Give a Day 13“Exploring Growth and Expansion Opportunities for Enterprise Support Organizations (ESOs)”

Entrepreneurial ecosystems
The third Give a Day of 2023, and the 13th edition in the series was successfully organized by Khmer Enterprise and Swisscontact on 28th April 2023, on the topic “Exploring Growth and Expansion Opportunities for Enterprise Support Organizations (ESOs)”. 

Sara Usinger, an experienced start-up ecosystem expert, delivered the keynote. With a strong background in working with start-ups, Sara spent three years as a Project Leader for EU for Innovation at Swisscontact, supporting the Startup Ecosystem and Community Development in Albania. She focused on assisting local ESOs and fostering international connections. Prior to that, she worked as an Entrepreneur in Residence with Ecosystem Actors across the Balkan region, founded Hatch Colab (an Impact Accelerator in Switzerland), and co-founded Avatech, her first professional start-up accelerator in Iran, which she managed for three years. Sara began her journey in the start-up world by helping to establish and operate STARTPLATZ, a co-working space in Cologne, Germany. 

The 13th Give a Day aimed to introduce and share about the ESO Readiness Toolkits and explore discussion on the growth and potential of the ESOs and their programs, Resilience and New Business Model for ESOs and to align the needs of ESOs, Start-ups, Investors, and donors within the ecosystem. The Give a Day event was organized at Hotel Cambodiana and was attended by over 40 participants.

You can read more about the Give A Day “Exploring Growth and Expansion Opportunities for Enterprise Support Organizations (ESOs)” here.

Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Enhancing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Investments (3Ei)
The overall goal of the 3Ei is for the private sector to actively contribute to the Cambodia's socio-economic development and attaining the goals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The achievement of this overall goal will be driven by two outcomes: enhanced coordination, and collaboration within the entrepreneurial ecosystem; and increased business performance and investments in the ecosystem.