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24 Jan

SMME Job Creation in South Africa Report: A GEC+Africa 2024 Legacy Project

The National Planning Commission (NPC) recently released its ten-year review of the National Development Plan (NDP). The NDP review revealed that the vision for South Africa outlined in the NDP has not been realised over the past decade. The review revealed that the NDP has been marginalised, leading to fragmented planning and ineffective implementation. The report lists the reasons for not meeting the NDP goals as varied and interconnected, including systemic issues exacerbated by factors like the COVID-19 pandemic, unsuitable policies, declining governance, corruption, rising crime and growing social fragmentation.

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26 Jun

The Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2023

The Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2023 (GSER 2023) is a comprehensive analysis of the current state of startup ecosystems worldwide. Now in its 11th year, the GSER provides insights into the world’s leading startup ecosystems, emerging trends, and key challenges facing entrepreneurs. It is based on extensive research and analysis of data from 3.5 million startups across 290 global ecosystems and over a decade of independent research and providing policy advice to more than 145 clients in over 50 countries to date.

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9 Jun

Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2023

StartupBlink is a global startup map and research center, working to uncover insights about trends affecting the global startup ecosystem.

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22 Jun

How to launch a startup without spending a fortune on marketing

If only there was a one-size-fits-all approach to guarantee a successful startup launch and ongoing traction. Novice entrepreneurs are eager to label their companies “the Apple of X” or “the Uber of Y” in an effort to reach those ranks that much more quickly.

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22 Jun

Why We Need More Nontechnical Founders In Tech Startups

The world has changed dramatically over the last few decades, primarily as a result of technological advances that have impacted the way we do everything, from brushing our teeth to managing our finances.

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22 Jun

His Goal For His Startup Was $1 Million In Sales, But He Couldn’t Crack $1,000

What happens when startup leaders let their expectations get in the way of their goals.

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