Shaping the Future Today

Category: ICT

Is Selling Mobile Phone Airtime Really Entrepreneurship?

Ooredoo and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women made a Clinton Global Initiative commitment to enable 30,000 women by 2016 to become entrepreneurs by selling prepaid Ooredoo airtime to their communities. They will equip each woman with a business kit containing a mobile phone, promotional materials, and an operating manual. The women will also receive […]

Think: A Tigo Rwanda Start-Up Incubator Idea Gone Bad

thinkRwanda is a new mobile application incubator in Kigali, founded by Tigo Rwanda. It is now accepting applications for a first round of start-ups, who will get close mentorship from Tigo, and access to Tigo platforms across Africa and Latin America. Start-ups will also get $15,000 in seed funding. All Tigo asks is: Any application […]

mWomen: Where Mobile Tech and Women Intersect

If you’re active on Twitter you’ve probably come across the hashtag #mWomen. mWomen is a new tagline referring to mobile tools and programs centered on the needs of women, usually those living in developing countries.  Typical mWomen projects involve: ▪   Promoting literacy and educational opportunities for girls and women through targeted SMS messages; ▪   Improving […]