Innovative business idea awarded
During the 14th Economist Businesswomen Conference held in Ongwediva on 8 August, the Namibia Business Innovation Centre (NBIC) invited conference participants to enter their business ideas as part of a competition. Delegates were asisted with the completion of the template and the ideas were evaluated by the NBIC. The four women, Diina Shimweefeleni, Antonia Antonio, Peneyambeko Ndakolo and Lidia Shadjuka entered their business idea called Elundu-Oushake (Auction Kraal), a livestock food mini-market and was chosen as the overal best business idea.
The Business Innovation Centre will assist the winners with a formal business plan that can be presented to a financial institution for funding. As part of their winning,Standard Bank Namibia allocated N$5000 as start-up capital for the best business idea. Telecom Namibia sponsored a laptop equipped with a 3G card for internet access. Pefewa Shimweefeleni, daughter of Diina Shimweefeleni, received the items on behalf of the four women. At the ceremony this week, she was joined by Desere Lundon-Muller, organiser of Economist Businesswomen Projects, Hezekiel Johannes of the Namibia Business Innovation Centre and Surihe Goamas, Manager Public Relations and Communications of Standard Bank Namibia.