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Interview: Rwandan Mobile Technology company HeHe Labs
31 03 2015

  Clarisse Iribagiza is the co-founder and CEO of HeHe Labs, a Rwandan Mobile Technology research and innovation lab. The company offers mobile solutions for different sectors, such as agriculture, infrastructure and healthcare, as well as code programs for schools and universities in Rwanda. BiD Network arranged a business trip to the Netherlands for Clarisse,...

BiD Network’s first Investor Cocktail of the Year
27 03 2015

Yesterday we organized a cocktail for our network of investors. The event took place in Amsterdam and was the first of a number of matchmaking activities to happen this year. For this meetup we choose to focus on investment opportunities in Rwanda, one of BiD Network’s target countries. The evening started with a word of...

World Water Day: Raising Awareness on Water
20 03 2015

March 22nd is World Water Day; a day to raise awareness on the use and impact of water, or a shortage of water. While people in many western countries can use water anyplace and any time, this is not the case for most developing nations as millions of people don’t have access to safe drinking...

Somali Investment Forum: Boosting Somali Investment Opportunities
12 03 2015

From 8 to 10 March 2015 the Somali Investment Forum took place in Nairobi, organized by the World Bank Group, US Embassy and Shuraako. The main purpose of the forum was to bring together Somali (diaspora) investors and businesses, aiming to return capital for growth. The Somali AgriFood team, consisting of IFAD, HIRDA, Collert Consultancy...

Invitation: Amsterdam Somali Diaspora Meeting – Presenting the Somali Investment Forum
19 01 2015

Presenting the ‘Somali Investment Forum: Returning Capital for Growth’ Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2015 Time: 18.00 – 19:30 Location: SOMVAO - Hamerstraat 24, 1021 JW Amsterdam Shuraako invites you to attend a special meeting for Somali diaspora to be held on February 2, 2015 at SOMVAO office. In anticipation of the Somali Investment Forum (SIF):...

Interview with BSC Monrovia: how is the business startup center doing during the Ebola crisis?
18 12 2014

Entrepeneurs at work in the BSC Monrovia office This month it was announced that TIME’s person of the year 2014 is the Ebola fighter. The Ebola outbreak of this year hit many in especially Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. But the affected countries are not defeated by the epidemic, as many local and international organizations...

Somali Diaspora Investment Event in the Netherlands
15 12 2014

On Saturday the 13th BiD Network and Nedsom together with Diaspora Business Centre organized an event for Somali diaspora to promote investment opportunities in the different Somali regions. Dozens of interested came together in The Hague to learn more about the Somali AgriFood program and IFAD Matching Grant Fund and to hear about experiences with...

Somali Diaspora Investment event
04 12 2014

Investment Opportunities for Somali Diaspora Location: Hampshire Hotel - Babylon, the Hague Address: Bezuidenhoutseweg 53 - 2594 AC – The Hague, The Netherlands Date and time: December 13, 14:00 - 18:00 On Saturday the 13th of December 2014 Nedsom and BiD Network will host an event for the Somali Diaspora in The Netherlands to promote...

Finishing Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014 with 3 final events
23 11 2014

Friday November 21 we closed both Global Entrepreneurship Week and our Women in Business week with 3 spectacular final events: the Women in Business Challenge final, the Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen final and the international final of Get in the Ring: the Investment Battle. BiD Network played a major role in all finals, which were held...

Get in the Ring: the International Final
19 11 2014

Friday November 21st marks the day that the winner of Get in the Ring, the Olympics for Startups will be announced. Worldwide more than 2,000 startups have competed for a spot in this prestigious event in Rotterdam. From this group, following wins in both their National and Regional competitions, only ten remain. They will pitch...