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
infoDev is now seeking a highly qualified Research Analyst (the Consultant) to assist with various research, analysis and writing tasks. This role reports to the CTP Program Coordinator and Task Managers, and will be based at infoDev’s headquarters in Washington D.C.
infoDev and the World Bank's ICT sector unit will host a release event for their flagship report IC4D 2012: Maximizing Mobile at the World Bank's Infoshop in Washington, DC. Since the report launched in digital format in mid July, its findings have attracted widespread attention from technology and development professionals worldwide.
Kopo Kopo, a Nairobi based mobile payment startup, recently graduated from the incubation at m:lab East Africa, an iDisc listed incubator in Kenya.
The World Bank is seeking an individual consultant to to prepare the extended Module 6 of the infoDev/World Bank Broadband Strategies Toolkit (www.broadband-toolkit.org), covering Driving Demand for Broadband Networks and Services. The Module Author will be hired through a competitive tendering process. Suitably qualified Consultants are invited to submit their CV, and a statement of interest letter explaining their qualifications and approach. Although the award is to a single named individual, proposals may include additional researchers working under the guidance of the consultant. It is anticipated that this assignment will require between 100-120 days of effort.
infoDev is seeking to hire a publications editor on a short-term consultancy basis to copyedit final drafts of reports / studies and to coordinate the production process of delivering well designed and printed publications.
The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund will convene once again this April for their yearly Spring Meetings to discuss global and regional strategies for the coming months.