This report is an assessment of the overall effects of infoDev’s mobile application labs (mLabs). mLabs are specialized mobile business incubation and acceleration facilities offering physical workspace, mentoring and coaching, devices for mobile application testing, training, and startup competitions.
infoDev's new Guide for Creating Your Own Angel Investor Group aims to educate entrepreneurs and angels from around the globe. It offers hands-on examples, such as financial worksheets, application forms, term sheets, contracts, and checklists that may be used as templates. The publication is a substantial update of the original Kauffman Foundation’s 2004 guidebook, which targeted a U.S. audience. This international edition is written specifically for newcomers to angel investing, and highlights the successes and challenges of angel groups in emerging and frontier markets.
A new series of assessment studies by infoDev analyzes challenges and opportunities offered by the development of Agribusiness Innovation Centers (AIC) in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Senegal and Nepal.
Agro Serviços Lda, one of the agro-processing enterprises supported by infoDev, received the prize for most innovative company of the year in Mozambique. The company’s innovative products and original marketing strategy beat the competition of over 200 enterprises.
The development of agribusiness entrepreneurship relies on innovative and growth-oriented small or medium-sized enterprises. Fortunately, entrepreneurs are coming up with promising agribusiness solutions to service their communities and the world.
Exploring the possibility of an ?Agribusiness Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center? (AIEC) in Senegal
infoDev is designing a new program to help facilitate the start-up and growth of innovative post-harvest agribusiness SMEs that specifically work with raw agricultural products in Senegal.
As rapid urbanization will soon cause more than 50% of Africans to live in cities, the World Bank estimates that continent’s food market will be worth $1 trillion by 2030. Over the next decade, agribusiness in Africa could hence become the engine that drives dynamic, unprecedented economic growth and development.