轉寄︰ BiD Network Newsletter | November 2011

my buzz & my blog

“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 | November 2011

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BiD Newsletter: November 2011
Thank you! To all participants, entrepreneurs, investors, coaches, and partners for making the Growing SMEs event in Colombia, a great success. Latest editions of Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen and Farmers in Business also shed light on promising businesses and showed again the solid outreach of BiD Network’s connections and services around the world. We already launched more inspiring and critical challenges. Stay tuned via our website and our social media! Este boletín está disponible en español.
Successful Events

600 participants from 17 countries, 40 international speakers, 40 businesses presented to investors… Growing SMEs 2011 Colombia was much more than compelling figures. Read what the participants said about the event!
The second edition of Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen 2011 open to Dutch enterpreneurs with ambitions in Asia, Africa and Latin-America, has been exciting again with truly unique ideas, passionate entrepreneurs, and promising connections. And the winner is

Congratulations to Kiwanuka Richard Ntambi for winning Farmers in Business 2011 for Mbadifa Enterprises Ltd. Well done to all participants, and to Agriterra. 

Upcoming Challenges

Diaspora Challenge is designed to support entrepreneurs from Burundi, Liberia, Rwanda, Palestine and Kosovo living abroad to start a business back home. Join here! Want to share your thoughts about Diaspora entrepreneurship? Contact us by email, via Twitter or Facebook.
‘Invierte en donde está su corazón!’ is the slogan chosen by the Mexican Government for the Fondo Migrante which supports Mexican entrepreneurs who want to start a business back home. It is also the perfect motto for BiD Challenge USA, a business plan competition we launched together with Fundacion E.

Gender equality is not only the right thing to do, it also contributes to fight poverty locally! That’s why we are highly committed to the Women in Business Challenge. Submit your application!

BiDx, the BiD Network  Web Company 
On July 18th, BiDx, the web-services company of BiD Network was established. A team of eight developers are currently working on the creation of a new platform at www.bidnetwork.org. We plan to replace the current website before the new year. Then, in the first half of 2012, a multi-community version will be launched. You will be able to create your own community of entrepreneurs, coaches or investors. In the second half of 2012, functionalities for investors will be made available. In the first half of 2013, a whole series of new functionalities like connecting buyers & suppliers and a job-board will be available. We are looking forward to showing you what’s next.
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 company that combines stories of talented producers, craftsmen and craftswomen with great skills all around the world. Read more about her lessons learned and tips for entrepreneurs and investors. Do not miss the surprise A Beautiful Story has in store for all BiD Network members!
Press Review

EAC economies among fastest growing in Africa, Business Week 

We will be there!
TBLI Conference Europe 2011, London, November 10-11. Read more
BiD NETWORK FOUNDATION T: +31 (0)20 7555 000 E: info@bidnetwork.org 
Follow us on Twitter  and Facebook. 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 17 emerging markets.
 

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