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Women in Business Challenge 2013 | Spread the Word
01 12 2013

Thank you for sharing the Women in Business Challenge 2013 with your community! In order to spread the word about the competition and connect with leaders in the field, BiD Network and partners rely on your help. We value your time, and as such have tried to make it as quick and easy as possible for you...

Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen businessplan competition: the finals
29 11 2013

On November 28 the finals of our Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen competition took place during the Make It Happen event in Amsterdam. The Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen businessplan competition was organized in collaboration with NCDO and sponsored by De Investeerdersclub, Ernst & Young, and NUZakelijk. The competition was aimed at Dutch entrepreneurs with ambitious border-crossing business plans. We were happy to see the event...

Pitching Event in Jordan: Matchmaking between entrepreneurs and investors! – 20 November 2013
30 10 2013

BiD Network and the Business Development Center (BDC) are, in collaboration with Najjad Zeenni IT Center of Excellence (NZITCE) of Birzeit University, Business Women Forum (BWF Palestine) and the Business and Technology Incubator of the Islamic University Gaza (BTI), organizing a Pitching event in Amman, Jordan, on the 20th of November this year. This event aims to create a networking platform for investors...

Growing SMEs East Africa: November 21, 2013
25 10 2013

  “Growing SMEs Connect.Exchange.Invest”, the premium international conference for ambitious entrepreneurs and investors returns to the East African Region in Kigali, Rwanda, on November 21 of this year.  Kigali Rwanda, October 17th - After a successful first edition in 2012 the international conference for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets, Growing SMEs, will return...

Wrap up: Accelerating Innovation for the Poor – 3P4PPI Business Meeting
18 10 2013

Last Thursday 16 October the 3P4PPI (3 Pilots for Pro-Poor Innovation) event took place in the beautiful Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam, an event aimed at Accelerating Innovation for the Poor. Developing countries are increasingly attractive for entrepreneurs and businesses, but access to basic services often remains a challenge. This day brought together a wide range of experts, entrepreneurs,...

Sustainability day 2013: business plan marathon
11 10 2013

After the success of our business plan marathon in March with coaches from PUM Netherlands senior experts and Ernst & Young, we decided to join forces again and plan another marathon on sustainability day, October 10. Both in Amsterdam and in Eindhoven, coaches came together to give feedback to business plans of our entrepreneurs. The...

New Report Released on Investment in Women-led Business
01 10 2013

Press Release by Value for Women  UK-based social enterprise Value for Women released a new research report this week detailing the problems of under-investment in women-led small and growing businesses. The report is the culmination of research conducted in collaboration with the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), BiD Network, ING Bank Sustainability, and the...

New opportunities for Innovative Business ideas in Kosovo
25 09 2013

  As a result of the cooperation between BiD Network and the Business Support Centre in Kosovo (BSCK), last week the project for creating a new Investor Network was launched. This network will have a main focus on matchmaking between investors and start-ups or new businesses that need financial help. At BSCK, entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas...

The grand finale of the Women in Business Competition
13 09 2013

  This week was all about the grand finale of the fourth edition of the Women in Business Challenge (WIBC). Last Sunday we welcomed our finalists, five inspiring women, Lauren Thomas (Mozambique), Dr. Nene Sanjeevani(India), Paola de la Rosa, Jazmin Chi (Mexico) and Affiong Williams (Nigeria) at Amsterdam airport. They had a full week with training sessions, meetings and the final award ceremony...

BCZ – Spring Challenge 2013 Awarding Ceremony
30 08 2013

Awarding ceremony was held at “Sasa Dedovic” restaurant in North Mitrovica on 20.06.2013. Around 30 people was present, winners and finalists of the competitions, Spark employees, guests from Mercy Corps, members of jury/selection committee, trainers, representative of the university, etc. Kosovo Spring Challenge 2013 was organized by Business Center Zvecan (BCZ) in cooperation with SPARK...

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