Fw: BiD Network Newsletter July 2011

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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主題: BiD Network Newsletter July 2011
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日期: 2011年7月5日,星期二,下午7:50

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BiD Newsletter July 2011
Thierry Sanders, Director of BiD Network, and Charles Nagy, Director of MEKAR
Thierry Sanders, Director of BiD Network, left, and Charles Nagy, Director of MEKAR
1000 SMEs started every year by 2016, creating 8,500 new jobs in emerging countries and funneling USD 25 million in finance to SMEs per year. BiD Network has ambitious yet feasible objectives for the coming years. We are glad to welcome new partners and investors to take up these challenges.
News   Indonesian entrepreneur Putera Sampoerna invests with BiD Network in an exclusive SMEs platform.
The Indonesian entrepreneur Putera Sampoerna and BiD Network incorporated a new innovative joint company. BiDx, the company, will build a new innovative online platform that engages and connects entrepreneurs from developing countries with mentors, partners and investors. This new release of BiD Network.org will initiate an important step in closing the financing gap for Small and Medium Enterprises in developing countries. Read more
Challenges Women in Business Women In Business Challenge 2011, and the winner is…
The Women in Business Challenge aims at supporting women entrepreneurs in developing countries to start and grow their businesses. The 5 finalists were selected by an expert jury panel that deemed their business proposals as the best ones among 242 participants. The grand prize was awarded to Nathalie Arsonillo and her company Mobile Cassava Processing Unit on June 9th, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. More info and pictures here.
Story of the Month Interview with entrepreneur Marianne Olano, Baycrafts
Marianne Olano started Baycrafts, her jewelry company based in the Philippines in 2005. She won the ING retail prize at the Growing SMEs competition in 2010. After the refreshing and moving speech she gave at BiD Challenge Philippines in May 2011, we wanted to share her inspirational story and wisdom with you. Read her story.
MFS II  Welcome to our new partners in Palestine, Kosovo, Burundi, Liberia and Rwanda. 
In November 2010, SPARK and BiD Network received the final allocation of the MFS II fund from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The mission of the MFS II program is to stimulate economic growth in post conflict areas by empowering entrepreneurs and creating employment opportunities. The generous 4.7 million euros fund allocated to BiD Network will allow us to work intensively together for five years with local partner organisations in Palestine, Kosovo, Burundi, Liberia and Rwanda. We are glad to announce our selected partners. Read more.
Resources SME Investment Guides now available for free download.
Investments in SMEs are limited by a lack of information and thus a high perception of risk. The BiD Network SME Investment guide series aims to address this knowledge gap, by providing all the information necessary to plan, manage and exit from an investment in an SME. Read more
Press Review   Just in case you missed these interesting articles about entrepreneurial opportunities in Africa. 
‘Sustained economic growth in Africa has produced for the first time a broad middle class’ The Wall Street Journal
‘Listen to entrepreneurs. They will lead the way.’ Blog Reuters
‘Technology hubs are emerging and Silicon Valley continues to inspire.’ Harvard Business Review.
‘When it comes to mobile’s next-big-thing, the country you have to watch is Kenya” The Daily Maverick
BiD NETWORK FOUNDATION T: +31 (0)20 7555 000 E: info@bidnetwork.org   BiD Network sources and selects business plans of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets. BiD Network offers tools, contacts and coaching to the best entrepreneurs, paving the way for them to access finance and start their business. BiD Network actively seeks investors for the best SMEs, focusing on SMEs with a financing need of $10,000 to $1 million. BiD Network is a Netherlands based foundation with partners in 10 emerging markets.


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