BiD Network News – February 2017

BiD Network News – February 2017

The year has just started but we can already look back at some great moments: we intensified our partnership with EY, got granted EUR 500,000 from the Postcode Lottery and we invited PUM experts and Business Openers to train our growth SMEs in Uganda on finance and strategy. This has only been the start, so be prepared for more news from BiD network and join us at the Master Classes, Investor Drinks and Impact Investment Trips!

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BiD Network is granted EUR 500,000 from the Postcode Lottery

BiD Network received EUR 500,000 in grant funding from the Dutch Postcode Lottery. In the past 5 years, BiD Network received grants from the Postcode Lottery and has been able to help 188 entrepreneurs to gain access to finance & business support, creating more than 4300 jobs. This would not have been possible without the support of the Dutch Postcode Lottery and its members!

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EVENT | Join our Ready-2-Invest Master Classes in Amsterdam

In the pre-deal master class (March 8, full day) you will immerse yourself in impact investing and learn more about screening, due diligence, structuring and negotiation. In the post-deal master class (April 6, half day) you will learn how to manage, monitor and exit your investment. Register for the Master Classes via email. Costs: €750 excl. VAT. Participants of the investor trip join free of charge.

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UGANDA | Experts of PUM & Business Openers support our 14 SMEs in getting investment ready!

We invited our partners from PUM and Business Openers to train our growth SMEs in Uganda. During the past three weeks, three PUM experts and two Business Openers worked closely with BiD Network in preparing our 14 selected Ugandan SMEs, by fine-tuning their business strategy and supporting them in preparing their investment plans.

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EY Netherlands and BiD Network intensified their partnership

BiD Network and EY Netherlands intensified their long term partnership. We are gratefull that they support us with their expertise, network and capacity in order to create even more impact. This will be celebrated during our Investor Drinks on April 6 at the EY head office in Amsterdam.

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EVENT | Meet like-minded people during our Investor Drinks

In January we started off the new year with drinks and bites. Investors got the chance to meet up with like-minded people and learn more about our upcoming investor trip to Uganda.
On April 6 you are more than welcome to join our next Investor Drinks at the head office of our partner, EY in Amsterdam. Please RSVP for this free event.

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UGANDA | Investing in the most entrepreneurial country of the world

Uganda has the perfect investment climate as they top the list of entrepreneurial countries in the world. With a population of nearly 38 million and youth comprising more than 75% of the population, entrepreneurship is included as a subject in the educational system and is thought of early on. Imagine how many talented entrepreneurs this will bring in the future! Watch the short CNN video about the entrepreneurial climate of Uganda.

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