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.
Andre Thomas is an entrepreneur from Trinidad and Tobago, who co-founded Radial, an internet music-streaming service designed for the Caribbean and the rest of the developing world. During his recent visit to Washington, DC, we interviewed Andre to learn more about his startup, and his plans for growing the business. Radial is one of the startups that participated in the investment readiness and investor engagement training, organized by infoDev/World Bank's Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean. Follow Andre on Twitter: @dre4713
Following a 5-week competition and rigorous selection process, Accelerate Caribbean is excited to announce ten business enablers from 7 islands in the Caribbean that will participate in its Business Incubation Clinic during 2015-2016.
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.