FIELD Brief 10: Spurring Entrepreneurship Through Business Plan Competitions: TechnoServe's Business Plan Competition Model

  • Date Posted: March 9, 2011
  • Authors: Kelly Keehan of FHI 360, Brian Phillips of TechnoServe, Greta Greathouse of WOCCU , Yves Andre Sejour of TechnoServe
  • Organizations/Projects: TechnoServe
  • Document Types: Case Study or Vignette, Primer or Brief
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

This “FIELD Brief” is the tenth in a series of papers produced by the Financial Integration, Economic Leveraging and Broad-Based Dissemination (FIELD) Support LWA Program, and discusses the recent business plan competition implemented in Haiti to jump-start small businesses and spur entrepreneurship for economic recovery and growth. Led by HIFIVE implementing partner TechnoServe, in partnership with the Université of Quisqueya and the Inter-American Development Bank, the business plan competition was based on TechnoServe’s proven methodology and adapted for the Haitian context to address post-earthquake economic recovery.

HIFIVE is a USAID-funded cooperative agreement that is designed to empower Haitians by providing access to innovative financial products and services with a focus on rural areas.

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