Business Competition for early-stage ventures or SMEs in Cambodia
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What is CAIN Challenges?
CAIN Challenges is a business competition for early-stage ventures or SMEs in Cambodia organized by Cambodian Angel Investors Network (CAIN) to give a chance for local entrepreneurs to flourish their business. The CAIN Challenges is operating under strong collaboration with BIO Accelerator Program and powered by Cambodia Investor Club (CiC).
We champion the best entrepreneurs by getting their business accelerated, strengthening their management capacity, providing a business consulting package (incl. market, finance, strategy), and getting them qualified for investment funding from CiC and members of CAIN.
To participate in the CAIN Challenges, there are some key requirements that the candidate should have as stating below:
Having a business with at least one-year operation
Already generating revenues (Even though not making profits yet)
Considering as an ethical business (prohibited businesses in gambling, tobacco, alcohol, etc.)
Seeking for real investment opportunities
Sectors of Ventures/SMES
Priority Sectors –FAST
(Food & Beverage, Education, Health, Retail, etc.)
Presented to all top three winners, all awards combine equivalent to 20,000 USD including:
Being qualified for investment funding up to 500,000 USD ++ from Cambodian Investors Capital Partners Plc and members of Cambodian Angel Investors Network (CAIN)
Awarding a business consulting package from Cambodia Investor Club, which includes financial modeling, market study, business strategy (focused on growth strategy) and experts linkage
Winning a scholarship to participate the BIO Accelerator Program
Becoming an Associate Member of Cambodia Investor Club Association (450+ Members)
Pitch and/or Business Plan Should Cover:
(What issues does the business aim to solve / is solving, why do they need to be solved?)
(Value proposition, Competitive advantage: Innovation)
Markets & Industry Trend
(Market Segment, Target Customers, Market Size, Customer Value, Competition Landscape)
Growth Potential & Scalability
(Marketing & Sales Strategy, Business Milestones, Competitive Strategy)
(Pricing Model, Core Revenue, Ancillary Revenue Streams)
Financial & Investment
(Financial Planning & Strategy, Funding/Investment Strategy)
(Core Team, Commitment & Motivation of Founding Team, Strategy to attract additional key people)
Impacts of the Business
(Do your business have social & environmental impact?)