Regional Enterprise Development Program

Call for applications to the Stanbic Business Incubator Regional Enterprise Development Program

The Stanbic Business Incubator invites applicants to participate in their Regional Enterprise Development Program. The program will offer customized training to enhance local SMEs’ capacities and promote business resilience and sustainability. Participants will also receive coaching and site visits by mentors and coaches to their enterprises over a 6-month period. The training will take place in 20 districts across Eastern, Western and Northern regions of the country as highlighted below;

Northern:  Arua, Lira, Gulu, Kitgum, Nebbi

Western:  Mbarara, Rukungiri-Ntungamo, Kabale, Kasese, Ibanda, Fortportal, Bushenyi, Hoima

Eastern:   Mbale, Jinja, Soroti, Tororo, Moroto, Kapchorwa, Iganga

Why should your business enrol on the program?

By enrolling on the program, your business will benefit from the following activities;

  • Enterprise Development Program training (Customized group training for ten days)
  • Networking events, focus group discussions and access to subject matter experts
  • Mentoring and coaching for entrepreneurs after the Enterprise Development Program training (7 days of coaching site visits to the enterprises spread across six months)
  • Provision of opportunities for access to markets and finance

What will the successful participants learn?

By participating in training sessions, SMEs will learn about:

  • Entrepreneurial attitude
  • Innovation and business modelling
  • Basic design thinking and ideation
  • Business planning and analysis
  • Business management
  • Financial literacy
  • Registration and formalization
  • Tax compliance


Who is eligible to apply?

The program is open to entrepreneurs who:

  • Are based within the selected regions
  • Are startup or have been in operation for at least six months
  • Seek to professionalize and scale up their businesses
  • Operate in any of the following sectors but not mandatory: Agriculture/Agribusiness, Manufacturing & Fabrication, General retail and distribution, Tourism & Hospitality, Transport, Education & Health


How to apply

Eligible enterprises can apply for free using this link;

Application deadline: 14 May 2021

For details contact Stanbic Business Incubator on: 

Phone: 0312226700


The Stanbic Business Incubator Limited (SBIL) is a private company duly incorporated under the Laws of the Republic of Uganda. The Incubator started in 2018 as an initiative of Stanbic Bank to support and nurture SMEs to prepare for and harness business and growth opportunities.