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.
Farmia, co-founded by Milos Milic and Srđan Stupar in Serbia, is a digital platform for livestock exchange. It helps farms offer their animals to a wider circle of potential buyers, and provides buyers a faster, cheaper and easier way to find appropriate animals for their needs. Last year, infoDev identified Farmia as a leading startup in Serbia during an assessment of the digital entrepreneruship ecosystem in the region. This month, as Milos visits Washington, DC for a World Bank conference on how to harness digital trade for competitiveness and development, we sat down with him and asked him a few questions on how a digital platform can transform the way livestock is traded.
infoDev / The World Bank welcomed new financial support by the governments of Norway and The Netherlands to bolster innovative growth entrepreneurs in developing economies.
Kingston, 22 April 2015 – First Angels Jamaica, a new Jamaican angel investor network, supported by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the World Bank Group was officially launched today in Kingston. The network is geared towards helping growth-oriented entrepreneurs with capital and mentorship.
Competition Accelerate Caribbean calls for the region’s best business hubs to participate in its Business Incubation Clinic
April 15, 2015 - Following a competitive selection, up to ten business incubation and innovation hubs will be selected to partake in the 12-month Accelerate Caribbean Business Incubation Clinic, supported by infoDev, a global innovation and entrepreneurship program of the World Bank Group.
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.