The Women in Business Challenge 2014, the fifth edition of the online competition that supports women entrepreneurs from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, is now open for applications! The competition – an initiative of BiD Network and ING – aims to help aspiring women starting and growing their business.
Since its creation in 2009, Women in Business has provided support, coaching, visibility and finance to over 1500 women heading businesses in emerging markets. 20 finalists have visited The Netherlands for a business trip, 5 of whom have been awarded as laureates.
For this fifth edition of the Women in Business Challenge we will not choose 5 finalists, but 10 (we have reserved five places for finalists from each of the following countries: Burundi, Kosovo, Liberia, Palestine and Rwanda). These finalists win a business trip for training, B2B and investor meetings. In addition all high quality business plans that are submitted will be eligible for BiD Network’s investor matchmaking services. The winner of the competition is awarded with € 5000,-.
To learn more about the competition and to apply visit: women.bidnetwork.org
The deadline to apply for coaching services is March 1 2014. The final deadline for complete business plan submission is July 6th 2014.