The first CEED location in South East Asia, based in Bangkok, will empower growth-stage and women-owned businesses in Thailand.

10th of November, Washington DC – The Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) launched an opening call for Women Entrepreneurs who can apply to a newly established CEED program in Thailand. In partnership with the Association of Family Business Entrepreneurs (AFBE) and supported by the Vitol Foundation, CEED has launched its first program in Thailand, with a vision to bring new opportunities for entrepreneurs and develop a peer network that will support them in their businesses’ growth.

The program aims to recruit 30 entrepreneurs. Like in all CEED Centers, the entrepreneurs will do a business assessment, develop a plan forward, and through the peer-to-peer learning model, expand their networks, learn from each other’s challenges and successes, and connect with local and global mentors.

The initial program supported by the Vitol Foundation will be Gender focused on supporting female entrepreneurs. However, the vision is to expand the services to support all small and medium-sized businesses in their growth, like in every CEED Center worldwide.

By creating a more inclusive business network, CEED believes that all entrepreneurs will achieve increased revenue, employment growth, and retention. CEEDs vision is to develop and support the new generation of high growth entrepreneurs’ helping them scale their business locally and internationally.

About CEED

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) is an NGO focusing on empowering entrepreneurs in their growth and promoting entrepreneurship as a positive value that contributes to an open and innovative economy and society. In 14 years, CEED has supported already over 65,000 entrepreneurs in 14 locations worldwide, providing them with the knowledge, know-how, and networks they need for their growth. Working with government agencies, business associations, and engaging highly-respected and successful local entrepreneurs’ as ambassadors, mentors and guest speakers create a trusted and respected community of global entrepreneurs that learn, connect, and partner with each other.

About the Vitol Foundation

Founded in 2002, the Vitol Foundation aims to help people fulfill their human potential. To do this, they support projects and partners in five development areas: Health, WASH, Education, Enterprise and Livelihoods, and Humanitarian Response. It is a grant-making organization aiming to invest in programs that general social and economic returns in a sustainable and scalable way.