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)
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.
Megapreneurs 1.0 Highlights
Real impact is being made through our program
Sarcina Eco has been working to produce eco-friendly poly bags from RMG wastes produced in a large scale in the garment factories. They are providing environment-friendly poly bags at a higher efficiency, lower cost, & also the product is quickly soluble than the other existing products in the market.
AgroByte is a professional agro-tech consultancy & management farm. They provide data-driven farming consultancy & services; unrivaled breadth and depth of coverage through their leading expert minds. They help farm owners and investors to develop and execute agricultural and agro-industrial projects in urban farming, biofloc, dairy, poultry, aquaculture and other agricultural industries.
Khoj Technologies Ltd
Khoj Technologies Ltd is a tech-based company with some energetic, passionate and dedicated people who love to work with technological fields for impacting society and the country. Currently they are working on a project named as ‘Khoj (search)’ which is a public transportation tracking and management system.
What Finalists 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 Finalists 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?
What’s the event schedule?
What is the SDG start-up accelerator program?
What are the evaluation metrics?
Where can I contact to learn more?
Some Special Moments of Megapreneurs 2019
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