About Us

Danish Refugee Council Hatay Business Development Center
Hatay Business Development Center (HBDC) is a business development hub that provides a wide-range of business development services, mentoring & coaching such as marketing assistance, accounting & financial management trainings, common use facilities like co-working space, computer laboratory, training room as well as financial support services such as consultancy services for accessing the bank loans, loan funds, angel investors or venture capital to assist and promote Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (MSME) growth in Hatay, Turkey. Establishment of the HBDC is an initiative of Danish Refugee Council in collaboration with the European Turkish Business Centers Network (ABİGEM).

In collaboration with ABIGEM (EU Turkish Business Centers), DRC Turkey launched a business 
development center in Antakya to support entrepreneurs to plan and start their own businesses. Selected entrepreneurs will be hosted for a period of 6 months. 
The goal of the business development center is:

  •  To create jobs 
  •  To develop entrepreneurs 
  •  To promote regional economic development

DRC invites highly motivated and interested entrepreneurs to submit their application by using the link below. 
All the applications will be reviewed and assessed by the committee consisting of DRC, ABIGEM and Antakya Chamber of Commerce. 20 applicants will be selected to be  enrolled in the business development project and receive daily support to realize their business ideas.

Send your application if you;

  • Consider yourself as a potential entrepreneur
  • Have an innovative business idea and plan
  • Have  time to focus on your business set up and carry it out 
  • Have a potential to invigorate the local market by creating employment opportunities 
  • Have a minimum of personal funding to cover the set-up of your future company