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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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GLOBAL IMPACT ACCELERATOR 2017

GLOBAL IMPACT ACCELERATOR 2017

WHAT IS SLUSH?

During what is – let’s be honest – the sh*ttiest weather season of the year, Slush brings together
the leading actors of the global tech scene to Helsinki for something very special. Described by
many as “Burning Man meets TED”, the event has grown in just a few short years to 17,500
attendees and 1 million live stream viewers….

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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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Space Apps Hackathon taking place this weekend! We were skeptical about continuing with the original date due to the public holidays however it would not be the same experience if we chose to do it independently of the global community.

mLab SA is proud to present The NASA International Space Apps Challenge 2017 this weekend (29th – 30th April) at the Cape Town lab starting promptly at 9:00AM.

Since its inception in 2012, the International Space Apps Challenge has become the world’s largest global hackathon, engaging thousands of citizens across the globe to work together with NASA to build innovative solutions to complex challenges using open source data. Space Apps inspires local innovation communities to convene, ideate and create. Teams of technologists, scientists, thinkers, designers and entrepreneurs work together in a 48-hour sprint to develop solutions to some of the most pressing challenges on Earth and in space.

Is the event limited to just software developers?

Absolutely not, Space Apps projects don’t have to be apps. We need people with all types of skills to participate! Teams need project managers, designers, artists, educators, writers – anyone who can help advance the cause. You can contribute! Participants in the event will collaborate to build software, open hardware, data visualization, and citizen science platform solutions that contribute to solving global challenges that focus on improving life on earth. In fact, most teams will benefit from having non-programmers working with them.
Teams:

A major focus of Space Apps is collaboration. As a participant at Space Apps Cape Town you will work as part of a team of 3-5 people to build a project in response to one of the challenges.

It is not necessary to form a team prior to registering to participate in the Space Apps event. Local organizers will help facilitate team formation for those who do not already have one.

Registration:

To participate in this event, please ensure you register on our website at https://2017.spaceappschallenge.org/locations/cape-town/ the program for the event can also be found there.

Laptops:

BYOD – Bring Your Own Device. We will not be supplying any devices, so keep vigilant with yours.

Social Media:

Join us in engaging with the global community using the official hashtags #spaceapps #spaceappsCT and @spaceapps @mlabSA

Transport:

We will arrange transport for those those who need it on Saturday night at 20h30 only. Help us make the arrangements smoother by getting in touch with us should you need to make use of this service.

We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday!

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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2016 Space Apps Challenge

2016 Space Apps Challenge

2016 marks the 5th Annual International Space Apps Challenge, mLab Southern Africa has been the proud host of this event since 2013 when it was just at 60 global locations, now the challenge has grown to more than 150 cities from around the world with mLab adding new locations in Cape Town and Kimberley.

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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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