Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are important drivers of growth, innovation and employment in most of Africa. They represent over 80% of businesses in Kenya and employ about 75% of the active working population. Supporting SMEs through access to finance is a top priority for the EIB Group, while Strathmore University supports them through capacity building.
The Business Plan Competition is intended to achieve these two key aims of these institutions. Strathmore University Business School (SBS) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have partnered to run the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) 2019 Business Plan Competition.
By participating in the Business Plan Competition, the SME will derive the following benefits:
To be eligible to participate in the Competition the enterprise must meet the following criteria:
The successful business plans will be selected based on the following criteria:
All business plan are required to be made using the business plan template. You can download it below
- Submission of Business Plans: Competition will from 9th – 27th September 2019. The portal will close at 5.00pm on 27th September.
- Pitching of selected business plans: At least 20 business plans will be selected, and entrepreneurs will pitch their plans from 1st – 4th October 2019, at Strathmore University.
- Pitching of the shortlisted business plans: Eight finalists will be selected to participate in the pitch night on 16th October 2019, at Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club.
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Submission of Business Plans: 9th to 27th September 2019.
Portal closes at 5.00pm on 27th September.
Pitching of selected business plans: 1st – 4th October 2019
Final Pitching: 16th October 2019