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Mobile Phones for Social Impact – November 16th

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Within the next three years, another billion people will begin to make
regular use of cell phones, continuing the fastest adoption of a new
technology in history (source: MIT Next Billion). Organizations such
as Grameen Phone have shown how mobile phones can provide a positive
impact in the developing world. In many regions, mobile phones provide
the first connectivity to the outside world and enable such diverse
services as: money transfer, medical record keeping, commodity price
updates, literacy education, and election monitoring.

Join some of the pioneers in this space as they discuss the challenges
and opportunities of using mobile phone technologies to improve
people’s lives throughout the world.

Time: Monday, November 16th, 6.30pm. Presentations lightning round
will start at 7pm.

Where: MIT Sloan, E51-115, Wang Auditorium – 2 Amherst St, Cambridge.
More information at http://bit.ly/eR4qs

Cost: Free, but you need to register at http://mobilesocial.eventbrite.com/

Mobile entrepreneurs: This event is for you! If you would like to have
a short pitch on how your company/organization is using mobile phones
to create social impact, please fill out your details at
http://bit.ly/m7Clz

Speakers for the event:
Assured Labor – Siddhartha Goyal
Moca Mobile – Ted
MDNet – Craig Edelman
Zaca – Geoff Groesbeck
G8Wave – Jeff Ostiguy
Ruma – Aldi
Dinube – Jonathan
Txteagle – Nathan Eagle

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