m2Work Hackathon--putting jobs at the world’s fingertips
Earlier this year, infoDev--an innovation and entrepreneurship program in the World Bank--and Nokia teamed up to launch the m2Work Challenge, which yielded almost 1000 ideas on how to create jobs that people anywhere can do on their mobile phones.
The next phase is to bring those ideas to life. Several challenge winners are already in talks with national governments, angel investors, and other developers on how to distribute their apps. To help the larger m2Work community turn their ideas into mobile microwork businesses, infoDev and its global partners are organizing the first-ever m2Work Hackathon in five countries across five regions in September 15-16, 2012.