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.
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!
Hanoi, Vietnam, Oct. 1 - infoDev has announced the 24 winners of the first Proof of Concept (PoC) competition in the country specifically designed for climate tech entrepreneurs. The successful applicants will now receive mentorship and training to further develop, test, and commercialize their innovative and locally relevant climate solutions.
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.