Africa

Posted by | October 12, 2012
Youth for a Clean Environment

James Mulbah, winner of the BSC Monrovia Business Plan Competition 2012, tells us about his experience starting and growing his company 'Compost Liberia', and his plans for his impending trip...

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Posted by | October 12, 2012
Meet the Fast5 Challenge Finalists on How We Made It In Africa

Pim De Ridder, Izzy Projects   BiD Network and our 7 committed investment partners announced the winners of the Fast5 Challenge: Izzy Projects, C. R. Kajuna and Company, Talii, Principal...

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Posted by | September 27, 2012
The innovative potential of Tekutangije stoves

Isidore Nzeyimana, entrepreneur and inventor (as he was recently credited by the World Intellectual Property Organization), envisions his company, TEKUTANGIJE, having a profound environmental and social impact in his native...

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Posted by | September 21, 2012
BSC Monrovia Competition 2012 awards outstanding news publication & an expanding recycling enterprise

The BSC Monrovia Competition offers international exposure to the most promising Liberian entrepreneurs, whilst preparing them for finance. The competition ran from June to September and from 74 applications, two...

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Posted by | September 18, 2012
The Finalists of the Fast5 Challenge 2012

BiD Network and our 7 committed investment partners, (GroFin, GVEP investing with Prometheus Fund, Oikocredit, Pearl Capital Partners, SEAF, Annona, and InReturn Capital), are pleased to announce the winners of the Fast5 Challenge. These...

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Posted by | September 13, 2012
Barefoot Power: A market led social enterprise providing renewable electricity to rural areas

Barefoot Power manufactures and distributes quality solar energy solutions, affordable to communities that do not have any, or even reliable, access to the grid.  Founded in 2005, their initial focus...

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Posted by | November 16, 2011
Success Story: Turning Waste Management Into Health and Employment

Solid waste management has been the greatest public health threat in Liberian cities. During years of conflict, residents of capital city Monrovia lived without any formal garbage collection and disposal...

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Posted by | November 7, 2011
Success Story: LMI Development Holdings – A Team of Owners

Owner of 2 growing companies in Uganda, Peter K. Kulaba is ready to “pursue his creative gift” again and develop a third business: LMI Development Holdings. His secret? Get “good...

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Posted by | September 29, 2011
Success Story: Interview with Cathelijne Lania, A Beautiful Story

In 2005, Cathelijne Lania won the BiD Challenge for Safe Silver, a sustainable silver factory in Nepal. Since then, Safe Silver has grown and become A Beautiful Story, a jewelry...

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Posted by | April 5, 2011
Africa Unsigned: African music funded by fans!

Africa Unsigned allows African musicians to record music funded by fans. Through "crowd funding" artists raise money for the recording, distribution and promotion of an EP (three tracks). "Supporters" who...

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