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Impact Snapshot 2014-2018

Impact Snapshot 2014-2018

mLab Impact Report_WEB_102019 Since 2012, mLab has become a leader in opening up opportunities for youth and innovators in the digital sector. What started as a platform for supporting the development of impactful mobile applications from idea to launch has evolved into a multifaceted organisation focused on building Africa’s most vibrant digital innovation ecosystem. We continue building this vision for 2019 and…

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BOOST UP your business 2019

BOOST UP your business 2019

mLab and TIA (Technology Innovation Agency) brings you the local leg of BOOST UP! This forms part of regional events in five countries in the SADC region and is powered by the Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS) and it’s Connected Hubs programme. Regional events will be hosted in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.   BOOST…

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HealthTech

HealthTech

mLab Southern Africa Press release: [Cape Town, South Africa] 23 July 2018 HealthTech Market Maps: 50+ companies redefining health in South Africa The healthtech opportunities defined in two infographics from mLab and reHealthAfrica Click Images to view full Infographics mLab, as part of its reHealthAfrica project in partnership with CSIR and the DST, has created…

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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, Kenya next month. From mLab Accelerator programme to Google…

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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…

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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…

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GLOBAL IMPACT ACCELERATOR 2017

GLOBAL IMPACT ACCELERATOR 2017

APPLICATIONS FOR 2017 ARE NOW CLOSED WHAT IS SLUSH? During what is – let’s be honest – the sh*ttiest weather season of the year, Slush brings together the leading actors of the global tech scene to Helsinki for something very special. Described by many as “Burning Man meets TED”, the event has grown in just…

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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…
We are Hiring! Northern Cape

We are Hiring! Northern Cape

Role: Junior Intern Coordinator Kimberley, Northern Cape This internship is perfect for someone who is fascinated by the digital economy and wants to contribute to the shaping of the tech landscape in the Northern Cape. This is a diverse role in nature and will require an interest in technology, problem solving and a passion for…

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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. Visceral Podcast is changing the narrative about women in…

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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…

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Terms of Reference for Consultants

Terms of Reference for Consultants

mLab Southern Africa, in partnership with the World Bank’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship unit task team, is seeking Consultants to assist with a number of strategic programmes. Consultants are invited to apply for the following ToR’s: Consultant Expansion (Opportunity is being re-advertised) Consultant Operations and M&E (Monitoring & Evaluation) (Opportunity is being re-advertised) Please apply by emailing your…

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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…

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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. “This is such…

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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…

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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…

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DEMOLA South Africa coming July 2016

DEMOLA South Africa coming July 2016

mLab Southern Africa joins the International DEMOLA Network with the first DEMOLA planned in Cape Town. mLab Southern Africa and the Demola Network announce a partnership to launch Demola in South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa, May 24, 2016 – mLab Southern Africa today announced a new partnership with the international DEMOLA Network. The partnership…

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New App Fund Launched

New App Fund Launched

NEW TIA MLAB PARTNERSHIP TO STIMULATE MORE LOCAL MOBILE INNOVATION TIA and mLab Southern Africa announce new early stage fund to stimulate more South African mobile innovation by start-ups. Tshwane, South Africa, April 28, 2016 – mLab Southern Africa today announced the launch of a new APP Fund established in partnership with the Technology Innovation Agency which…

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2016 Space Apps Challenge

2016 Space Apps Challenge

2016 marks the 5th Annual International Space Apps Challenge, mLab Southern Africa has been the proud host of this event since 2013 when it was just at 60 global locations, now the challenge has grown to more than 150 cities from around the world with mLab adding new locations in Cape Town and Kimberley. SAVE…

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Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals

mLab is currently looking for service providers, preferably small enterprises or consultancies to assist us with a number of key deliverables. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for any of the following opportunities then please complete the form at the bottom of this page and we will schedule some time to discuss these…

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Workshop: Simulation-based UI design – 19 March

Workshop: Simulation-based UI design – 19 March

How do you know if a UI is good or bad? Are there other, more systematic, ways to design good UI’s that divine inspiration?   In this workshop we will look into ways of evaluating the effectiveness and “goodness” of different UI designs and looks into simulation as a method for consistently designing good ones.The workshop…

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