Social Enterprise

18 Dec Media Release: InnovIA 2016 Applications now open

Applications for the RLabs Innovation Incubator and Accelerator (InnovIA) 2016 programme are now open. Aspirant social innovators and entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference in the world and building scalable social enterprises are invited to apply online.   The RLabs InnovIA programme, now in its...

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17 Dec Applications open for RLabs Innovation Accelerator 2016

Applications for the RLabs Innovation Incubator and Accelerator (InnovIA) 2016 programme are now open. Aspirant social innovators and entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference in the world and building scalable social enterprises are invited to apply here.   We are thrilled to be partnering with,...

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14 Oct Maximizing Social Innovation to transform communities

"All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." Martin Luther King Jr. Africa presents such a rich opportunity for innovations that can transform society and catapult communities into meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  More than ever before the adoption...

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18 Aug Second milestone for the InnovIA teams.

On Wednesday 5th of August, the Innovia teams pitched their 2nd trimester presentations and the Vangate Youth Cafe were extremely hospitable as they allowed us to host the session in their space. The teams were joined by guest entrepreneurs Marwaan Sasman and Roger Norton as well as...

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10 Feb Entrepreneurship Bootcamp 2015

The annual RLabs Grow Leadership Academy Entrepreneurship Bootcamp has always been one of the "hot" topics among many young aspiring entrepreneurs who has attended it. With over 50 project teams that pitched their ideas for a spot at the “Mansion” where the Bootcamp was held, only 8...

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17 Jun Meet the Team at Qhamani

Qhamani is a Xhosa word that means "Glow". The team at Qhamani provides individuals from townships, with "ready made" toolkits to farm organic produce.  Through a mobile application, Qhamani aims to provide regular tips and information to help individuals produce healthy crops. The idea was initiated...

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29 May Read what the projects in InnovIA have been up to for Trimester One, 2014

On the 17 February 2014, the Innovians were welcomed into the incubator at RLabs. What is an "Innovian"? Staff at RLabs are using it to identify those who have been accepted into the RLabs incubator where their ideas are developed into a product and sustainable...

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11 Dec Wanted: Social Innovators for our Incubator and Accelerator 2014 class

  RLabs has since 2011 incubated 22 social innovative ideas and we are looking for the next group of bright minds. Our Innovation Incubator and Accelerator (InnovIA) is one of the few social innovation incubators based in Cape Town and have produced social enterprises such as...

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24 Oct InnovIA 2013 Demo Day

  It was a full house at the RLabs Innovation Incubator and Accelerator demo day with more than 100 people in attendance to support the 5 start-up teams who launched Thursday, 24th October. The evening started with a panel discussion with the founders of the InnovIA...

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