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Bridgement Removes Financial Barriers for Small Businesses

Bridgement Removes Financial Barriers for Small Businesses Through Smart Data Use

Cash flow problems are among the most common that small and midsize businesses deal with. Regardless of industry or location, guaranteed access to funding is a primary concern. And according to Daniel Goldberg, CEO of Bridgement, the complications facing these businesses in South Africa can be especially high. On average, it takes five weeks for […]

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Meet Riversands: A Startup Hub Helping South African Entrepreneurs Take Off

This April marks a quarter century since the formal end of apartheid in South Africa, when Nelson Mandela was elected as the country’s first black president. Since then, the country has become the second-largest economy on the continent and home to a dynamic, growing tech scene. But that success has not been evenly distributed. By any measure, according to a World Bank report last year, South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world. “The only hope that this country has is deep, inclusive growth,” says Jenny Retief, CEO of Riversands Incubation Hub, a startup initiative helping the country’s diverse entrepreneurs thrive. “You only get economic resilience and multi-faceted growth by having a lot of business across a lot of industries.”

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