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Over 50 years of ODA: Lessons learnt and new approaches
05 10 2012

BiD Network Founder and Director Thierry Sanders was recently involved in a Debate for the Society for International Development (SID) focused on advancing, “Beyond Official Development Assistance (ODA)”. . The debate also featured OECD Development Assistance Committee Chair, J Brian Atwood, and CEO of FMO, Nanno Kleiterp. The video belows highlights the key themes of...

Innovative Dutch Entrepreneurs with an eye on emerging markets: Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen 2012
03 10 2012

  BiD Network and NCDO, in collaboration with Ernst & Young and De Investeerders Club, are delighted to announce the 15 pre-selected finalists of Ondernemen zonder Grenzen 2012. In its third year, this business plan competition assists inspired Dutch entrepreneurs in either setting up or growing profitable, sustainable businesses in emerging markets. Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen...

The innovative potential of Tekutangije stoves
27 09 2012

Isidore Nzeyimana, entrepreneur and inventor (as he was recently credited by the World Intellectual Property Organization), envisions his company, TEKUTANGIJE, having a profound environmental and social impact in his native Rwanda. 'Tekutangije' literally means, ‘cooking without waste’, in Rwanda’s native language, Kinyarwanda. No waste is the purpose of TEKUTANGIJE’s cooking stoves. Their technology is based...

Transcript of Thierry Sanders’ speech at the Society for International Development Debate, “Beyond ODA”
25 09 2012

BiD Network Founder and Director Thierry Sanders will be at the Society for International Development Debate “Beyond ODA” on September 25, 2012. He will discuss the future of Official Development Assistance (ODA) with OECD Development Assistance Committee Chair, J Brian Atwood, and CEO of FMO, Nanno Kleiterp. Prior to the debate, Thierry Sanders will be explaining...

BSC Monrovia Competition 2012 awards outstanding news publication & an expanding recycling enterprise
21 09 2012

The BSC Monrovia Competition offers international exposure to the most promising Liberian entrepreneurs, whilst preparing them for finance. The competition ran from June to September and from 74 applications, two outstanding finalists were selected. Securing additional access to coaching and matchmaking services, the two winners are also invited to attend an all-expenses paid trip to...

The Finalists of the Fast5 Challenge 2012
18 09 2012

BiD Network and our 7 committed investment partners, (GroFin, GVEP investing with Prometheus Fund, Oikocredit, Pearl Capital Partners, SEAF, Annona, and InReturn Capital), are pleased to announce the winners of the Fast5 Challenge. These established businesses, operating in emerging markets, were selected on account of the strength of their business plans, growth and potential impact. The Fast5 Challenge aims...

Barefoot Power: A market led social enterprise providing renewable electricity to rural areas
13 09 2012

Barefoot Power manufactures and distributes quality solar energy solutions, affordable to communities that do not have any, or even reliable, access to the grid.  Founded in 2005, their initial focus was to replace unhealthy, harmful kerosene lighting methods used in developing countries through the provision of affordable lighting products, specifically designed for low income populations. ...

Web Application Tester at BiDx
10 09 2012

About BiDx BiDx B.V. is a new web services company which operates the world's largest online community for entrepreneurs in developing countries www.bidnetwork.org. It is now re-developing its web-platform to facilitate the start, growth and finance of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in developing countries. BiDx is a limited company owned by the BiD...

10 09 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 with Asia. The MaD Venture Fellows Program will be of interest to entrepreneurs who are looking for investors, partners, networks and market opportunities to take...

Press Release – Growing SMEs: Small and Medium Enterprises lead to sustainable economic growth
04 09 2012

  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 of these countries. On 15 November, over 400 entrepreneurs, investors and SME practitioners from all over the world will gather during the Growing SMEs conference,...