Give a Day 2: Investment Readiness

Entrepreneurial ecosystems
On March 18th, 2022, Khmer Enterprise, WE Act Cambodia and Swisscontact organized “Give a Day” monthly meeting which is an initiative within the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building Project (EEB). 

The topic for March is one on “Investment Readiness”. The meeting responded to the interest of entrepreneurial support organizations (ESOs) and investors with similar objectives to support entrepreneurs/startups in accessing finance. The event created an opportunity for investors and ESOs to foster shared understanding of the term of investment readiness as well share learning, insights and best practices. This meeting also helped to address the issue on the need to collaborate and coordinate across the efforts in filling the “missing middle” and unlocking capital.

We deeply thank our panelists Mr. Somphyvatanak Kong សហគ្រិនខ្មែរ Khmer Enterprise, Ms. Laura Alsenas Nexus for Development, Mr. Ian Jones Mekong Inclusive Ventures and Ms. Sophorn Kith, Infunde Development for sharing insights on Investment Readiness


More than 20 ESOs attended each  of the last two “Give A Day “events organized on Feb 18 and March 18, 2022. The ESOs expressed a strong need for this kind of a monthly event. They felt that Give A Day helped to foster collaboration and coordination.  “Thanks to Swisscontact and Pact Cambodia for their Give a Day that allows these conversations to happen locally, without needing to travel to international conference.’’ Ian Jones, founder of Mekong Inclusive Ventures.

The events were also covered by the media as follows:

Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building
The project aims to strengthen entrepreneurial ecosystems by deepening trust-based relationship among the system’s actors that will help to strengthen an enabling environment for entrepreneurial networks to form high quality connections to support entrepreneurship.