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The 5th Global Forum on Innovation and Technology Enterpreneurship

May 28-30, 2013, East London, South Africa

In partnership with South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology, infoDev hosted the 5th Global Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a biennal flagship event that convened a global grassroots innovation and entrepreneurship community to discuss issues of interest, explore new business models, ideas and methodologies, as well as to network with one another. 

The 5th Global Forum featured the following activities:

  • Interactive sessions on mobile innovation, agribusiness, clean technologies, and women’s entrepreneurship.
  • Participation in a business incubation training just before the Global Forum, an entrepreneurs’ fair exhibiting SMEs and startups, as well as site visits exploring South Africa’s innovation landscape.
  • Celebrated inspiring entrepreneurs from developing countries at infoDev’s Dragons’ Den pitching competition with financiers, business incubator managers, industry leaders, policymakers, members of the media, and donor representatives.

Previous Global Forums were held in Finland, India and Brazil and convened over 1,000 professionals from more than 70 countries.

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