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 report by infoDev extracts the lessons from the m2Work idea challenge and hackathon, which together served as the pilot for infoDev’s “From Mind to Market” approach to fostering mobile entrepreneurship.
Today we take a look back at the accomplishments of TOPICA Accelerator, which has grown from a grant-supported, university-housed incubator into Vietnam's leading online educator and business accelerator, employing 300 staff and over 900 instructors.
infoDev's Climate Technology Program is proud to share its business plan for the launch of a Climate Innovation Center (CIC) in Vietnam. The business plan is the result of a 2-month market analysis which engaged over 100 local stakeholders to determine the focus, implementation strategy, investment requirements and impact of the CIC.
At the recently concluded infoDev Climate Innovation Center Workshop in Hanoi, stakeholders explored the ways by which Vietnam could build a locally responsive, globally competitive climate technology industry. This event was made possible through the support of the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
infoDev and the World Bank Group, along with the Vietnamese government, join forces to explore the Next Generation of Business Incubation in Vietnam, from 15 to 17 November 2011 in Hanoi. It will focus among others on the establishment of a climate technology center and how universities can play a role in business incubation.
Andy Nguyen and a new generation of clean-tech entrepreneurs are changing the way Vietnamese meet their energy needs. Through the development of new user-friendly technologies, wind and solar power are providing millions of people living off the grid with a more accessible, affordable, and reliable source of energy.
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.