First Steps Venture Centre (FSVC)

Thank you for reaching out to the BDIH. We appreciate the time you took to find out more about the BDIH service offerings.

The BDIH is currently undergoing transformation, including the phasing off of the First Step Venture Centre programme (incubation and acceleration) in preparation for a cohort-based commercialization centre. This includes the registration process which may take a longer waiting period than before. Whilst we work towards being better able to serve you, please understand that this will take some time and we commit to evaluating your application as soon as we align membership applications to these new and exciting developments. In the meantime, the BIF is currently rolling out an open call, which allows you to seek and apply for funding for further development of your product or services. You can find out more on the below link:

Botswana Innovation Fund

Should you have any questions about the process or about your submission in general, please do not hesitate to contact the BDIH Client Relations and Registration Office.