AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


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)

Our Outreach Partners

Information for applicants

We are looking for impact-driven for-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.

Upcoming Masterclasses & Workshops

We have received overwhelming interest for our series of masterclasses, workshops and collaborative marketplaces. As such, we have open up spaces for friends of AVPN to drop in at our upcoming sessions below:

Note: Spaces are on a first-come-first-serve basis, limited spaces available. If you’d like to secure your place at all sessions, sign up as a full programme participant here!

Collaborative Marketplaces – Featuring Women-led Enterprises in Asia

By Impact Hub

Invitation to Resource Providers

Do you have services, products, funding and/or insights that would support the market strategy, human resourcing and/or operations for a small business in Asia?

Join the collaborative marketplaces to hear from and exchange with impact organisations at the virtual Collaborative Marketplaces. The facilitated sessions will showcase Asia based women-led enterprises from the Moody’s Stimulating Entrepreneurship & Business Growth (SE&BG) programme.

Hear about their strengths (offers) and key asks via an online collaborative tool as well as a speed pitch segment around a selected theme:

  • Session 1: 26 Jul 2023, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM – Access to market and marketing strategies 
  • Session 2: 26 Jul 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM – HR Management – Staff retention and engagement 
  • Session 3: 24 Aug 2023, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM – Strengthening internal operations and processes
  • Session 4: 24 Aug 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM – Vietnam Market Specific Impact Organisations

Join us at any of these marketplace sessions by clicking on the link below.

FINAL SESSION: Investment Readiness Workshop

By Villgro Philippines on 10 August 2023, 3:00 PM GMT+8

Don’t miss your final chance to join this workshop to understand the fundraising landscape and learn how to prepare to access financing. Be guided through tools and best practices for fundraising. Practice your pitch and gain feedback on refining it!

FINAL MASTERCLASS:  Business Model Canvas


Gain a comprehensive understanding of the different elements and building blocks that make up a successful business model. This includes customers segments, route to market, value propositions and finance. Be guided by experienced trainers to use the Business Model Canvas alongside access to online materials to support your learning.

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 Gender Lens Investing, Digital Transformation, Marketing and Communications, Markets Access, and Strategy modules.

Investment-Readiness Workshop

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

Collaborative Marketplace

These sessions aim to facilitate exchange and enhance peer-to-peer collaboration opportunities. Participating organisations will learn to map their strengths and asks and hone their pitch.



Call for Applications

END MAY 2023

Shortlist and Results


Capacity-Building of Enterprises


Collaborative Marketplaces


Making entrepreneurship possible