Business Startup Program
The number of youth/entrepreneurs is steadily increasing in Africa, but it still only accounts for a small percentage of small business owners. The Business Startup Program with support from its partners can make a difference in the startup community. We educate, we transform, we inspire and we offer invaluable resources in the form of entrepreneur forums, mentorship, networking among other offerings designed for both personal and professional growth.
We intend to successfully facilitate starting over 100,000 new businesses by 2022. This step-by-step complete business program is perfect for pre-startups, startups, new business, and early-stage businesses. At its core, BSP is a collection of like-minded entrepreneurs focused on business growth.
Why you should join the program as a startup
The business startup program is for you: an individual with an idea. An idea to be turning into a new company. Maybe you are uncertain if the idea is any good. The program will help you discover if your idea is good, what the business should look like and what steps to take. BSP has different stages of development to help you realize your idea. The BSP team of dedicated people have their own experience in turning an idea into a business, they can be of great resource in helping you work with your idea as well. The 3-month program benefits include:
1.Startup incubation center
Joining the Business startup program gives you access to the startup incubation center, which offers fly-in/fly-out offices, kitchen facilities and valuable networking with other startups.
When you are part of the business startup program, you will be assigned your own business developer, who will help guide you through the process of starting your own business. The business developers are a team of experienced entrepreneurs.
The greatest asset for any start-up is networking. Networking grants access to tacit knowledge that can otherwise be difficult to obtain for a new business adventurer. Through our social and educational events.
Your startup can be boosted by working with a mentor from a relevant industry or with relevant knowledge. To gain a mentor, please contact a business developer. This service was launched on July 2019 and the mentor team consists of a highly professional individual with unique competencies.
Participants of the startup program are encouraged to participate in the Venture Cup and the business developers will help you improve your chance of winning the competition. The funds won on this will facilitate your business growth.
The program provides a professional website sponsored by our partners which will have the logo of the sponsor at the bottom of the website.
7.Domain and Hosting
You will get a Domain and Hosting account which the Startup will pay for, the Startup will be expected to renew each year. The domain and hosting will be billed at 3,650 for the whole year. ( .KE ) . Take time to search for your business name on https://buydomainkenya.co.ke/
8.Training on the building of business
In addition to continued support from the development team and mentors, you will get training in 3 core areas:
a).Search engine optimization
b). Marketing and Branding
c). Online Presence and Website Visibility
9.Business Listing and Profiling
As a students of BSP, you will be listed in premium areas of partner websites including:
a). The BSP startup page – https://businessstartupprogram.africa/do-business-with-our-startups/
b). The Chamber Press – http://thechamber.press/
c). Business Directory Network – https://businessdirectory.network/
d). Buy and Sell World – http://buyandsell.world/en
e). Buy Kenya – http://buykenya.co.ke/
10.Learn Africa Academy
Access to Learn Africa Academy http://learnafrica.academy/ allowing you to continue learning at your own pace.
Get access to discounts and offers through the loyalty program.
Edifying relationships drive the organization. BSP teams up with organizations to provide a more enriching experience for our members. It works with reputable organizations that are in alignment with their vision, to enable it expand its programs and resources and create more opportunities for startups to learn and grow.
BSP has a history of working closely with the surrounding society, both nationally and internationally. The cooperation takes many forms, from expert advice, professional networks, and access to startups and other partners. Funding is raised through collaboration agreements. Most of the funding comes through different forms of collaboration with private companies ranging from small local enterprises to some of the world’s leading companies.
The funds go directly into funding:
a). The domain and hosting program
b). The website projects
c). 3-month startup training
d). Industrial trips
e). The mentorship program
f). Advertising and Learning Portals
**All our partnerships/sponsorships are year-round.
Business startup Program offers unlimited partnership opportunities to leading organizations that share dedication and commitment to building an influential community of entrepreneurs. It reaches numerous professionals, students, the county governments as well as other corporates. We invite you to join BSP as an annual partner, to help in educating and supporting the startup community.
BSP partners gain exclusive access to exclusive network of cutting-edge entrepreneurs in exchange for monetary support and in-kind contributions. Partner packages are designed to suit all types of businesses, from established large companies to young local ones, all of whom are promoted to national and international levels.
BSP partnership packages include:
1.Platinum partnership -$15000
2.Silver partnership -$10000
3.Gold partnership- $5000
4.Bronze partnership – $2000
Do visit the website for more details https://businessstartupprogram.africa/partnership-levels/
Highlight your business or service by partnering with the Business Startup Program.
The perks of being part of BSP, is you get front row seats at the loyalty program plan. Loyalty program plans are structured marketing strategies designed by merchants to encourage customers to continue to shop at or use the services of businesses associated with each program. These programs exist covering most types of commerce, each one having varying features and rewards schemes loyalty program plan will drive all BSP startups and partners to your business.
In addition to other benefits, BSP will offer the following :
1.Access to a learning platform for your team, Access to Learn Africa Academy http://learnafrica.academy/
2.Ongoing consulting on Online Presence and Marketing in Africa.
3.Business Listing and Profiling on 5 website.
Being a startup, you’ll move from the boring “preset to-do list” into a world full of new challenges and possibilities. You will have to create everything from scratch, imagine and develop the workflows that best fit the company, change and adapt them once and again. For recent graduates, working as a startup is a wonderful way to build yourself. For experienced professionals, swapping from a corporate business to a startup is usually the best way to break years of routine, get new goals, regain new passion and continue growing by using your knowledge to help create something new.
Your affiliation with BSP will lead to new relationships and connections, partnerships, business ideas, and even new clients and customers. Also if you’ve ever thought about teaching others, giving back and being part of the development of future entrepreneurs and businesses, then it’s time for you to partner with us.