Stimulating Entrepreneurship and Business Growth in Southeast Asia with Moody’s Corporation

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Our Goal

Stimulating Entrepreneurship and Business Growth in Southeast Asia is a nine-month program that aims to support the COVID-19 response, recovery, and rebuilding efforts of impact-driven for-profit and non-profit organisations, with a focus on women-led enterprises in Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.

Moody’s mission is to empower people with the knowledge, resources, and confidence they need to create a better future – for themselves and their communities.

Our partners

We are delighted to collaborate with Moody’s, whose mission to provide trusted insights and standards that help decision-makers act with confidence is aligned with our own mission to move capital towards impact. Through their Reshape Tomorrow™ program, Moody’s is helping to bring thousands of entrepreneurs the tools, skills and knowledge they need to make better decisions and grow their small businesses.

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Launch | Stimulating Entrepreneurship & Business Growth in Southeast Asia (with Moody's)

Information for applicants

We are looking for impact-driven for-profit or non-profit organisations who are:

Active in Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia or Vietnam

Revenue-generating

Preferably led by women in leadership positions

Programme Experience

Participating organisations will enjoy a range of interactive formats to maximise peer-to-peer learning, deepen local connections and learn from the social investment community on industry trends and best in class practices. Click here for our FAQ.

Virtual Learning Series

Four sessions will be open to all accepted participants to support the needs of enterprises. These virtual sessions will cover trending topics in the landscape including but not limited to: Unlocking Different Financing Capital, Tapping on Human Capital, Creating a Digital Blueprint and Advancing Gender Causes.

Investment-Readiness Workshop

This workshop will be locally delivered to establish an understanding between how funders assess an enterprise, versus how founders evaluate investment readiness. This workshop will equip enterprises to identify possible gaps and take action to improve their investment readiness.

Community Of Practice

Supported by local Enterprise Support Organisations in each market, the programme will aim to create a community of practice to build peer-to-peer connection within the cohort and provide mentorship for the entrepreneurs.

Timeline

July - September 2021

Call for Applications

September 2021

Shortlist and Results

September 2021 - June 2022

Capacity-Building of Enterprises

June 2022

Live Showcase

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