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.
infoDev releases a new report detailing lessons learned through its support of Mobile Application Laboratories (mLabs) and Mobile Social Networking Hubs (mHubs). The findings in this report will be useful primarily to current and future managers, consortium organizations, and funders of mLabs and mHubs.
“Africa as a geographic space is a hotbed for innovation right now. Never before have we seen so many people pick up the entrepreneurial challenge,” said Ben White, opening speaker on Day 3 of infoDev’s Mobile Startup Camp.
infoDev’s Mobile Startup Camp has almost arrived! Designed to accelerate the growth of early-stage mobile entrepreneurs from emerging and frontier markets, the five-day program of lectures and hands-on workshops will provide participants with an opportunity to refine their product strategies, business models and marketing pitches, sharpen their negotiating skills, and network with investors and peers. The week’s activities will also include a Demo Day–a pitching competition before a panel of industry experts and angel investors.
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.
The latest report by infoDev, Crowdfunding’s Potential for the Developing World, finds that by leveraging technology, crowdfunding can serve as an enabling mechanism for new venture formation, job creation, and inclusive economic growth. This infographic highlights interesting facts and figures from the report.
A new report commissioned by infoDev studies the promise and the risks of crowdfunding as a tool to finance innovation and growth in developing countries. It also provides an in-depth case study of crowdfunding’s potential in funding clean energy and climate technologies.