The Cape Town [Startup Digest] is a curated events list created by entrepreneurs that is focused on the needs of startups in the greater Cape Town area. They do the work in finding out about the best events each week so you don’t have to.
South Africa Beyond 2010
When: 30 March 2010, 14h00 – 17h00
Where: The Cape Town Hotel School, Mouille Point
More Info: Contact Faghmieda King: Faghmieda.King@enablis.org
Structuring your business for the next 10 years: Enablis panel discussion with Philip Dexter. Come and join a panel discussion with members of the Young Presidents Organization. Entry fee for non-members of Enablis is R50.
19th Cape Town Geek Dinner
When: 30 March 2010, 18h30 – late
Where: Royal Cape Yacht Club
More Info: http://wiki.geekdinner.org.za/wiki/Cape_Town_March_2010
A dinner meetup of the cities geeks and tech enthusiasts. Anyone can attend a GeekDinner, and attendance itself is free. You only pay for your own food and drinks. If this month’s geek dinner is fully booked add your name to the mailing list and book early when the next dinner is announced.
Silicon Cape Networking Event
When: 31 March 2010, 18h00 – 23h00
Where: The Old Biscuit Mill
More Info: http://www.siliconcape.com/events/the-next-silicon-cape
You are called upon to attend the second Silicon Cape Networking Event. We have an extremely exciting line-up of informative entertainment planned for the evening. To keep things light hearted and hilarious, we have roped in one of South Africa’s Most Amazing entertainers, Rob van Vuuren (from Corne and Twakkie fame), as the MC. Justin Stanford will give us a short and sweet update on what’s been happening in the Silicon Cape; One of SA’s leading investors will offer some concise insights into what investors are looking for; and then we open the floor up to YOU, the entrepreneurs. 6 – 8 entrepreneurs will be given the opportunity to shake some stealth by pitching their business ideas to the audience. The audience will vote for their favourite and a small prize will be handed over along with everlasting fame.
When: 31 March 2010, 16h00 – 19h00
Where: Cafe Chic
More Info: http://digitalcowboys.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/next-event-31-march-2010/
Get together in the digital advertising & marketing industry. Everyone is welcome.
Business 2020 Conference: Business, Innovation, Mobile Trends
When: 31 March 2010, 0900 – 12h10
Where: V&A Granger Bay Restaurant
More Info: http://huddlemind.net/events/business-2020-conference-half
This is a business conference business leaders, entrepreneurs and upcoming business men and women. Breakfast will be served at the Granger Bay hotel. We’ll be hosting Marlon Parker and Dave Duarte. Marlon Parker is a Social Entrepreneur, Web and mobile enthusiast, who uses technology to empower communities( See http://marlonparker.co.za/?page_id=2). Dave Duarte is an internet and mobile media educator and entrepreneur. He holds several senior positions in the academic, commercial, and non-profit sectors. He is Managing Director at Huddlemind. The company consults to numerous multinational corporations. (See http://daveduarte.co.za/about).Ticket price: R250.
Cape Town [Startup Digest] is curated by:
Sheraan Amod, Co-Founder & CEO, Personera
Sign up for the Cape Town [Startup Digest]: http://www.thestartupdigest.com
No, we won’t be seeing another video game turned into a terrible movie. Rather, what’s caught our attention is the cinematic nous that went into the latest trailer for Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Much has been made of the invisible/Harry Potter cloaks which will feature in the game, but maybe we should be focusing on the incredible cutscenes that we can expect, going on the strength of this video.
Tactical shooters, as a genre, are rife with clichés. This one seems to avoid many of them, only to rely on the most overused plot device of all time: America and Russia are at war. Never mind, enjoy the show:
Its sequel, which aims for a “sophisticated, era-evoking atmosphere that meticulously replicates the clothing, cars, music and advertising of 1940’s and 1950’s Americana” will be out for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
It’s also strictly not for kids. Should be awesome, then
The Splatterhouse franchise, the uber-violent brawler last seen on the Sega Mega Drive, is returning to consoles this year. Splatterhouse, which will reboot the gory storyline of the first game (we understand), is already looking pretty bloody.
Check out more screenshots at IGN.
Who remembers the first game? And do you think the series can survive the jump from side-scroller to fully 3D violence and mayhem?
The eagle-eyed Lazygamer have alerted us to a nifty sale at CATS Gaming in Joburg. The branch manager, Ramon, has confirmed to us that they will be selling the Xbox 360 Arcade for R999 and the 60GB Xbox 360 Pro for a schweet R1299. Deals for PS3 and Wii are “still being worked out”. The sale starts at 9am, so be there early if you want the good console deals. There will be roughly 20 Xbox 360 Arcades, and 40 Pro’s to go around. (more…)
The “you can’t level up” MMORPG, The Secret World, is shaping up well, if this new gameplay trailer is anything to go by.
The game pits three warring factions in a present day world overrun by monsters, demons and beasties. Players will roam real world locations (Joburg, pleeeeeease?) and cut down the evil hordes while trying to figure out where they suddenly came from.
Take it away, huge freaky monsters!
Adobe just released news that Creative Suite 5 will be available on April 12th, with shipping expected to start a month later.
As usual, CS5 will combine the very best features in graphics, video and web design for professionals, for an extortionate price.
That said, have a watch of this video of just one of the new Photoshop’s capabilities. You will be blown away. This makes light work of what previous would have taken hours, maybe even days of work. Graphic designers will rejoice everywhere.