African Business Incubator Communities

Funded by the European Union, BIC Africa supports business incubators to drive innovative start-ups across, focusing on youth and women.

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About our project
Who we are

About our project

BIC Africa, funded by the European Union, is a regional network supporting selected business incubators (BIs) in stimulating entrepreneurship and creating and consolidating new innovative start-ups in Eastern and Southern Africa, with a specific focus on youth and women. We seek to strengthen entrepreneurship and foster decent job creation and sustainable livelihoods.

We support, connect and promote business incubators, tech hubs and innovators of all kinds, and we explore business and public/private investment opportunities with local and European initiatives and companies.

BIC Africa is implemented by EBN (European Business and Innovation Centre Network) is a not-for-profit that serves a pan-European, global community of people that use innovative business as a driver for regional (economic) development.

EBN’s initiatives include EU|BIC certification, development and distribution of quality business support programmes, facilitation and initiation of project collaborations, global networking and advocacy for excellent business support actors like the EU|BICs.

Our services

What we can do for you

BIC Africa facilitates capacity building of business incubators and their client companies via training, coaching, mentoring and knowledge sharing, regional and international networking and exchange among business incubation actors.

Annual Gathering
Annual Gathering

An annual gathering event bringing together a wide variety of regional stakeholders from both continents.

AU - EU Twinning
AU - EU Twinning

A twinning programme with EU|BICs for African BIs

AU/EU Policy Workshop
AU/EU Policy Workshop

Organisation of policy dialogues and workshops for AU and EU government institutions.

Helpdesk & Advisory Services
Helpdesk & Advisory Services

Helpdesk and advisory services for BIs and other stakeholders.

Mentoring
Mentoring

A mentoring programme for the selected BIs staff

On-site Boot Camp Training
On-site Boot Camp Training

A series of onsite training opportunities for the BIs staff members.

Soft-Landing Services
Soft-Landing Services

For client companies from African incubators that will be hosted by EU|BICs for short periods of time.

Tailored Advice
Tailored Advice

Organise a tailored consultation and support.

Virtual Academy
Virtual Academy

A virtual training centre with a range of training modules.

Our network

BIC Africa - a growing community

5 countries
15+ incubators
9+ partners
Insights

Latest news, projects & events

Call for Applications: BIC Africa Online Acceleration Programme for Women Entrepreneurs 2024

27 Feb. 24
Application closes on the 19th of March 2024, 6:00 PM CET. 
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BIC Africa participated in the Learn Africa initiative online session: Digital Transformation aimed at African women. 

13 Feb. 24

Ethiopian ESO Ecosystem Mapping Report 2022/23

21 Dec. 23
Ethiopia’s Entrepreneur Support Ecosystem Mapping Report: Growth and Opportunities
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Ethiopian Startup Ecosystem Festival

20 Dec. 23

BIC Africa Online Training 2023

17 Nov. 23
Proven Models and Engaging with Investors
The BIC Africa Online Training – 2023, designed by the BIC Africa Virtual Training Centre.
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BIC Africa Annual Gathering 2023: Promoting shared learning. Driving innovative startups!

16 Nov. 23
The BIC Africa Annual Gathering 2023, co-hosted by the BIC Somali project, took place on the 26th of October 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya.
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BIC Africa Kenya Boot Camp: Impactful Dialogue

12 Nov. 23
The first edition of the BIC Africa African Boot Camp was held successfully on October 24th and 25th in the vibrant city of Nairobi, Kenya.
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BIC Africa Showcased at the AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2023 in Kigali

27 Oct. 23
BIC Africa participated and exhibited in the AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda
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