Konkou Business Ayiti: Green Businesses Wanted. Green and renewable technologies are the future of Haiti.

AIDG is pleased to announce its 2nd business plan competition, Konkou Business Ayiti.

In response to the devastating January 12 earthquake, the theme of this year's contest is Haiti Renewed. Specifically, Konkou Business Ayiti is seeking Haitian entrepreneurs and sustainable businesses that can aid in the country's reconstruction. Konkou Business Ayiti invites applications from businesses that provide increased access to energy, water and sanitation and housing using green and renewable technologies. If you have a promising idea or business that falls into these categories, Haiti needs you!

What type of business Konkou Business Ayiti is looking for?

• "Green" businesses that are either established (less than 100 employees) or new.
• Examples of businesses: biodiesel, biogas, clean burning stoves, disaster-resistant housing, hydroelectric, plastics recycling, solar energy, water pumps, wind energy, or any other business that uses green technology to increase access to energy, water, sanitation or safe housing in Haiti.
• The business may be a product distributor, service provider or manufacturer.
• The business must present a positive environmental, social and/or economic impact in Haiti.
• The business can be based in any of Haiti's 10 departments.

What is the prize?

• A $10,000 grant
• Additional financing in the form of a very low interest loan (up to $40,000)
• Two years of technical and logistical assistance
• Two years of business planning and administrative support.

How to participate?

• The application will be available at this website on September 1st 2010.
• Each applicant will have until October 29 2010 to email their application.

For more information visit www.konkoubiznisayiti.com

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