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m:lab By John Kieti / March 28, 2012

$20,000 up for grabs in the Mobile MicroWork Challenge

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infoDev, a global partnership program in the World Bank, focusing on technology entrepreneurship and job creation, in February 2012 launched m2work for East Africa. Backed by funding and support from UKaid and the government of Finland, M2Work is a worldwide online challenge and a joint project of infoDev and Nokia’s

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m:lab By John Kieti / March 28, 2012

Wireless Wednesday Recap: 9 take away points for implementing mAgri Services

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On 29th February 2012, the m:Lab, hosted one of the frequent meetup dubbed Wireless Wednesday. Wireless Wednesdays are aimed at getting incubatees, members of the tech community, industry stakeholders and thought leaders to engage each other in a focus group discussion on a specified theme in the mobile space. The

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iHub Research By Leo Mutuku / March 25, 2012

Africa Mobile Money Research (AMMREC2012) Conference

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The AMMREC2012 will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS), on 2nd -3rd April 2012. The conference themed: Evidence of financial inclusion through mobile technology: Academia, private sector, development community and government perspectives has been organized by The Africa Mobile Money Research Centre (AMMREC) of the University of Nairobi. Mobile money is an

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iHub By Jessica Colaço / March 6, 2012

Wireless Wednesday Recap: Using Technology to Enhance Productivity in Agricultural Value Chains

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On Wednesday 29th February the first Wireless Wednesday event of the year was held at m:lab East Africa. The theme of the event was “Using technology to enhance productivity in agricultural value chains”. Wireless Wednesday events are in essence focus group discussions sessions between mobile developers and practitioners or experts

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m:lab By John Kieti / February 24, 2012

m:lab East Africa in crowd funding partnership for mobile entrepreneurs

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A new partnership to help grow and finance innovative mobile start-ups in East Africa has been signed. The partnership is between m:lab East Africa and GrowVC International. It is an arrangement expected to benefit recipients of m:lab East Africa’s mobile entrepreneurship development services. The targeted beneficiaries include and are not

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