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Methys leads the launch of Cape Town French Tech Hub

On Wednesday, March 16, the Cape Town French Tech Hub was officially launched at a cocktail dinner organized by the French Tech team, gathering both South African and French tech entrepreneurs and institutions.  On this occasion, key South African and French personalities expressed their welcoming of the initiative: Patricia de Lille, Executive Mayor of Cape Town Elisabeth Barbier, Ambassador of France in South Africa Tim Harris, CEO Wesgro Daniel Guasco, Chairman of Silicon Cape Camille ...

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Methys proudly supports the launch of French Tech Cape Town

On January 28th of 2016, French Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs Emmanuel Macron announced Cape Town, one of the most innovative hub in Africa, as one of the 6 new “French Tech Hubs”. Cape Town, South Africa therefore joins San Francisco, London, Tokyo, New York or Hong Kong amongst the host of these Hubs, located at the heart of the most innovative cities in the world. “La French Tech” is a increasingly powerful force aggregating thousands of companies, ranging ...

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Methys Labs’ startup Powertime wins the DigiWorld Africa & Middle East Award

Montpellier, France – November 19th, 2015 – We could not be happier! One of our Methys lab start-up, Powertime, just won the Digiworld Summit Award for Africa & Middle East along with three other inspiring start-ups that were competing for the regions Americas, Asia, and Montpellier. The DigiWorld Summit Award is an initiative in partnership with La French Tech and IDATE that recognises digital industry start-ups founded by French entrepreneurs outside France. The award was decided...

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SA’s Powertime to spin out PayGenius ahead of funding bid

Cape Town-based company Powertime, which allows users to buy prepaid electricity and airtime as well as pay municipality bills online, is to spin out its payment solutions division PayGenius as a separate entity this year as it looks to raise funding for the new company. Powertime was founded in 2009, but only launched PayGenius in 2011 following the success of its mobile apps and the increasing demand for online and merchant payment solutions. PayGenius offers innovative payment solutions: ...

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Win a dev grant for your business with the Methys Labs Innovation Challenge

As part of an initiative to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in South Africa, international technology group Methys is offering Western Cape entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch an innovative project and receive a R100,000 subsidy in development value for a website or mobile app. The Methys Labs Innovation Challenge aims at supporting the seeding of innovative start-ups in the Western Cape. A total development value of R100,000 – to be used against development of either a digital ...

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