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Banco Macro and IAE launch the 2016 NAVES Program

Banco Macro and IAE launch the 2016 NAVES Program

Buenos Aires, April 6, 2016. Banco Macro together with IAE Business School launch a new edition of the NAVES Program, an entrepreneurship project competition organized by that helps entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into ongoing business ventures and enterprises to strengthen their business projects. Banco Macro finances 100% of the competition, in each of its stages.

Banco Macro will conduct a campaign for entrepreneur and corporate small and medium enterprises, both customers and non-customers, interested in participating in this program. In order to do so they must enroll in IAE Business School web site.

The goal of this program is to boost the projects of individuals and corporations, thus promoting social and economic development in each province. NAVES 2016 shall be held in provinces that already participated in the 2015 edition: Salta, Misiones, Córdoba, Santa Fe, and in new participants: Neuquén, Jujuy and Tucumán. Projects from all sectors will be received, including industrial, services, technological, agribusiness or for social purposes.

NAVES participants are involved in the cycle of formation, support and networking. The program provides participants with the tools to define their business models. Entrepreneurs participate in networking activities and create bonds with different key players for the development of their projects. Moreover, during the whole process different players of the Naves Support Network shall assess the project and provide their views, recommendations, comments and contacts.

The contents will be launched generally on November 10, 2016 and specifically on the following dates and places:

Santa Fe: April 26
Salta and Jujuy: May 3
Misiones: April 28
Tucumán: May 17
Córdoba: May 10
Neuquén: May 12

In the first stage of the contest, the so-called Naves Federal, three seminars will be delivered in each Province by lecturers of IAE Business School. The seminars will include the following subjects: Basics of Finance, Marketing, Business Model and Trends.

During June 2016, the five Provincial winners will be selected, they will travel to Buenos Aires to participate at the Naves Nacional. At this second stage they will attend three seminars to be held at IAE Business School Campus in Pilar. The attendants will receive access to tutorials, mentorships and interviews with consultants to resolve practical issues.

Finally, as the final prize the Bank will finance the trip of the six participants (first prize winner of each Province) to Silicon Valley, USA, acknowledged as one of the most innovative regions worldwide.

Providing support to SMEs and entrepreneurs is one of the pillars on which Banco Macro’s sustainability strategy is based. By means of its different proposals Banco Macro accompanies entrepreneurs in each stage of their development.

"Spirit of improvement, a vision to enhance opportunities and enthusiasm to do things better or to learn those that were never attempted at. And desire, lots of desire to do things, that is what we appreciates in those entrepreneurs we support from Banco Macro", states Milagro Medrano, Institutional Relations Manager.

Milagro Medrano
Gerente de Relaciones Institucionales

IR Contact

Phone: (5411) 5222 6682

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