FOR STARTUPS

THE BfE INCUBATION PROGRAMME

how we can work together to achieve your ambitions

At the heart of BfE is the belief that things can be changed for the better. We work with social enterprise startups from Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia to empower entrepreneurs to achieve their ambitions.

 

By joining our tailored programme, you will have exclusive access to our advisory services, free of charge. We aim to develop the capacity of your business to cope with the various challenges that young firms face and to attract financial capital.

 

Our mission is to create enduring social development by helping you to successfully launch your business. We will ensure that you receive the best possible support so that your dreams can become reality.

 

The BfE Tailored Programme consists of three components, all provided on a pro-bono basis.

 
 

The BfE Incubation Programme: How It Works

1 | Consulting Engagement

We partner with student consulting societies in respected universities from around the world. These student consultants will listen to your specific needs so that they can develop an Investor Proposal and provide strategic advice on key business areas which you request. This includes advice on marketing, revenue models, supply chains, market competition, and product distribution among others. At the end of the engagement, their findings will be presented in a final online video call. Each consulting engagement is guided by a professional mentor, who has years of industry experience in consulting, to provide you with direct additional consulting advice as well as to give feedback to student consultants.

2 | Financial Advisory Engagement

Our in-house Finance Team will first seek to understand your specific funding needs to gain the best possible platform from which to research suitable funding opportunities. This may range from potential investors to grants and crowd-funding options. Regular discussions between our team and your startup ensures that we develop a thorough understanding of the specific challenges you face in order to create optimum solutions together. At the end of the engagement, our team will provide you with concrete recommendations that aim to help your startup discern which sources of funding will be most successful. Each finance advisory engagement is guided by a finance professional as a mentor. They provide industry experience and insights gained from years of experience.

3 | Legal Advisory Engagement

Our in-house Legal team will respond to your specific questions about legal issues by providing information and simple guidelines for startups. This engagement acts as a starting point in considering legal obligations that young businesses face.

Completion

On completion of the BfE Programme, startup alumni are invited to join the BfE Network. This is a community of individuals passionate about catalysing social development. Many of the mentors in our Network come from some of the most prestigious firms in the consulting and finance sectors, including: McKinsey & Co, BCG, Blackstone, Deutsche Bank, Jefferies, HSBC and others. Startup alumni have exclusive access to connect with these mentors and can receive continual support and resources through our online platform.

Apply for the BfE Incubation Programme

 

Our global chapters accept two-three intakes a year.

Because of this high frequency, applications are open all year round and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Sign up here now!

 

Get in touch

If you have any queries or would like to get in touch with us, just leave us a message and one of our team will get back to you.

 

Follow in their footsteps

Starting a business is a very enriching endeavour.

 

Farai,

Hutano Technologies,

Zimbabwe

You need patience, commitment and financial means.

 

Jeremy,

Iftiin, Somalia

Build a sustainable business model to enable your business to be financially self sufficient. This enables you to be in a better position to deliver greater impact.

 

Fatima,

Ajima Farms, Nigeria

Don’t be afraid. Find the right friends and partners to support you along the way - both professionally and emotionally - and keep that fire burning. The world needs more people like you, so keep it up!

 

Alvin Li,

Givo, Hong Kong

 

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