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First Step Venture Center

First Steps Venture Centre (FSVC) is a technology entrepreneurship development programme, within the Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) established to support entrepreneurship and innovation through technology transfer. FSVC identifies, develops and nurtures viable technology oriented start-up businesses with potential to grow locally and into international markets. FSVC is a critical component of the national innovation system and landscape. In the technology sphere, there is very little support for start-up companies even though there is potential for economic diversification through new ventures that embrace locally relevant technology and technical support. The main objectives of FSVC are to: promote the development of technology and innovation at micro level promote technology entrepreneurship provide a platform for commercialisation of technology close the innovation gap expose local technology businesses to international markets and networks

This incubator is part of: Botswana Innovation Hub

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Name and Mailing address
Name: First Step Venture Center Web-site: First Step Venture Center
Street: Maranyane House, Plot 50654 Machel Drive
P/Bag 00265
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City: Gaborone Phone/Fax: +267(267)3913328 / +267(267)3913289
Country: Botswana Networks:   
Communication & Contact
  Alan Boshwaen

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  Tshepo Tsheko
Director ICT & Marketing

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  Budzanani Tacheba

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Business Incubator Services

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Business Incubator Data Year (statistic): 2012
Rental SpaceClient FirmsOn-site clients that at the same time are tenants of your incubator / parkOff-site clients that use your services without being tenants of your incubator or park
total sq.m. available in incubatorTotal number of clients servedTotal number of cleints served since beginning of incubator operation. Only clients that have been advised regarding business start-up (not, for example, counting participnats of trainings, seminars, etc).
sq.m used for incubator services/administrationNumber of client firmsNumber of client firms at this time in on-site or off-site incubation program repsectively.
sq.m. rented by client firmsNumber of employees in client firms
Incubator Staff
number of staff working in management / services
Business areas of client companies
Last Updated
December 19, 2013