Karabo Boikanyo is the co-founder and chief technology officer of Reslocate, an interactive platform that connects students and property owners, streamlining the process of finding accommodation or tenants.
Boikanyo oversees the technological aspects of the company, managing the functionality of the app as well as researching and implementing better machine learning user experience practices that refine the product.
Reslocate is active throughout South Africa and Boikanyo wants it to keep growing. “I would say the ultimate vision is to scale internationally,” he explains. The app has garnered significant attention; it was a finalist in the 2021 Entrepreneur X Factor and the FOYA Award for Techpreneur of the Year as well as the SAIS BOOST UP Programme.
Boikanyo’s work stems from understanding how stressful finding accommodation during tertiary education can be for students. With Reslocate, he aims to ensure that it’s easy and safe for young South Africans to take that step.
“Because I’ve struggled with accommodation in my varsity journey, I know there are students who need a product like Reslocate to ease their stress in their first year at college.”