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Welcome to Stanbic Business Incubator

The Stanbic Business Incubator offers business development training, mentors and facilitates Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises from a point of mere existence until they become thriving and sustainable enterprises.

Our Journey

Business Incubator launched at Stanbic Bank Uganda with 40 companies onboarded 



34 companies graduate and 94 people were trained


152 companies onboarded, trained in 3 cohorts and 50 coaches trained


121 companies graduate, 420 people trained  and 43 incubates trained under CURAD


626 companies graduate, 1967 SMEs trained and 25 Farmers trained


964 companies graduate, 391 additonally trained under partnerships and 256 farmers trained 

What we do
Our purpose is to develop strong and resilient SMEs and business leaders through custom tailored programs for business growth
Business Operational Skills

Our Business operational skills offering is always segmented and custom tailored according to the needs of the entrepreneurs. In this light, we cater for the early-stage SMEs under our Micro enterprise development program largely implemented in the regional districts where we operate coordinated trainings through our 4 regional Hubs of Gulu, Mbale, Mbarara and Hoima

  • 2800 SME's impacted
  • 3500 Individuals trained
Access to Markets

We work to bring the opportunities closer to the SMEs through our Stanbic Incubator Community Events that happen every quarter in various regions across the country.

We bring together SMEs to network and meet with experts, potential partners, and fellow ecosystem actors.

Access to Finance

We offer funding opportunities and various investment options in collaboration with our large pool of stakeholders and partners (both locally and internationally) interested in our SMEs that meet the set criterion.

We ensure that before our SMEs meet their potential investor or funder, they are ready through our investment readiness programs embedded within our enterprise development interventions.

  • 1,928,114 USD funding raised for SMEs
How we do it

How we take your business to the next level

Our Programmes
SME trader account
Enterprise Development Program

We continue to offer our flagship venture building program - the Enterprise Development Program – aimed at strengthening capacity to transform their businesses.

Business current account
The Stanbic Accelerator Programme

This is an investment readiness program targeted at supporting business owners to acquire the necessary skills to drive their company’s growth and prepare SMEs to become bankable, competent in capital raising, strong and resilient, and drive economic growth including creating jobs. This program will allow SBIL to develop a credible pipeline for existing and potential investors.

Oil and Gas
Albertine Development Program

The SBIL Hoima Hub focuses on promoting the Agribusiness sector in the Albertine region. We have trained the smallholder farmers in the EACOP and Albertine Graben districts of Uganda in Agronomy, Post-harvest Handling, Value Addition, Quality Production, Business Management and Linkage to Markets.

Hi Innovator Program

This program, delivered in partnership with National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and Outbox, focuses on supporting high growth potential and growing businesses in Uganda with funding, technical assistance, knowledge, and market access.

Corporate finance
Business Advisory Initiative

The Advisory Board is structured collaborative method for enterprises to engage external advisors who will provide specialist or strategic advice to enable the enterprises solve a range of difficult or complex business problems. It will comprise a range of professionals with specialist knowledge or technical expertise which is not currently available internally within these businesses.

Investor services
Master class

A trusted partner for the development of the private sector in Uganda. SBIL developed this innovation in response to the continuous need for engagement by our alumni. These are held on a monthly basis in partnership with our various stakeholders on topics that are pertinent to the SMEs on their entrepreneurial journey. 

Stanbic Incubator Investment Newsletter

Keep updated on the latest incubator news & activities and provide insights into the various training programs we offer for small business owners.