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Africa Tech Festival - the home of AfricaCom
Core Agenda & Exhibition: 8 - 10 Nov
Partner Programmes & Digital Content: 7 - 11 NovCTICC, Cape Town

Rene Parker
CEO -Director- Co Founder at RLabs *Reconstructed Living Lab


Rene is a social impact entrepreneur with extensive experience in building social ventures at scale. Her role as the CEO of RLabs has led to its transformation from the humble beginnings of a community project in Cape Town into an award winning global social enterprise.

RLabs is a global movement that has inspired replication of the model in 23 countries and impacted more than 20 Million people since its inception. In addition to being responsible for the growth of RLabs, she has co-founded RLabs Women that invests in and provides support to female entrepreneurs. She also co-founded the RLabs Angels network where they make investments in high-growth startups across Africa. She was listed in 2019 as one of the Inspiring 50 Women in STEM in South Africa. Rene is a sought after international speaker with a strong focus on innovation, social entrepreneurship, Living Labs and empowering women through technology and entrepreneurship as well as a thought leader who provides a variety of consulting services in International Development and Community Innovation to both the private and public sectors.

Speakers at this event