8Bit named one of 5 tech startups in Africa to make it big.

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8Bit named one of 5 tech startups in Africa to make it big.

We were honored to be named one of 5 tech startups that could make it big by How We Made it in Africa, and wanted to share what they had to say about our vision for the future of content management and discovery.

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We're Hiring!

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We're Hiring!

We're looking for amazing people to come join our core team here at 8Bit. We want those of you who like to work hard, laugh a lot and want to build something big. Something we believe could change the way people engage with websites on a daily basis. Find out if you're the black sheep we're looking for.

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8Bit named one of 20 startups redefining TIA

8Bit named one of 20 startups redefining TIA

So for those of you not born and bred in Africa, you may be wondering what on earth TIA is. Well the answer is simple, "This is Africa."

We were extremely happy to see ourselves named one of 20 startups in Africa redefining the term by GeekTime.com.

The list features a whole bunch of amazing startups including our good friends eKaya [If you're looking for a place to stay in Cape Town, give them a try]

Thanks to GeekTime.com for such a great piece and for bringing attention to the work all these amazing startups are doing in Africa.

Read the full piece right here [Click]

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8Bit featured in the November issue of Forbes Africa

8Bit featured in the November issue of Forbes Africa

8Bit featured in the November issue of Forbes Africa

Our collective jaws hit the floor after finding out 8Bit had been featured in the latest [November] issue of Forbes Africa. 8Bit was included in a list of 10 of the most promising technology companies in Cape Town. A prestigious list that included some of our favourite startups from our hometown.

Innovation is becoming the cornerstone of business. These are 10 of the most promising technology companies in Cape Town.

Unfortunately the magazine only comes in print form so you'll need to go pick up an issue to read the amazing article by Thomas Maree. If you do pick one up be sure to tweet us your thoughts.

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8Bit in the Semi Finals of PITCH at Web Summit in Dublin

8Bit in the Semi Finals of PITCH at Web Summit in Dublin

As we previously shared 8Bit was invited to pitch in the annual PITCH competition at this years Web Summit in Dublin.

we were honoured to be participating in PITCH, as a part of a select group of 200 startups. PITCH is described as a battle to crown the best startup of 2014 and is present by Coca-Cola and Web Summit. The list included only 3 African startups alongside other leading startups from around the world.

After pitching first on Day 1 of the Summit, 8Bit was announced as one of the 20 finalists to progress through to the semi-finals of the competition, and was the only startup from the small group of African entrants to make it into the semi-finals. Unfortunately 8Bit did not progress to the final three but was knocked out by the eventual winner BroadStone.

Founder and CEO, Tom Kennedy had this to say about the competition, “We were extremely honoured to have been given the opportunity to present our vision for the future of content discovery and aggregation on a global platform like PITCH at Web Summit. Making the semi finals against so many leading startups was an amazing vote of confidence in what we’re trying to achieve at 8Bit. We’ve had such amazing support from our amazing group of BETA publishers and we can’t wait to expand this group in the coming weeks. We really were blown away by the support that came through from South Africa

About Web Summit

Described as “the best technology conference on the planet.” Web Summit is also widely considered to be the largest tech gathering in the world and is attended by 20,000 of the worlds leading tech enthusiasts, investors and startups. 

8Bit Heads to Dublin

8Bit Heads to Dublin

8Bit was lucky enough to be a part of Alpha at this years Web Summit in Dublin. You can catch us exhibiting in the news section on day 3. If you're around be sure to come say hi and see what we've been up to. We're also one of only 3 startups from Africa invited to pitch in the anual PITCH competition, so wish us luck!

About Web Summit

Described as “the best technology conference on the planet.” Web Summit is also widely considered to be the largest tech gathering in the world and is attended by 20,000 of the worlds leading tech enthusiasts, investors and startups. 

 

8Bit named one of the 10 best startups in Africa by Web Summit

8Bit named one of the 10 best startups in Africa by Web Summit

8Bit named one of the 10 best startups in Africa by Web Summit

We were extremely honoured to be named one of the Web Summit's favourite startups that will be representing the African continent. The list features some amazing startups, predominantly from Nigeria and South Africa.

You can read the original post by Web Summit here [Click]

The annual summit is massive to say the least and with 20 000 expected attendees, 400 speakers and 2 000 startups exhibiting over the weekend. It's no surprise it's been called, "the largest tech gathering on earth."

Some notable keynote speakers from across the world of tech and business include John Sculley, Former CEO of Apple, Peter Thiel of Founders Fund, Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, Jay Bregaman, Founder of Hailo and Anna Patterson of Google.

We can't wait to represent Africa at Web Summit, and if you're around be sure to come find us and see what we've been up to.

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