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mLab SA Membership and Survey Results

This presentation introduces the three types of membership offered by the mLab Southern Africa (SA) and the results of the training needs survey conducted with Mobile Monday Joburg.

It was presented by Steve Vosloo at MoMo Tech, Johannesburg, 25 July 2011.

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mLab SA Membership and Survey Results

  1. 1. mLab SA: Membership, Events, Resources and Survey Results<br />Steve Vosloo<br />Mobile Monday Tech, Jhb<br />25 July 2011<br />
  2. 2. Membership ApplicationsNOW OPEN!<br />Three types of membership<br />Go to<br />
  3. 3. mLab SA Membership<br />
  4. 4. Community member<br />What you get:<br />Keep informed of mobile news, training, events, RFPs, competitions and more<br />How to join/requirements:<br />Anybody can join by signing up to the Mobile Memo<br />Cost:<br />Free<br />
  5. 5. Silver member<br />What you get:<br />Use of mLab SA office (hot-desking -- permanent seats can also be taken); networking opportunities; access to business mentoring and coaching; first option on training offered by mLab SA, access to some training only for Silver and Gold members, training discounts; access to confidential business intelligence (if applicable). Shared services<br />How to join/requirements:<br />Must be working on a mobile app or content service that has the potential to become sustainable or scalable<br />Quarterly progress meetings with mLab SA staff -- no significant progress then downgraded to Community member<br />Apply at<br />Must be vetted in a face-to-face meeting<br />Cost:<br />Membership: R1000/month<br />Permanent seats (not hot-desking): R1500/seat<br />
  6. 6. Gold member<br />What you get:<br />Use of mLab SA office (hot-desking -- permanent seats can also be taken) or be based at one of our incubator partners; dedicated mentoring and business support; full endorsement from mLab SA (with no reservation) to those looking for contractors, developers, suppliers; partner with mLab SA on outsourced deals; access to finance<br />How to join/requirements:<br />A venture that demonstrates significant potential for growth and sustainability<br />Apply at<br />Must be vetted in a face-to-face meeting<br />Cost:<br />Membership: R1000/month<br />Permanent seats (not hot-desking): R1500/seat<br />
  7. 7. Membership: Note<br />You can apply as many times as you like with different mobile ideas<br />You can enter as an individual — you don’t have to have a team<br />Your idea can be an app (as in smart phone app or feature phone app) or a content service, e.g. SMS reminders for HIV patients to take their medicines<br />Can be for-profit or not-for-profit<br />Services provided by us, partners or external providers<br />
  8. 8. Resources<br />Application Monetisation and Commercialisation<br />Data and Statistics<br />Reports, links, etc.<br />Please comment!<br /><br />
  9. 9. mServicesCommercialisation Analysis<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Events<br />22 Aug: Monetisingyour Mobile App (with InMobi). BWB, CPT. 6:30-8pm <br />26 Aug: Monetising your Mobile App (with InMobi). The Innovation Hub, PTA. 9:30-11am <br />15 Sept: Opening of mLab SA office. The Innovation Hub, PTA. 9:30-11am<br /> or<br />
  11. 11. Training and support needs survey<br />We want to know how to support you. <br />mLab SA mantra: Are we giving what the community needs?<br />
  12. 12. Which province? (n=68)<br />
  13. 13. Type of org where you work? (n=47)<br />
  14. 14. Your place in mobile? (n=77)<br />
  15. 15. Tech training? (n=58)<br />
  16. 16. Business training? (n=43)<br />
  17. 17. Level of training? (n=64)<br />
  18. 18. Format of training? (n=67)<br />
  19. 19. When training? (n=66)<br />
  20. 20. How long is optimal course? (n=66)<br />
  21. 21. Kind of events? (n=24)<br />
  22. 22. Other support? (n=68)<br />
  23. 23. Thank you<br />Steve Vosloo<br /><br /><br />@mlabsa<br />