Google believes Cape Town could be the next big hot spot for tech entrepreneurs
What drives innovation? How did Silicon Valley in San Francisco become the high-tech hub that it is today? Science writer Steven Johnson says connectivity and openness. Stanford University experts say a spirit of adventure, an exceptional workforce and a supportive environment. Whatever it is, Cape Town surely has it – the city is quickly emerging on the world stage as a fresh and colourful capital for entrepreneurs, inventors and brave ideas – affirmed recently when Google chose the Mother City as the pilot site for its new technology incubator, Umbono.