Category: Innovation

A demo of our Angel service in 2009

A demo of our Angel service in 2009

Below is a demo on video of our Angel service in 2009. We have ventured far on this journey celebrating more than 300,000 people on Angel and serving more than 26 million conversations through the counseling service since officially launching early 2008. You can find a published paper on the service in the South African …

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Three lessons I’ve learned at Mxit in developing a Social Good Application

Three lessons I’ve learned at Mxit in developing a Social Good Application

Over the last few months I’ve had the privilege to work with the greatest minds in technology in South Africa at Mxit. Seeing how Mxit, Africa’s largest mobile social network, are being used for social change has always fascinated me hence for the work I’ve been doing at RLabs. It is seeing millions of people …

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Launch Pad: Apply for RLabs Innovation Incubator and Accelerator 2013

Launch Pad: Apply for RLabs Innovation Incubator and Accelerator 2013

After an exciting launch last month RLabs is now accepting applications for the Innovation Incubator & Accelerator 2013 cycle. We are looking for 5 social innovators who would like to take their idea to market and change the world doing so. The venue for incubation will be at the RLabs offices in Bridgetown, Cape Town …

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Breaking News: RLabs and Bertha Foundation launches Kukua Fund for Social Entrepreneurs

Breaking News: RLabs and Bertha Foundation launches Kukua Fund for Social Entrepreneurs

RLabs have partnered with Bertha Foundation to launch an impact investment fund (Kukua Fund)to discover and invest in Africa‚Äôs high potential internet and mobile start-ups driving social change. The fund will provide micro investments to startups of up to US$25,000, human capital and mentorship, access to networks as well as business development. According to Marlon …

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Run a startup like Bruce Lee

Run a startup like Bruce Lee

Presented a short presentation at an ICT incubator networking event in Port Elizabeth, South Africa talking about startups and lessons we can learn from Bruce Lee. Below is the presentation and the talk was inspired by another legend Sheraan Amod’s post “When Effectiveness trumps Efficiency”. Start-up Lessons from Bruce Lee from Marlon Parker

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