The Enablis Entrepreneurial Network East Africa and International Labour Organisation has launched this year’s edition of its annual ‘business plan competition’, aimed at identifying and growing emerging and existing entrepreneurs.
According to the organizers, the competition will run between November 2012 and February 2013. The competition is a platform for Kenyans with outstanding businesses or ideas to showcase their innovations through written business plans.
The business plan competition is regarded as the biggest competition currently promoting entrepreneurship development in Kenya and is supported by ILO, the Safaricom Foundation, Inoorero University and Chase Bank.
The prize money to be awarded will include winners in agri-business; information and communication technology; media, marketing and communication, arts, sports, logistics, tourism and recreation and green and ecological business including social businesses.
Enablis focuses its action on the individual entrepreneur – both those with and without existing enterprises. Enablis believes that in the small-to-medium business sector it is the individual entrepreneur – his or her personal well-being, skills, problem solving, creativity, integrity, and business acumen – that determines the outcome of the enterprise. Informed by this philosophy, Enablis seeks not enterprises with promise, but entrepreneurs with promise.
Enablis provides its member entrepreneurs with access to personalised learning, mentoring and coaching programmes, as well as networking opportunities and financing to ensure that each develops to their fullest capacity.