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.
The explosion of creative activity in smartphone and tablet applications continues to spread across the Caribbean, as budding technology entrepreneurs upgrade their skills and get ready for the world of business. With less than two weeks to go before the start of Digital Jam 3.0 "Caribbean Edition," mobile app competitors and their mentors are working feverishly to fine-tune and finish their entries on time for the March 1-2 event at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters in Mona, Jamaica.
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
By training innovative women entrepreneurs in the region, the initiative aims to support the growth of an enabling economic ecosystem for high-growth, sustainable businesses.
Wanting to go green in your business, but not knowing exactly how to do this? And does ‘going green’ mean running up the business operational costs?’ These were some of the issues addressed at the first open webinar organized by the Women Innovator Network in the Caribbean (WINC), an initiative of infoDev / World Bank Group and supported by the Government of Canada.
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.
The Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project, managed by a University of the West Indies (UWI) consortium with funding support from infoDev-World Bank, is seeking to appoint a Project Manager.
Wondering how climate tech entrepreneurs in developing countries are taking their ideas from mind to market? Watch this animation and see how infoDev's Climate Technology Program supports the growth of small and medium-sized businesses that are creating jobs while building resilience to climate change. To learn more, subscribe to our YouTube channel and watch more videos on climate technology entrepreneurs!
Jermaine Henry and Janice McLeod, two young Jamaican application developers know that local farmers who cultivate top-quality produce often have a hard time selling their entire crop due to their lack of direct access to the market, and always have to handle the consequent spoilage. To solve the problem, they devised AgroCentral, a mobile application that will serve as Jamaica’s first digital agricultural clearinghouse.