Bethlehem Business Incubator (BBI)

 30 / 3 / 2016  2468  1 Resources

Bethlehem Business Incubator (BBI) is an innovative, open hub to incubate, mentor, and support local start-ups, entrepreneurs, students and faculty, particularly women and youth who are interested in the non-ICT sectors. BBI offers various training services, workshops, mentorships, networking opportunities, and internships to help its clients receive follow-on investments and increase their chances of sustaining their business after leaving BBI. We are located at the Bank of Palestine-Bethlehem Branch.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and in partnership with Bethlehem University (BU) and Indiana University (IU), BBI is an integral part of the three-year Building Entrepreneurship Excellence And Developing Economic Enterprises (BEEADEE) project in achieving its goal to foster sustainable growth by enhancing the entrepreneurial environment in the West Bank.

What BBI Offers

  1. Business Development and Incubation
    • Business idea screenings: Submitted through partners and online/offline campaigns
    • Various professional business events: Start-up weekend, Hackathon, and Startup Cups (special focus on non-ICT ideas and companies)
    • Practical training and workshops for public: International instructors and trainers on various business-related technical topics
    • One-on-one sessions for public: Global business faculty, entrepreneurs, experts, and leaders
    • Business funding: Grants up to $10,000 available selected start-ups
    • Customized assistance and services for selected start-ups:
      • Business plan development and strategy
      • Product commercialization through partners and businesses in Palestine and the Palestinian diaspora
      • Marketing and PR assistance
      • General legal assistance
      • Access to finance and fundraising through networks and partners
      • Mentorship and coaching
      • Demo days to network with local business community
      • Accounting and administrative services
  2. Local Engagement and Outreach
    • Entrepreneurship informational services: Training and workshops in the rural areas surrounding Bethlehem
    • High-potential youth as ambassadors: Presentations to target communities in high schools, women’s organizations, and community-based development centers
    • Local cooperation and partnerships: Local NGOs, need-based entrepreneurs, and micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), and higher potential non-ICT start-ups in the region 

 

Contact us:

Bethlehem Business Incubator (BBI)

Bank of Palestine-Bethlehem Branch

Jerusalem Hebron Street

Twitter: @B_Incubator

Facebook: FB/BethlehemIncubator

BEEADEE Country Director Salah Amleh samleh@indiana.edu

kelley.iu.edu/iib

 

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  • سائدة حجاجرة (Anonymous)
    5/17/2016 8:36 AM

    بدي شغل

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