FMSdeventre1

FMSdeventre1 - Amir A. Hasson & Dr. Rich Fletcher...

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Developmental Entrepreneurship Class Presentation MIT Media Lab September 25, 2003
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Overview Overview ? Introduction: Why are we here? ? The Problem (Opportunity) ? Approaches ? Experiences ? Business Strategy ? Lessons Learned & The Way Forward
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Why are we here? Why are we here? ? Why are you here? ? Developmental ventures require inter- disciplinary teams and more than just technology. ? Political, cultural dimension is critical
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The Problem The Problem (Opportunity) (Opportunity)
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4 Billion Rural People 4 Billion Rural People Remain Unconnected Remain Unconnected ? Chicken and egg problem: ? Egg: No affordable, sustainable rural communications infrastructure ? Chicken: No market for rural communications ? What is needed: a low-cost, low-risk means of providing widespread connectivity so as to: ? Overcome infrastructure cost barriers ? Test out digital rural applications/services ? Stimulate the rural development dynamic ? Create incentives for deregulation and delicensing
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The Opportunity The Opportunity Every 1% increase in value-add or efficiency in this population segment represents a $40 billion opportunity.
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Approaches Approaches
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