BDC Managing Director a panellist at Botswana Innovation Hub Vendor Day

BDC MD, Mr Bashi Gaetsaloe was a panellist at the BIH Vendor day which took place at BIH Innovation Park on the 18th of August. The discussion was titled “ Are Batswana’s Innovations Fundable” The objective of the panel discussion was to educate innovators on what financiers require in order to finance or invest in their projects. Mr Gaetsaloe noted that critical to convincing financiers in this area is demonstrable passion and belief in the idea by promoter, ability to prototype at speed and multiple version releases as this will showcase seriousness and viability of the idea. He further noted that this is a fairly new sector for BDC with inherent risks hence the Corporation will tread carefully and move into it with caution.