A new partnership to recruit and nurture the next generation of talented mobile entrepreneurs in the Caribbean is being launched today in Jamaica by the World Bank Group, its global entrepreneurship program infoDev, and the University of the West Indies (UWI)
Vietnamese firms are invited to showcase their innovative, clean-tech solutions to combat climate change
Hanoi, Vietnam, May 12, 2014 - Vietnamese startups and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in clean energy and climate technology sectors are invited to submit their business ideas in a contest organized by the soon-to-be launched Vietnam Climate Innovation Center.
For the fourth consecutive year, infoDev, a global entrepreneurship program in the World Bank Group shows its support by being a sponsor of PIVOT East 2014. infoDev supports growth-oriented entrepreneurs through creative and path-breaking venture enablers such as innovation hubs, incubation centers and other business accelerators.
A new group of enterprising Caribbean businesswomen is set to participate in the second round of the Women Innovators Network in the Caribbean (WINC) Grow your Business (GyB) Workshops. Scheduled for Antigua on April 1-3 and St. Lucia on April 8-10, the program is expected to further the growth of an enabling economic ecosystem for high-growth, sustainable businesses.
With access to finance still among the major barriers to growth for early-stage enterprises, fostering a more competitive private sector through the increase of resources to entrepreneurs is part of the strategy infoDev has embarked on. In partnership with the Canadian Government, infoDev’s Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC) organized a workshop in Jamaica that focuses on training entrepreneurs to successfully pitch their businesses to angel investors.
infoDev is coming to SXSW for the first time! We are teaming up with Afrilabs, Accion, Cross Valey Capital, and Teranga Capital in two fascinating panels on Sunday, March 15! Panelists will share their views on the risk and return of African tech startups, and the startup economics in emerging markets. Interested in the Hype and Hustle of African Tech Startups? Stop by our sessions and say hello!
WHEN: Sunday, March 15th
3:30pm-4:30pm: The risk and return of African tech startups
5:00pm-6:00pm: Startup economics in emerging markets
WHERE: Salon K, Hilton Austin Downtown
A Bootcamp is a learning and networking opportunity. Making sure that proper homework is done before the bootcamp will set some guidance on what to expect and help entrepreneurs take full advantage of what they may learn with the experts, mentors and peers.
The expected outcome of the Bootcamp is: the perfect pitch! Everything revolves around the pitch. Below are the 7 things we did in preparation for the Ghana Climate Innovation Center's "Green Innovator Bootcamp", to be held on February 27-28, 2015.
Two Jamaican entrepreneurs with connections to infoDev/EPIC’s training and facilitation in the Caribbean, Harlo Mayne and Jovan Evans, have won awards in the country’s 2014 Innovation Awards in Science and Technology.
This infographic is part of a new infoDev report that assesses the potential market for 15 emerging clean technology sectors in the developing world. View full report here.
Ever wonder who are the mobile entrepreneurs in the Caribbean? Read the stories of 7 of them, whom we've got to know at infoDev's Caribbean Mobile Innovation Programme (CMIP), a new partnership to recruit and nurture the next generation of talented mobile entrepreneurs in the Caribbean.