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Burkina launches business plan contest

The Business Corporation of Burkina Faso (MEBF) has launched the so-called Business Plan Competition (COPA), designed to identify and support projects worthy of interest, MEBF leaders have told APA.COPA strengthens the 12th edition of the Burkina Faso Entrepreneurship Days (JEB) organized by MEBF and its partners.

As a flagship activity for the JEB, COPA aims to achieve a number of objectives, including the creation of a framework of emulation and creativity for young entrepreneurs and access by young people and women to microcredit.

Thus, the award winners are supported technically and financially for the start-up of their activities.

The main selection criteria are the relevance of the project, the profile of the promoter, the socio-economic impact of the project and the potential to create jobs.

COPA is now open to project promoters from the Burkina Faso Diaspora.

The types of desired projects must be related to innovations in health and education, agricultural, livestock, fish and plant production, green growth, technological innovations in processing and marketing, information and communication technologies and innovative services.

The winners will receive prizes ranging from CFA300,000 to CFA15 million.

Through these COPA competitions, more than 250 projects have been awarded, with a total value of over CFA800 million.

Published on 28.04.2020

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