Tag: JamiiX

A Year of JamiiX

A Year of JamiiX

Our first product to be launched out of the RLabs Innovation Incubator and Accelerator, JamiiX, are celebrating their first year. Below is an info-graph showing the growth of JamiiX the last year and we would like to congratulate the JamiiX team as they continue from strength to strength.

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Out of Africa: JamiiX in Top 5 Mobile Innovations from Africa

Out of Africa: JamiiX in Top 5 Mobile Innovations from Africa

JamiiX was identified as one of the top 5 mobile innovations from Africa on the VOMO website. We are really honoured to be highlighted alongside Ushahidi, Fundamo, MXit (JamiiX Parner) and M-Pesa. Although the journey for JamiiX is only 12 months old we have really enjoyed it and looking forward expanding our user-base to beyond …

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Lean start-up approaches to RLabs Social Enterprises

Lean start-up approaches to RLabs Social Enterprises

One of the buzz words in the developing world is the increased usage of the term Social Enterprise. Many however mistakenly confuse Social Enterprises for traditional non-profits. Social enterprises differ in that it has a specific triple bottom-line which focus an addition of social and environmental values to the traditional economic measures of a corporation …

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RLabs now supports half a million through the use of mobile phones

RLabs now supports half a million through the use of mobile phones

While spending the last few weeks in Silicon Valley for further expansion to RLabs and JamiiX, I was amazed to see the opportunities that we have with mobile phones in emerging economies and our great position to provide solutions and new generation of innovations. It was through some time of reflection that I realised that …

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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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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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