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.Read more
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.
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.
An annual networking event bringing together a wide variety of regional stakeholders from both continents.
AU - EU Twinning
A twinning programme with EU|BICs for African BIs
AU/EU Policy Workshop
Organisation of policy dialogues and workshops for AU and EU government institutions.
Helpdesk & Advisory Services
Helpdesk and advisory services for BIs and other stakeholders.
A mentoring programme for the selected BIs staff
On-site Bootcamp Training
A series of onsite training opportunities for the BIs staff members.
For client companies from African incubators that will be hosted by EU|BICs for short periods of time.
Organise a tailored consultation and support.
A virtual training centre with a range of training modules.
BIC Africa - a growing community
Latest news, projects & events
With the aim of advancing the partnership between African and European digital actors, the AU-EU D4D Hub project is facilitating the first Africa-Europe D4D Hub Multi-Stakeholder Forum.
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