Give a Day was piloted through the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building Project (EEB), a joint venture of Khmer Enterprise, USAID’s WE Act Project through Pact Cambodia, and Swisscontact. It aimed to create a mutual system of support based on the premise that individuals have underutilized skills, experience, and talents, and companies have unmet needs that require external expertise. The initiative demonstrated its success by attracting a growing number of ESOs to attend the monthly meetings, which mainly focused on generic investment issues. However, it became necessary to separate the different groups of ecosystem support organizations (e.g., investors, incubators and accelerators, academia, associations for SGB support, and service providers (e.g., legal, accounting, marketing, etc.) so that they could discuss their specific issues. It was also essential to connect the regional ecosystem to the Phnom Penh ecosystem.
Therefore, under 3EI, Give a Day was incorporated to expand its reach and organize monthly events not only in Phnom Penh but also at the provincial level.
The vision is to be the driving force behind a dynamic and interconnected entrepreneurial ecosystem, where key stakeholders come together to address critical challenges, forge strong connections, and collaborate seamlessly. We strive to create a nurturing environment that fosters trust, knowledge-sharing, and meaningful relationships, ultimately leading to enhanced services for entrepreneurs, empowering them to thrive and innovate.