The tools SA’s techpreneurs use to run their startups

Updated on 22 September 2014

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Silicon Cape Initiative, the Western Cape based community of tech entrepreneurs, startups and incubators, recently conducted a survey of their network of tech startups, to find out the most popular tools used by startups and their founders. This included everything from the preferred choice of mobile devices and cellular networks to social media platforms and banks.

Tech tools

It’s interesting to note that when it comes to mobile devices, techpreneurs prefer to use Apple iPhone (34%) and Samsung (24%) smartphones. Apple comes out tops again as 34% of the laptops used by these startups are Apple Macs.

79% of the startups surveyed are active on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, which they access mainly via their laptops (63%) rather than mobiles (37); this comes as a surprise as most South Africans access the internet with their mobiles.

Business banking

When it came to business banking, FNB came out ahead with 38% of startups choosing the bank. This was followed by Standard Bank in second place, and Nedbank and Absa tied in third place. Capitec, which earlier this year was revealed to be South Africa’s favourite bank in the Business Times Intellidex Bank of the Year survey, only manages to come in fourth place.

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