Ambassador Alsup attend the graduation ceremony 19 Startup Incubator clients in November. The Startup Incubator, funded by U.S. Embassy Banjul’s Public Diplomacy section, supports the successful development of young Gambian entrepreneurs through an array of business support services and resources. Their journey begins with a week-long training session led by a U.S.-based Gambian business consultant who advises them on marketing and business plan development, bookkeeping and financial management, and steady business expansion. Successful completion of the program increases the likelihood that a business will grow over the long term. Over the course of two years, the program targeted 50 youth (18 – 35 years) across all five regions of The Gambia. The top 15 entrepreneurs receive access to special financing through AmCham’s business partners.