About us

TALENT, TECHNOLOGY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP Talent, Technology and Entrepreneurship are the pillars on which Africa will build a prosperous and sustainable future.

mLab is a tech-centred business working alongside partners to build a vibrant, robust innovation ecosystem. We do this by identifying and nurturing the tech-talent among our youth, supporting budding tech-entrepreneurs and their fledgling businesses, and creating tech that brings about change and improves the lives of all South Africans. We also run a number of pan-African programmes to broaden the reach and impact of our participants and stakeholders alike.

mLab places great importance on driving social and economic impact within the ICT sector. The organisation has a strong focus on empowering youth and driving inclusive innovation within the digital economy. It does this by providing support to its programme participants in order to de-risk them for relevant industry opportunities. These programmes include; Skills Development, Enterprise Development and Technology Development.

mLab is registered as a Not-for-Profit Company (NPC) with public benefit organisation (PBO) status and is a Level 1 B-BBEE service provider. We have proudly partnered with founding partners The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, The Department of Science & Technology, The Innovation Hub, The CSIR, The V&A Waterfront and the World Bank.

When our youth are empowered with the right skills to innovate and create solutions, they unlock the opportunities for new businesses that will drive our economy forward. This is why we support these young innovators, founders and their tech-solutions to build our digitally empowered tomorrow.

mLab is headquartered in Gauteng (Tshwane) and has offices in Limpopo (Polokwane) and Northern Cape (Kimberly). All of these locations offer Tech-StartUp support. Tech-Talent support in the form of the CodeTribe Academy is available in the in the townships and rural provincial locations of Tshwane, Soweto, Tembisa, Kimberley & Polokwane. Through various partnerships, mLab also provides tech support opportuniities within the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) as well as other pan-African markets.