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Ecosystem Accelerator Compass: Insights on Start-ups and Mobile in Emerging Markets, Issue 6

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Friday 18 Oct 2019 | Big data | East Asia and Pacific | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Grants | Industry positions | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | Mobile Health | Operational best practices | Report | Resource | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa |

We’d like to present the newest issue in our updated quarterly publication — the Ecosystem Accelerator Compass. This publication helps our stakeholders navigate the world of start-ups and mobile technology in emerging markets. The ...

Ecosystem Accelerator Compass: Insights on Start-Ups and Mobile in Emerging Markets, Issue 5

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Thursday 16 May 2019 | Content creation and stylization | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Global | Grants | Industry positions | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet | Product development and product design | Report | State of the industry and trends |

We’d like to introduce our updated quarterly publication — the Ecosystem Accelerator Compass. It is a fresh take on our existing Start-ups and Mobile in Emerging Markets series. This new publication will help our stakeholders navigate ...

Digital Transformation – The Role of Mobile Technology in Papua New Guinea

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Friday 29 Mar 2019 | Asia and Australia | Digital Inclusion | Digital literacy | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Mobile access and use | Operational best practices | Papua New Guinea | Report | State of the industry and trends |

Under the theme of 'Harnessing Inclusive Opportunities, Embracing the Digital Future', the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2018 sessions prioritised how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) could promote inclusive ...

GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund Start-up Portfolio

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Friday 22 Mar 2019 | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | Report | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa |

We are pleased to reveal the full portfolio of 35 GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund start-ups. This includes all of the start-ups from all three rounds of funding, providing information on who they are, what they do and any ...

Start-ups and Mobile in Emerging Markets: Issue 4, Winter 2018

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Tuesday 11 Dec 2018 | Content creation and stylisation | Digital Inclusion for Women | East Asia and Pacific | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Grants | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet | Product development and product design | Report | Resource | South Asia | State of the industry and trends | Sub-Saharan Africa |

This is the fourth issue of our new publication format, which has been designed to best capture the evolution of a fast-moving space. This publication has a wide range of stakeholders in mind, including: mobile ...

Start-ups and Mobile in Emerging Markets: Issue 3, Summer 2018

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Friday 3 Aug 2018 | Content creation and stylization | Ecosystem Accelerator | Energy | English | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | Product development and product design | Report | Resource | South Asia | State of the industry and trends | Sub-Saharan Africa | User insights and data |

This is the third issue of our new publication format, which has been designed to best capture the evolution of a fast-moving space. This publication has a wide range of stakeholders in mind, including: mobile ...

Start-ups and Mobile in Emerging Markets: Issue 2, Spring 2018

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Monday 26 Mar 2018 | Ecosystem Accelerator | Innovation fund and grants | Resource |

This is the second issue of our new publication format, which has been designed to best capture the evolution of a fast-moving space. This publication has a wide range of stakeholders in mind, including: mobile ...

Start-ups and Mobile in Emerging Markets: Issue 1, Autumn 2017

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Saturday 4 Nov 2017 | Ecosystem Accelerator | Global | Innovation fund and grants | Report | Resource |

We have designed this new publication format to best capture the evolution of a fast-moving space, and with a wide range of stakeholders in mind, including: mobile operators and start-ups, which are at ...

Opening Doors: A Start-Up’s Guide to Working With Mobile Operators in Emerging Markets

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Wednesday 3 May 2017 | Country | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Global | Programme | Resource | Resource Type | Toolkit | Type | Video |

This guide is aimed at start-ups interested in collaborating with mobile operators in emerging markets. The GSMA Ecosystem ...

Legal considerations for partnerships between mobile operators & start-ups

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Monday 23 Jan 2017 | Business model | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Global | Grants | Guidelines | Mobile for Development | Operational best practices | Report | Resource | User insights and data |

Over the last decade, the GSMA Mobile for Development team has worked extensively with start-ups seeking partnerships with MNOs, directly through various innovation funds as well as more broadly through research and convening. We have ...

Building Synergies: How Mobile Operators and Start-ups Can Partner for Impact in Emerging Markets

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Friday 13 Jan 2017 | Business model | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Report | Resource |

Today in emerging markets, more than anywhere else, there are opportunities for mobile operators and start-ups to collaborate. Mobile operators have reached the scale that start-ups lack, while start-ups have the local innovation ...

Infographic: Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund Round 1: Some Findings from the Top 100 Pitches

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Wednesday 9 Nov 2016 | Ecosystem Accelerator | Infographic | Middle East and North Africa | Resource | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa |

Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund Round 1: Some Findings from the Top 100 Pitches

Corporate venture capital: An opportunity for mobile operators and start-ups in emerging markets

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Tuesday 11 Oct 2016 | Business model | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Global | Grants | Innovation fund and grants | Operational best practices | Report | Resource |

As activity around mobile operator corporate venture capital (CVC) is ramping up in emerging markets, the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator programme together with advisory and investment company Delta Partners, have co-authored a report ...

Infographic: APIs: A bridge between mobile operators and start-ups in emerging markets

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Monday 11 Jul 2016 | Digital skills | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Financial services products | Global | Infographic | Operational best practices | Resource |

In emerging markets, APIs (Application Programming Interface) are bridges between mobile operators and start-ups that launch mobile services. These bridges, if open to developers and easy to walk over, can benefit both sides. They may ...

Report: APIs: A bridge between mobile operators and start-ups in emerging markets

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Friday 8 Jul 2016 | Digital skills | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Financial services products | Global | Operational best practices | Report | Resource |

In emerging markets, APIs (Application Programming Interface) are bridges between mobile operators and start-ups that launch mobile services. These bridges, if open to developers and easy to walk over, can benefit both sides. They may ...

Infographic: Mobile Services for SMEs in Emerging Markets

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Friday 17 Jun 2016 | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Global | Infographic | Mobile access and use | Resource |

The objective of the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator programme is to support innovative mobile services with a positive socio-economic impact in emerging markets, through partnerships between mobile operators and start-ups. In 2016, our ...

Infographic: The sharing economy in emerging markets

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Wednesday 4 May 2016 | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Global | Infographic | Resource |

The objective of the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator programme is to support innovative mobile services with a positive socio-economic impact in emerging markets, through partnerships between mobile operators and start-ups. In 2016, our ...

Emerging Market Entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley: making the mobile connection

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Thursday 4 Dec 2014 | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Global | Research | Resource | State of the industry and trends |

These are promising times for entrepreneurs in emerging markets. As our tracker demonstrates, launching new mobile products and services has never been faster or cheaper, and the pool of digitally savvy, connected consumers grows ...

Digital Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Toolkit

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Monday 3 Nov 2014 | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Global | Resource | State of the industry and trends | Toolkit |

Creating an environment that will catalyse the growth of developing world technology start-ups involves tackling complex issues and understanding perspectives from many different stakeholders. Because this area is relatively new, it ...

Financing Innovation

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Friday 4 Jul 2014 | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Global | Research | Resource | State of the industry and trends |

The mobile start-up and small and medium enterprise (SMEs) ecosystem is growing. While the majority of innovation has historically come from Silicon Valley, in recent years other hubs have taken hold in Europe and, increasingly, ...

Digital Entrepreneurship in Kenya, 2014

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Tuesday 4 Feb 2014 | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Global | Research | Resource | State of the industry and trends |

This report focuses new attention on Kenya’s emerging digital entrepreneurship ecosystem, with a unique perspective on entrepreneurs developing mobile enabled services. In this report, we highlight the challenges startups are currently ...