TechConnect Live Broadcast @mLab

TechConnect VentureOut Internationalizing your mobile app

Connecting Technology Entrepreneurs, Mentors & Investors Across Geographies

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Live broadcast from the World Bank, Washington D.C. 11:00AM-1:00PM EDT

mLab will be hosting a screening at the Lab at 5PM – 7PM (The Innovation Hub, Pretoria)

The Barn will be hosting a screening at 5pm – 7pm for Cape Town tech entrepreneurs. (Woodstock Exchange)

If you will be attending the screening at mLab or The Barn please RSVP with

You can also watch live from home by registering here:


Audiences in the VentureOut Countries

  • Learn about markets for mobile apps
  • Ask questions of the TechConnect speakers live
  • Decide how you’ll take your app global
  • Register to attend:
TechConnect Venture Out Speakers:
Andres Blank, Co-founder and COO of Pixable
Andres BlankAndres founded Pixable in 2009. Pixable became one of the biggest photo apps in the mobile space with almost 10 million downloads before selling to SingTel for $26.5M in 2012. At Pixable Andres was in charge of product design and growth. Before Pixable Andres started 3 companies in his native Venezuela. The first one, a site for college students at the age of 18 and the last one, a lumber trader and exporter with over 30 employees and $1M in annual revenues. Andres has an MBA from MIT and a degree in Industrial Engineering.
Scott Hartley, Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures

Scott HartleyScott joined the Mobile and Consumer Internet team at Mohr Davidson with both an eye for detail and a love of the big picture. He has deep interest in mobile enabled commerce, and in 2012 was a contributing author to “Shopping for Good,” a book published by MIT Press. He’s also focused on how mobile, social, and big data analytics are transforming financial services, traditional commerce, and our interactions with the offline, physical world.


Amir Alexander Hasson, Founder of United Villages

Amir Alexander HassonAmir is an accomplished entrepreneur with expertise in business development, strategy, finance, management, Web technologies, mobile applications, telecom, and distribution. He has started 3 companies, raised over $5m from venture investors, and built networks impacting the lives of millions of people in the US, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Amir now serves as the Chief Development Officer for Oxigen – India’s largest payment solutions provider.


Ovidiu Bujorean, Senior Manager of the GIST Initiative at CRDF Global

Ovidiu BujoreanOvidiu manages and directs the GIST Initiative at CRDF Global. He is a professional speaker on topics such as professional networking, innovation, entrepreneurship and partnerships building. Previously, he was the Senior Associate at Rudyard Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in consumer technologies. Ovidiu serves as Chairman of the Board of Advisors of AIESEC DC and Vice-Chairman of MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington DC. He founded LEADERS, an organization that impacted the lives of approximately 10,000 young leaders and entrepreneurs in Romania and Southern-Eastern Europe and is a graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management (MBA) and Harvard’s Kennedy School (MPA).


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VentureOut Challenge Propel your mobile app globally

VentureOut is an initiative of infoDev in collaboration with CRDF Global to propel expansion-ready mobile entrepreneurs into international markets. VentureOut will support hundreds of entrepreneurs through hands-on training, virtual learning opportunities, mentorship, international exposure, and seed funding. Entrepreneurs will come from local technology community partners located in eight countries: Armenia, Jamaica, Kenya, Macedonia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Trinidad & Tobago. This program identifies advanced entrepreneurs during the mobile app competition – semi-finalists to be announced September 17, 2013.

Components of VentureOut Challenge:


Top 12 Entrepreneurs will be matched with mobile app mentors from around the globe

Mentors guide app entreprenuers through Lean Startup Method to effectively break into new markets


Top 12 entrepreneurs will have a shot for one of three $10,000 prizes at the Dragon’s Den Pitching Competition in Chisinau, Moldova this October 30-November 1


Through interactive webinars, the TechConnect VentureOut, individual feedback from the competition and educational meetings hosted by the VentureOut network of local enablers the mobile app developer community accesses global mobile expertise.

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