A business plan competition for entrepreneurs that deliver access to clean energy in Africa.
Clean energy comprises: wind, solar, biogas, hydro, liquefied petroleum gas, biomass and energy efficiency. Non-renewable energies are not excluded but the approaches to energy production, usage or financing should focus on established, affordable, reliable technologies that move communities up the energy ladder towards cleaner, more modern forms of energy.
Submit your complete business plan before January 15th, 2010
The competion is open for business plans for these African countries:
Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, The Gambia, Uganda
• Receive coaching, feedback and support in writing your business plan
• Win a trip to the Netherlands to meet investors and business partners, and the opportunity of being considered for more than USD $100.000 of finance
• Get expert advice while starting your business
• Access over 100 investors interested in financing businesses in developing countries
There is an extra sub competition which is only open for 5 East African countries: Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania
We will invite the best 5 entrepreneurs of each of these Clean Energy Challenges for a business trip to the Netherlands. They will have the opportunity of being considered for more than USD $100.000 of finance.
For more information please visit www.bidnetwork.org/cleanenergy
Submit your application now and get the support of a coach in writing your business plan.
Do you know other people who might be interested in participating in this challenge, please forward this posting to them.
We hope that we can welcome you in the competition.
The BID Network Team
E+Co ENERGY THROUGH ENTERPRISE