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.
This toolkit was made for managers of tech hubs. Dozens of tech hubs have emerged over the last few years across the globe. Managers of these innovation and entrepreneurship enablers grapple with problems that infoDev has experience with. This toolkit takes lessons that infoDev has gathered from its own tech hub pilots, mLabs and mHubs, and apply them to tech hubs in general.
The new infoDev study “Building Competitive Green Industries” estimates that over the next decade US$ 6.4 trillion will be invested to develop clean technologies in developing countries. Business Incubation Specialist Michael Ehst explains why 6.4 represents the key to a greener and more prosperous future for all of us.