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Are you a Female Entrepreneur? Participate in the African Women In Business Challenge 2012 & stand a chance to win €5,000



The competition is open to women entrepreneurs of all African countries who  have created a business plan, which fulfills the eligibility and evaluation criteria. Since its creation in 2009, African Women in Business has provided support, coaching, visibility and finance to over 200 women heading businesses in Africa. 10 finalists have been supported  and coached, 3 of whom have been awarded as laureates.

You will have the opportunity to

  • Receive feedback and support in writing your business plan
  • Access our coaching program
  • Win a business trip to The Netherlands for trainings, b2b and investor meetings
  • Get access to a network of more than 40,000 like-minded entrepreneurs, coaches and investors
  • Win tailor made business coaching worth €5,000 from UnitedSucces
  • Compete for a €5,000 cash prize

After you submit your plan

  1. You will receive feedback and suggestions in each stage.
  2. In July 2012, the finalists will be selected. 5 women entrepreneurs will be invited for a business trip to the Netherlands.
  3. Whether or not you become a finalist, all high quality business plans are eligible for the BiD Network Investor Matchmaking Services.
Are you interested in participating?
You can apply for the competition after you have created a business plan

Click here to create your business plan

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. Personal Shopper

    April 2, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    This is nice. Wish I could participate.

  2. pynk

    April 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    let me go and get my A game on.

  3. mia

    April 2, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    i want to participate ooooooo

  4. loveth

    April 3, 2012 at 4:21 am

    Nigerian young girls and ladies are not interested in this.

    They are interested in Buying the latest Blackberry phone from the money they get from male suitors or admirers.

    They are interested in buying brazillian hair,the latest expose-my-body skimpy dress.

    they are more interested in becoming the MBGN winner…PERIOD

  5. Edith Nkwocha

    April 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    This is so encouraging. I will pass on the info to a friend of mine.

  6. sparkle

    April 4, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    loveth , please do not stereotype nigerian ladies … not all of us are narrow minded and shallow .

  7. BiD Network

    April 10, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Dear Adeola,
    thanks a lot for spreading the word about the Women in Business Challenge! Should you be interested, we just published a new story on Africa Business Communities Let us know! Best regards,

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