BiD, Business in Development Network

Interactive website & online appraisal system for business plans

Entrepreneurs publish business plans and make contact with micro credit investors

The Business in Development (BiD) Network is an online community for entrepreneurship and development in developing countries. Its aim is to boost entrepreneurship in developing countries, to make high potential business plans visible, to link finance and expertise to business opportunities and to engage specialists, professionals and investors.

Mediamatic designed the BiD website including the Bid Challenge. This annual international Business Plan competition has over fifteen hundred participants who submit a business plan. We developed an application to enable screeners and members of the Jury to assess entries to the Bid Challenge online.

The BiD Network was initiated by the Business in Development (BiD) programme of the NCDO; the Netherlands Committee for Sustainable Development. The BiD Network is now part of the BiD Network Foundation.