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 Congress
Annual Congress

An annual networking 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 Bootcamp Training
On-site Bootcamp 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

4 countries
8+ incubators
9+ partners
Insights

Latest news, projects & events

Our first Newsletter - May 2022

12 May. 22

UNIDO launches the Somalia chapter of BIC Africa to develop Somalia Business Incubators Ecosystem

27 Apr. 22
UNIDO launches the Somalia chapter of BIC Africa to develop Somalia Business Incubators Ecosystem
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Call for Applications for Acceleration Programme for Women Entrepreneurs

21 Apr. 22
Call for Applications for Women Entrepreneurs
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BIC Ethiopia: Internal kick off event was held in Addis Ababa

06 Apr. 22
BIC Ethiopia: Internal kick off event was held in Addis Ababa
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2022 EBN Congress | Transition Towards 2030 | in Brussels

24 May. 22  to  25 May. 22
2022 EBN Congress | Transition Towards 2030 | in person - in Brussels
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The first Africa-Europe Digital for Development (D4D) Hub Multi-Stakeholder Forum

25 Mar. 22
The first Africa-Europe D4D Hub Multi-Stakeholder Forum was held on 18th March
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Better Incubation Inclusive Entrepreneurship Deep Dives Workshop Series

Online event
29 Mar. 22  to  12 Jul. 22
Better Incubation Inclusive Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Entrepreneurship Deep Dives Workshop Series
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Africa-Europe D4D Hub Multi-Stakeholder Forum 18 March 2022

Online event
18 Mar. 22  to  18 Mar. 22
Join the Africa-Europe D4D Hub Multi-Stakeholder Forum
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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