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.
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.
infoDev is seeking a short-term consultant to assist the Mobile Innovation Program team with particular focus on activities related to market assessments of mobile innovation ecosystems in Africa, and on the unique position of women entrepreneurs in the mobile industry. Applications due: September 30, 2013
Developing countries are increasingly embracing innovation and entrepreneurship as a key component of their social and economic development. To this end, business incubators and other types of business development service organizations are playing an important role in providing infrastructure, business advice and mentoring, networking, financing, and security to millions of business entrepreneurs in developing countries that otherwise wouldn?t have the resources to grow and scale up.
Four students from infoDev's Mobile Applications Lab (mLab) in Armenia will travel to Sydney, Australia, as one of 106 teams from 75 countries at the Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals on July 6-10, 2012. The Microsoft-sponsored competition seeks novel solutions to urgent development challenges, such as poverty, disease, and pollution.
infoDev is proud to announce the successful bidder to host the first regional Mobile Applications Laboratory in Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, and Central Asia (ECA) Laboratories as part of our joint program with the Government of Finland and Nokia, Creating Sustainable Businesses in the Knowledge Economy.