On the 22nd of February 2020 in Serdika Center the annual award ceremony of the “Best Business Plan of a NGO” 2020 took place.
The event is of the “Entrepreneurship for Non-Profit Organizations” 2019/2020 Program of the Bulgarian Center for Not-for-Profit Law (BCNL) with the support of America for Bulgaria Foundation and in partnership with Telus International Europe, UniCredit Bulbank and Accenture Bulgaria.
The Program is organized for a ninth year in a row and supports civil organizations to develop commercial activities connected to their missions – to become sustainable and independent and to give the opportunity for helping a meaningful cause to more people. The finalists receive financial support and participation in Lab4e- mentor for the next 6 months in order to get expert support for the realization of their ideas.
Here are the awarded organizations:
A special award by the jury was awarded to Nishan Association for their idea of creating assemblable toy and book in one called “Traditional Home” – 3D model of a traditional Bulgarian houses from the 19th century with information about crafts, customs and traditions in the respective ethnographic fields. In addition to traditional knowledge, the toy develops the fine motor skills and spatial thinking of children. The Association will continue in the mentoring part of the Program – Lab4e alongside with the other 3 finalists as well as free access to the www.DarPazar.bg platform where it will be able to sell its products and services with a cause.
The Ceremony took place in the scope of the two-day “A Little Means a Lot” Baazar (22 and 23 February) in Serdika Center. In it 14 social entrepreneurs from Sofia and the country participated with their products and hand-made goods the profit from which will support a meaningful cause.
The Competition and the Bazaar are part of “Entrepreneurship for Non-Profit Organizations” Program, which is supported by the America for Bulgaria Foundation in partnership with TELUS International Europe, UniCredit Bulbank and Accenture Bulgaria.