Current competitions and projects

Together with partners and donors, we support emerging market entrepreneurs in starting and growing their businesses.

Shape & Lead

The community for small and medium agri-businesses in Rwanda, Burundi and DR Congo who need assistance in shaping their businesses, but also for those who want to optimize their role as leaders in the value chain.

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IFDC CATALIST-Uganda

The competition for small and medium businesses in the rice, cassava, sunflower, soybeans and Irish potato value chains in Eastern, Northern and South-Western Uganda that are looking for networking, training, coaching and matchmaking services.

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Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen

The business plan competition together with Crosswise Works for aspiring Dutch entrepreneurs that want to start a business in Africa, Asia or Latin America with social and/or environmental impact.

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Somali AgriFood

The IFAD program, together with Shuraako, for entrepreneurs in the agriculture, fishery, and/or food-processing sector in Somaliland, Puntland and South & Central Somalia, and Somali diaspora investors interested in investing in these businesses.

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Other opportunities?

No competition or project at the moment in your region or sector? And are you an entrepreneur from Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Somalia, Liberia, Palestine or Kosovo with a finance need between USD 10,000 and USD 500,000? Contact us.

Successful previous business plan competitions and projects

Women in Business Challenge

The business plan competition together with ING for women entrepreneurs in emerging markets seeking training, coaching, networks and finance to start and grow their business.

 

Get in the Ring Africa

In 2014, BiD Network was selected by the Erasmus Center for Entrepreneurship to host the regional final of Get in the Ring, the Olympics for startups, for promising entrepreneurs from all over Africa.

 

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