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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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Methys enjoys the AppCampus experience

To be honest, I thought I had an idea of what it would be like, but once it kicked off, all my expectations where changed. So I suppose the next question you would ask is, were your expectations changed for the better or worse? …. Well, I would have to say AppCampus exceeded expectations, from world-class offices, helpful and friendly AppCademy team, to the top draw lecturers brought in to share their experiences and spread their knowledge. AppCampus is a mobile application accelerator program...

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