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
With access to finance topping the list as the greatest challenge for businesses, several entrepreneurs and business interests tuned into the Accelerate Caribbean webinar. Held by the Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean on Wednesday, September 16, the webinar provided an opportunity for participants to learn about the prospects for crowdfunding in the Caribbean and how to use it successfully to grow their businesses.
This report seeks to redress the current paucity of information on growth-oriented women entrepreneurs in the Caribbean region by drawing on various data sources to estimate their numbers and sectoral focus. At the same time, it develops an understanding of the main issues facing women in their businesses and their future growth potential.
CCIC Fetes 2014 Climate Entrepreneurship Winners; Ready To Launch New Competition for Green Projects
The World Bank’s Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC) celebrated the accomplishments of four of its eleven Proof of Concept winners on September 16 at a reception in Kingston, Jamaica, hosted by the Scientific Research Council.
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.
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.
Two mobile developer teams from Jamaica’s University of Technology copped the first and second prizes at a Caribbean CodeSprint/Hackathon held in Kingston, May 24-25. They walked away with winnings of US$250 and US$150 respectively.
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