Projects

Together with our partners, TechnoServe is helping to grow strong markets that create opportunities for enterprising people in the developing world.

Impulsa Tu Empresa

Supported by the Argidius Foundation, Impulsa Tu Empresa aims to help more than 800 small and growing businesses boost their growth. Through mentoring, business training and business plan competitions, the program aims to increase sales by $13 million and generate 750 new jobs in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Burkina Faso.

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Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise

TechnoServe is partnering with The MasterCard Foundation to help rural young women and men in East Africa transition to economic independence. The Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise (STRYDE) program delivers a comprehensive package of services including skills training, business development and mentoring to young people ages 18 to 30 in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.

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Accelerating Business Growth in Patagonia

TechnoServe Chile leads Potencia Patagonia, a business accelerator that helps entrepreneurs of the Los Lagos, Aysén and Magallanes regions to grow their businesses through a program that includes training, advisory and seed capital.

Enterprise Development

Boosting Enterprise Development

In August 2012, TechnoServe Nicaragua launched Impulsa Tu Empresa, a business accelerator program that will support the growth of 210 existing businesses and business ideas, helping to increase incomes and generate jobs.

Enterprise Development

Boosting Enterprise Development

Small and growing businesses (SGBs) are major drivers of economic growth and prosperity in the developing world. Through the program Impulsa Tu Empresa, TechnoServe is engaging and empowering entrepreneurs to grow their businesses by providing comprehensive training and mentoring.

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Building New and Better Businesses

The Andean Business Plan Competition focused on building entrepreneurial capacity across six countries: Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. TechnoServe guided more than 929 entrepreneurs as they put their plans into action, generating 3,300 new jobs in the region and impacting thousands of families.

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Building New and Better Businesses

TechnoServe introduced its successful business plan competition model to help Ecuador's budding entrepreneurs and small businesses turn good ideas into thriving, growth-oriented businesses. The program focused on small and medium businesses in the fields of food security, health, housing, basic services, tourism, energy and information technology.

Enterprise Development

Building New and Better Businesses

The Andean Business Plan Competition focused on building entrepreneurial capacity across six countries: Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. The program, completed in 2012, has generated 3,300 new jobs in the region, impacting thousands of families.

Enterprise Development

Building New and Better Businesses

TechnoServe introduced its successful business plan competition model to help Bolivia's up-and-coming entrepreneurs turn good ideas into thriving, growth-oriented businesses. The program focuses on small and medium businesses that benefit people at the bottom of the economic pyramid by generating jobs and markets while also increasing the supply of high-quality, affordable goods and services.

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Building Strong Businesses

Between 2008 and 2011, TechnoServe implemented the business plan competition program Idea Tu Empresa in the Santiago Metropolitan Region, Valparaiso and Concepción. Entrepreneurs with new business ideas and already existing businesses received customized consulting and workshops on topics ranging from negotiation to marketing strategies.

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Building Strong Businesses

Building on a model that has been successfully implemented in other countries in Central America, TechnoServe and its local partners ran a periodic business plan competition, Idea Tu Empresa, in Honduras to help entrepreneurs turn their good ideas into thriving businesses. Eight winners received cash prizes to implement and grow their businesses.

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Building Strong Businesses

TechnoServe and its partners are running a periodic national business plan competition, Idea Tu Empresa, to help the country's nascent entrepreneurs turn good ideas into thriving, growth-oriented businesses that generate jobs and markets. Dozens of businesses have already been launched or expanded.

Enterprise Development