Welcome to Bethlehem Business Incubator

We offer training services and workshops, internships, mentorships, and networking opportunities to help you receive follow-on investments and increase your chances of continuing your business after leaving BBI


About BBI

An innovative, open hub to incubate, mentor, and support local start-ups, entrepreneurs, students and faculty, particularly women and youth who are interested in the non-ICT sector.

Social Challenge

Better prepare students and entrepreneurs to build their own, economically-sustainable futures.


Give selected clients access to business development and incubation services, while promoting local, public engagement and outreach .


Offer training services and workshops, internships, mentorships, and networking opportunities to help clients receive follow-on investments and increase their chances of continuing their business after leaving BBI

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Our Services

BBI offers a wide range of business services to help clients start and grow their start-ups.

Business Funding

Grants up to $10,000 available for selected start-ups

Business Plan

Strategy & business plan development assistance

Product Commercialization

Partner with business community networks in Palestine and the Palestinian diaspora

Business Events

Themed start-up weekend, hackathons, start-up cups, networking, and training workshops

International Trainers

International business experts and faculty on specific business and technical topics

One-on-one Sessions

Customized sessions with local and international business experts

Business Services

Marketing and PR assistance, graphic design, general legal assistance, accounting and administrative services

Indiana University E-Learning

Access to Indiana University’s E-Learning platform and virtual training sessions

Advisory Board

BBI advisory board is composed of professionals in various business sectors. The board members support BBI in developing programs and policies, and identifying investment and partnership opportunities related to BBI.

Fayrouz Khoury

Deputy General Director

Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and Industry

LaVonn Schlegel

Executive Director

Indiana University-Kelley Institute for International Business

Mazen Karam

Managing Director/CEO

Bethlehem Development Foundation

Oriana Nasser

Managing Director & Part Owner

Jerusalem Stone Group

Fadi Kattan

Dean of Business

Bethlehem University

Salim Hodali


Bank of Palestine-Bethlehem Branch

Sami Khoury

Founder and General Manager



Have a great, feasible business idea or pitch? Apply here to be considered as BBI’s client!



Click on “Apply Now” to submit your idea and contact details. Once a completed application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email.



BBI Management staff will filter the applications according to a comprehensive business criteria.



Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to present his/her idea to the BBI advisory board and staff.



Three finalists will be selected for a one-year incubation and full access to BBI services

Our Cohort | Clients

BBI’s inaugural clients will soon be listed here.

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Questions about BBI? BBI is here to help you start your business!


+970 599 234 787



Bank of Palestine-Bethlehem Branch, Jerusalem Hebron Street