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21 November: 1 location, 3 final events, 25 finalists
18 11 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week is coming up and BiD Network is honored to be part of three final events that will be held on the same day and the same location. The final event of the Women in Business Challenge, the final event of Dutch competition Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen and the main event of the day,...

Entrepreneur interview: LE ARCH 3D
03 10 2014

LE ARCH 3D is a startup from Kosovo in 3D printing and has won the Spring Challenge Kosovo. BiD Network interviewed Leana Mahmuti, founder of the company. Hi Leana, can you tell us a bit more about what kind of business you have? LE ARCH 3D has brought innovation to Kosovo by offering 3D printing...

Get in the Ring Africa: the Investment Battle has been fought
22 09 2014

Last Thursday, on September the 18th, BiD Network hosted the Investment Battle of Get in the Ring Africa. Ten of the most promising entrepreneurs from all over Africa came together in Kigali, Rwanda, for an exciting challenge and a day full of training sessions, meetings with investors, workshops and networking opportunities. A soulful performance by...

Last Call Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen
12 09 2014

Verover een plek in de finale met jouw grenzeloze onderneming! Is Nederland te klein voor jouw idee? Doe dan mee aan de businessplancompetitie van Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen. Dien je businessplan in vóór 1 oktober en verover een plek in het spectaculaire finale event van Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen & Get In the Ring op 21 november...

IFDC CATALIST-Uganda Business Plan Competition For Entrepreneurs in Irish Potatoes, Rice, Oil Seeds and Cassava
09 09 2014

IFDC CATALIST-Uganda, BiD Network and IRIS Consulting have launched a business plan competition for small and medium sized enterprises operating in or impacting the cassava, oil seeds, rice and Irish potato, value chains in Northern, Eastern and South-Western Uganda. Uganda's economy is growing; the whole region is changing fast. Entrepreneurs in the agribusiness sector upon...

Waste Masters: Growing on Garbage
18 08 2014

Last week, an amount of USD 50,000 was transferred from an European business angel to Waste Masters in Uganda. The transaction was extraordinary, as to date the entrepreneur and the investor have never met each other. Based on business documentation, financial statements and trust built through various email and Skype conversations, the financial deal has...

Invest in Somali AgriFood businesses with reduced risk?
06 08 2014

Last Friday evening, SomVao, a 20 year old Somali association in Amsterdam, together with BiD Network and Collert Consultancy organized an event to promote the Somali AgriFood program that is funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The program aims to facilitate access to diaspora finance for small and medium sized enterprises in agriculture,...

Press release – CATALIST program Uganda
24 07 2014

BiD Network and the International Fertilizer Development Center have signed an agreement for a program that aims to improve the performance, business plans and access to finance of SMEs in the Irish potato, cassava, oil seeds (soybeans and sunflower) and rice value chains in Uganda. The ultimate goal is to contribute to an increase in...

A Gaza-based Initiative to Boost e-Businesses via Online Crowdfunding
03 07 2014

A group of entrepreneurs from the Gaza strip have recently launched an initiative called 'Gaza e-Business' to help local producers and inventors reach customers and interested people overseas using the Indiegogo crowd funding platform, and aiming to help create a new e-channel to allow purchase and sales between Gaza and the outside world. While the campaign in...

Start 8-daagse Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen Summer School!
27 06 2014

Wil je meedoen aan de businessplancompetitie van Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen, maar mis je nog kennis op het gebied van financiën, het formuleren van jouw waardepropositie of marketing en communicatie? Dan biedt de OZG summer school uitkomst! Je kunt alle 8 cursusdagen volgen of enkele modules. Bekijk het factsheet voor meer informatie! Deadline voor aanmelden is...