This program is funded by the European Union support funds and delegated to the Belgian Development Agency (BTC) to be implemented in Palestine.
The Business Start-up Incubators Program aims at helping entrepreneurs to translate their ideas into new businesses. It will enhance entrepreneur’s skills to make their start-ups more competitive and financially sustainable. The program will support start-up incubators in Nablus, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Hebron, East Jerusalem and Gaza. Incubators provide entrepreneurs with shared office space and resources, business advice, training and coaching.
Activities will include institutional capacity building to incubators, awareness raising on entrepreneurship, business training and coaching, information sessions and creation of a digital platform on access to finance.
Women associations and youth organizations will be supported.
In addition, in order to improve the quality of business support services to business start-ups, 30+ Small Business Advisors will receive training to prepare them for international accreditation. A proposal for national accreditation of business advisers will be developed. Small business services will be promoted through a Business Voucher Scheme for business start-ups and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises. Finally, a pool of 20+ mentors will be trained to provide business coaching to incubatees / start-ups.