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.
On Monday, September 17, mLab East Asia formally launched in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, offering regional mobile innovators a specialized incubation program that features business mentoring, technical coaching, access to equipment, and access to finance.
In a celebration of innovative entrepreneurial thinking from Laotian women, the Mekong Women's Entrepreneurship Challenge (MWEC) held a ceremony honoring its 25 winners at the Settha Palace Hotel in Vientiane, Lao PDR on September 13, 2012.
Cambodian women are increasingly challenging the traditional concept of "chebap srey" (literally "women rules," a set of limits on their role in Khmer society) by starting their own businesses. Emerging Markets Entrepreneurs (EME) has developed a two-pronged approach to help them overcome difficulties both cultural and financial.
As part of a broader agenda of inclusive, equitable growth, infoDev and Emerging Markets Consulting (EMC) inaugurated the Mekong Women's Entrepreneurship Challenge in Lao PDR (MWEC Lao) on International Women's Day, March 8, 2012.
A report published today, titled Growing Food, Products and Businesses, sheds new light on the ways in which agribusiness incubators are fostering the modernization and scaling-up of agribusiness in the developing world.
An infoDev team visited Phnom Penh on 18 November 2011 for the launch of the Emerging Markets Entrepreneurs (EME) business incubator, Cambodia's first experience with business incubation.
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.
The report Growing Women-led Enterprises in the Mekong: Testing a Methodology for Accelerating Growth is a knowledge product that discusses the design, outcomes, and lessons of MWEC and provides a few preliminary recommendations for the design of future programs targeting the growth of women-owned enterprises.