Women@Google South Africa and Google for Entrepreneurs in cooperation with JoziHub are proud to be hosting the first open Women in Tech event, with the objective of fostering the local entrepreneurship community.
The event aims to equip female entrepreneurs/startups with the network, product knowledge, and other resources needed to be successful entrepreneurs.
The event will include guests Enyo Kumahor, Gustav Praekelt as well as Craig Wing, Daniel Acton, Julie Taylor, Jacqueline Rajuai, Natasha Matos and Sara Adams from Google.
You can submit your questions in advance here.
There are only a few tickets available so book now!
When: Friday 21st June, 9am – 1pm
Where: JoziHub, 44 Stanley Road, Milpark, Johannesburg
RSVP: To attend this event or for more information go to: googlewomenintech.eventbrite.com
So it is that time of the year again, with Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference taking place this week. But what can we expect from Cupertino? We already know that they will unveil the new versions of iOS and OS X, and they are garnering more interest than in the past. The mobile operating system from Apple has evolved very little since their initial release and are facing pressure from investors and consumers alike to come up with something bright and new.
It is indeed an important time for Apple as they have not been performing at their stellar levels in the last 12 months. The stock price has fallen dramatically in recent months, and for good reason. iPhone sales aren’t growing as fast as it did in the past and the first half of this year lacked any kind of innovation or new product launch. (more…)
Pitching your startup ideas effectively is a crucial skill that will help you acquire financing, customers, partners and top talent.
In just three hours, the Startup Pitch Bootcamp from the Founder Institute will help you improve your pitching skills and recruit potential co-founders. This intensive, collaborative workshop begins with talks by leading startup Founders designed to help you understand the key ingredients of a successful pitch.
Then, you can apply that learning and pitch to both experts and peers to receive constructive feedback in a relaxed setting.
Who Should Attend the Pitch Bootcamp?
Samsung has today announced a new premiere 2013 event with a teaser poster posted on its website.
According to the poster details, the event will take place on 20th June at Earls Court 2 in London and will serve to premiere new mobile devices for its Galaxy and ATIV portfolio.
JoZiHub, a co-creation space in Johannesburg dedicated to creating sustainable change in Africa, will be screening The Startup Kids, a documentary about young web entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Europe.
It contains interviews with the founders of Vimeo, Soundcloud, Kiip, InDinero, Dropbox, Foodspotting and many others who reveal and discuss how they started their companies and their lives as entrepreneurs.
Following the screening of the documentary there will be a panel discussion around all the issues raised and addressed by the movie.
The panel includes Zibusiso Mkhwanazi, the CEO of Avatar Agency and other successful entrepreneurs.
We were recently invited to the Sony Conference at the V&A Waterfront. After enjoying a healthy lunch, we were divided into colour-coded groups and taken to different areas displaying different consumer technologies. Everything from waterproof MP3 players, DJ systems and super TV’s were displayed this year.
Sony works hard at being the trendsetter in various fields of technology and I certainly enjoyed some of the innovations and features added to the already popular product line. As a filmmaker, I naturally lingered longer at the camera section and look forward to getting my hands on a few new Sony cameras for review.
You’ll possibly notice the excitement expressed through my camera work in the video below.
Check it out!
In less than 3 weeks, the country’s top media and marketing minds will be making a big impact at this year’s highly-anticipated Integrated Marketing Communication Conference taking place on the 10th & 11th of June at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
With all topics finalized, delegates will now have a small taste of what to expect at this marketing conference.
Keynote Speakers and topics include:
We can expect some interesting things at this week’s SID annual display exhibition in Vancouver, Canada. We have already learned that LG will show off their 55-inch curved OLED TV that we heard about last month. It will be a direct competitor to Samsung’s latest Smart TV technology, which has also started to launch with some curved designs.
Furthermore, they will demonstrate a 5-inch OLED screen created for mobile devices. What makes this panel unique is the fact that it is made of plastic, which means it is both flexible and unbreakable. This would of course be a welcome addition to modern smartphones, as a lot of us have had the anguish of a cracked screen. If not covered by insurance you might as well buy a new phone in some cases, because of the price tags on a new screen.