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Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen Kick-Off in Amsterdam
24 06 2014

Last week the official Kick-Off event of Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen (Entrepreneurs without borders) took place in Amsterdam. This yearly competition is held to get together and support Dutch social entrepreneurs who have ideas to start a sustainable business in Africa, Asia or Latin-America. The Kick-Off was the official opening of the competition, which means that interested entrepreneurs...

Somali AgriFood Call for Business Proposals
11 06 2014

The call for business proposals and financiers for the Somali agriculture and food processing sector is now open for registration. This call – an initiative funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and operated by BiD Network and partners – aims to support aspiring entrepreneurs in the Somali agriculture and food processing sector...

The Spring Challenge North Kosovo 2014 is open!
14 05 2014

Business Center Zvecan supported by BiD Network organizes the Spring Challenge North Kosovo 2014. We welcome business plans from companies that are starting or growing their business in Kosovo, have growth ambitions, are willing to write a business plan and are looking for $10,000 to $5 million over the next 5 years. Win arranged business...

BiD Network receives 500.000 euro from the Dutch Postcode Lottery
21 02 2014

BiDNetwork is very proud to announce that during the Goed Geld Gala ceremony in Amsterdam, on the 4th of February 2014, BiD Network received 500,000 euros from the Dutch Postcode Lottery to continue preparing emerging market entrepreneurs for investors. The lottery gave away a record amount of 302 million euro to be divided over 101...

Interview with Affiong Williams: “My advice to other Women entrepreneurs: THINK BIG!”
22 01 2014

These are the wise words of Affiong Williams from Nigeria. Woman, entrepreneur, ambitious and last but not least: winner of our last edition of Women in Business 2013. Her business is called “REELFRUIT”. Now that the 5th edition of the Women in Business Challenge has been launched, we wanted to check in with Affiong and...

Interview with Stela Maris da Silva: from Plan to Finance
13 12 2013

In 2011, Stela Maris da Silva won the BiD Challenge in Argentina and in 2012 she became a finalist in our Women in Business Challenge. Her company BIOPRO aims to educate and change farming practices in Argentina by the introduction of organic methods and products. Our business competitions have helped Stela to get the financing...

Looking back at the Jordan Pitching Event 2013
10 12 2013

On November 21 2013 the Jordan Pitching Event ‘Sharaka’ took place in Amman, Jordan. The event, organized with our partners Business Development Center (BDC) Jordan, Business Women Forum Palestine, Business and Technology Incubator Islamic University of Gaza and the Najjad Zeenni IT Center of Excellence of Birzeit University (Palestine), was aimed at matchmaking entrepreneurs with investors and others with an interest...

Report of Growing SMEs East Africa 2013
06 12 2013

Thursday the 21st of November Rwanda Development Board (RDB), BiD Network and JCI Rwanda organized the 9th International and 2nd East African edition of the Growing SMEs – Connect.Exchange.Invest. – conference at the Lemigo Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda. Growing SMEs is an umbrella concept under which different unique events take place around the world. During this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week...

Looking back at Growing SMEs Latin America 2013
05 12 2013

Growing SMEs Latin America 2013 took place from 23 to 25 November in Veracruz, Mexico. We look back at a successful event full of inspiring presentations and guests and a lot of networking opportunities. Around 1500 participants joined us for the event and got the chance to exchange propositions, advice and investment connections. Among these...

Women in Business Challenge 2014
04 12 2013

The 5 finalists of the Women in Business Competition 2013 The Women in Business Challenge 2014, the fifth edition of the online competition that supports women entrepreneurs from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, is now open for applications! The competition – an initiative of BiD Network and ING - aims to help...


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