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mPowa, an app for SA youth: here’s why it’s a must have

mPowa, an app for SA youth: here’s why it’s a must have

mPowa is a mobile application created for South African youth, its purpose is to empower young people to improve their employment readiness and direct them to life-changing opportunities. It is a member of the SA Youth Network and aims to fulfil its purpose by creating awareness and granting access to a wide range of support services that surround young people. 

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From mLab to the world: Meet the youngest CEO and COO

From mLab to the world: Meet the youngest CEO and COO

 

This is the era for young entrepreneurs to spark the entrepreneurial spirit in themselves. Karabo Mogajane (25) and Matsiri Gaffane (29) are doing it, the two young men own an e-hailing company called Ambee. 

Ambee is a mobile application developed to address issues currently faced by the e-hailing industry in South Africa.

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You did it, now it’s time to celebrate: Kimberly Codetribe Academy 2022 Graduation

You did it, now it’s time to celebrate: Kimberly Codetribe Academy 2022 Graduation

Graduation day is a very special one, a day dedicated to celebrating progression and honouring the work of students. mLab’s Codetribe Academy in Kimberly in the Northern Cape, held its graduation ceremony on 25 March 2022. Veronica Mahlangu, the Skills Accelerator and Coordinator of the programme described it as a ‘difference maker in society’. 

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mLab’s SwiftVee is 1 of 12 in Google’s Launchpad Africa Programme

mLab’s SwiftVee is 1 of 12 in Google’s Launchpad Africa Programme

Swift Livestock [https://swiftlivestock.co.za/] now known as SwiftVee has been selected as 1 of 12 startups across the continent to participate in Google’s Lauchpad Accelerator Africa programme. This makes them the only South African team selected. The bootcamp kicked-off in Lagos Nigeria and will continue to Nairobi,…

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mLab 2017 Results [Infographic]

mLab 2017 Results [Infographic]

An infographic showcasing mLab 2017 results focusing on new jobs, fund raising activity, impact, outcomes, program results & expansion plan.

mLab Southern Africa, established in 2012, is a youth focused, tech-enabled, innovation, skills development & Startup support organisation in South Africa. The organisation is a registered NPC (non-profit company) with PBO (public benefit organisation) and B-BBEE Level 1 status….

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Join our Ionic Developer Community

Join our Ionic Developer Community

mLab has a growing community of developers who are creating amazing apps on the Ionic Platform and on a regular bases receive requests for Ionic development resources from our partners, industry and entrepreneurs.

If you are a locally based (South Africa) developer or startup with proven experience in Ionic and interested in joining our community to access meet-ups,…

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CodeBus Africa Finishes 100-day Tour on a High Note in Cape Town

CodeBus Africa Finishes 100-day Tour on a High Note in Cape Town

CodeBus Africa’s continent-wide tour empowering youth through creative coding workshops has come to an end in South Africa. Cape Town’s Khayelitsha township served as the project’s final stop with local start-up accelerator mLab, Finnish Aalto University, Nokia, Mehackit and the Embassy of Finland in Pretoria welcoming youth and guests to a wrap-up party on Saturday….

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Space Apps Hackathon taking place this weekend! We were skeptical about continuing with the original date due to the public holidays however it would not be the same experience if we chose to do it independently of the global community.

mLab SA is proud to present The NASA International Space Apps Challenge 2017 this weekend (29th – 30th April) at the Cape Town lab starting promptly at 9:00AM.

Since its inception in 2012, the International Space Apps Challenge has become the world’s largest global hackathon, engaging thousands of citizens across the globe to work together with NASA to build innovative solutions to complex challenges using open source data. Space Apps inspires local innovation communities to convene, ideate and create. Teams of technologists, scientists, thinkers, designers and entrepreneurs work together in a 48-hour sprint to develop solutions to some of the most pressing challenges on Earth and in space.

Is the event limited to just software developers?

Absolutely not, Space Apps projects don’t have to be apps. We need people with all types of skills to participate! Teams need project managers, designers, artists, educators, writers – anyone who can help advance the cause. You can contribute! Participants in the event will collaborate to build software, open hardware, data visualization, and citizen science platform solutions that contribute to solving global challenges that focus on improving life on earth. In fact, most teams will benefit from having non-programmers working with them.
Teams:

A major focus of Space Apps is collaboration. As a participant at Space Apps Cape Town you will work as part of a team of 3-5 people to build a project in response to one of the challenges.

It is not necessary to form a team prior to registering to participate in the Space Apps event. Local organizers will help facilitate team formation for those who do not already have one.

Registration:

To participate in this event, please ensure you register on our website at https://2017.spaceappschallenge.org/locations/cape-town/ the program for the event can also be found there.

Laptops:

BYOD – Bring Your Own Device. We will not be supplying any devices, so keep vigilant with yours.

Social Media:

Join us in engaging with the global community using the official hashtags #spaceapps #spaceappsCT and @spaceapps @mlabSA

Transport:

We will arrange transport for those those who need it on Saturday night at 20h30 only. Help us make the arrangements smoother by getting in touch with us should you need to make use of this service.

We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday!

We are Hiring! Northern Cape & Limpopo

We are Hiring! Northern Cape & Limpopo

mLab Southern Africa

We have a vision to create Africa’s most vibrant technology and innovation ecosystem through building new and inclusive innovation communities, teaching code, hosting lean innovation and co-creation work and accelerating digital start-ups.

With two new mLabs launching this year we are excited to invite applications for mLab &…

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“VISCERAL PODCAST” LAUNCHES SECOND SEASON OF MEDIA PLATFORM FOR AFRICAN WOMEN IN STEM

“VISCERAL PODCAST” LAUNCHES SECOND SEASON OF MEDIA PLATFORM FOR AFRICAN WOMEN IN STEM

Pretoria, South Africa, 21 April 2017, Visceral Media– Visceral Podcast is launching a second season of new content and is available to listeners on iTunes, Stitcher, and SoundCloud.

Visceral Podcast, http://www.visceralpodcast.co.za, is a podcast aimed at promoting women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, in Africa….

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Accelerating Africa’s participation in healthcare innovation through reHealthAfrica

Accelerating Africa’s participation in healthcare innovation through reHealthAfrica

Tshwane, South Africa: mLab Southern Africa, a technology accelerator that focusses on skills, product and enterprise development within the digital innovation economy, today announced the continuation of their partnership with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) aimed at stimulating more open innovation and development within the African Mobile Health and Wellness sector through an initiative called ReHealthAfrica….

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SLUSH GIA is back for 2016! SA entries are open

SLUSH GIA is back for 2016! SA entries are open

Take part in the local South African SLUSH GIA competition to join the Slush 2016 Global Impact Accelerator program!

We are excited to announce that the local Global Impact Accelerator (GIA) competition will again take place in South Africa. This will be the 3rd year South African Startups stand a chance to participate in GIA and experience SLUSH.

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mLab & The Innovation Hub announce new CodeTribes

mLab & The Innovation Hub announce new CodeTribes

mLab and The Innovation Hub expands their CodeTribe Coding Academy to Soweto.

Soweto youth will join the coding revolution with new CodeTribe Academy.

Soweto, South Africa, June 16, 2016 – mLab Southern Africa today announced the expansion of its partnership with The Innovation Hub to empower Soweto youth with mobile development skills….

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Nokia’s Open Innovation Challenge 2016 to develop the Internet of Things for connected automotive, digital health and more

Nokia’s Open Innovation Challenge 2016 to develop the Internet of Things for connected automotive, digital health and more

Challenge open to innovators worldwide developing the technologies of tomorrow in the Internet of Things domains of public safety, connected automotive, industry 4.0, digital health, utilities, security and smart cities

Espoo, Finland – Nokia launched its Open Innovation Challenge for the fourth year running, focusing now on the Internet of Things (IoT) for public safety,

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Launch of Digital Lab Africa platform at DISCOP AFRICA Abidjan A springboard for African talent in multimedia

Launch of Digital Lab Africa platform at DISCOP AFRICA Abidjan A springboard for African talent in multimedia

DISCOP AFRICA Abidjan welcomes the launch of Digital Lab Africa, a call for projects and a platform for African talent in multimedia organised by the French Institute of South Africa, in partnership with DISCOP AFRICA and TRACE.

The objective of Digital Lab Africa is to provide a springboard for African talent in multimedia creation and to make their project happen with the support of French leading companies (studios,…

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mLab and the CSIR partner on mHealth & Wellness Ecosystem

mLab and the CSIR partner on mHealth & Wellness Ecosystem

mLab and the CSIR partner to unlock the local mHealth & Wellness open innovation economy.

mLab Southern Africa and the CSIR announce a new partnership to stimulate more innovation in the Mobile Health & Wellness sector.

Tshwane, South Africa, May 26, 2016 – mLab Southern Africa today announced a new partnership with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) aimed at stimulating more open innovation and development within the Mobile Health and Wellness sector….

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