STANDARD BANK GROUP
Standard Bank Group is Africa’s largest bank by asset value, with a 152-year history in South Africa and a presence in the rest of Africa from the early 1990s. We currently operate in 20 countries on the African continent including South Africa, as well as in other selected emerging markets. Our longevity is staying relevant to our customers. Our customers are globally oriented, increasingly interconnected and have a strong desire to progress. We understand this need and have long been an innovator, pioneering multipurpose ATMs and Internet Banking in South Africa and fundamentally changing banking.
Our latest innovations continue to improve convenience and interconnectedness for our customers. Our new tablet banking app, SnapScan, MasterPass and contactless cards, are offerings perfectly attuned to the demands of today’s market.
Our strategy is to build the leading African financial services organisation using all our competitive, innovative and digital advantages for the full benefit of our customers.
APP DEVELOPER PARTNER
Intel Software and Services enables new experiences fuelled by Intel Architecture. In a world where everything computes and connects, Intel Software and Services is how hardware relates to the world around it. We apply our unmatched understanding of how hardware and software work together and take an open approach to fuel innovations, from silicon to devices and into the cloud.
AFRICA GROWTH PARTNER
Terragon Group is a new media business focused on Africa. Based in Nigeria, its tentacles spread across other key markets – Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and India. The Group is made up of three independent but complimentary business units that focus on different aspects of the new media sphere.
Terragon Limited is a leading New Media and Mobile Value Added Services business, focusing on mobile content aggregation and distribution across the African continent, with exclusive rights and licenses to an extensive bouquet of products and services.
Twinpine Network is a mobile advertising business that takes a premium approach, working with brands and publishers to ensure the right ads are matched to the right audience.
Terragon Media Services is a full service digital media agency offering a fresh and innovative approach to digital solutions on the African landscape. Its unique advantage of local knowledge and market solutions make it a one-stop-shop for digital marketing solutions.
THOUGHT LEADER PARTNER
JUNK MAIL DIGITAL MEDIA
Established in 1992, Junk Mail Classifieds is the leading local classifieds in South Africa, bringing buyers and sellers together for over 22 years.
Junk Mail’s digital successes can be substantially attributed to its early adoption of mobile, since 1999. It was one of the first South African companies with a fully functional mobile version of its main web site, a mobile site that outgrows its web counterpart in terms of usage and will soon overtake it.
By further incorporating other mobile technology and services within its classified ads model – such as being the first and still the only classifieds that accepts ad placed through SMS (since 2002), a partnership with the mobile orientated social network Mxit (since 2011), and the Junk Mail mobile apps for smartphones (including BlackBerry) – Junk Mail has become known as a mobile leader in the South African classifieds industry.
AfriLabs is a network of 30 technology innovation hubs in 15 countries across Africa. It was founded in 2011 with a desire to build a community around rapidly emerging tech hubs – spaces that serve as physical nexus points for developers, entrepreneurs, and investors. AfriLabs is working through these spaces to build an innovation infrastructure that will encourage the growth of Africa’s knowledge economy by supporting the development of start-ups, technology, and innovation.
AfriLabs aims to support the growth of a technology and innovation economy across Africa. We believe that investing in an infrastructure for indigenous technology innovation and knowledge creation – with hubs serving as centers of excellence – enables Africa to participate in the global knowledge/innovation marketplace, thereby stimulating economic growth.
AppCircus is a unique global traveling showcase of the most creative and innovative apps presented by their creators during some of the most influential international events in mobile/web.
AppCircus is open to developers, startups and any other organization and offers each participant a chance to get a nomination to the Mobile Premier Awards. AppCircus is powered by dotopen.
The Centurions is a global executive networking group for the digital entertainment business. Founded 5 years ago, the Centurions event has now established itself as the who’s who in digital entertainment. Events run ever 3 months in London along with events in New York, Istanbul and Munich.
By joining the Centurions’ growing VIP list you automatically get connected to all our members and invited to all our events across the world. To become a member and get more information on our events visit www.centurionsconnected.com.
The Direct Marketing Association of South Africa (DMASA) is the pre-eminent direct marketing association in South Africa for all interactive and direct marketing disciplines, channels and technologies. The Association is a broad-based, well-funded and responsible organisation that is the direct marketing community’s leading:
• Advocate, manager and authority on key public policy issues affecting direct marketers;
• Provider of knowledge, leading-edge interactive and direct marketing intelligence and professional development opportunities; and
• Catalyst for networking and business opportunities within the direct marketing community.
The IAB South Africa (formerly known as DMMA) is an independent, voluntary, non-profit association focused on growing and sustaining a vibrant and profitable digital industry within South Africa.
The IAB South Africa currently represents over 200 members including online publishers, brands, educational institutions, creative, media and digital agencies. Our aim is to provide our members with a platform via which they can engage, interact and address digital issues of common interest, thereby stimulating learning and commerce within the South African digital space.
The IAB South Africa represents the South African digital industry to all sectors including the marketing community, the media, the South African government and the public. We also act as the body through which international players can enter the South African digital market.
JoziHub is a co-creation space in Johannesburg dedicated to creating sustainable change in Africa.
South Africa has the most developed telecommunications industry on the continent (there are more SIM cards than people). Within the context of this dynamic country, Johannesburg continues to be the engine room of the African economy and the perfect location for an incubator created to kickstart and accelerate innovation in the tech and social spheres.
We foster a culture of openness and innovation – providing a space to share ideas, collaborate and explore the opportunities created by the social and technological changes that are transforming our continent. In addition to providing a stimulating working environment we provide our members with access to a network of innovators and inspirational events and activities.
MEF is the global trade association for companies wishing to monetize their products & services via mobile. Headquartered in London with operational chapters and offices in Asia, EMEA, Latin America, Middle East, Africa and North America, MEF is a member network with international reach and strong local representation; ideally placed to drive market growth.
Established in 2000, MEF represents the total mobile ecosystem providing an impartial and powerful voice for pioneering companies from across the mobile content and commerce value chain.
mLab Southern Africa is a mobile solutions laboratory and startup accelerator that provides entrepreneurs and mobile developers with the support they need to develop innovative mobile applications and services.
Our goal is to help build sustainable technology businesses by helping their founders mobilize their services and products to take advantage of the rapid growing base of mobile consumers in Africa and around the world. We support the development of mobile solutions in the consumer, design, enterprise, public and gaming sectors.
mLab SA is based at The Innovation Hub in Tshwane, South Africa, with virtual programs throughout southern Africa and plans to expand our labs to most major hubs in the region.
The Mobile Marketing Association of South Africa (MMA SA) is part of a premier global non-profit trade association representing all players in the mobile marketing value chain. The MMA is an action-oriented organization with global focus, regional actions and local relevance. Our primary focus is to establish mobile as an indispensable part of the marketing mix.
MMA members include agencies, advertisers, hand held device manufacturers, wireless operators and service providers, retailers, software and services providers, as well as any company focused on the potential of marketing via the mobile channel.
The MMA works to promote, educate, measure, guide and protect the mobile marketing industry worldwide.
For more information, please visit www.mmasa.org
Mobile Monday is a global community of mobile industry visionaries, developers and influentials fostering cooperation and cross-border business development through virtual and live networking events to share ideas, best practices and trends from global markets. Mobile Monday has the following objectives:
• To encourage innovation within the mobile sector.
• To facilitate networking between small and large companies, and between local and foreign.
• To help local companies effectively participate in international initiatives through the import and export of visions, concepts, technologies, know-how and best practices.
• To present innovative visions, trends, studies and forecasts from the mobile marketplace.
• To facilitate and create partnerships.
• To contribute to the education of the broader public through its publications, online presence and media partnerships.
Mobile Monday is organized by a group of dedicated volunteers from around the country. Originating in Helsinki, Finland, in the year 2000, Mobile Monday has grown into the world’s leading mobile community.
Mobile Monday South Africa manages the Mobile Monday Joburg, Mobile Monday Cape Town and Mobile Monday Durban chapters of Mobile Monday in South Africa; we handle all sponsorship and event organization for every event.
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 global 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.
The concept of the Silicon Cape is not owned or controlled by any single 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 firstly to start a conversation – to plant a seed and foster the concept of the Silicon Cape in people’s minds and on their lips around the world as the emerging Silicon Valley of Africa, and to assist in the creation of 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. This will in turn create real benefits for the country, the Cape and its residents and stakeholders, and assist in attracting further foreign direct investment into South Africa.
Find out more at www.siliconcape.com
VC4Africa is the largest community of venture capitalists, angels and entrepreneurs dedicated to building businesses on the African continent. We connect good ideas with the network, information, and capital they need to realize their potential.
We have members in 159 countries and support over 1,000 ventures gaining traction in over 30 African markets. We have hosted more than 35 VC4Africa meet ups around the world.
Ventures Publishing International introduced its flagship business magazine, Ventures Africa, in November of 2012. Since then, Ventures Africa has grown into one of the fastest selling business magazines in Africa, while its website has become one of the most visited business sites in Africa.
Ventures Africa is a magazine that chronicles stories of Africa’s thriving entrepreneurs and companies doing business on the African continent and in the diaspora. It is a reference point for business people, entrepreneurs and thought leaders in Africa and around the world.
Ventures Africa also has a robust online news service (www.ventures-africa.com) that publishes news on business, entrepreneurship, investments and trade across Africa’s major economies.
ONLINE MEDIA PARTNER
Bizcommunity.com is Africa’s premier promotional and news distribution channel, with a mix of daily industry news designed to enable and connect business communities in our region.
2.63 million monthly page views and 4.7 million monthly newsletters make Bizcommunity.com the go-to place for advertisers, PR professionals, companies and individuals to share business news, opportunities and events.
Bizcommunity.com’s Press Offices allow distribution of professional business-to-business news to more than 370,000 African marketing, media and business communities in Africa and the rest of the world.
Join the Bizcommunity: Apply to become a thought leader contributor, subscribe to industry newsletters, get a profile, list your company and follow opportunities in the biggest multi-industry news website in Africa.
OXFORD BUSINESS GROUP
Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.
OBG offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.
OBG’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG’s online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.
Find out more at www.oxfordbusinessgroup.com
AppsAfrica.com is a dedicated portal for mobile app developers, start-ups and techies across Africa. We provide the latest news, reviews and events for the mobile and tech communities across Africa. We also showcase the latest apps from all over Africa, so get in touch and send us your latest innovation.
Based in London, Balancing Act combines online publishing with consultancy work. With 10,000 readers across the continent and outside, the English and French speaking newsletters have already become a “must read” among decision-makers in the fast growing telecommunications and ICT sectors. Through its pay-for reports, Balancing Act has built a catalogue of publications that provides in-depth knowledge on the state of the telecommunications and Internet markets, both sectorally and on a country-by-country basis in Africa. Balancing Act also offers industry-focused consultancy services for public and private sector clients.
DevelopingTelecoms is the on-line information portal for communications in developing and emerging markets. Providing daily news updates, reviews and analysis of mobile and fixed-wire markets, technology and products DevelopingTelecoms is the leading information source for communications professionals focused on emerging markets. And with 500,000 hits per month, DevelopingTelecoms is a powerful communications channel for businesses wanting to advertise.
Visit www.developingtelecoms.com now and keep up-to-date with ICT in emerging markets.
Geekulcha is where the young, talented, creative and ambitious IT minds meet to learn, share their knowledge, connect with industry leaders, get exposure and put their skills to work.
Enterprise54 is Africa’s leading media social enterprise founded to inform, network and empower African entrepreneurs. The company publishes the latest news and resources, freshest stories, and biggest events on entrepreneurship across the continent.
htxt.africa is South Africa’s newest and most exciting tech blog, covering everything from the top end of government IT investment and spending down to maker culture, hackspaces and – well, generally – fun. We cover far more of the latter than the former, in fact, and aim to make this the number one community for genuinely interesting stuff that’s coming from South Africa and the rest of the continent.
We love games, 3D printers, start-ups and innovative apps that will save the world. We believe that all across the continent, tech is making a difference to people’s lives in ways that are revolutionising living and working. htxt.africa was born of the absolute certainty that there’s a tremendous amount of stuff that’s going on, and no-one is covering this stuff with the care, attention and enthusiasm that it deserves.
IT NEWS AFRICA
ITNewsAfrica Publishing (ITNA) is a Pan-African news provider and events manager. It serves a niche audience within the information technology sector and has established itself as the must-visit destination for IT and telecom professionals and executives.
Through its online presence, editorial content (African Innovator Magazine) and tailored managed events, it provides a platform that informs ICT professionals about the latest developments in the industry and encourages interaction between business people.
It is ITNA’s mission is to promote the abundant opportunities for Africans in ICT, to encourage investment by government agencies and the private sector, and to serve as the bridge into Africa for IT businesses looking to establish a presence in key markets on the continent.
ITNA is a highly regarded international media partner, partnering with such prestigious international conferences as Mobile Web Africa, AfricaCom, The ITU Telecom Summit, Mobile World Congress, GITEX and the IDC CIO Summit, amongst others.
The company has a solid track record of maximizing advertiser ROI and its editorial team is made up of a select network of passionate content contributors and journalists.
Find out more at www.ITNewsAfrica.com
mobiThinking from dotMobi provides everything marketers need to know to help take their brand mobile. The site is packed with practical advice and insight on mobile web and mobile marketing from the world’s top practitioners, plus insight into what the future will hold. With practical guides, briefings, interviews, showcase sites, videos, case studies and essential tools all available for free, mobiThinking is the essential resource for mobile marketing novices and experts alike.
Find out more at www.mobithinking.com
SMART MONKEY TV
Smart Monkey TV is a web TV channel that provides interesting interviews with people who know what they’re talking about and have something to say for those who are curious. Topics covered include: Emerging Business; Emerging Media; Emerging Cultures; Emerging History; and Development 2.0.
Find out more at www.smartmonkeytv.com
TechCabal is a conversation about technology that breaks from the traditional news cycle, hits the streets, and gets into the trenches to understand the dynamics of local startup and tech culture.
Find out more at www.techcabal.com
TechLoy is West Africa’s leading technology, mobile and start-up news site. As an independent source for breaking technology news, informed opinion and unbiased analysis, TechLoy.com is at the heart of today’s Internet companies, tomorrow’s mobile innovations, emerging entertainment technologies and web culture with incisive insights and coverage of key African markets. With a monthly average of over 250,000 page views (over 10,000 daily page views) and more than 35,000 unique visitors monthly on average, TechLoy.com is the most prolific breaking tech news site, providing analysis of web, mobile and social media trends within emerging African markets.
Find out more at www.techloy.com
TechMoran is the leading destination for breaking news from Africa’s disruptive technology companies. Young innovative startup entrepreneurs launching innovative web, mobile and hardware startups are our bias. Our main mission is to stir tech innovation and a culture of entrepreneurship on the continent.
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