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MIT's "Mobilizing Entrepreneurship" launch and networking event
Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
London, United Kingdom
Please join us for a wine and cheese networking reception and presentation. The latest edition of MIT's quarterly, Innovations Journal, is focused entirely on how mobile technology is being leveraged in emerging markets and contributing to international development goals. We will provide copies of the journal and hear from three of its contributing authors:
Chris Locke is Managing Director of the GSMA Mobile for Development Department. Chris has spent the past 15 years working in the mobile and internet industries, for companies such as the Virgin Group, Three, AOL, and T-Mobile. He will be speaking about his lead essay The Challenge of Sustaining App Entrepreneurs
Raj Gollamudi is Director of Investments at the philanthropic investment firm Omidyar Network, where he oversees mobile technology investments in emerging markets. He invests in technology platforms that can bring the power of mobile technology to underserved populations and make a significant impact in areas including education, health, agriculture, and information.
Maja Andjelkovic is a doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute. She will be speaking about the article she co-authored, Mobile Entrepreneurship and Employment, published by infoDev and the World Bank in the 2012 IC4D Report Maximizing Mobile.
Speakers will start at 7:30pm but please feel free to join us from 6:30pm for a networking. Space is limited so please register soon.
When & Where
GSMA, Mobile for Development
The Mobile for Development Department works with the mobile industry globally to build services that have a development impact for the poorest people in the world.