African Changemaker

Rapelang Rabana

Born in Botswana, Rapelang is a serial tech entrepreneur, digital thought leader, and speaker

With 15 years of experience building innovative technology companies, Rapelang is an internationally lauded entrepreneur in the world of technology. She established her reputation in the tech sector shortly after her university education when she co-founded Yeigo. The company gained global recognition for pioneering mobile VoIP and IP communications innovations.

Rapelang later founded Rekindle Learning Inc., a company looking to improve education in Africa by turning people’s compulsion to check their phones into an opportunity to learn. 
She is also a venture partner at GrindstoneXL, a structured entrepreneurship development program that assists high-growth innovation-driven companies in getting fundamental building. Her role in revolutionizing the tech sector on the continent has earned her several accolades, including Young Global Leader by World Economic; Forum Forbes 30 under 30 – Africa’s Best Young Entrepreneurs; and Harambe Entrepreneur.

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