Stimulating Entrepreneurship and Business Growth

Stimulating Entrepreneurship and Business Growth in Asia Pacific


Our Goal

The Stimulating Entrepreneurship and Business Growth programme is a nine-month capacity building programme. It began in support of COVID-19 response, recovery, and rebuilding efforts of impact-driven organisations in South East Asia. The year marks the second edition of the programme that will focus on for-profit, women-led organisations in the wider Asia Pacific region.

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.


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 Asia Pacific


Preferably led by women in leadership positions



to events outside this programme that are organised by AVPN and which are aligned with the objectives of this programme. For example; South Asia, South East Asia Summit and/or relevant events by AVPN members


with AVPN’s vast membership of social investors, including the chance to be listed on the Deal Share Platform, if they meet the criteria.

Programme Experience

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

Masterclass Series

A series of five masterclasses provide curated virtual learning experiences by industry experts, thought leaders and practitioners on topics responding to needs and challenges of enterprises based on an initial needs assessment. Topics include Digital Transformation, Marketing and Communications, Markets Access, and Strategy modules.

Investment-Readiness Workshop

A hands-on immersive workshop around Investment Readiness where social enterprises will learn about their investment readiness level, practise their pitch and receive feedback from seasoned practitioners.

Peer Learning Sessions

These sessions aim to support peer-to-peer learning among the participants in the programme. Listening to how others have overcome similar business challenges, sourced funding and grow partnerships. The sessions also provide opportunities to explore collaborations among participating organisations.



Call for Applications

MARCH 2023

Shortlist and Results


Capacity-Building of Enterprises


Peer Learning Sessions


Making entrepreneurship possible