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Believe, Begin, Become Competition Launched in Tanzania

President Kikwete or Tanzania, Larry Brilliant of Google.org and Bruce McNamer or Technoserve have just announced the Believe, Begin, Become competition in Tanzania. This has previously been done (last year) in Ghana. It was a huge success there, leading renewed enthusiasm for entrepreneurship around the country.

In fact, one entity has launched the “Triple B Fund” in Ghana that has $20 million earmarked to be used in funding the winners of the Believe, Begin, Become competition.

Tanzanian Believe, Begin, Become Competition Announced

There are so many Africans with an entrepreneurial spirit. This “Cheetah Generation” has a lot of constraints; managerial skills and access to funding just to name a few. President Kikwete expresses his thanks and excitement for putting this competition into place here in Tanzania.

Best quote of the event:

Mkia wa mbuzi unafagia pale alipokaa
(A goat’s tail only reaches so far, but a cow’s reaches to the hooves)


  1. well i have heard a lot about this. but i have seen any information that explains on how to join this competition,please can you give more details specifically on what procedures are supposed to be done when one want to join the competition.

  2. thanks,we dont see the forms for application in r websites, even r physical address down town.its clear but i dont know where to start.

  3. Godwin Maleko

    June 26, 2007 at 4:16 am

    I heard about this in local radio I need more information and application form as well. where is your office location?

  4. Amulike S K Ngeliama

    July 3, 2007 at 12:35 am

    Thanks for the invitation that appeared in the Guardian. However I have not seen the forms that you say are available at http://www.believe_begin_become.com

    I want to participate in this programme. my area of interest is in the promotion of microfinance in both urban and rural areas.

  5. Please may you send the to me all the procedure sending abusiness proposal through my
    metioned above email b’se ihave already prepared.

  6. You need to click on the country that you’re interested in doing the contest at. I believe they take the applications off the website once the window for submitting them is over.

  7. How are you,I need to join the competition could you give your advise?

  8. I have mailed my executive summary but no receive msg. Can I know whether it has been received or not.

    Martin Mshana
    +255 787 830050

  9. Kandaga Muhangwa

    September 4, 2007 at 4:59 am

    I understand July 23 to August 23 were for sorting out the application forms to the 1st National Business Plan Competition.

    It is Sept 04th today, could I made to know the progress so far?


  10. Kandaga, you should contact them through their website. I only report on it, I’m not part of the program.

  11. Nganga Maduhu Nkonya

    October 16, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Hi organizers

    I also experienced the same challenge of failure to get the forms. Besides, I had to access the website through http://whiteafrican.com/2007/06/07/believe-begin-become-competition-launched-in-tanzania/ by going to google search

    Now, I will come with my proposal today at the UDEC

    All the best friends

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