The Bethlehem Business Incubator (BBI) is part of BEEADEE project (Building Entrepreneurship Excellence and Developing Economic Enterprises). The BBI is an innovative hub for mentoring and supporting entrepreneurs without any restrictions on the type of business. The BBI covers the areas of Bethlehem, Hebron and East Jerusalem as the main target areas while focusing on youth between the ages of 18 and 29; mostly women (60%).
BEEADEE is a 3-year sponsored project by the U.S. Department of State under the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and in partnership with Indiana University, Bethlehem University (BU), and hosted at Bank of Palestine, Bethlehem Branch.
Better prepare students and entrepreneurs to build their own, economically-sustainable futures.
Give selected clients access to business development and incubation services, while promoting local, public engagement and outreach .
Offer training services and workshops, internships, mentorships, and networking opportunities to help clients receive follow-on investments and increase their chances of continuing their business after leaving BBI
BBI offers a wide range of business services to help clients start and grow their start-ups.
Grants up to $10,000 available for selected start-ups
Strategy & business plan development assistance
Partner with business community networks in Palestine and the Palestinian diaspora
Themed start-up weekend, hackathons, start-up cups, networking, and training workshops
International business experts and faculty on specific business and technical topics
Customized sessions with local and international business experts
Marketing and PR assistance, graphic design, general legal assistance, accounting and administrative services
Indiana University E-Learning
Access to Indiana University’s E-Learning platform and virtual training sessions
BBI advisory board is composed of professionals in various business sectors. The board members support BBI in developing programs and policies, and identifying investment and partnership opportunities related to BBI.
Have a great, feasible business idea or pitch? Apply here to be considered as BBI’s client!
Click on “Apply Now” to submit your idea and contact details. Once a completed application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email.
BBI Management staff will filter the applications according to a comprehensive business criteria.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to present his/her idea to the BBI advisory board and staff.
Three finalists will be selected for a one-year incubation and full access to BBI services
Our Cohort | Clients
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