Call for applications to the Stanbic Business Incubator Enterprise Development Program starting August 2021

The Stanbic Business Incubator, in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)’s Employment and Skills for Development in Africa (E4D) initiative, invites applications from Uganda’s Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) to participate in an enterprise development training program starting August 2021. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from experts on various topics, including business planning and analysis, innovation and human-centered design, procurement, contracts and bid management, sustainability and the future, marketing and branding, quality management and standards, health and safety compliance and corporate governance.

The three-month program will be conducted virtually and will consist of both self-study and online live sessions. The call targets enterprises in the following sectors:

  1. a) Tourism and hospitality industry, including restaurants, tour guides and operators.
  2. b) Companies active in green sectors (such as renewable energies, energy-efficient products, environmentally friendly transport or electromobility, organic/sustainable agriculture, fisheries, sustainable forestry, recycling, energy and water-saving technology).
  3. c) Manufacturing and value addition, agribusiness, trade, retail and distribution of agricultural inputs and products, food and beverages.

 

Why should your business enroll?

Stanbic Business Incubator is aware of the struggles faced by businesses in the current pandemic. It is committed to ensuring small business survival through this program. Therefore, successful applicants will benefit from:

  • practical self-learning portal to build their knowledge and skills
  • Professional business coaching for the program period to support business growth
  • Live online training and peer learning from industry experts and business practitioners
  • A wealth of market opportunities, funding and joint ventures shared from our vast networks
  • Linkage to Stanbic Bank product offeringswith a recommendation for going through the program and a certificate of completion

 

Who is eligible to apply?

The program is open to businesses that:

  • Are legally registered with Uganda Services Registration Bureau (URSB) and in operation for at least one year
  • Have five employees or more with at least two on a full-time basis
  • Have average turnover of UGX 30 million and above.
  • Demonstrate ability to scale and create jobs
  • Commit to attending for the entire three-month program period

Women-owned businesses are encouraged to apply.

 

How to apply

Interested MSMEs must express their interest by applying through https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/evRKz0.

 

Application deadline: 10th August 2021

For details contact Stanbic Business Incubator on: 

Phone: 0312226700

Email: incubator@stanbic.com

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.