To operate in BoP markets, you need a set of non-traditional (business) skills and know-how to understand low-income population demands and behavior.
To create a thriving environment for inclusive business, we see it as our mandate to capacitate all relevant stakeholders that influence markets for inclusive business services. We call this ‘Inclusive Business Empowerment’. BoP Innovation Center does so by advocacy and lobbying, developing state-of-the art tools, providing training for business- and development professionals, creating strategic alliances, doing research and sharing knowledge.
IB Accelerator Bootcamps
BoP Innovation Center does not only train business consultants, we also train entrepreneurs and anyone who might be interested in inclusive business via a smart online approach. These online bootcamps are presented by leading experts from the world of business and academia.
Read the story of entrepreneur Derrek Hosea who participated in one our bootcamps.
IB Accelerator Toolkits
BoP Innovation Center has developed and launched the IB Accelerator Toolkits. These toolkits are developed for business consultants and entrepreneurs to capacitate them in developing inclusive business.
The Inclusive Business Toolkit is based on the ‘Business Model Canvas’ tool, a well-established tool for business consultants. The focus on inclusiveness sets the Inclusive Business Toolkit apart from mainstream business development tools. It supports local consultants in their work with entrepreneurs and SMEs in developing countries.
The Inclusive Innovation Toolkit is unique in its kind. It provides state-of-the art tools to be used by consultants in guiding companies looking to innovate and introduce innovative products in the BoP. The toolkit supports the implementation of such challenging process, from A to Z.