Growing SMEs Conference
May 7, 2014
JCI Rwanda's network of entrepreneurs and Rwandan SMEs
‘Growing SMEs’ is a premium international conference geared towards SME growth. The conference brings together high growth entrepreneurs and experts in the topics of developing, growing and financing SMEs. Its aim is to facilitate knowledge exchange, networking and investment, hence further paving the way for advanced SME development and therefore economic growth.
This year’s GSMEs aims to achieve the following: - Identify, vet and showcase 20 full and viable businesses during the Growing SMEs East Africa conference, of which half are Rwandan businesses - Engage the businesses in investor matchmaking. - Facilitate connections of the businesses with the Dutch Trade mission. - Have 20 Businesses start or grow, increase their sales; leading to at least 200 direct jobs and 416 indirect jobs created in the EAC. - Bring together the different SME service providers in Rwanda and showcase them in one place during the Global Entrepreneurship Week, while bringing together a range of talented entrepreneurs from their network.