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
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.
In July 2014, the Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC), a project of the World Bank Group and its global entrepreneurship program infoDev announced the 11 winners of its first regional Proof of Concept (PoC) competition. Below are stories from 5 winners of the competition who developed sustainable energy solutions with scientific innovation.
This infographic is part of a new infoDev report that assesses the potential market for 15 emerging clean technology sectors in the developing world. View full report here.
Much of the emphasis on climate change has been on urging countries to act to avoid environmental catastrophe. This new report, “Building Competitive Green Industries: the Climate and Clean Technology Opportunity for Developing Countries”, frames responding to climate change as an extraordinary economic opportunity, particularly in developing countries.
In the spring of 2014, St. Lucia entrepreneur Patricia Joshua was a selectee in infoDev’s 50-woman innovation workshop series. She went back to work on her paper products, applying the principles she had absorbed. By the summer, she would find herself one of two women from that WINC Grow your Business series to win a prestigious Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC) Proof of Concept (PoC) grant, in her case, for development of sustainable agri-business paper products. See what drove her to become one of the 11 regional grant winners.