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Nice article at Grensverleggers

By Karen Kammeraat | 24 May 2017

Grensverleggers is a Dutch platform for and with Dutch entrepreneurs that do business outside the Netherlands in a responsible way. Grensverleggers can be translated as ‘Those who move borders’, or ‘Those who move limits’. Brilliant Entrepreneur fits perfectly at this platform since we cross borders and  move limits, not just our own, but also the limits…

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Call for applications for women refugees in the Netherlands

By Karen Kammeraat | 24 May 2017

The Brilliant Entrepreneur training will not just be beneficial to SME women entrepreneurs in emerging and developing economies, but we believe we can also assist women refugees in the Netherlands with discovering their talent and thus giving them a valuable starting point for a (working) life in the Netherlands. The training will be provided in Utrecht…

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Watch the impact of Brilliant Entrepreneur on YouTube

By Karen Kammeraat | 24 May 2017

From 20 to 24 March I was part of the BiD network investors trip to Uganda. Naturally, one of the highlights was the visit to one of the Brilliant Entrepreneurs, Margaret Mukusu, who received a small loan through the BiD network trip in September 2016. The loan enabled the proof of concept of her tractor…

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Meet Marlous!

By Yvette van Dok | 24 May 2017

We are happy to welcome Marlous to our Brilliant Entrepreneur team. Marlous is a student of International Development Management, majoring in Disaster Risk Management, and has joined us for a five month internship. She will support us in the preparations for a new Brilliant Entrepreneur project in Jordan. Her focus will be on employment opportunities…

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The writer lives on

By Yvette van Dok | 24 May 2017

A few months ago, Shayonti Chatterji, owner of the online ‘Our FrontCover’ magazine, asked me to write for her magazine. I happily agreed. What a good opportunity to put talent and our brilliant entrepreneurs in the spotlight! Shayonti is a social entrepreneur who is putting her heart and soul into producing ‘Our FrontCover’. After a…

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Talent does not lie

By Yvette van Dok | 3 April 2017

Talent does not work with ‘alternative facts’. You may get side-tracked for a while and get lost, but if you remain aware of your talent, you will automatically get back on your feet at some point. This is what Kareen in Zimbabwe experienced. She was one of the participants in our Brilliant Entrepreneur programme. Kareen…

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Are you creating employment?

By Karen Kammeraat | 3 April 2017

The question should actually be: are you creating good employment? It is widely recognised that small and medium sized enterprises are good for a national economy, not in the least because, taken together, these types of enterprises have the potential to create a lot of employment. In the countries where we work, unemployment is a…

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Look at Yvette’s Brilliant Pitch

By Karen Kammeraat | 10 March 2017

Yvette took the bold step and submitted a video to the Netherlands Championship Pitching! It is really good and worth to have a look at, which is why we share it with you. The jury also liked the pitch and invited Yvette for the pre-final. Unfortunately she didn’t make it to the final, so we…

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Need a talent boost? Find a teacher!

By Yvette van Dok | 7 March 2017

There is little as stimulating for the growth of your talent as a teacher! Teachers show you that you have more to offer than you thought. They give direction and help you tame your dragons. Do you want to boost your talent? Become a student! I am blessed with wonderful teachers. I would like to…

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Have a look at SheInspiresHer!

By Karen Kammeraat | 7 March 2017

We came into contact with SheInspiresHer, a truly inspirational organisation, through Twitter! SheInspiresHer shares stories about women entrepreneurs in emerging African markets to show role models; promote the products and services of women-owned businesses; raise awareness about the need to remove barriers; and connect women to each other and to promising opportunities. Goals that we…

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