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eVA Fund take the ICT Challenge, identifying innovative tech start-ups & directing investment to Africa's burgeoning ICT sector

Our partner, Ennovent are on the look out for high impact social ventures across India!

So if you're an Indian enterprise operating in the Agriculture, Energy (clean cookstoves and others), Water, Livelihoods or other sector - don't miss out, apply for the Artha Venture Challenge by June 17.

For more information:

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ICT in Gaza has the potential to plug gaps in the Palestine labor market. Read the full report  (via Wamda)

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Women in Business Challenge 2013

With 752 applications from 115 countries, the fourth edition of the Women in Business Challenge 2013 has been the most competitive yet.

Just 16 plans have been selected to undergo scrupulousexamination by our specialist jury - boasting experts from ING Nederland, ICCO, FMO and d.o.b

These 16 plans will be assessed until just five finalists remain, who will attend the Women in Business Week in the Netherlands this September.

Meet the 16 women looking to grow their business in emerging markets here:

Not one of our pre-selected finalists? There are no losers in BiD Network competitions, we encourage all participants to continue working on and improving their business plans, and benefit from BiD Network's Investor Matchmaking services.

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Women in Business Challenge | Last Chance

After several months, the Women in Business Challenge is nearing its end. With a record number of applications already received, if you are a women entrepreneur in an emerging market don't miss the chance to benefit from international exposure, or the opportunity to attend a business trip in the Netherlands for training, B2B and investor meetings.

Take the Women in Business Challenge here:

Deadline midnight April 30

 IN THE PRESS | "Money to help entrepreneurs, at whose expense?''

On April 11, development experts including BiD Network's Founder and Director Thierry Sanders met at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) to discuss the new Dutch development plan of Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen.

See the thoughts of Thierry and other development specialists in the April edition of de Volkskrant.

Read the article:

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APRIL NEWSLETTER | Achievements and Services

Spring is here, and with it comes a plethora of business plan competitions, events and success stories.

With the launch of SHIKA 2013, the latest edition of the Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen and both the Birzeit and Kosovo Spring Challenges it is an exciting time for entrepreneurs on BiD Network.

From Investor Tours to the launch of a new online portal for sustainable entrepreneurs, BiD Network is taking lots of new steps this year.

For insight into our services and progress, as well as more news, read the April newsletter here:

Also available en français, en español.

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Less than ONE WEEK to apply for the #WomenInBusiness Challenge. Apply with full business plan by April 30 here

Want to start or grow a business in #Kosovo? Enter Kosovo Spring Challenge by May 1 & receive free business coaching

For more information about our open competitions, please visit:

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Invest Liberia

From April 22 to April 26, BiD Network together with local partner, BSC Monrovia, will guide a group of seven investors on their first visit to Liberia, exploring new, high potential investment opportunities.

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