infoDev debuts a new study on the state of financing for highly innovative, high growth start-ups (HI start-ups) in Vietnam, Cambodia and Nepal. The study provides a critical knowledgebase on the landscape in financing in these countries, details major gaps and associated barriers faced by these enterprises in accessing finance and offers recommendations to reduce the associated impediments.
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 finds that the Caribbean diaspora is a sizeable, well-educated, and affluent demographic whose large majority is interested in investing in its countries of origin. Supported by the right incentives and policies, diaspora members could play an even larger role in contributing to the region’s development.
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.
As we approach the first anniversary of our Kenya Climate Innovation Center (CIC) later this month, we are reflecting on this year’s successes with profiles of entrepreneurs it has supported. This week in the spotlight, Eco Fuels Kenya, which is using the croton nut to locally produce clean energy and organic fertilizers.
infoDev is on the ground in East London, South Africa gearing up for its 5th Global Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Organized with the South African Department of Science and Technology, the 3-day Forum kicks off next week.
The Forum is co-organized with the South African Department of Science and Technology. The event is expected to attract over 600 participants, ranging from entrepreneurs, business incubator managers, policy makers and government representatives, financiers, local and international media, and development agencies for a creative networking and knowledge-sharing experience.
2iE, the International Institute for Engineering, Water and the Environment, in partnership with infoDev, launched West Africa's first Business Angel Network on February 18, 2013, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. This network aims to support the development of the private sector in Burkina Faso, which includes entrepreneurs and business firms in search of expert advice and funding.