Business Plan Competition for BOP Business Models

NCDO, a Dutch civil society organization, has launched The Business in Development Challenge, a business plan competition for profitable ideas that fight poverty. Although the first competition ended last June, the website claims that the NCDO Director has committed to relaunching the competition. The competition is open to anyone from the Netherlands or a developing country. First prize winners receive–20,000 to finance a feasibility study/pilot project and ? 10,000 in-kind for coaching and for support. Even if you don’t have a business plan to submit or are not eligible to compete, the website is worth a visit to read the descriptions of the winning plans.