Mobile Social Entrepreneurs
January 26, 2010
Where are you?
I am keen to find examples of social entrepreneurs that use mobile technology – they could be called “mobile social entrepreneurs” .. but where are they?
I am not talking about social entrepreneurs who use a mobile phone to make things happen or use a mobile broadband dongle to run a business. I am talking about social entrepreneurs who create businesses that are socially beneficial and based on mobile technology.
The example that I often hear quoted is the fisherman who accesses fish prices in different local ports via a mobile phone service, in order to set his course back from a fishing trip and maximise his income. I guess the person who set up and is running this “fish price service” is a mobile social entrepreneur. This story and others are featured on the EPROM website page – Why Africa?
There are many example where mobile technology is being used for social change – see mobileactive.org but it is harder to find examples of where mobile technology is the basis for social entrepreneurship. Any examples, please let me know.