Business Innovation Hub

The Business Innovation Hub looks to support the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem that allows SOBA’s innovations to scale and future innovations to thrive. Our mission is to attract more skilled entrepreneurs, highlight SOBA successes to invite crowding-in, develop networks for future innovative collaborations, provide opt-in support to ambitious 2nd-movers, strengthen the ability of marketing firms to provide on-going consultations, and increase the value perception of proper financial management.

We achieve our mission through direct partnerships with professional services providers, investment in trials of innovative SGB-orientated business support service offerings, facilitation of an accelerator program to spread lean startup methodologies among high-performing entrepreneurs, and sponsorship of public events targeting growth-entrepreneurs such as Pitch Nights, Business Clinics, and Entrepreneur Networking Hours.



Latest News

Freetown Pitch Night is Back!

Join us next Wednesday Day the 7th of June for our monthly Freetown Pitch Night. The theme this month is Agribusiness- Planting Seeds for Success!

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SOBA iLabs Launches Bi Monthly Business Clinics

Freetown, Sierra Leone - 3 April 2017 SOBA’s iLab Business Innovation Hub (BI Hub), a high-risk innovation facility that fosters high return ventures,  has launched a bi-monthly business clinic to offer free businesses “check-ups” and provide advice to get them on...
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11 Hand-Picked Sierra Leone Start-ups Complete the Unreasonable Labs

On Monday 14 November, 11 top start-ups from across Sierra Leone gathered at the Sensi Hub in Freetown for five days alongside seasoned mentors who helped critically analyse their businesses and to define new growth opportunities. They gathered for Unreasonable Labs:...
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