Business Plan Competition 2012


The competition idea came from the students and graduates of Bethlehem governorate’s universities who aspire to start their own start-ups, the established businesses’ owners in the private sector who aspire to expand their businesses. BPC12 also responds to the need to enhance entrepreneurship as a future career option, and as a means to decrease the unemployment rates and reduce poverty.

Project’s duration:

1/5/2012 – 1/11/2012.

Project’s donors:

German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) / Private Sector Development Programme (PSDP)

Project’s partners:

Community Development and Continuing Education Institute

Palestine Ahliya University

Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Bethlehem

Local Economic Development Council- Bethlehem

Hope Flowers School

Bethlehem University

National Insurance Company

Al-Quds Open University

Youth Groups Voluntaries

The project’s main outputs:


  • More than 5000 beneficiaries
  • More than 100 business plans
  • More than 30 participants in the competition
  • 15 Participants reached the final stage of the competition and received a two days training course
  • 6 Participants won in the final stage of the competition
  • 3500 dollars were raised from the private sector as prizes for the winners

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