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Join our Ionic Developer Community

Join our Ionic Developer Community

mLab has a growing community of developers who are creating amazing apps on the Ionic Platform and on a regular bases receive requests for Ionic development resources from our partners, industry and entrepreneurs.

If you are a locally based (South Africa) developer or startup with proven experience in Ionic and interested in joining our community to access meet-ups,…

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CodeBus Africa Finishes 100-day Tour on a High Note in Cape Town

CodeBus Africa Finishes 100-day Tour on a High Note in Cape Town

CodeBus Africa’s continent-wide tour empowering youth through creative coding workshops has come to an end in South Africa. Cape Town’s Khayelitsha township served as the project’s final stop with local start-up accelerator mLab, Finnish Aalto University, Nokia, Mehackit and the Embassy of Finland in Pretoria welcoming youth and guests to a wrap-up party on Saturday….

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We are Hiring! Northern Cape & Limpopo

We are Hiring! Northern Cape & Limpopo

mLab Southern Africa

We have a vision to create Africa’s most vibrant technology and innovation ecosystem through building new and inclusive innovation communities, teaching code, hosting lean innovation and co-creation work and accelerating digital start-ups.

With two new mLabs launching this year we are excited to invite applications for mLab &…

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“VISCERAL PODCAST” LAUNCHES SECOND SEASON OF MEDIA PLATFORM FOR AFRICAN WOMEN IN STEM

“VISCERAL PODCAST” LAUNCHES SECOND SEASON OF MEDIA PLATFORM FOR AFRICAN WOMEN IN STEM

Pretoria, South Africa, 21 April 2017, Visceral Media– Visceral Podcast is launching a second season of new content and is available to listeners on iTunes, Stitcher, and SoundCloud.

Visceral Podcast, http://www.visceralpodcast.co.za, is a podcast aimed at promoting women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, in Africa….

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Accelerating Africa’s participation in healthcare innovation through reHealthAfrica

Accelerating Africa’s participation in healthcare innovation through reHealthAfrica

Tshwane, South Africa: mLab Southern Africa, a technology accelerator that focusses on skills, product and enterprise development within the digital innovation economy, today announced the continuation of their partnership with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) aimed at stimulating more open innovation and development within the African Mobile Health and Wellness sector through an initiative called ReHealthAfrica….

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SLUSH GIA is back for 2016! SA entries are open

SLUSH GIA is back for 2016! SA entries are open

Take part in the local South African SLUSH GIA competition to join the Slush 2016 Global Impact Accelerator program!

We are excited to announce that the local Global Impact Accelerator (GIA) competition will again take place in South Africa. This will be the 3rd year South African Startups stand a chance to participate in GIA and experience SLUSH.

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mLab & The Innovation Hub announce new CodeTribes

mLab & The Innovation Hub announce new CodeTribes

mLab and The Innovation Hub expands their CodeTribe Coding Academy to Soweto.

Soweto youth will join the coding revolution with new CodeTribe Academy.

Soweto, South Africa, June 16, 2016 – mLab Southern Africa today announced the expansion of its partnership with The Innovation Hub to empower Soweto youth with mobile development skills….

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Nokia’s Open Innovation Challenge 2016 to develop the Internet of Things for connected automotive, digital health and more

Nokia’s Open Innovation Challenge 2016 to develop the Internet of Things for connected automotive, digital health and more

Challenge open to innovators worldwide developing the technologies of tomorrow in the Internet of Things domains of public safety, connected automotive, industry 4.0, digital health, utilities, security and smart cities

Espoo, Finland – Nokia launched its Open Innovation Challenge for the fourth year running, focusing now on the Internet of Things (IoT) for public safety,

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Launch of Digital Lab Africa platform at DISCOP AFRICA Abidjan A springboard for African talent in multimedia

Launch of Digital Lab Africa platform at DISCOP AFRICA Abidjan A springboard for African talent in multimedia

DISCOP AFRICA Abidjan welcomes the launch of Digital Lab Africa, a call for projects and a platform for African talent in multimedia organised by the French Institute of South Africa, in partnership with DISCOP AFRICA and TRACE.

The objective of Digital Lab Africa is to provide a springboard for African talent in multimedia creation and to make their project happen with the support of French leading companies (studios,…

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mLab and the CSIR partner on mHealth & Wellness Ecosystem

mLab and the CSIR partner on mHealth & Wellness Ecosystem

mLab and the CSIR partner to unlock the local mHealth & Wellness open innovation economy.

mLab Southern Africa and the CSIR announce a new partnership to stimulate more innovation in the Mobile Health & Wellness sector.

Tshwane, South Africa, May 26, 2016 – mLab Southern Africa today announced a new partnership with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) aimed at stimulating more open innovation and development within the Mobile Health and Wellness sector….

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DEMOLA South Africa coming July 2016

DEMOLA South Africa coming July 2016

mLab Southern Africa joins the International DEMOLA Network with the first DEMOLA planned in Cape Town.

mLab Southern Africa and the Demola Network announce a partnership to launch Demola in South Africa.

Cape Town, South Africa, May 24, 2016 – mLab Southern Africa today announced a new partnership with the international DEMOLA Network….

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New App Fund Launched

New App Fund Launched

NEW TIA MLAB PARTNERSHIP TO STIMULATE MORE LOCAL MOBILE INNOVATION

TIA and mLab Southern Africa announce new early stage fund to stimulate more South African mobile innovation by start-ups.

Tshwane, South Africa, April 28, 2016 – mLab Southern Africa today announced the launch of a new APP Fund established in partnership with the Technology Innovation Agency which will assist local mobile,…

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Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals

mLab is currently looking for service providers, preferably small enterprises or consultancies to assist us with a number of key deliverables.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for any of the following opportunities then please complete the form at the bottom of this page and we will schedule some time to discuss these opportunities in more detail….

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Workshop: Simulation-based UI design – 19 March

Workshop: Simulation-based UI design – 19 March

How do you know if a UI is good or bad? Are there other, more systematic, ways to design good UI’s that divine inspiration?

 

In this workshop we will look into ways of evaluating the effectiveness and “goodness” of different UI designs and looks into simulation as a method for consistently designing good ones.The workshop draws from experience and insights of UI design in Reaktor – an highly successful Finnish software consulting company with about 400 software professionals and over 50 UI,

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Optical Tech

Optical Tech

 

Albert Einstein once said, “I never worry about the future. It comes soon enough”. Our world is changing faster than ever before, and we need to be able to keep up with it.

Optical Technologies are shaping everyday. They are disrupting the communication, entertainment, healthcare and other industries,…

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Ericsson Innovation Awards Sub-Saharan Africa 2015

Ericsson Innovation Awards Sub-Saharan Africa 2015

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These awards recognise those trail blazing individuals who use technology to empower communities and individuals, all the while working towards the goal of a fully networked society.
By entering, innovators grow their networks as well as their reputations and will get start-up support and guidance from leading African business people.

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Durban AgriHack 28November – 2 December

Durban AgriHack 28November – 2 December

After the successful implementation of two editions of the AgriHack Talent initiative, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is pleased to launch the Durban AgriHack Talent Challenge! This event is organised in the framework of the Global Forum on Innovations in Agriculture in Africa (GFIA Africa) Conference,…

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Startup Financial Modeling Workshop – Cape Town

Startup Financial Modeling Workshop – Cape Town

Join us for two days of intense focus on how to build a robust and flexible Financial Model fit for Angel Investment – capped with a 1:1 session with Newtown Partners at the end.

What each attendee will get out:

  • Detailed Financial Model spreadsheet
  • Business Model Canvas best practices
  • Business Metrics &

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Make the world a more user friendly place

Make the world a more user friendly place

A lot of attention is given to scalable backend development, cloud, UI and UX when it comes to application development but often not enough time is dedicated to testing all these important functions.

We spoke to Dominique Hawes, founder of the The Testing House, a boutique testing house that specializes in software &…

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Ericsson AHUB to Connect African Innovators & Business

Ericsson AHUB to Connect African Innovators & Business

If you are an African Techpreneur or Startup you need to lock in 17 – 19 November for the AfricaCom Ericsson AHUB hosted in Cape Town.

Over the last couple of years AfricaCom has become the place to be,do business and build networks with some of the world’s leading ICT companies and this year it gets a new stream to provide a platform for startups,…

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