The ICT Challenge

Description

The ICT Challenge 2013, supports ICT entrepreneurship in five emerging markets: Burundi, Liberia, Rwanda, Kosovo, and Palestine. Through coaching, international exposure and access to investors, the business plan competition - organized by BiD Network in collaboration with Investment Partners; eVentures Africa Fund, SEAF, and the Palestinian Investment Fund, Coaching Partner; Ernst & Young and Event Partner; TNO - aims to indentify high potential business ideas and facilitate their growth.

Benefits for applicants include:

* Access to our coaching program
* Feedback and support in writing or perfecting your business plan
* The chance to win a business trip to the Netherlands for training, b2b and investor pitch sessions
* Access to a network of more than 46,000 like-minded entrepreneurs, coaches and investors.

All high quality plans are eligible for investor matchmaking services.

Competition Timeline:

* March 30: Coaching deadline
* June 30: Final deadline for full business plans
* July: One finalist from each participating country will be selected by expert jury including our investment partners.
* Late 2013: 5 finalists from Burundi, Liberia, Rwanda, Palestine & Kosovo will attend the BiD Week in the Netherlands: training, workshops, pitch sessions to investors, and award ceremony.

Plug into the possibilities today.

Website

http://www.bidnetwork.org/ICTChallenge

Competition Organizer

BiD Network Foundation

*International Event*

*Available in all states*

Submission Date

6-30-2013

Business Plan Submission Date

6-30-2013

Awards Date

12-06-2013

Competition Category
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Technology - Other
  • Business - Global
  • Graduate - Global
  • High School - Global
Who's Eligible

To participate in this competition:

- Entrepreneurs should submit an online business plan for an ICT focused for-profit business based in Burundi, Liberia, Rwanda, Kosovo or Palestine.

- 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, as per BiD Network’s requirements.

Competition Prizes

Benefits for applicants include:

* Access to our coaching program
* Feedback and support in writing or perfecting your business plan
* The chance to win a business trip to the Netherlands for training, b2b and investor pitch sessions
* Access to a network of more than 46,000 like-minded entrepreneurs, coaches and investors.

All high quality plans are eligible for investor matchmaking services.