ABOUT

To support and build a better entrepreneurship and investment ecosystem, Cambodia Investor Club Association (CiC) has established the BIO Program (consisting of BIO Investor and BIO SME). BIO Program is designed to accelerate SMEs and business owner for growth and train future investors.

BIO Program (SME) is a new business accelerator program in Cambodia created with an aim to catapult the business to next level by giving them access to capacity development program, mentorship, consultation and an opportunity to get investment funds that help them become stable and self-sufficient businesses. Moreover, the program also helps connect companies to networks of peers whose experience they can learn from. BIO Program is established with specific objectives as described below.

ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE


Strengthen the capacity of entrepreneurs through special capacity building program, one-to-one mentorship, CiC’s insightful data, BIO Knowledge Cafe and other sharing activities.

ACCESS TO MARKET


Bring entrepreneurs a pool of potential networks, a network that entrepreneurs can leverage from in order to increase their sales or market size.

ACCESS TO FINANCE


Create more channels for entrepreneurs to increase their funding, through equity financing from angel investors, institutional investors, or debt financing from CiC investment platform or other related stakeholders.

ACCESS TO EXPERTISE


Create more channels for entrepreneurs to access to industry insight, market information, key industry ratio, etc.

ACTIVITIES - SME

CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT


MODULES


Business Strategy for SMEs


Tax & Legal Compliance for SMEs

Business Model & Product
Development for SMEs

Human Resource & Leadership Development for SMEs

Cashflow Management for SMEs & Available Alternative Financial Solutions in Cambodia

COMMON MODULES


Business Checklist for SMEs


Investing in People


WORKSHOPS


How to Do Budgeting for SMEs


SMEs Readiness for Investors

ACTIVITIES - INVESTOR

CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT


MODULES


Understanding Angel Investing Practices


Understanding Investment Process


Risks & Risks Mitigations for Investors

Business Analysis Tools for Investors

Company Valuation
Tools & Techniques for Investors

COMMON MODULES


Business Checklist for SMEs


Investing in People


WORKSHOPS


How to Do Budgeting for SMEs


SMEs Readiness for Investors

MENTORS & TRAINERS

BENEFITS

STANDARDIZE BUSINESS

Participants will be equipped with a skill-set which allows them to understand more about their business and how to standardize it.

EXPAND NETWORK AND MARKET

Participants will expand their network by working closely with other members, trainers, mentors and other stakeholders. Those people could be their future customers or business partners.

OPPORTUNITY TO RAISE MORE CAPITAL

Participants will have a chance to pitch their business on BIO Pitch Day in front of investors (both angel investors and institutional investors).

ALTERNATIVE FINANCING OPTIONS

Participants will be able to access to debt and equity financing through our CiC Investment Platform (www.cic-investment.com)

OPPORTUNITIY TO RECEIVE INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Being qualified, participant will be selected to join an international pitching event (fully supported by CiC Association) in the region through ASEAN Angel Alliance (AAA).

OPPORTUNITY TO BE QUALIFIED MEMBER (SHAREHOLDER)

Participants will have an to convert themselves from associate member to qualified member by purchasing a minimum amount of shares
(determined by CiC)

ACCESS TO INDUSTRY INSIGHT & KNOWLEDGE SHARING

Participants will be able to access to the critical business issue, emerging trends, industry data bench-mark, consumers trend of various sectors/industries. Furthermore, participants can get insightful knowledge on strategy and operation from BIO Knowledge Cafe and other sharing activities.

ACCESS TO MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES

Participants will get an opportunity to be guided and mentored by
experienced professionals and successful entrepreneurs in order to solve the existing issues/challenges as well as inputs for strategy development
for their company.

PROCESS

HOW TO APPLY?

REQUIREMENTS

ENTREPRENEURS WHO NEED

  • To standardize their business
  • To raise investment fund to grow
  • To expand their market
  • To find good mentors
  • To find potential business partner(s)

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Early-stage business (at least 6 months) & later-stage business
  • Business owner / co-founder / senior manager
  • Business operating in any industrail sector
  • Ethical business
  • Pay the program fee (750 USD)

INVESTORS WHO WANT

  • To learn how to invest
  • To make impacts by investing in SMEs
  • To look for preferable return
  • To contribute back to Cambodian business community
  • To look for potential business partner(s)

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Business owner / co-founder / senior manager
  • Business operating in any industrail sector
  • Ethical business
  • Pay the program fee (750 USD)

TIMELINES

PARTNERS

Cambodia Investor Club Association (CiC) is the first local initiative investment platform which contributes to the sustainability of the local economy. We are the alternative financial service company that provides equity and debt financing to SMEs. With this respect, CiC focuses mainly on local SMEs supporting activities including capacity building in the long run and access to finance.

Vision – CiC envision prosperous local economy in which local entrepreneurs and investors actively participate in and benefit from.

Mission – CiC exists to mobilize local investors and build a most reliable investment platform where they could participant in and benefit from, to their best potential in growing Cambodia’s local entrepreneurs and economy in sustainable and ethical manner.

BIO SPACE is a coworking space which is administrated under BIO Program and powered by Cambodia Investor Club Association. BIO Space is established for entrepreneurs, freelancers, creatives, and techies who are looking for a space to work or startup their business. The space encompasses gathering the talents under one roof in a shared and productive working which promotes creativity, the creation of a community, and the sharing of knowledges/ideas.

BIO SPACE – COMMUNITY. CONNECTIVITY. GROWTH

FAQs

1What is BIO Program?
ANSWERS:

BIO Program is initiated by Cambodia Investor Club Association and consists of two different programs – BIO Program (SME) and BIO Program (Investor). BIO Program (SME) is a new business accelerator program in Cambodia created with an aim to catapult the business to next level by giving them access to capacity development program, mentorship, consultation and an opportunity to get investment funds that help them become stable and self-sufficient businesses. Program (Investor) is created to train future investors by equipping them with the investment knowledge and how to invest in businesses.

2Is it okay to register for both programs (BIO SME & BIO Investor)?
ANSWERS:

First, you should choose a program that fits you the most. Then, you register for modules of another program that you wish to study. (Ex: you register for BIO SMEs, but you want to study 03 modules of BIO Investor – then, you just need to pay per module of BIO Investor).

3How long does BIO Program take? When will it start?
ANSWERS:

The program takes approximately 06 months, and it starts on July 20, 2019.

4What I need to do if I want to join BIO Program?
ANSWERS:

First, you need to select a program that fits you, and register by filling an application form (Find the form in the REQUIREMENT SESSION). After that, submit your completed application form attached with the required documents. Then, the BIO Program team will contact you for assessment and interview.

5Regarding capacity development session (training session), which date does it normally happen?
ANSWERS:

Most of the training sessions will be held on Saturday (Max. it is organized twice per month).

 

EVENT & CALENDAR

CALENDAR

CONTACT

CONTACT NUMBER
+(855) 078 616 061
+(855) 078 980 059
ADDRESS

Second Floor, Former ACLEDA Training Center,
#50, St516 & St 335, Phum 6, Sangkat Beung Kak 1, Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh, Cambodia