Apply as an individual
YSI Bangladesh is looking for you who want to change the society through entrepreneurship
Get paired with top talents
You will be carefully selected and paired with diversified talents from all over Bangladesh
4 month online incubation
You will build a startup during the four month online incubation program and a one-week long campaign in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Fully funded opportunity
The program is fully funded, but requires your dedication and hard work (15-25 hours/week)
Megapreneurs 1.0 Highlights
Real impact is being made through our program
Plastic pollution is a major source of environmental pollution in Bangladesh. Crude+ is converting plastic waste into crude oil which will reduce this pollution & contribute to energy sector at a reasonable price.
Health is the key to all happiness. TeleDoc is ensuring that by providing:
a) Online consultation with doctors,
b) Diagnostic test booking & getting reports,
c) Buying medicine,
d) Ambulance service &
e) On demand physiotherapy.
Sexual harassment of women is a frequently occurring problem in our society. Through their smart wearable product, Beam is providing-
a) One tap connectivity to emergency & community,
b) GPS tracker,
c) Alert zone activation &
d) 3G module.
All the fish wastes are thrown into dustbins after they are processed. AquaLine is using those fish wastes to produce fish feed and fish oil with higher protein rate.
Food adulteration & low quality foods are a major problem in Bangladesh. Shotej is working to solve this problem by-
a) Connecting farmers with city buyers via mobile app &
b) Developing retail outlet and creating physical marketplace for organic fruits, vegetables & processed foods.
What You Get
Award & Certificate
Network of expert mentors
4 month online incubation
Special media coverage
1 to 1 investor meeting
7 days campaign at Dhaka city
1 to 1 mentoring
What You Give
We spend a lot of money, time, and effort to help you create a startup from scratch. Like they say: There is no such thing as a free lunch!
We expect people to use around 15-25 hours a week on this program, and that you do all you can to continue your efforts to make the startup after the program.
Young Sustainable Impact Bangladesh continues to support your team after the program, and if you join the program – you agree to give a 7% equity stake to YSI. We want to partner up with our participants.
We expect you to come into the program with a mindset that you are here to collaborate with your team, be at your best, and grow in the best way possible.
Who are Megapreneurs?
What are the objectives of ‘Megapreneurs’?
Who can apply?
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What is the SDG start-up accelerator program?
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Some Special Moments of Megapreneurs 2018
YSI is a Norwegian organization that brings together the best young entrepreneurial talents of the world, in a platform, for a five-month innovation program to find out solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
YSI Bangladesh, which was established in June, 2017, runs its activities according to the rules and views of its mother organization (YSI). The main view of YSI Bangladesh is to find out her best talented young entrepreneurial minds to solve different issues of this country related to SDG.
This year YSI Bangladesh is going to arrange the event ‘Megapreneurs 2.0’, which is related to SDG no. 11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities). Traffic jam, lack of clean drinking water, improper waste management, water blockage etc. are some of the problems that we regularly face in this mega city. Megapreneurs (Entrepreneurs who deal with problems of mega cities) will work to alleviate these problems and improve living conditions of millions of people.
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