Darlene Menzies – Finalist in AWIEF Awards, Tech Entrepreneur Category

We are proud and honoured to announce that Finfind’s CEO Darlene Menzies is a finalist in the 2018 African Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards in the Tech Entrepreneur category. She is one of five finalists in her category with entrants from 16 countries. The aim of the AWIEF Awards is to promote excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation amongst …

Alice Leah of Finfind to Speak at the Durban Business Fair

This year the Durban Business Fair celebrates its twenty year anniversary, a milestone for the city and its business community. The Fair started off as the SMME Fair in 1998. Finfind at the Durban Business Fair Alice Leah, Finfind’s Operations Manager will be speaking on 21 September at the Techzone on the “Art of Networking” Alice explains that her five …

Venture Central – a Digital Home for South Africa’s Entrepreneurs

South Africa’s entrepreneurs need a home – a centralised national portal that aggregates all the resources. This is Simodisa’s new Venture Central. Now more than ever has there been a greater emphasis on entrepreneurship, its impact and its ability to contribute significantly towards creating jobs and growing our economy.  However, the current South African entrepreneurship ecosystem is facing significant challenges. …

Download SA SMME Access to Finance Report

Finfind’s inaugural ‘SA SMME Access to Finance Report’ was launched on 10 July 2018 in Johannesburg. The report analyses a unique data set, provided by Finfind, of SMME funders and SMMEs seeking finance. It was sponsored by the SA SME Fund and identifies access to finances challenges, gaps and potential solutions.  The Finfind 2017 cleaned data sample of 11 033 …

Elon Musk: Taking Risks and Changing the Status Quo

By Darlene Menzies, CEO Finfind I just listened to a thought-provoking and encouraging interview with Elon Musk. Short video clips are my favourite way of consuming information. I’m sure there are differing views about Elon, there usually are when it comes to pioneers, disruptors, radical thinkers, paradigm shifters, revolutionaries – those who challenge and change the status quo. Whatever your …

Challenge Prizes Take Innovation to the Crowd

If you are searching for a solution do you ask the experts or the crowd? Challenge prizes take innovation outside the research establishment – and they are getting more popular. On 12 June 1979, a scraggly Californian fitness buff, Bryan Allen, found himself hovering a foot or so above the English Channel in a box wrapped in polyester film, pedalling …