BIO Program is a business accelerator program founded by Cambodia Investor Club (CiC) in 2018 with an aim to catapult local SMEs to the next level by giving entrepreneurs the access to capacity development program, mentorship, consultation and opportunities to get investment funds. Moreover, BIO program also provide a platform where business owners can connect to supportive networks of peers whose experience they can learn from; currently we had over 400+ members in various industries and sectors in Cambodia. 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 highly experienced experts, industry insight, market information, key industry ratio, etc.
INTENSIVE TRAINING MODULES
Business Model & Product
Human Resource & Leadership Development
Investing in People
Tax & Legal Compliance
BIO BUSINESS MISSIONS
Business Strategy Experience Sharing
Business Management & Sustainability Experience Sharing
HANDS ON & PRACTICAL WORKSHOP
How to Do Budgeting
Company Diagnose is a company’s health check-up activity where we try to identify real issues or challenges occurring in your daily operation or hindering your strategic development. Moreover, company-diagnose activity will also help us to understand the real needs of SME and link them to the right mentors or experts.
Mentoring Session is a hands-on supports activity whereby entrepreneurs can meet up with mentors to get input for the strategic development as well as solutions to solve in daily operations.
BIO BOOT CAMP
BIO Boot Camp is an intensive-training camp organized to strengthen the capacity of participants by placing them in specific group.
SME (Team) will focus on market determination and strategic development.
BIO PITCH DAY
BIO Pitch Day is an investment pitch event where entrepreneurs joining BIO Program have an opportunity to raise investment funds and seek for business partners. Entrepreneurs will have chance to presentation their business to more than 100+ investors incl. angel investors & institutional investors.
MENTORS & TRAINERS
ACQUIRE BUSINESS SKILL SET FOR STANDARDIZATION
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 100+ 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 opportunity 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 Café, BIO Expert Talk, and so on.
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.
HOW TO APPLY?
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.
CAIN is previously known as BIO (Investor) program, that has been running since 2018. With emphasis squarely on investors, BIO (Investor) Program is introduced with a new name “Cambodian Angel Investors Network — CAIN ”. CAIN program will deliver better quality and will focus on investor with the goal to promote the development of angel investment by providing investment program for business angels through investor education program and investment gateway.
The program takes approximately 06 months, and BIO Program will start in August, 2020.
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.
Most of the training sessions will be held on Saturday (Max. it is organized twice per month).