Register for Connect to grow for a chance to win £35,000

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Connect to grow is an enterprise matchmaking initiative that connects businesses in India with those in South Asia and Africa to provide them with financial and technical assistance required to build a commercially viable and socially motivated brand.

Businesses who are at least 3 years old with a minimum staff-strength of 5 people and annual turnover of approximately $50,000 are eligible to apply. Also, businesses with evidence of market penetration, access to a customer base, access to capital – which could be used for investment are qualified to apply for the Connect to grow programme.

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Applicants must also be interested in scoping out proven innovation from India and in pursuing a commercially viable and socially beneficial partnership. Finally, the partnership venture must directly contribute towards improvements to people’s health or livelihoods.

Asides the grant funding of about £35,000 awarded to selected enterprises, they will also get access to a large pool of Indian innovations and enterprises to partner with; one to one support from a dedicated partnership manager; travel grants of about £1500 to meet potential partners in India; advice, guidance and support in brokering a range of different partnership arrangements and developing your propositions; bespoke technical assistance to implement the pilot; advice, guidance and introductions to raise money to scale up successful pilots.

Deadline for application is on December 31st. To register for Connect to Grow, click here.

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