Tag: Social Entrepreneurship

RLabs Innovation Incubator: Growing Social Enterprises

RLabs Innovation Incubator: Growing Social Enterprises

It has been 4 weeks since the kick-off of the RLabs Innovation Incubator and Accelerator (InnovIA). The social enterprises being incubated this year is a wide variety and we will be featuring them on our website over the coming weeks. Some of them has already had a great start to the year although it has …

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Social Innovation in Tanzania

Social Innovation in Tanzania

Arriving in Dar es Salaam a few days ago brought an air of excitement in that it is a city with so much potential and a growing interest in technology. The RLabs visit was in partnership with TANZICT that stands for The Information Society and ICT Sector Development Project. It’s bilateral collaboration project between the …

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Why the world needs more Social Entrepreneurs

Why the world needs more Social Entrepreneurs

Currently in Amsterdam and over the last few weeks I’ve really been thinking about startups and the impact they can have in Society. It is also very difficult to find startups that adds value and meaning in society. Everyone wants to create the next BIG thing to be the next Facebook or Twitter, yet there …

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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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The Six Habits of Social Entrepreneurs

The Six Habits of Social Entrepreneurs

Great presentation below sharing some great insights into Social Entrepreneurship. According to the presentation the Six Habits are: 1. Developing Solutions 2. Leading to Outcomes 3. Using Change Models 4. Inclusive 5. Asset-based 6. Sustainable. Six Habits of SOCIAL Entrepreneurs View more presentations from Charles Tsai

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One Percent Club: You Make it Work

One Percent Club: You Make it Work

Many opportunities exist to get involved with emerging social projects and one that RLabs have found to be extremely effective is the Innovative One Percent Club. 1% Club is the marketplace that connects smart development projects with people, money and knowledge around the world (Something similar to the Kiva initiative – See video above). With …

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JamiiX: From the Cape Flats with Love

JamiiX: From the Cape Flats with Love

Yesterday was an exciting day as we celebrated the announcement (Thanks to Memeburn)of what we’ve been doing over the past three years. The public announcement of JamiiX (Meaning “Social Exchange”) as a new Web 2.0 product that has been developed on the Cape Flats in Silicon Cape would prove to be more than just an …

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