The Women in Business Challenge 2014, the fifth edition of the online competition that supports women entrepreneurs from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, is now open for applications! The competition – an initiative of BiD Network and ING – aims to help aspiring women starting and growing their business.
You must have a business ideas that have a positive social and/or environmental impact to compete for a 5,000 Euro prize.
The competition is sponsored by
BiD Network – Amsterdam – Netherlands
ING- Amsterdam – Netherlands
BidX – Amsterdam – Netherlands
Happietaria – Amsterdam – Netherlands
The 5th Women In Business Competition is open to women entrepreneurs of emerging countries who have created a business plan, which fulfills the eligibility and evaluation criteria.
- Receive feedback and support in writing your business plan
- Access our coaching program
- Win a business trip for training, b2b and investor meetings
- Get access to a network of more than 50,000 like-minded entrepreneurs, coaches and investors
- Compete for a €5,000 prize
Before you submit your plan:
1. March 1st, 2014: Deadline for the coaching program. Make sure your online application is submitted & that you selected Yes, I want a coach.
2. June 1st, 2014: Deadline for full business plans. You must submit your full business and financial plan (see the Toolkit for templates). If you did not apply before the 1st of March, you can apply now as long as you submit all the information required: application & business and financial plan.
Need help when applying? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
After you submit your plan:
- June-July 2014: Jury process
- July 30th, 2014: 10 finalists are announced
- October, 2014: Women in Business Challenge Award Ceremony
Whether or not you become a finalist, all high quality business plans are eligible for the BiD Network Investor Matchmaking Services.
To participate in this competition, women entrepreneurs should submit a business plan online for a for-profit business.
They should have a financial need of US$10,000 to US$1,000,000 over the next three years.
Their business should have a positive social and/or environmental impact.
The business should be located or have impact in an emerging market.
To read more visit 5th Women In Business Competition
To submit application visit http://women.bidnetwork.org/en/registration
The toolkit is a collection of documents, videos and external links to provide you some guidance before submitting your entry.