Investors

Stijn Albregts (on the left) and Robert Jan van Ogtrop

BiD Network offers investors access to high potential business plans and committed entrepreneurs in emerging countries. In addition to the business plans on bidnetwork.org we host several portals to serve business plan competitions and matchmaking services in different regions and industries. An overview of some of our current competitions is featured on this page, with links to more information about the entrepreneurs and their business plans.

Get in the Ring: the Investment Battle
Get in the Ring is a non-profit event concept, initiated by the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship to bring the most promising entrepreneurs from around the world in contact with investors. In 2014 the Investment Battle of Get in the Ring is being organized in over 50 countries with over 2,000 participating start-ups. Through 50 National Finals and 8 Regional Finals 8 start-ups are being selected for the International Final, taking place on the 21st of November in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. BiD Network hosted the Regional Final of Africa in Rwanda, where 10 of the most promising African entrepreneurs competed for one place in the International Final during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014. Get in the Ring Africa is a unique platform that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, leaders and experts to explore and activate SME development in Africa.

Visit gitrafrica.org for more information about Get in the Ring Africa, the 10 African finalists and the winning African start-up.

Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen
Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen is a competition for Dutch entrepreneurs who want to start a business with social and/or environmental impact in Africa, Asia or Latin-America. Ambitious entrepreneurs can submit their business plan till the 30th of September to get in the race to win investment to start and grow their business. BiD Network has facilitated personal coaching from EY experts for selected entrepreneurs during the competition. The final event of Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen will be hosted together with the International Final of Get in the Ring: the Investment Battle on the 21st of November in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Visit ondernemerzondergrenzen.nl for more information about the competition.

Women in Business
The Women in Business Challenge is the competition for women entrepreneurs in emerging markets seeking training, coaching, networks and finance ($10,000 to $1 million USD) to start and grow their business. This yearly competition is an initiative of BiD Network and ING and in 2014 the 5th edition takes place, featuring 5 ambitious finalists from …
During Global Entrepreneurship Week in November, the 5 finalists of Women in Business plus 5 promising women entrepreneurs from … will visit the Netherlands for a week full of training, coaching, investor meetings, business visits and the final event in which the winner will be announced and receives a € 5,000 prize to start and grown her business.

Visit women.bidnetwork.org for more information about the competition, the finalists and previous winners.

 

Our Investor Services

Do you need to find a trusted third party - an investment professional - to help you with due diligence, contracts, monitoring or payments? We do provide these Investor Services.

Please download the investor matchmaking services brochure here.

Shortcut to other BiD Network Services:

Start-up Kit - Business Challenge - Coaching program - Setting up a BAN - SME investment guide - Events
 

If you have any questions regarding our investor services, contact matchmaking@bidnetwork.org

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Best scoring businesses


  • Business established

    Ready for finance
    $2,000,000 - $5,000,000
    Redcore Interactive
    Kenya
    Finance and Insurance
  • Business startup

    Ready for finance
    $500,000 - $1,000,000
    Gold Coast Agri Ventures
    Burkina Faso, Ghana
    Agriculture, Forestry, And Fishing
  • Business established

    Ready for finance
    $50,000 - $100,000
    Single Spark
    Malawi
    General
  • Business startup

    Ready for finance
    $500,000 - $1,000,000
    Uganda Recycles For LIfe
    Uganda
    Recycling
  • Business established

    Ready for finance
    $50,000 - $100,000
    SOYBEAN PROCESSING BUSINESS OF RULINDO(SOPROBRU)
    Rwanda
    Agriculture, Forestry, And Fishing
  • Business established

    Ready for finance
    $200,000 - $500,000
    Kameleon Rose
    Madagascar
    Women's Clothing Stores, Women's, Children's, And Infants' Clothing And Accessories
  • Business established

    Ready for finance
    $2,000,000 - $5,000,000
    Screedy
    Morocco
    Other
  • Business startup

    Ready for finance
    $200,000 - $500,000
    Epoch Microchips (Pty) Ltd
    South Africa
    Renewable energy
  • Business established

    Ready for finance
    $2,000,000 - $5,000,000
    GoMetro (Pty) Ltd
    South Africa
    Internet services
  • Business established

    Ready for finance
    $50,000 - $100,000
    SOCIETY FOR FOOD TECHNOLOGY-SOFOTEC
    Burundi
    Food
  • Business established

    Ready for finance
    $100,000 - $200,000
    Inkisha
    Kenya
    Direct Selling Establishments
  • Business established

    Ready for finance
    $2,000,000 - $5,000,000
    Paniel Meat Processing LTD
    Burundi
    Livestock
  • Business startup

    Ready for finance
    $50,000 - $100,000
    Habona Ltd
    Burundi
    Agriculture, Forestry, And Fishing
  • Business established

    Ready for finance
    $500,000 - $1,000,000
    ROCAC GROUP
    Kenya
    Agriculture, Forestry, And Fishing
  • Business startup

    Ready for finance
    $50,000 - $100,000
    Go Solar East Africa
    Kenya, Rwanda
    Utilities (Energy, Water, Waste, Recycling)