FAQ

Why the Cape? Does Silicon Cape exclude the rest of South Africa?

The Western Cape has been recognized as an emerging technology hub by the likes the Global Technology and Emerging Markets Study. It is a great place launch and sustain early state startups that have the capacity to evolve into high impact businesses. By focusing resources in the Cape, we are supporting the long term economic growth of the country.

Who owns the name and the brand Silicon Cape?

You, and everybody else, who believes in growing the technology ecosystem in the Western Cape, and the rest of South Africa. (http://ventureburn.com/2015/11/why-is-cape-town-a-world-class-hub-for-tech-startups/
http://disrupt-africa.com/2015/01/cape-town-identified-coming-tech-hub/)
If you are interested in using our brand in your communications please get in touch with marketing@siliconcape.com so that we can assist you in sourcing the right artwork and information.

Who chooses the Board and Council?

The Board of Directors is selected from previous council members who have proven their commitment and actively contributed to the organisation.

The council is selected at an open community meeting and any member of Silicon Cape is welcome to attend and voting is done both in person and digitally. To keep informed of when the next elections are taking place please sign up to the newsletter [link].

Does Silicon Cape provide funding to startups or sponsorship for other events or programmes?

No. Silicon Cape supports the community with non-financial resources. We do however, have information that will assist companies in pursuing funding opportunities.