Description: The Inclusive Business Accelerator facilitates the acceleration of impactful entrepreneurship in BoP markets. This is done by building a structure that supports the delivery of substantial numbers of investment-ready inclusive business plans that improve the well-being of people at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP).
The IBA program partners were BoP Innovation Centre, SNV and Neyenrode Business University. The program period ran from 2014-2016, and resulted in the formation of the independent IBA foundation.
VC4A role and results: Inclusive Business Hubs established in the Netherlands, Vietnam, Mozambique and Uganda. VC4A developed the online platform IBA.ventures as a central hub for inclusive entrepreneurs with more than 5,000 founders in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Online academy (both technical systems and content) developed for more than 2500 participants, and bootcamp curriculums delivered for 8 topics. Toolkits co-designed, developed and published for Business Development Service providers.