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    • Vho Ťanganedzwa Ulwamkelo U-amukeriwile Kamogelo Welcome Kamohelo Sondzela Ukwemukela Kamogelo Siyaalemukela Welkom
    • To Silicon Cape… “The Silicon Cape vision is of an ecosystem in the Western Cape of South Africa, that serves to attract and bring together local and foreign investors, the brightest technical talent, and the most promising entrepreneurs, to foster the creation and growth of world-class IP start-up companies in an environment that competes with other similar hubs around the world against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful settings and pleasant places to live, work and play on the globe. ”
    • Launched by Justin Stanford & Vinny Lingham, September 9 2009… Justin Stanford Vinny Lingham
    • Launched by Justin Stanford & Vinny Lingham, September 9 2009… Just a few hours, 200+ Sign ups Justin Stanford Vinny Lingham
    • Launched by Justin Stanford & Vinny Lingham, September 9 2009… Just a few hours, 200+ Sign ups 24 hours, 300+ Sign ups Justin Stanford Vinny Lingham
    • Launched by Justin Stanford & Vinny Lingham, September 9 2009… Just a few hours, 200+ Sign ups 24 hours, 300+ Sign ups 300+ RSVP’s to the inaugurable launch event Justin Stanford Vinny Lingham
    • Launched by Justin Stanford & Vinny Lingham, September 9 2009… Just a few hours, 200+ Sign ups 24 hours, 300+ Sign ups 300+ RSVP’s to the inaugurable launch event 16 active discussions, 153 responses Justin Stanford Vinny Lingham
    • Launched by Justin Stanford & Vinny Lingham, September 9 2009… Just a few hours, 200+ Sign ups 24 hours, 300+ Sign ups 300+ RSVP’s to the inaugurable launch event 16 active discussions, 153 responses Justin Stanford 900+ members & still growing Vinny Lingham
    • “Silicon Cape is owned by the community, for the community.” Just a few hours, 200+ Sign ups 24 hours, 300+ Sign ups 300+ RSVP’s to the inaugurable launch event 16 active discussions, 153 responses Justin Stanford 900+ members & still growing Vinny Lingham
    • “Silicon Cape is owned by the community, for the community.” Just a few hours, 200+ Sign ups 24 hours, 300+ Sign ups 300+ RSVP’s to the inaugurable launch event 16 active discussions, 153 responses Justin Stanford 900+ members & still growing Vinny Lingham …but the support did not stop there…
    • Helen Zille, Western Cape Premier Bob Skinstad, former SA rugby player.
    • Helen Zille, Western Cape Premier …it just continued… Bob Skinstad, former SA rugby player.
    • …But what exactly are these South African’s supporting you may wonder?
    • The Concept …the emergence of a local • The concept of the Silicon Cape is not owned or controlled by any single Silicon Valley come true… entity. • It is a living community and an organic, ever-developing concept in the hearts and minds of every participant, which endeavours to catalyse the local IP entrepreneurial community. The Initiative  Aims to start a conversation…  Planting a seed and fostering the concept of the Silicon Cape in people’s minds and on their lips around the world as the emerging Silicon Valley of Africa.  To create an environment and a perception of the area as a world- class location and destination that is not only capable of delivering but already is.
    • ...proof of that entrepreneurial flare inside Silicone Cape.. CEO and co-founder of Operations and product Afrigator.com - Africa's largest CEO of Yola.com (previously manager for Blueworld social media aggregator and known as Synthasite) Communities/24.com blog directory. Justin Hartman Charl Norman Vinny Lingham
    • ...proof of that entrepreneurial flare inside Silicone Cape.. CEO and co-founder of Operations and product Afrigator.com - Africa's largest CEO of Yola.com (previously manager for Blueworld social media aggregator and known as Synthasite) Communities/24.com blog directory. Justin Hartman Charl Norman Vinny Lingham ..but they say the proof is in the pudding..
    • …are but few of the promising startups, to come out of Silicon Cape…
    • ...the potential inside Silicon Cape.. University of Cape Town University of the Western Cape University of Stellenbosch
    • ...the potential inside Silicon Cape.. University of Cape Town University of the Western Cape University of Stellenbosch ..Great universities attracting great minds..
    • ...the beauty inside Silicon Cape.. Work Live Play
    • ...the beauty inside Silicon Cape.. Work Live Play ..that unique atmosphere keeping those great minds here..
    • Despite the bandwidth deprivation, the continent of Africa is home to 65.9 million internet users, growing to a rate of 1,359,9% over the last 9 years. With the US$650 million, 1.28 (Tb/s) under-sea fibre optic cable (SEACOM) laid on the eastern seaboard of Africa – significant changes in those stats can indeed be expected. Also, with this enormous capacity, the cable will enable high definition TV, peer networks, IPTV and “The next Google could and surging should be coming out of Africa” Internet SEACOM CEO, Brian Herlihy demand. Thus creating widespread opportunities for governments and the business community to compete globally and drive economic growth. 22
    • ...an emerging Silicon Valley of Africa? Investors Promising The Brightest Entrepreneurs Talent Great Ideas Great Place to Live
    • “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once ” ;-) Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist
    • Thank You for Watching and feel free to continue the conversation at www.siliconcape.com  This Presentation, Created & Presented by @eshaam
    • Slideography Slide 1 Slide 18 - 19 Welcome is presented in the 11 official languages University of Cape Town - Image of South Africa University of the Western Cape - Image Image from www.webcentric.co.za University of Stellenbosch - Image Slide2-10 Slide 20 - 21 200+ sign ups marked by Justin Stanford Work - Image 300+ in 24hours marked by Justin Stanford Live - Image Justin Stanford – Image Play - Image Vinny Lingham – Image Slide 22 Vision - Image “The next Google could & should be coming out Slide 11 - 12 of Africa” CEO Brian Herlihy Helen Zille – Image & Quote 65,903,900 Africa ineternet users and growth of Bob Skinstad – Image & Quote 1,359,9% (2000-2009) – Internet World Stats Slide 14 1.28 (Tb/s) and $650 million investment value – The Concept & Initiative by Justin Stanford SEACOM Slide 15 - 16 Slide 23 Justin Hartman – Image & Profile Investors Charl Norman – Image & Profile http://www.4dicapital.com/ Vinny Lingham - Image & Profile http://www.rampgroup.co.za/get-funded/ Slide 17 http://www.islabs.co.za/ Afrigator – www.afrigator.com Slide 24 Blueworld – www.blueworld.co.za Albert Einstein – “The only reason for time is so Synthasite (now known as Yola) – www.yola.com that everything doesn't happen at once” Image of Albert Einstein