The project Inclusive Business Launch Pad (IBL) is an accelerator programme for disadvantaged entrepreneurs in microbusinesses.

IBL aims to develop a programme that supports microbusinesses to access training and group support that will help them further grow and enhance their ability to innovate and expand business ideas and export opportunities across the EU and beyond.

The programme develops innovative training programmes for entrepreneurs that may face challenges to growing and running their business. This could include, but is not limited to, migrants, people with disabilities, lone parents, female entrepreneurs or 50+ individuals who are currently under-represented in businesses across the EU.

The programme is delivered in 4 countries by organisations that offer support to under-represented entrepreneurs.

Inclusive Business Launch Pad is delivered in the Netherlands by Inova Aspire and works in partnership with:

Inova Consultancy (UK)

The Consultancy Academy (UK)

FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences (AT)

CSI Center for Social Innovation (CY)


We are looking for participants in one of our 29-31 March 2021 focus groups (Netherlands)

We are looking for disadvantaged entrepreneurs that are willing to share their personal experiences setting up in business in the Netherlands as part of a one-hour online focus group.

Anybody that is currently running, or recently set up, a microbusiness (1-10 employees) can participate. As long as you consider yourself to be of a disadvantaged background you are able to participate. This could include, but is not limited to, female entrepreneurs, migrants, people with disabilities, lone parents, 50+ individuals, etc., we would love to hear from you.

Our sessions are part of a wider range of focus group sessions taking place across 4 European countries, in the month of March.

  • When? Monday 29, Tuesday 30 or Wednesday 31 March 2021. We only request you to attend one single focus group.
  • How? The sessions will take place by Zoom so you can participate from the comfort of your own home.
  • How long? We request you to just attend one single focus group which will last for about one hour.
  • Focus group participants will be given free access to the upcoming Inclusive Business Launch Pad training and mentoring programme that will start in the summer of 2021.

Yes, I’d like to participate, how do I register?

You can register your interest on Eventbrite on this link.

After registration we will confirm your event link by email. We will also contact you for an introduction and to allow you the chance to ask any questions. The sessions are delivered in both Dutch and English so you can communicate your preferred language on the online link.