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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 www.mlab.co.za/appy<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 www.mlab.co.za/newsletter<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 www.mlab.co.za/apply<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 www.mlab.co.za/apply<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 />www.mlab.co.za/resources<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 />mlabsa.eventbrite.com or steve@mlab.co.za<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 />steve@mlab.co.za<br />www.mlab.co.za<br />@mlabsa<br />

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