11 February 2008

MIT Seed Grant Recipients IAP 2008

I ran the MIT Developmental Entrepreneurship-IDRC Seed Grants program this year and extended funds to nearly 20 teams of students to pursue exploratory market research and gain field experience relevant to their emergent ventures. These teams were both varied in sector and in geographic interest, and included...
  • Appropria MedSolutions ~ South Asian medical incubator business
  • ChiVE China Ventures in Energy ~ Surveying Chinese energy ventures
  • Pure Home Water ~ Ghana water system market studies
  • RemesaTel ~ Mexican mobile phone remittance market
  • uBox ~ Indian patient health informatics systems
  • DWP Developing World Prosthetics ~ Indian prosthetics innovations
  • ClickDiagnostics ~ South Asian cataract diagnostics services
  • Assured Labor ~ Brazilian employer-labor matching service
  • WVN World Venture Networks ~ SME micro-venture funds
  • Rice-to-Riches ~ West African rice mill village ventures
  • Village Drug Store ~ West African village pharmacy network
  • SPARK! ~ Egyptian leadership development program
  • Essential Manpower ~ GCC migrant labor service provider
  • Katalitica ~ Latin American SME training & support
  • Selsabila ~ Sudanese irrigation systems
  • SurePay ~ Nigerian secure payments systems
  • ThinkHealth ~ Indian indoor pollution reduction system
  • TeguToyworks ~ Honduran wooden toys venture
  • Silkmotel ~ Kazak and Central Asian motel chain

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