Have an idea to start a micro business or want to expand a newly formed micro enterprise?
The World Bank Vientiane Office, AusAID and the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Laos (YEAL) are excited to announce the second annual
‘2012 STEPS Young Entrepreneur Market Place Competition'
Young entrepreneurs, especially women, under the age of 35 who have ideas to start or expand a micro business. Competition is open to all sectors. Individuals or groups can apply.
Short-listed candidates will receive,
- 10-day certified basic business training (including support to develop a business plan)
- One-year free membership to YEAL
A group of Finalists will be selected to,
- Showcase business idea at Marketplace Exhibition
- Receive mentorship support from YEAL
- Access microcredit loans from banks
Winners will be announced at the Marketplace Exhibition and awarded up to US$5,000 seed grant!
To see the full call or obtain an application form, visit one of our mobile application workshops (schedule coming soon!); the World Bank Vientiane Office; Lao Youth Union or YEAL office nearest you; go online to www.worldbank.org/la or visit www.facebook.com/pages/Laosteps-Entrepreneurs.
Questions, call: 020-55216962; 020-76651271.
Application Deadline is Aug 13, 2012.