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.
Kopo Kopo, a Nairobi based mobile payment startup, recently graduated from the incubation at m:lab East Africa, an iDisc listed incubator in Kenya.
St. Kitts and Nevis boasts the highest fixed broadband subscription rates in the Latin American/Caribbean region. This report seeks to understand the challenges and successes of this country's broadband experience.
This case study, one of seven that contribute to the Broadband Strategies Toolkit, considers the case of broadband in Kenya and the manner in which the country has tackled its capacity challenges. The Kenyan experience has been inspiring but at times imperfect, and exploring this history will yield valuable lessons for other countries.
The Handbook is one of infoDev's most popular publications and was used as the basis for the ICT Regulation Toolkit; ten years after its initial publication, excerpts from the Toolkit are downloaded more than 800 times each day.
Does technology drive people or do human motivations drive technology? In his lecture on "Africa's Emerging Infosystems: A Pathway to Security and Development," Dr. Steven Livingston emphasized not discounting the human side of internet and technology related social change.
Wondering how climate tech entrepreneurs in developing countries are taking their ideas from mind to market? Watch this animation and see how infoDev's Climate Technology Program supports the growth of small and medium-sized businesses that are creating jobs while building resilience to climate change. To learn more, subscribe to our YouTube channel and watch more videos on climate technology entrepreneurs!
Much of the emphasis on climate change has been on urging countries to act to avoid environmental catastrophe. This new report, “Building Competitive Green Industries: the Climate and Clean Technology Opportunity for Developing Countries”, frames responding to climate change as an extraordinary economic opportunity, particularly in developing countries.