What will the Top 50 get?
We will host our SMEs to meet their matched mentors, angels, corporate partners, and other incubators while also networking with other participants from around the globe. They will also compete for global soft-landing prizes, and funding from the World Bank and other sources in 2011. Here are some of the incentives for TOP50: Global recognition as the best of infoDev’s more than 20,000 companies in the 300+ global incubator network spanning 85+ countries. Travel expenses (airfare and accommodation) for one person per company to the Global Forum Tremendous exhibition and networking opportunities with peers, financiers and corporate partners such as Venture Capitalist, Angel Investors/networks, Donor Agencies focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship as well and non-governmental organizations in the areas of funding Emerging Markets micro and small businesses. Arranged meeting with an angel/mentor from angel networks (such as Angel Capital Association and European Business Angels Network) Arranged meetings with incubators (infoDev and other networks such as European Business Network-EBN and National Business Incubators Association-NBIA) and potential company/SME partners