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Silicon Cape

Silicon Cape is a nonprofit company committed to building and catalysing the technology ecosystem in the Western Cape.
Founded in 2009, by Vinny Lingham and Justin Standford, the organisation has grown to over 10 000 individual members, representing over 500 organisations with close ties with other professional bodies such as Wesgro, CITI and Global Entrepreneurship, the government of the Western Cape and the City of Cape Town.
Since its inception it has grown into a recognised organisation that has access to, and represents, the interested of the tech and entrepreneurial communities in the province.
After seven years as a purely volunteer organisation, Silicon Cape has evolved into an NPO with a full time operations team, supported by the Volunteer Board of Directors and Community Council.
Its primary focus is supporting the development of high growth, high tech businesses in the Western Cape to kick-start meaningful economic growth, build new industries and create jobs.
Silicon Cape supports the growth of the ecosystem by attracting the right stakeholders to the ecosystem and by working with entrepreneurs, regulators, governments and corporate businesses to create an environment where startups can thrive.

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Address: Workshop 17
Dock Road, Waterfront
City: Cape Town
Post code: 8001
Country: South Africa
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Registration date:2009 Geographical coverage:regional
Registration place: Type of the association:formal
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