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.
The Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC)—a hub designed to help clean technology ventures transform the region to a low-carbon economy and create green jobs—launched yesterday in Freeport, Trinidad & Tobago.
Freeport, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, 27 January 2014 — A new World Bank–supported business hub, inaugurated here today, will support the growing number of clean energy and climate technology ventures in the Caribbean region. The Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC), first of its kind in the region, will help reduce the significant threats posed by climate change through the creation of new green businesses.
Media invite: infoDev/World Bank and international partners inaugurate new Caribbean Climate Innovation Center
The newly established Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC), an initiative of the World Bank’s infoDev, will be officially inaugurated on 27 January by Jamaica’s Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, the Hon. Phillip Paulwell, His Excellency Gérard Latulippe, High Commissioner for Canada to Trinidad and Tobago and the Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr the Hon. Bhoendradatt Tewarie.
Forty-five innovative and growth-oriented women entrepreneurs from 12 islands attended infoDev’s first Grow your Business (GyB) workshops in the Caribbean. Held in Barbados and Jamaica over the past week, the workshops were designed to encourage creativity and innovation, and strengthen entrepreneur networks.