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Applications for the 12 week Accelerator Programme are officially open!

Exciting opportunity for start-ups who wants to join our 12 week Accelerator programme in Cape Town The Innovation Incubator and Accelerator (InnovIA) programme runs over a 12 week period (05 September – 25 November), enabling aspiring Cape Town based social innovators and entrepreneurs to build scalable...

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Media Release: InnovIA 2016 Applications now open

Applications for the RLabs Innovation Incubator and Accelerator (InnovIA) 2016 programme are now open. Aspirant social innovators and entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference in the world and building scalable social enterprises are invited to apply online.   The RLabs InnovIA programme, now in its...

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Applications open for RLabs Innovation Accelerator 2016

Applications for the RLabs Innovation Incubator and Accelerator (InnovIA) 2016 programme are now open. Aspirant social innovators and entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference in the world and building scalable social enterprises are invited to apply here.   We are thrilled to be partnering with,...

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Stories of HOPE: From drug dealer to spreading HOPE

In a neighbourhood where youth believed joining a gang was part of life, Brent Williams fell into this trap which led to a life of drug dealing and violence. Previously known as a kind person, he joined a gang and was soon addicted to methamphetamine...

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RLabs Innovation Showcase

Last week RLabs proudly launched 10 new social innovations through our Innovation Showcase. The article below featured in Disrupt Africa Cape Town-based social impact incubator RLabs has showcased ten new startups that have graduated from its Innovation, Incubation and Accelerator (InnovIA) Programme, bringing the total number...

GoVarsity shines in Europe

One of the RLabs alumni start-ups, GoVarsity, have been selected by ED Tech in Europe to share their insights on helping more young people from disadvantaged communities to access higher education and the role of technology in education. GoVarsity, the 2013 Innovate Cape Winner, has been...

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Second milestone for the InnovIA teams.

On Wednesday 5th of August, the Innovia teams pitched their 2nd trimester presentations and the Vangate Youth Cafe were extremely hospitable as they allowed us to host the session in their space. The teams were joined by guest entrepreneurs Marwaan Sasman and Roger Norton as well as...

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Crowdfunding Bitcoin for Early Childhood Development

RLabs in partnership with technology start-up Uusi have launched a new initiative, RLabs mToto, where Bitcoin is used to crowdfund specific Early Childhood Development (ECD) project at centres in townships and low-income communities in South Africa. Bitcoin is a form of digital currency that is...

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Second Trimester of InnovIA

The Innovia teams have completed the 1st trimester of the incubation period and are now in their 2nd trimester.   The Innovians pitched a basic prototype of their product on Friday, 29th May with the aim to prove that the market needs what they have to offer....

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Development Studio breaking new ground

RLabs in partnership with the BBC Connected Studio, BBC News Labs and BBC World Service hosted a Development Studio event the last 2 days. The challenge that the team had to address was how young people in Africa will access BBC and Digital audio content....