5th Women In Business Competition 2014

Women in Business

Women In Business Competition is business plan competition dedicated to women in business with unique and profitable 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

Women in Business

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 [email protected]


After you submit your plan:

  1. June-July 2014: Jury process
  2. July 30th, 2014: 10 finalists are announced
  3. 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.

bidX Business Plan Template.doc Description:  

You can use these templates to build your full business plan. The information requested in these templates is the information we expect you to submit before the final deadline on the 1st of June 2014.

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