Hub partners with the SA Innovation Summit 2021

The Innovation Hub, the innovation agency of the Gauteng Province is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency.  It was established by the Gauteng Provincial Government through its Department of Economic Development to promote economic development and competitiveness of Gauteng through fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.

TIH offers several incubation programmes in the Bioeconomy (agro processing and pharmaceutical), Smart Industries (ICT and advanced manufacturing) and Green Economy (Water purification, waste management and renewable energy). In addition, The Innovation Hub operates a range of enterprise development, skills development and innovation enabling programmes both in the science park and throughout the Gauteng region and start-ups from these programmes will be showcasing at the 2021 SA Innovation Summit – Expanding Horizons.

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Namhla Nkuna

Crossing over into the Metaverse

The “Metaverse” – an immersive online space where we socialise, trade and exist digitally – has become the new buzz-phrase for big tech.

Initially a Gen-Z avatar playground, this fully realised digital world that exists beyond the physical one in which we live is now emerging as the next big reality for digital growth. Hailed as the next iteration of the internet or Web 3.0, the metaverse sits at the intersection of the web, augmented reality and the blockchain and allows access through a multitude of devices and technologies.

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Namhla Nkuna

The Southern Africa Innovation Collective to launch at the SA Innovation Summit 2021

In 2017, the Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS 2) founded our community of learning called Connected Hubs as a network of innovation support organisations from across Southern Africa. As Connected Hubs, we went from strength to strength together, exchanging best practices amongst our members and collaborating to share knowledge and support innovation across borders.

Now the time has come for us to take flight. To set our own course and come into our own under our new name.  

We are the Southern Africa Innovation Collective (SAIC).

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Namhla Nkuna

IP Masterclass: Getting Your IP Investment Ready

This July and August in the TechTribe Community we focused on everything IP for Start-Ups hosted by Von Seidels, world leading IP attorneys. We closed off this theme on 31 August 2021, with an informative IP Masterclass titled ‘Getting Your IP Investment Ready’ with patent attorney, Ralph Van Niekerk.

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