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jul
27

Business Drinks: Your are Invited!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  27 July 2017, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

Business Drinks: 4th of 2017  

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to announce the fourth Business Drinks of 2017 which will be held on Thursday 27th July at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

Confirm your attendance using this LINK.

AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together and connecting agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members and partners have gained visibility for their programs and strengthened their respective networks.

Therefore, you are cordially invited to attend the event. In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity:

- To meet new people in your line of business and share ideas and experiences.

- To promote yourself and your organization u

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 15 June 2017 at 08:04

“When you grow, the challenges grow faster – the only option is to grow faster than your challenges”

Abrham Endrias

Extended Pitch at the Business Drinks

He is a young entrepreneur, 30 years old, and he is in love with agriculture. He has been a lecturer at Adama and Arsi Universities for more than seven years while keeping his relation with agriculture tight. In 2016, he won the Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition, and now he comes up with a new project that will hugely benefit smallholder farmers. He owns and runs a company called Green Agro Solutions, currently introducing a model called One-Stop Farming Solutions.

We invited Abrham Endrias to make an extended pitch on our Business Drinks on 25 May 2017, so he can share his entrepreneurial journey to our members and partners. Please read this interesting narration.

First Acquaintance

My acquaintance with the AgriProFocus network was two years ago. A friend named Shambachew told me that there was an announcement o

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Loes van Dijk This is great!

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Marion Alyek This is a great article! Thank you for sharing!

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Sajji RYAKUNZE This is super! thanks

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Lucy Asiimwe Twinamasiko Great way to showcase entrepreneurs. This is really a nice piece. The Picture also communicates volumes.

1 month 2 days ago

ISIMBI Ariane Merci Oh really inspiring. Keep up the good work!!!

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may
25

Business Drinks: Third of 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  25 May 2017, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

Business Drinks: Third of 2017

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to announce the third Business Drinks of 2017 which will be held on Thursday 25th May at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

Confirm your attendance using this LINK.

As you all know, AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together and connecting agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members and partners have gained visibility for their programs and strengthened their respective networks.

Therefore, you are cordially invited to attend the event. In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity:

- To meet new people in your line of business and share ideas and experiences.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 April 2017 at 04:07

In case you missed it, the Business Drinks event was great

AgriProFocus, in partnership with Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG), organized the second Business Drinks of the year on 30th of March 2017 at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa. The Business Drinks have been organized since 2015 for the purpose of bringing together the agribusiness and agricultural development community for an informal interaction and networking.

On this last Thursday’s event 55 members of AgriProFocus as well as people from partner organizations were present. As always it was interesting to see new faces and to hear pitches about new ideas and innovations. We tried to summarize the pitches in the following manner, so that they could reach those who missed the event.

Belaineh Mekonnen is a researcher and founder of MOMALLOT, which is a private soil fertility research organization in Ethiopia. His organization is “working on the impact of the new way of home gardening through self-water

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may
25

You are Invited for Business Drinks: Third of 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  25 May 2017, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

Business Drinks: Third of 2017

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to announce the third Business Drinks of 2017 which will be held on Thursday 25th May at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

Confirm your attendance using this LINK.

As you all know, AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together and connecting agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members andpartners have gained visibility for their programs and strengthened their respective networks.

Therefore, you are cordially invited to attend the event. In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity:

- To meet new people in your line of business and share ideas and experiences.

- To promote yourself and

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 February 2017 at 09:37

The First 2017 Business Drinks: How It Went

Last week, 26 January, we had our first Business Drinks of the year 2017. As usual, it has remarkably served members and partners to meet new people, chat about possible business opportunities, and introduce new agribusinesses.

More than 70 people attended the event, and we had the chance to listen interesting one-minute pitches.

Awot Berhane is a student at Addis Ababa University, and made a pitch about Green Innovation Hub, which he is a member. He told us that GIH is a student led initiative which channels youth ideas towards tackling climate change and promotes sustainable development.

Wendewesen Kebede is another young pitcher on our Business Drinks. He represents a group of Dairy Advisors who are well experienced on the dairy sector and have received practical trainings from well-known experts arranged by DairyBISS program and Fair and Sustainable Ethiopia. Wendewesen explained on his pitch that the Advisors group provides various dairy develo

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nov
24

You are Invited - Business Drinks!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  24 November 2016, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

You are Invited - Business Drinks!

Bring your Business Card!

Dear members and Partners,

We are pleased to invite you to our Business Drinks event, which will be held on November 24, 2016 at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

As you all know, these Business Drinks are jointly organized by AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopian-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG). And their purpose is to bring the agribusiness community in the private sector, agricultural development agents and relevant stakeholders together to create interaction and networking opportunity.

In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity:

- To meet new people in your line of business and share ideas and experiences.

- To promote yourself and your organization using the 1-minute pitch session.

- And, of course, you will do all this while enjoying 2 Free Drinks offered by the organizers.

Who is invited?

Any member of AgriProFocus Ethiopia is invited. But if you are going to invite someone,

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 29 August 2016 at 01:01

Business Drinks: Even More New One-minute Pitches

Philip O’Dwyer was the first person to arrive at the Business Drinks and to register for the pitch. His organization is called Maggrow East Africa Ltd. During his pitch, Philip introduced and offered us a new agricultural technology. It is a patent-protected Magnetic Spraying technology that reduces drift by up to 80% while reducing the amount of liquid and increasing productivity.  

Zegeye Teklu was one of the ten people who made pitches on our Business Drinks event on 25th August 2016. He is from Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), and he said “ATA is there to solve systematic problems of agricultural development in Ethiopia.

What the organizers of these Business Drinks – AgriProFocus and ENTAG - continue to be proud of is that more and more new people are using the opportunity to introduce themselves and to promote their organizations. Dave Blackwell and James Allen are from Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 24 June 2016 at 12:01

New Faces, More Pitches

In our Business Drinks
23 June 2016

The Bi-monthly Business Drinks have become a good opportunity for many agribusinesses to connect and interact with each other. The one held yesterday has brought new faces and made us to entertain interesting pitches.

Around 65 members and partners from wide variety of sectors attended the event. They represented agriculture and agro-industry companies, agricultural development programs, government agriculture research institutes, the Federal Cooperative Agency, business development consultancy firms, universities and knowledge institutes, bio-energy companies, commercial farm owners from different value chains, and so on.

We listened 14 one-minute pitches. Wim Goris, AgriProFocus Network Facilitor from the Netherlands, attended the Business Drinks for the first time and made the first pitch. On the first round of the pitch session, while Beza Ermias from Ariti Herbal and Abyie Astatke from Faji High Land Fruit Farm introd

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jun
23

Next Business Drinks: Thursday June 23, 2016

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  23 June 2016, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge

Next Business Drinks: Thursday June 23, 2016

You are invited!

Dear members,

We are pleased to invite you to the Business Drinks event, jointly organized by AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopian-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG), to be held on Thursday June 23, 2016.

Same place, same time – Black Rose Lounge, from 5:00PM to 6:30PM (Late Afternoon).

One Minute Pitch

You are still welcome to use the one minute pitch session to promote yourself, your organization, or your products and services.

Free Drinks

The organizers, APF & ENTAG, offer you the first 2 drinks for free,

Who is invited?

Any member of AgriProFocus Ethiopia is invited. But if you are going to invite someone important, you are allowed in one condition – make them sign up at www.agriprofocus.com/registration to become a member of our network.

Requirement to Attend

If you wish to attend this exciting Business Drinks event, attendance confirmation is mandatory! You can do that easily by filling the REGISTRATION FORM HERE.

Don’t be late

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 25 April 2016 at 04:00

Cross Border Linkages in Our Business Drinks

“Today’s Business Drinks was exceptional, it was an international one” said a member who attended the Business Drinks event organized last Wednesday 20 April 2016. AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopian-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bimonthly Business Drinks events in the beautiful Black Rose Lounge since 2015, and the recent event was for the seventh times.

Indeed, the presence of AgriProFocus network manager from 11 African countries, Indonesia and the Netherlands has made the last Business Drinks extraordinary. It was a good opportunity to create cross border linkages for our members who are engaged in the agribusiness sector, for the community managers of all AgriProFocus Country Networks can serve as a bridge for a potential market chains.

We, the AgriProFocus Ethiopia Team and our members, had also the pleasure of having Mr. Sander Mager, Managing Director of AgriProFocus, in our Busine

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Georges Djodji Akibodé Avec les COCKTAIL D'AFFAIRES, traversez les frontières "LE COCKTAIL D'AFFAIRES d'aujourd'hui était exceptionnel, il avait un caractère international", a déclaré un membre qui a assisté à l'événement Drinks Business organisé mercredi 20 Avril 2016. AgriProFocus Éthiopie a facilité avec Agri Business Support (ABSF) l'organisation de ces rencontres d'affaires mensuelles autours des boissons, dans la belle black Rose Lounge depuis 2015, et l'événement récent fut la septième fois. En effet, la présence des gestionnaires de réseau AgriProFocus de 11 pays africains, l'Indonésie et les Pays-Bas a donné une touche particulière à ce RDV d'Affaire. Ce fut une bonne occasion pour créer des liens transfrontaliers pour nos membres qui sont engagés dans le secteur agroalimentaire, pour les gestionnaires de la communauté de tous les AgriProFocus Country Networks peut servir de pont pour un potentiel chaînes de marché. Nous, l'équipe AgriProFocus de l'Ethiopie et nos membres, avons également eu le plaisir d'avoir M. Sander Mager, Directeur Général de AgriProFocus, dans ce cocktail d'affaires.

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Amegni Serge well done for AgriProFocus.....................Business drinks is the good way to talk about every deals.....................especially in agri business

1 year 2 months ago

Ousmane DRAME j'apprécie votre démarche. je demande aux membres du réseau un forum sur l'exploitation et la commercialisation de la gomme arabique dans les zones sahéliens plus précisement au Mali .

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apr
20

Next Business Drinks: Wednesday April 20, 2016

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  20 April 2016, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge

Next Business Drinks: Wednesday April 20, 2016

You are invited!

Dear members,

We are pleased to invite you to the Business Drinks event, jointly organized by AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Agri Business Support Facility (ABSF), to be held on Wednesday April 20, 2016.

Why Wednesday?

As you all know, the Business Drinks have been organized on Thursdays. But this time, because of a special reason, it will be on Wednesday – same place, same time – Black Rose Lounge, from 5:00PM to 6:30PM (Late Afternoon).

What Special Reason?

Our new Managing Director Mr. Sander Mager and 17 AgriProFocus Staffs, representing all Country Networks, will be there to attend this Business Drinks and meet you face-to-face.

AgriProFocus has 11 Country Networks in Africa, in Indonesia, and in the Netherlands. All of them will be represented that day, and you may also discuss with them about possible cross-country agribusiness relations, while having your two Free Drinks.

One Minute Pitch

You are still we

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 29 February 2016 at 04:31

Networking, a Road to Success

On the Business Drinks held 25th February

Last Thursday we our Business Drinks, which was jointly organized with Ethiopian-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG). We saw new faces, means new networking opportunities.

These Business Drinks events have become a better way of meeting people in various sectors and organizations with different programs. Our members and partners has found them to be a good opportunity to broaden their networks while having a few drinks just after a long day of work.

The one we had last week is the first of six Business Drinks we planned to organize with ENTAG for 2016. As the previous five in 2015, this one also had similar format. Anyone attending can just go to the other and introduce himself and get on with networking. But anybody who wishes to have a broader audience in the room, either to promote his business or to tell about his exceptional skills or to announce an upcoming event, the floor is his to make a pit

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feb
25

You are Invited - Business Drinks

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  25 February 2016, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

You are Invited - Business Drinks!

Dear members,

We are pleased to invite you to our Business Drinks event, which will be held on February 25, 2016 at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

These Business Drinks are jointly organized by AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Agri Business Support Facility (ABSF). And their purpose is to bring the agribusiness community in the private sector, agricultural development agents and relevant stakeholders together for building a strong network among themselves. Last year we organized five similar events, and these one is the first in 2016.

What will happen?

In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity:

- To meet new people in your line of business and share ideas and experiences.

- To promote yourself and your organization using the 2-minutes pitch session.

- And, of course, you will do all this while enjoying 2 Free Drinks offered by the organizers.

Who is invited?

Any m

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sep
24

Business Drinks #4

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  24 September 2015, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge

Business Drinks #4

As always, you are cordially invited!

Confirmation Required


Dear Members,

AgriProFocus Ethiopia will organize the fourth Business Drinks Event on Thursday 24 September 2015 at Black Rose Lounge. It will be an hour and half event: 17:00 - 18:30 (Late Afternoon).

You are cordially invited to attend our 4th Business Drinks and have:

- Two free-drinks

- Two minutes pitch if you like to promote yourself or your organization

- A chance to meet fellow members and discuss future business opportunities

If you haven’t attend our previous Business Drinks, please refer to www.agriprofocus.com/business-drinks-event-2 and read what has happening.


Attendance Confirmation

In order to attend the event, what you need to do is just confirm your attendance by filling your name and address through the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WHgG9PYV4FTtIIeODoEeEM0nAOVvdU1YoNzBCkAxD6s/viewform

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jun
25

Business Drinks #3

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  25 June 2015, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge

Dear Members,

Agri Business Support Facility (ABSF), Ethiopian Climate Innovation Center (ECIC), and AgriProFocus Ethiopia will organize the third Business Drinks Event on 25th June, 2015.

As always, you are cordially invited to attend our 3rd Business Drinks event and have:

- two free-drinks

- two minutes pitch if you like to promote yourself or your organization

- an acquaintance with fellow members and discuss future business opportunities


If you haven’t attend our previous Business Drinks, you should read what happened on:

- Business Drinks #1

- Business Drinks #2


Confirmation Required

In order to attend the event, what you need to do is just confirm your attendance by filling your name and address through the following link: Confirmation Link


Date:

25th June, 2015

Time:

17:00 - 18:30 (Late Afternoon)

Location

Black Rose Lounge is proud to host us for the 3rd time in its beautiful lounge, and it’s found at 1st floor of the Bosto

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 18 April 2015 at 03:08

New Connections, New Opportunities

Business Drinks #2: how it went

I have been looking for the right person for three years, today I got the opportunity to meet, chat and set a formal appointment.

That was Wagnew Ayalneh, from Wasa Mushroom Farm. He is one of our member who found our Business Drinks event as a great opportunity to broaden his business network.

The Business Drinks #2 was organized on 16th April, by AgriProFocus Ethiopia, ABSF and Ethiopian Climate Innovation Center. Nearly 40 people from different organizations, sectors and value-chains came to Black Rose Lounge for various reasons, and went with plenty of possibilities and opportunities to widen their business perspectives.


The real fascination for the organizers was to see members introducing themselves to another fellow member, chat about their respective business activities, and sort out any future engagements. Little circles everywhere, exchanging addresses, even suggesting important contacts and new directions.

The

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apr
16

Business Drinks #2

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  16 April 2015, 17:00-18:30
  Addis Ababa

Did you attend the Business Drinks event held on 19th February? If not, no worries. Because ABSF, CiC, and AgriProFocus Ethiopia have organized the 2nd Business Drinks again on 16th April, a date which you should reserve right now. (In case you are wondering what happened on the First Business Drinks, please click HERE.)

 

That day from 17:00 to 18:30 (late afternoon), you will be offered the following:

-          Have an opportunity for informal networking for your business and meet important people.

-          Have a 2 minute pitch if you want to share new developments in your activity, promote what you sell, or inform what you demand.

-          And, of course, 2 Free Drinks which AgriProFocus Ethiopia, ABSF and CiC presented to you.

 

Confirmation Required

To make everything convenient for the organizers, please click HERE and submit you

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 20 February 2015 at 03:34

A Well Consumed Business Drinks!

AgriProFocus Ethiopia, with ABSF and CiC, organized its first Business Drinks event yesterday at Black Rose Lounge. Some sixty members attend the event, and not only got the opportunity to broaden their respective network but also created new business relations with fellow members.

Members from a variety of background, ranging from agronomists, business development experts, entrepreneurs, consultants, producers, processors, suppliers, exporters, innovators, market researchers, as well as development workers happened to be in one place not just to meet and greet, but to learn what others have and to offer theirs.

Apart from allowing an informal introduction and discussion among members, the event also included a two minutes pitch where anyone interested can tell to all people what he/she has, offers or needs. In this part of the event nine members stand at the center and used the opportunity to introduce the product and services, as well as new innovations

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feb
19

Have business drinks with us!!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  19 February 2015, 17:00-18:30

Dear AgriProFocus Ethiopia members, Partners, AgriBusiness Support Facility relations and CiC network members working on and in the Agricultural Value Chains in Ethiopia,

​We kindly invite you for the first of four BUSINESS DRINKS we will have this year.

The idea is:

- You will have an opportunity for informal networking for your business

- You will be awarded a 2 minute pitch on a crate if you want to share a new development or you look for partners

- There will be two tables, one for DEMAND and one for SUPPLY where you can put your offers or demands on cards

Confirmation Required

Please click HERE and submit your confirmation to attend the meeting.

Free drinks

Only when you confirm your arrival via the online confirmation link above, you will get two coupons for free drinks (soft, beer or wine). If you want more you'll have to pay yourself. The drinks are presented to you by AgriProFocus Ethiopia, ABSF and CiC.

A page for the Event: Business Drinks #1

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