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BiD Network’s Impact Investment Trip to Uganda

8th October 2017 - 14th October 2017
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Explore the pearl of Africa and meet its promising entrepreneurs

Are you interested in investing in Uganda? Join our upcoming investor trip from 8 – 14 October 2017. In this five-day investor trip we offer potential investors the opportunity to visit a number of pre-selected and well-prepared businesses from BiD Network’s portfolio. The trip also provides you the opportunity to meet with other stakeholders in the investment environment, including the Uganda Investment Authority, Dutch embassy, local investors and banks. Moreover, it enables you to share knowledge and possibly co-invest with other like-minded investors.

The businesses
The selected businesses operate in different sectors, including agriculture, healthcare, wash, renewable energy and financial services. They have one common denominator: they are high-potential and all have a positive impact on their communities, be it via job creation or a product or service that makes life better or easier. All businesses have been selected based on their annual turnover (>$100,000), proof of market, the scalability of their business model and the management capacities of the entrepreneurial team. All businesses have audited financial statements.

Sneak preview of three of the businesses:

  1. Organic fruit and vegetable farm at the source of the Nile. A tropical farm in the beautiful countryside of Uganda with mango’s, jackfruit, herbs and avocados as far as the eye can see. That farm is Busaino Fruits, one of the few commercial farms in Uganda that produces avocados on a large scale. Increased demand, both domestically as from abroad, requires them to upscale their operations.
  2. Modern pharmacy chain, ready to expand
    Providing affordable, quality care and medicines to middle income consumers, that is the goal of Ecopharm. A pharmacy chain with 8 outlets in Kampala. As one of the dominant importers and distributors of quality medication in the country, Ecopharm is ready to pursue its goal to become the number one quality retail pharmacy of Uganda.
  3. Solar power in Eastern Uganda
    Rural Uganda is lightning up. Thanks to One Lamp, which distributes solar lamps via almost 200 agents in 10 districts of Eastern Uganda. Because of their ‘pay as you go system’, allowing consumers to pay on a monthly basis with their mobile phone, even lower income families get access to solar lamps.

Investing in Uganda
Uganda is an increasingly attractive destination for foreign investments. With a highly liberalized economy, free movement of capital to and from the country and an average GDP growth of 5.5% per year (World Bank), Uganda is the perfect place to explore investment opportunities first-hand.

Why you should join:
➔ Unique opportunity to personally meet Ugandan entrepreneurs and visit their venues
➔ Opportunity to create a positive impact on Ugandan society
➔ Network, and potentially co-invest, with a group of like-minded investors
➔ Meet other stakeholders in the investment environment of Uganda

Sign up before the first of September
Interested in joining this year’s trip? Register before the first of September. More information and registration via Bidnetwork. ​For any additional questions about the investor trip, please send an email to Alyanne Boon: alyanne.boon@bidnetwork.org

About BiD Network
BiD Network aims to increase economic development in emerging markets by providing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) access to capital and knowledge. BiD Network offers matchmaking and support services to entrepreneurs and investors with the purpose to expand the number of businesses started and grown

Details

Start: 8th October 2017
End: 14th October 2017

Venue

Venue Name:
Address: Kampala, Uganda
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Organiser

Organizer Name: BiD Network