Finally you can get quality content on your mobile phone that doesn’t consist of a farting monkey ringtone costing R30 a week. Elodie Kleynhans (@elodiek) this week started shooting the Soccer Babes (http://www.soccerbabe.co.za) show with 3 presenters providing a daily dose. If you like what you see in this video, you can subscribe yourself by SMSing ‘SB’ to 31904. (R2.50/show – you’ll need a phone that can play video)
UPDATE: You can view the high-res versions on BlinkTower’s Youtube channel:??http://www.youtube.com/user/blinktowermedia
Disclosure: I am a minority shareholder in BlinkTower, the production company behind the show.
If you’re struggling to put together an Elevator Pitch for next week’s Silicon Cape Networking Event, just focus on answering the following 5 W’s:
1. What does it do?
Begin your answer with, for e.g., “We provide…”
2. Who does it do it for?
For example, say, “For small and medium web design companies…”
3. What’s in it for them?
4. Why is your company different?
with “As opposed to” or “Unlike.”
5. What is your company?
I.e. is it a SaaS company? A BioTech company? A Design company?
Here’s Skyrove’s elevator pitch:
Skyrove makes it easy for anyone to get their own Wi-Fi hotspot and share internet with their guests, tenants or neighbours. In this way Skyrove creates an income for small entrepreneurs while also bringing down the cost of internet to end-users.
What do you think? Does it answer enough of the W’s?
to attend the event (31 March). Email email@example.com
if you’d like to give YOUR 60 second Elevator Pitch
MWEB, Vox, Nexus, Imagine and Afrihost all launched affordable uncapped consumer internet packages just in the last week!
PayPal finally launched
today in South Africa! Standard Bank is launching ‘Instant Money’
and Vodafone announed last month they’ll be bringing us M-PESA
You could say I’ve been giddy with excitement. But, of course, getting PayPal, M-PESA and Uncapped Broadband YEARS after the rest of the world pales in comparison with how excited I get when faced with the opportunity to hear South African entrepreneurs reveal the products they’ve been working on.
Next week the Silicon Cape Initiative will be having its much anticipated 2nd networking event
. This time, instead of having a successful entrepreneur giving a talk, there will be a dozen or so entrepreneurs revealing brand new ideas and businesses
to the Silicon Cape community what they’ve been working on in their garages (or heads!). These talks will be done in the format of a 60 second elevator pitch.
That way, our intrepid entrepreneurs will be forced to say exactly what their product does.
No time for history, market projections or product demos (unless you talk really, really fast)
All you have to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with a short outline of what you’ll be talking about. (i.e. your elevator pitch
Pioneers like FNB/PayPal and MWEB have now created hugely to creating the environment for creating Silicon Cape startups. Anything is now possible. Let’s see what comes out next…