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BizPitchComp 2023 WINNERS

The winners of BizPitchCom 2023 were announced at the Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation (FCEF) Top Executive Conference (TOPEX) 2023 held at Sofitel Fiji Resort in Nadi yesterday (24 November 2023).

The BizPitchComp 2023 was divided into three categories: Climate Change, Innovation, and Inclusion. The winners in their respective categories are as follows:

1. Climate Change – Tikosaya Ledua, owner of Ledua Art Collection

2. Innovation – Apenisa Maracava, owner of Purayil Investment Ltd

3. Inclusion – Shakira Ah Koy-MacDonald, owner of Pacifique Collective Pte Ltd.

The winners were awarded a total startup capital of $7,000.00 each.

BizPitchComp 2023 was a catalytic initiative by Business Link Pacific (BLP), Business Assistance Fiji (BAF), and Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation (FCEF) partnership aimed at promoting blended financing for MSMEs.

The 2023 Development Finance Review highlights the importance of blended finance in attracting private sector investment to achieve the SDGs. The Fiji National Financial Inclusion Strategy aims to develop financial products for MSMEs, and blended finance can help reduce investment risks and attract private investors.

The theme for this year’s TOPEX conference was “Co-Creating for Sustainable Growth: 2030”. The conference started on 23 November 2023 and concluded on 25 November 2023.

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