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Mobile Entrepreneurship in Africa
March/April 2011 (vol. 13 no. 2)
pp. 60-62
Max Froumentin, World Wide Web Foundation
Stéphane Boyera, World Wide Web Foundation

The World Wide Web Foundation has started the Mobile Entrepreneurs in Africa program to teach local entrepreneurs about Web technologies, the market for services, and the specific business principles in the mobile sector. The program comprises four major stages: demystification, capacity building, incubation, and access to capital.

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Index Terms:
Emerging markets, information technology, mobile services, entrepreneurs
Citation:
Max Froumentin, Stéphane Boyera, "Mobile Entrepreneurship in Africa," IT Professional, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 60-62, March-April 2011, doi:10.1109/MITP.2011.28
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