The SBNA Partnership Program Small Grants Finalists

The United States Department of State, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA) has awarded a grant to support the Small Business Network of the Americas (SBNA) Partnership Program. Pursuant to that grant, America’s SBDC, in partnership with the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA), the Regional Center for the Promotion of Small Business in Central America (CENPROMYPE) and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), intends to issue the sub-grant awards.

The purpose of the subgrants will be to support and expand the SBNA by funding projects designed to expand the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) model, increase small business counseling skills, strengthen center to center SBNA partnerships, increase international trade and increase small business opportunity in underserved communities.

  • For a list of the first round of SBNA Partnership Program Small Grants Finalists, please click here.
  • For a list of the second round of SBNA Partnership Program Small Grants Finalists, please click here.


2017-2018 Cohort of the La Idea Incubator Program Finalists

The La Idea Incubator Program provides a framework that allows entrepreneurs in Central America to directly connect with US-based InBIA Soft Landings designees. These designees provide advanced incubation services to guide their entrepreneurs' businesses towards revenue generation, investment successes, and capital-efficient operations. InBIA's Soft Landings designees have been validated through rigorous application and peer-review processes to ultimately serve foreign companies interested in expanding out their domestic markets. The Soft Landing sites selected for La Idea have been found as ideal matches for those Central American entrepreneur program applicants who are interested in expanding their businesses to the United States.

  • For a list of the 2017 La Idea Incubator Program Manufacturing Cohort Finalists, please click here.
  • For a list of the 2018 La Idea Incubator Program Services Cohort Finalists, please click here.




   Supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of State