WINDHOEK – A brilliant business idea called ‘Kaufman’ or ‘Buy Man’ won the Namibia Business Innovation Centre (NBIC) business concept competition that ran during the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair.
The developer of the business concept, Eva Kanyemba, described it as “a business service that allows clients to place orders of daily groceries which will then be delivered to their doorstep.”
NBIC hosted a competition during the trade fair to encourage innovative thinking and an entrepreneurial spirit.
The competition gave the public an opportunity to find out if they have what it takes to become an entrepreneur.
NBIC says the trade fair was an ideal opportunity to promote its mandate of being a national innovation and entrepreneurship centre.
“The trade fair was a great opportunity to come into contact with aspiring entrepreneurs who seek to make a difference by coming up with innovative ideas,” said the NBIC director Dagmar Honsbein.
To ensure that the established entrepreneurs were not left out, NBIC engaged in one-on-one discussions that focused on mentorship and business development.
The entrepreneurs were given information and tips on how to ensure business sustainability and better ways to manage their finances.
“The business idea competition was well received and showed us that the northern part of the country is also bursting with innovative ideas and entrepreneurial spirit.
“There is a great demand to create and establish social businesses in order to alleviate the unemployment challenge in the country,” said Hons- bein.