Women in Business 2012-2013

31.01.2013 - 23:59


Women entrepreneurs

Women in Business Challenge 2013: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs to Drive Growth.


Participate in the 4th edition of the business plan competition for women entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

The competition is open to women entrepreneurs of emerging countries who have created a business plan, which fulfills the eligibility and evaluation criteria. Since its creation in 2009, Women in Business has provided support, coaching, visibility and finance to over 600 women heading businesses in emerging countries. 15 finalists have been supported and coached, 4 of whom have been awarded as laureates.

* Receive feedback and support in writing your business plan
* Access our coaching program
* Win a business trip for training, b2b and investor meetings
* Get access to a network of more than 46,000 like-minded entrepreneurs, coaches and investors
* Win tailor made business coaching worth €5,000 from UnitedSucces

Before you submit your plan:

● January 31: Deadline for the coaching program. Make sure your online business plan is at least 30% complete, ideally 50% to facilitate assessment and coach matching.

April 30: Deadline for full business plans. Your online plan must be 75% complete (or 30% complete + your own business plan attached in the Files tab) before April 30.

Need help when applying? Contact us at info@bidnetwork.org

After you submit your plan:

You will receive feedback and suggestions in each stage.

● August 2013: Five finalists selected
● September 1 - 4: Women in Business Week
● September 12: Women in Business Challenge Award Ceremony

Whether or not you become a finalist, all high quality business plans are eligible for the BiD Network Investor Matchmaking Services.


To participate in this competition, women entrepreneurs should submit a business plan online for a for-profit business.
They should have a financial need of US$10,000 to US$1,000,000 over the next three years.
Their business should have a positive social and/or environmental impact.


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- Women in Business Challenge | Coaching Behind the Scenes
- Underinvestment in Women Entrepreneurs, Infographic
- #WIBChat | Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneurs | A Summary
- Entrepreneurs Look Forward During Women’s History Month, Guest post by ANDE, partner of the Women in Business Challenge
- Assisting industrious women entrepreneurs in the Philippines, Guest post by PBSP, partner of the Women in Business Challenge
- 16 women looking to grow their business in emerging markets
The 5 Finalists of the Women in Business Challenge
- Register now for the Women in Business Final Event

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- Women in Business Asia 2012-2013
- Women in Business Eastern Europe & Middle East 2012-2013
- Mujeres de Negocios America Latina 2012-2013
- Women in Business Africa 2012-2013
- Femmes d'Affaires Afrique 2012-2013

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Information on the Women in Business Challenge 2012.