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
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
infoDev / The World Bank welcomed new financial support by the governments of Norway and The Netherlands to bolster innovative growth entrepreneurs in developing economies.
Competition Accelerate Caribbean calls for the region’s best business hubs to participate in its Business Incubation Clinic
April 15, 2015 - Following a competitive selection, up to ten business incubation and innovation hubs will be selected to partake in the 12-month Accelerate Caribbean Business Incubation Clinic, supported by infoDev, a global innovation and entrepreneurship program of the World Bank Group.
The infoDev study “Building Competitive Green Industries” estimates that over the next decade $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.
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.