Megapreneurs 2.0

Empowering Youth to Solve the Sustainability Challenges by Measurable Impact
Result of Round 3

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

Crude+

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.

TeleDoc

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.

Beam

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.

AquaLine

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.

Shotej

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

Travelling facility

Network of expert mentors

4 month online incubation

Special media coverage

1 to 1 investor meeting

7 days campaign at Dhaka city

Seed funding

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!

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Your Time

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.

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7% Equity

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.

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Your Best

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.

FAQ

Who are Megapreneurs?
Megapreneurs are entrepreneurs who deal with the problems of mega cities. They will work to alleviate different problems of our Dhaka city and improve living conditions of millions of people.
What are the objectives of ‘Megapreneurs’?
Our Dhaka city is ridden with different types of problems. Some of them are traffic jam, poor road condition, scarcity of pure drinking water, improper waste management, unemployment & so on. All of those are hindrance to SDG no. 11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities). Our Megapreneurs will work to find solutions of a wide range of problems. They will be provided with necessary research works, guidance & seed funding to start their own entrepreneurship endeavors.
Who can apply?
Anyone, who is below the age 25, is encouraged to apply here. S/He must have interest to solve urban issues & implement the SDGs using innovative business models.
What’s the event schedule?
The overall event will be a 5 month long program. The details are available at the Schedule page of our website.
What is the SDG start-up accelerator program?
The SDGs start-up accelerator program is an online or offline process consisting 8 sessions, proceeded by YSI, during which the teams go through the selected projects and improve their solutions for a final investor pitch. Each team will be given a lead mentor and a support mentor as well as a dedicated facilitator. There will be two meetings every week. The first meetings will be held online/offline, with the facilitator and the team. The second meetings will be held offline during the weekends, with the mentor(s) present.
What are the evaluation metrics?
Each team will be evaluated by three criterion: compatibility, profitability, and business potential. Our judges will be seeking adequate business models that fit all three of those criterion, and the team with the highest score will be eligible to participate in the final rounding pitch. See table below for detailed scoring system.

Where can I contact to learn more?
You can call at +8801676-375927 & +8801685-456708 during office time. You can also send us email at bangladesh@ysiglobal.com or send messages to our facebook page (facebook.com/ysibd/)

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About Us

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YSI

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.

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YSI Bangladesh

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.

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Megapreneurs

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.

Contact Us

Head Office:
Gaustadalleen21, Oslo 0349,
Norway.

Bangladesh Office:
House-47, Road-16, Nikunja-2, Dhaka
Mobile: +8801535714822
E-mail: bangladesh@ysiglobal.com