Posted by | September 10, 2012

  A new Make a Difference (MaD) Venture Fellows Program is now inviting applications from innovative and high--‐impact entrepreneurs who are based in Asia or are interested in establishing links...

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Posted by | September 4, 2012
Press Release – Growing SMEs: Small and Medium Enterprises lead to sustainable economic growth

  Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are the future in leading emerging markets to sustainable growth. By creating jobs and income, they are crucial to the economic and social development...

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Posted by | June 13, 2012
Thermosun awarded grant from Argentina’s government to develop their technology and market

Christian Navntoft is an environmental engineer. He founded Thermosun and he has developed a patented portable solar device to heat water with solar energy and hot water storage. This device...

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Posted by | February 23, 2012
Ambientalmente and the 100% Colombian Pectin project – 5 years later and still growing

Ambientalmente is one of the BiD Challenge 2006 winners. Back then, Alberto Mejía Restrepo - one of the founders - presented the project ‘100% Colombian Pectin’. The proposal was to...

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Posted by | November 16, 2011
Success Story: Turning Waste Management Into Health and Employment

Solid waste management has been the greatest public health threat in Liberian cities. During years of conflict, residents of capital city Monrovia lived without any formal garbage collection and disposal...

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Posted by | November 7, 2011
Success Story: LMI Development Holdings – A Team of Owners

Owner of 2 growing companies in Uganda, Peter K. Kulaba is ready to “pursue his creative gift” again and develop a third business: LMI Development Holdings. His secret? Get “good...

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Posted by | September 29, 2011
Success Story: Interview with Cathelijne Lania, A Beautiful Story

In 2005, Cathelijne Lania won the BiD Challenge for Safe Silver, a sustainable silver factory in Nepal. Since then, Safe Silver has grown and become A Beautiful Story, a jewelry...

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Posted by | June 30, 2011
Interview with entrepreneur Marianne Olano, Baycrafts

Marianne Olano started Baycrafts, her jewelry company based in the Philippines in 2005. She won the ING retail prize at the Growing SMEs competition in 2010. After the refreshing and...

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Posted by | May 6, 2011
Success Story: Nazava – Clean Water, a Growing Challenge

Millions of people have no access to safe drinking water from the tap. These people have to buy water of boil water in order to drink it. That is way...

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Posted by | April 5, 2011
Africa Unsigned: African music funded by fans!

Africa Unsigned allows African musicians to record music funded by fans. Through "crowd funding" artists raise money for the recording, distribution and promotion of an EP (three tracks). "Supporters" who...

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