Bootcamp for Growth Oriented Diaspora and young African Entrepreneurs for the African Union

Timpoc Consultants and its partner R&D Ethiopia have successfully run the first Bootcamp for Growth Oriented Diaspora and young African Entrepreneurs under a contract with the African Union – CIDO. The bootcamp took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in August 2019. The participants running their business in more than 18 different countries, demonstrated a great desire and enthusiasm to contribute to the development of the private sector in their countries. It is expected that this Bootcamp will be rolled out the coming years in the various regions where the African Union is active.

At the end we did not get Trapped.

MDF West Africa and Timpoc Consultants developed and tested jointly with staff of UPSA – Ghana the special training programme for Ghanaian SMEs on Transparent and Practical Financial Reporting. In 2018 the first series of the training was offered to the MSE market. It is quite instrumental in assisting owners and senior managers of SMEs to report in an open way on the performance of their businesses and their possible contributions to the SDGs. For more information contact MDF West Africa

The Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool

A free online self-assessment and learning tool for policymakers and other stakeholders on inclusive and social entrepreneurship policies and programmes.

It includes:

  • Self-assessment questionnaires;
  • Policy guidance notes and inspiring case studies;

The Better Entrepreneurship tool contains modules on supporting women, the youth, migrants and the unemployed in business creation. The tool was jointly developed by the OECD and the European Commission; it builds on the knowledge generated jointly by the OECD and the EC on inclusive and social entrepreneurship policy.

As member of the OECD steering committee on Inclusive Entrepreneurship, Klaas Molenaar has assisted and guided the OECD tea in developing and testing out this tool

It can be accessed via https://www.betterentrepreneurship.eu/

The earlier, the better…. Financial Health Assessment Tool for Microfinance support organizations

Timpoc Consultants will assist the European Micro Finance Network (EMN) and ADA in developing and testing a tool to assess the financial health of micro entrepreneurs. It is expected to be used by Financial Service providers as well as Business developed Service providers. The overall aim is to assist micro entrepreneur to detect at an early stage whether micro enterprises are facing financial problems. The tool will be developed in the course of 2019. See also https://www.european-microfinance.org/call/call-consultants-project-financial-health-micro-entrepreneurs

EnterStart a new name, a new place to operate from, a new start

As from January 2019 EnterStart (Klaas Molenaar is presntl chairman of this Foundation) will offer a comprehensive package of support services to migrants and newcomers (in The Hague region) who aspire and intend to set up new businesses, either on a full 24/7 scale or in a hybrid form.  It will operate from the Hangs Ondernemershuis, where it can collaborate with a wide range of SME support programmes and projects ensuring eventually mainstreaming of its services.  It will offer training, business advisory services and it will also be in a position to offer small start-up financing to its clients, made possible with funding from Fonds 1918. For more information go to  www.enterstart.nl