Month: May 2011

How $5 turned into over $200,000 in 96 hours

How $5 turned into over $200,000 in 96 hours

Before I share this story, I have to say even investing $5 in LinkIn with its IPO last week will not generate this type of returns for you. So how did I manage to turn $5 into $200,000 in a few days? Well it started being introduced to a great Entrepreneur (“Steve”) in the Valley …

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Meeting at Twitter

Meeting at Twitter

One of the reasons for visiting San Francisco was because of a meetup with Claire who authored the book “Twitter for Good” (RLabs features in it and being published August 2011). On a personal note it was a meeting that I was very excited about but at the same time so overwhelmed not knowing what …

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Alien in the Valley

Alien in the Valley

Since my first and awkward encounter with technology and the internet, I’ve always wanted to know what Silicon Valley is all about. My perception has always been that its this mall like place where you have all the technology and web brand names and you can just go in and explore what innovations these companies …

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What do you call two Africans who crossed the Pacific Ocean?

What do you call two Africans who crossed the Pacific Ocean?

Ever heard those “What do you call jokes…” before? Well if you had to ask what you call when two Africans cross the Pacific Ocean then the answer is simple…. you get World Domination and Collaboration. Over the last few months RLabs and NaiLab have been in discussions about a partnership since our first meeting …

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Breaking News: JamiiX in Nigeria

Breaking News: JamiiX in Nigeria

While being in Silicon Valley, our CEO Marlon Parker, concluded a deal with Fasmicro to be the JamiiX partners in Nigeria. Fasmicro has evolved as one of the most innovative embedded systems, Apps and software firms in Nigeria, giving Africa its first Android App Store in addition to creating other fascinating technologies. Fasmicro Locker is …

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RLabs Mobile Advice and Support

RLabs Mobile Advice and Support

A few months ago RLabs as part of the SAFIPA programme hosted Finnish journalists who had an interest in the work we are doing in Cape Town. Below is a video that tells the story of our mobile advice and support service at RLabs, also using the JamiiX solution (grant received by SAFIPA)that was developed …

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Do Great Things – Technology Entrepreneurship in South Africa

Do Great Things – Technology Entrepreneurship in South Africa

Currently in the heart of the tech world in Silicon Valley, I was honoured to be identified as one of 38 Emerging Tech Entrepreneurs in South Africa featured on Memeburn as part of the Old Mutual Entrepreneurship Guide. The list consist of a number of amazing technology entrepreneurs (Video Below) in South Africa and my …

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