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  • 02-Sep-2017

Burkina Business Networking

Abstract

Burkina Business Networking is a multi-sectoral platform for support, business encounter to developp B&B, exchanges, experiences sharing and awareness-raising for business leaders, startups, young entrepreneurs, project leaders, with the participation of senior executives administration, private professional actors, financial and diplomatic institutions with the aim of creating an ecosystem to share our skills and efforts by offering a mentorship program as well as coaching, leadership training and pitch sessions.

These Networking events was initiated with the aim of promoting entrepreneurship, innovation, technologies, women's entrepreneurship, promote CSR, and innovative financing for the creation of new solutions that will transform our societies and connecting entrepreneurs with financial institutions to developp their businesses.

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Who is your customer?

Young women and men entrepreneurs, projects promoters and startups

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

Networking creates an ecosystem that provides young entrepreneurs with visibility to communicate about their activities, exchange and make contacts (BtoB) with other entrepreneurs, financial and diplomatic institutions, public administration for the development of their companies with the participation of the media.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

The strengths of these networking events are credibility towards financial and diplomatic institutions to facilitate the financing of projects. Coaching, mentoring, leadership training and pitch sessions help to support entrepreneurs with capacity building. It also allows the visibility of innovative products and services and promote the culture of CSR. And connecting entrepreneurs with financial institutions to developp their businesses.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

We are all entrepreneurs with more than 15 years of experience with a strong international culture. We focus on women's entrepreneurship, digital entrepreneurship, start-up financing and CSR. We have received 2 ministers such as the Minister of Finance and the Minister for the Digital Economy, the UNDP and UN representatives and other personalities. A few embassies such as Germany, Japan and Luxembourg have participated in our events and adhere to these events. We have enabled young entrepreneurs to do business and expand their networks of customers and partners. We gather 150 to 200 networkers per event.