Silicon Cape Must Die. What Must Rise?
I love Cape Town.
I love South Africans.
I love technology.
I love business.
I love crazy people willing to start from nothing.
I love fighters.
I love honesty.
I hate Silicon Cape.
That might sound a bit harsh but rather than talk about what is wrong with it though (I’ve done that before), I’m going to outline what I think Cape Town needs from an organisation that is meant to champion the growth of technology businesses.
Focus, focus, focus.
If Silicon Valley is what people want to become then please go back and read its history. It was not the place it is. It was not diverse, its early success grew from a focused ecosystem of related companies. This is the number one priority for the City of Cape Town.
We need to be known for something.
We need to be great at something.
We need people being poached from company to company for their relevant experience (not just...
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