Abigail Keene-Babcock

Job: SME Equity Finance Director, BiD Network Foundation

BiD NetworkPosition: SME Equity Finance Director

Location: Amsterdam, with regular travel

The BiD Network Foundation operates the world’s largest international business plan competition for SMEs in developing countries. It does this online worldwide through its 16,000 member community and with seven national competitions in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Its mission is to contribute to economic growth in developing countries through entrepreneurship.

BiD Network is establishing an investor matchmaking service. It aims to gradually expand its local satellites from 7 to 14-20 countries and is taking steps to launch a Meso-Finance investment facility in 2008.

Job description: BiD Network seeks a director whose main task will be to take charge of the broadening of the Network’s financial services to encompass matchmaking and investor promotion. This task will be executed in tandem with the director in charge of day-to-day operational management of the competitions and continual website development. SME equity finance is a new field of activity that needs to be added to the emerging matchmaking service.

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