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New opportunity for Green and Inclusive Businesses: Apply now for the CHANGING Markets Award! Submission deadline: 1 September 2013
20 08 2013

As an exciting opportunity for enterprises targeting BoP markets, the CHANGING Markets Award, organised by GIZ, seeks to identify the next “Champions for Green and Inclusive Markets”. The award in particular invites organizations that have successfully built their business case around environmental considerations and creating real impact at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) in...

The 5 finalists of the ICT Challenge 2013
06 08 2013

BiD Network and partners are pleased to announce the 5 finalists for the ICT Challenge 2013, the competition seeking businesses to accelerate entrepreneurship & innovation in Burundi, Liberia, Rwanda, Kosovo, and Palestine. Congratulations to Fabrice Mutekano from Burundi, Henri Nyakarundi and Innocent Munyaneza from Rwanda, Salah Ahmed from Palestine and Amos Sando from Liberia. These finalists were chosen out of close to 50...

BSCK Award Ceremony 2013
15 07 2013

The Award Ceremony 2013 was organized by Business Support Centre Kosovo (BSCK) in cooperation with SPARK and BiD Network on 21st of June 2013. In this event, 15 entrepreneurs and businesses that participated with a business plan in an online and offline competition were awarded as Best Business Plan winners. This event also marked the...

The 5 finalists of the Women in Business Challenge 2013
17 06 2013

BiD Network and partners are pleased to announce the 5 finalists for Women in Business Challenge 2012-2013. Congratulations to Lauren Thomas for Mozambiques, Dr. Sanjeevani and her Mobile Dental Clinic, Jazmin Chi for LevGrow, Dulce Martinez for Fabrica Social and Affiong Williams for Healthy Snacks. This year, the jury has also selected a runner-up -...

Conclusions from the Global Forum of Innovation & Entrepreneurship 2013
05 06 2013

How we can develop a business culture that fosters innovation? The 5th Global Forum on Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship was held last week in South Africa by the World Bank’s infoDev program, focusing on how to harness innovation for social and economic growth. It considered whether innovation and enterprise development could enable economic growth, job creation and...

eVA Fund: Directing Investment to sub-Saharan Tech Start-Ups
04 06 2013

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has long been identified as a key aspect of African economies that was necessary to fulfill development objectives. But, what if the ICT sector in Africa was not merely a supplement to development efforts, what if it was forging tech innovations that could see the next Apple or Microsoft emerge from...

Artha Venture Challenge: Supporting High Impact Social Ventures in India
31 05 2013

On behalf of our partner Ennovent, BiD Network would like to share with you the Artha Venture Challenge. This national competition is designed to find the most ambitious early-stage social entrepreneurs in India and provide them access to finance, business support and powerful connections to assist in scaling their enterprises. Indian enterprises operating in the sectors of Agriculture,...

Women in Business 2013: 16 women looking to grow their business in emerging markets
06 05 2013

BiD Network, in collaboration with ING, ICCO and United Success, are delighted to announce the 16 semi-finalists of Women in Business Challenge 2013. In the fourth edition of the business plan competition that empowers women entrepreneurs to drive growth, the competition has been fierce, with a record number of 752 applications from 115 countries. While many people...

On the hunt for Liberia’s high potential investment opportunities
02 05 2013

An Investor’s Guide to Liberia With the IMF predicting 7.5% real GDP growth this year, the world is awake to the potential of servicing Liberia’s emerging middle class. However, though foreign investors might be aware of it, tapping into this potential is another matter completely. Entering an unknown market anywhere presents difficulties, legal procedures, purchasing land...

An Overview of Gaza’s ICT Labor Market [Report]
29 04 2013

This article is published with the courtesy of Wamda. Please find the original article here. Gaza might not be the first place one associates with gender equality. Yet the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector may be leading the way; 31% of ICT professionals in Gaza are women, more than double that of non-ICT organizations, a new report from...

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