HerVenture is a mobile learning app that supports women entrepreneurs to access the skills, confidence and networks they need to grow their businesses.
HerVenture provides essential business training and support, enabling women to access skills-building information ‘on the go’. It features five learning ‘tracks’ on a range of needs, including launching a business, product innovation and expanding market access. Based on user input, the app suggests a personalised learning roadmap for each entrepreneur. Content is provided in bite-sized, easily digestible formats such as swipe-able cards, quizzes and videos. Static content can also be accessed offline. The app allows users to find and connect with each other, as well as learn about local business events.
HerVenture is highly scalable and can be adapted to any geography or language across the world. It is currently available in Vietnam, as part of our wider DevelopHer initiative with Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™.
HerVenture will also be rolled out in Indonesia in the near future, with support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Happel Foundation and the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust, with other countries to follow.
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Qualcomm® Wireless Reach believes access to advanced wireless technologies can improve people’s lives. Qualcomm Wireless Reach is a strategic initiative that brings wireless technology to underserved communities globally. For the last ten years, Wireless Reach has invested in programs that foster entrepreneurship, aid in public safety, enhance the delivery of health care, enrich teaching and learning and improve environmental sustainability, impacting over 11 million beneficiaries.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations, making grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $2.5 billion, through more than 4,000 grants to nonprofit organizations in 124 nations around the world.
The Happel Foundation is a Swiss charitable foundation domiciled in Lucerne. It was founded in 2006 by the Happel family and is being endowed with funds through the economic success of the family’s business dealings. It is thus independent of other money sources as well as politically and religiously neutral. The Happel Foundation has two focal points of support. On the one hand it focuses on supporting people in Switzerland (mainly Central Switzerland) who are in social and/or economic distress. On the other hand the foundation puts resources into fighting poverty in developing countries.
Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust was set up in 1979 by their son and daughter in law, John and Elnora. Its objectives have closely followed the interests of the Ferguson family in their commitment to education, peace and development in the Third World. In 1997, the substantial holding of Taylor and Francis shares became valuable when the publishing company was floated, and its subsequent merger with Informa further enhanced the value of the shares in the Trust. Since then, more than £40 million has been distributed to a range of charities working in the UK and overseas.
Emerging360 is a boutique consultancy promoting sustainable development through ICT strategy, digital innovation, MSME capacity building, and blended, web, and mobile eLearning. The Emerging360 team has collaborated with the World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC), and leading private, social, and public sector organisations on every major continent. Emerging360 is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with teams in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.