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    Default Locating a Internet Start up, JoBurg, Capetown

    hi

    so if you where going to start looking for your first offices, and start getting established, as a internet startup. Where would you decide ?, Its a internet product, you don't have a geographical area that you service.

    1. the potentail pool of emplyees must be good, smart and have the "startup" mentality.
    2. infustructure, decnt offices, good rent, ect.

    where would you recomend.
    JHB, CPT, PE

    thanks

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    Johannesburg.
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    Durban
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    Cape Town
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    Quote Originally Posted by moggie View Post
    Durban
    More specifically Mtunzini. With the promised redundancy it should be a great link to the internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PythonFSi View Post
    Cape Town
    That's what I said... and for good reason too.

    Near Melkbosstrand... WACS landing there soon!
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    thanks for the fast replys on Saturday afternoon, nogal. can you guys motivate why you say a specific place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by czc View Post
    Johannesburg.
    Center of Commerce in SA.
    Many internet companies already located in Johannesburg.
    Range of rental prices to be found.
    Many talented people in Johannesburg, although I guess more creative ones in Cape Town.

    By internet product I'm guessing non-perishable and something that people don't have to see to buy online.
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    hi,

    its a web 2.0 concept, so facebook, google, myspace type of product.

    maybe it makes it a bit more clearer

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    As close to your hosting company as possible... in an area that has decent cable infrastructure!
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    Johannesburg or Cape town, up to you really. Cape town my be a little more glamorous though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by moggie View Post
    As close to your hosting company as possible... in an area that has decent cable infrastructure!
    Well Telkom built cybernest in Cape Town and SEACOM terminates and other datacenters are located in Rosebank I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by czc View Post
    Well Telkom built cybernest in Cape Town and SEACOM terminates and other datacenters are located in Rosebank I think.
    Telkom has an even bigger datacentre in Centurion... and smaller ones in almost every major city.
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    Look at cost of living. If you are a start up money will be tight and Cape Town is ridiculously expensive.

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