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This presentation introduces the mLab Southern Africa (SA).

It was presented by Ben Zaaiman at MoMo Tech, Johannesburg, 25 July 2011.

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Mo mo 25 july presentation_bz

  1. 1. mLab Southern Africa<br />Mobile Monday <br />25 July 2011<br />Ben Zaaiman<br />
  2. 2. infoDev and the World Bank<br />infoDev is a global partnership program in the World Bank Group that helps donors and developing countries use innovation and ICT to achieve economic growth, sustainable development and poverty reduction.<br />2011/07/25<br />Ben Zaaiman<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Creating Sustainable Businesses in the Knowledge Economy Initiative<br />Regional mLabs<br />Linkingmobile entrepreneurs<br />Business incubation<br />Access to markets overseas<br />Access to finance<br />International working groupsfor ICT and agribusiness entrepreneurs and incubators<br />ICTs and innovation systems in agriculture<br />2011/07/25<br />Ben Zaaiman<br />3<br />Finland<br />
  4. 4. mLabs Global Programme<br />2011/07/25<br />Ben Zaaiman<br />4<br />
  5. 5. The Successful Bid Team for SA Brings Together Strong Resources<br />CSIR Meraka<br />250 Researchers<br />Mobile apps unit<br />Innovation Hub<br />S&T park<br />Provincial mobile cluster<br />Innovation Lab<br />Innovation specialists<br />Ungana Afrika<br />Scalable enterprises in emerging markets through technology<br />DST<br />Major local funder<br />2011/07/25<br />Ben Zaaiman<br />5<br />
  6. 6. mLab’s Purpose<br />The mLab encourages and supports mobile innovators & entrepreneurs to grow their ideas to full impact.<br />The mLab advocates for and supports the use of the mobile channel in service delivery.<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Innovation & Opportunities Must Flow in Both Directions<br />2011/07/25<br />Ben Zaaiman<br />7<br />
  8. 8. The mLab Provides the Following Sevices<br />Membership of a vibrant mobile start-up community <br />Subsidised offices<br />Sharedservices (reception, meeting rooms)<br />Trainingin mobile technologies<br />Business mentoringand coaching<br />Business intelligence & knowledgesharing<br />Testingof mobile apps and services in dedicated test bays<br />Regular networking and knowledge sharing events <br />Accessto finance, markets, partners, players<br />Advocacyfor government service delivery<br />Service delivery partnerships<br />8<br />
  9. 9. mLab Southern Africa<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Our Critical Success Indicators<br />Mobile innovation<br />From Africa<br />For Africa<br />Mobile businesses<br />Sustainable<br />Scalable<br />Service delivery through the mobile channel<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Join us!<br />11<br />