Month: January 2010

Non-profit growth and sustainability through Innovation

Non-profit growth and sustainability through Innovation

With a number of non-profit and community based organisations having to shut down during 2009 due to the recession and lack of funders support, we suggest some tips on how these organisations could become self-sustainable over the next year. One of the important areas and a balanced scorecard pillar for organisations is Innovation and Learning. …

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Betavine and Chembe Ventures Social Exchange Competition

Betavine and Chembe Ventures Social Exchange Competition

Chembe Ventures is sponsoring a $5,000 competition on the Betavine Social Exchange. The challenge encourages innovative mobile solutions to help residents in urban communities address security problems. On top of that, Chembe are offering a potential further $5,000 or more of investment and pilot testing capital to the winning team or individual. To find out …

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RLabs: Community Innovation Academy and Business Incubator

RLabs: Community Innovation Academy and Business Incubator

With the year well on its way 2010 will be the launch of the RLabs’ Community Innovation Academy (CIA) and Business Incubator. These additions to the Reconstructed Living Lab will ensure a space to increase social innovation to enhance community empowerment across Africa and other developing countries. We are driving innovation by people for the …

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2010 the year of Mobile

2010 the year of Mobile

This year we will definitely see the increased use of mobile phones for social good. With more social applications being available on the Web and with Nokia and Betavine running competitions for social applications it is a good indication that 2010 will see more innovative use of mobile phones in developing communities. Some of the …

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Coming April 2010…

Coming April 2010…

One of the projects that I’ve been involved in and plotting over the past year will be launched April 2010. This mobile innovation is a Mobile 3.0 application that offers mobile users a unique experience. The mobile experience will never be the same again… Watch this space as more will be unveiled building up to …

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