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.
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
Strawberry Trees are revolutionizing clean energy in Serbia. The work of Miloš Milisavljević and his start-up Strawberry Energy is doing just that. His company installs solar-powered charging stations for mobile devices in popular cities throughout the country, providing free power and Wi-Fi for passersby in need of a recharge. This success story was conducted with Miloš Milisavljević, CEO and Founder of Strawberry Energy.
This toolkit was made for managers of tech hubs. Dozens of tech hubs have emerged over the last few years across the globe. Managers of these innovation and entrepreneurship enablers grapple with problems that infoDev has experience with. This toolkit takes lessons that infoDev has gathered from its own tech hub pilots, mLabs and mHubs, and apply them to tech hubs in general.
Deadline: May 30, 2015, 11:59pm EST
Electronic Submissions through World Bank Group eConsultant2: https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org/wbgec/index.html
Selection #: 1183738
Assignment Countries: Global
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.
The new infoDev study “Building Competitive Green Industries” estimates that over the next decade US$ 6.4 trillion will be invested to develop clean technologies in developing countries. Business Incubation Specialist Michael Ehst explains why 6.4 represents the key to a greener and more prosperous future for all of us.