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RSAWEB is a well established value- added Internet Services Provider, specialising in True Cloud, Internet access, Web Hosting and Enterprise-class Data Centre solutions. We were the first South African ISP to offer True Cloud servers that could be provisioned online instantly. Our strength lies in our high levels of customer service and our unique approach, we think business solution first, tech second. Since our inception in 2001, we have been building successful relationships with Corporates, SME’s and home-users. Have you tried our Cloud Servers yet?
It started with an email.
What started in 2008 as 3 WordPress enthusiasts who met online, from 3 different countries, is now an international team of designers, developers and support ninjas catering for a passionate community of hundreds of thousands of users.
From our humble beginnings selling a handful of commercial WordPress themes we now offer a huge catalogue of feature rich themes, and a suite of plugins that extend your WordPress experience. Proudly bootstrapped and built around our team’s diverse lifestyles we have big ambitions to become the ultimate WordPress platform provider.
Let’s face it, any old fool can throw together a few slides in PowerPoint and call it a presentation, basically, we're in business because many do.
Missing Link are conference and presentation specialists, and we're out to save the world, one desperate audience at a time. We do this with a combination of tricks; from strategy to visuals, and from video to training. We're also great guys, crazy awesome in fact. But don't hire us because we're fun and interesting, hire us because you're not.
Liquid Thought is a strategy-led digital innovations agency, focused on delivering tailored solutions that enable its Clients to grow and compete more effectively in the online economy. The company prides itself on ideating, building, operating and optimising digital assets that unlock value and deliver returns for its Clients. Whether you are building your online business, have an idea for a new product, need to re-platform your technology or re-imagine your digital presence, our highly skilled team of creatives, engineers and strategists are standing by to partner you in your journey to becoming more digitally relevant.
Startup Workshop Sponsor
Saratoga is a niche professional services business that takes pride in tackling and delivering challenging and complex software projects. We are about more than just creating customised solutions: we offer clients comprehensive business advice, business intelligence, user experience and design, in addition to software development.
Based in Cape Town, we have offices in Johannesburg and an affiliated company in the USA. We offer technology services such as software development, architecture, business and systems analysis and IT strategy. The company is majority owned by the JSE-listed Sekunjalo Group, rated South Africa’s most empowered company by Empowerdex / Financial Mail in 2010.
PayFast is a payment gateway for South Africans. We help thousands of individuals, businesses and charities accept a variety of payments from hundreds of thousands of buyers around the world.
online monitoring and insights sponsor
MyBroadband is the largest IT website in South Africa. As the dominant player in this market MyBroadband attracts over 80% of all traffic to IT websites. Furthermore, MyBroadband is the only IT website to form part of the top 10 largest websites in the country. MyBroadband sees over 1 million unique readers a month who are largely attracted by the quality content and breaking industry news. MyBroadband has the largest social networking platform for IT professionals in SA with over 4,8 million posts and 85,000 registered members. As the largest forum in South Africa, MyBroadband sees a variety of IT professionals and has become a hub of activity for IT and telecommunications discussions.
Bizcommunity.com is South Africa and Africa's leading B2B website, with a focus on the nation's advertising, marketing, media, retail and associated sectors. A daily mix of original and quality news coverage has made bizcommunity.com the vehicle of choice for a diverse online audience. Our portal dedicated to Advertising, Marketing & Media is the key influencer in these sectors in Africa and has become the go-to hub for business drivers, opinion makers and recruiters. We are dedicated to building, showcasing and servicing online business communities in our region.
CapeTownMagazine.com is Cape Town’s (largest) online magazine, with over 550 000 readers per month. The site reaches both locals and international visitors, and its strong, clever use of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, SEO, mobile and Foursquare (etc) has resulted in an average growth of 93% year on year over the last 5 years, allowing the publication to become one of the largest independently owned lifestyle sites in the country. CapeTownMagazine.com has also integrated a true content marketing approach since 2007 (before content marketing was a word). The popular weekly newsletter reaches over 42 000 people per week, giving readers one thing they don’t want to miss, every time again.
Technical Stage Director - Chad Findlay
Chad Findlay is a freelance designer, director and magical consultant. He has directed and designed a number of variety and magic shows in South Africa as well as in Las Vegas; he has directed speciality acts for shows in London, Italy and Sweden and has consulted for TV, film and theatre. He production manages and co-ordinates productions and events as well as working as a digital and print designer for small and large businesses; designing sets and consulting on special effect costumes. Most recently he staged a very successful illusion spectacular at the V&A Waterfront and was magical consultant for the production of Scrooge with Marc Lottering at the Baxter Theatre.
For more information, please visit www.chadfindlay.com.
Press and Speaker Liaison - Katie Findlay
Acting as press and speaker liaison for Net Prophet for the second year now, Katie Findlay is the owner of Edge Digital. Edge Digital is a custom digital consultancy created from a passion for all things digital and social-media orientated. Edge Digital specialises in copy writing, social media platform management and digital strategy.
For more information, please visit edgedigital.co.za.
Official Blog Partner - Memeburn
Burn Media is a multimedia digital publishing house which focuses on the intersection of technology and media, entrepreneurship, cars and gadgets. Its flagship site, Memeburn (pronounced “meem”, not “meh-meh” or “mee mee”) focuses on everything digital in the emerging markets sphere, from current events in the world of social media, mobile and general technology, to in-depth interviews with the likes of WordPress creator and CEO Matt Mullenweg, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley, Evernote CEO Phil Libin, the co-creator of Google Now and entrepreneur Richard Branson as well Naspers CEO Koos Bekker, Wired founder Chris Anderson and StumbleUpon CEO Mark Bartels. It is particularly interested in the BRICs, as well as digital innovation, viral online marketing campaigns and general tech trends. In 2011, Burn Media launched Memeburn’s gadget news and review sister-site Gearburn.com and in 2012, the newest website dedicated to highlighting innovative startups and entrepreneurs, Ventureburn.com. In 2013, car tech site Motorburn.com went live.
For more information, please visit www.memeburn.com.