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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.

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.

Megapreneurs

This year YSI Bangladesh is going to arrange the event ‘Megapreneurs 2018’, 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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Event Schedule

Application Process (February ’18 – March ‘18)

  • Application Form

    4 Weeks

  • The End

    Round-2 starts

  • In-depth application

    2 Weeks

  • The End

    Round-3 starts

  • Online meeting

    2 Weeks

  • Online Lead-up

    April ’18 – June ‘18

  • The End

    End of all rounds

  • Week 1

    Getting introduced to each other

  • Week 2

    Team formation according to capability of members

  • Week 3 & 4

    Finding out specific problem which they’ll work to find solutions

  • The End

    End of activities of month 1

  • Week 1 & 2

    Ideation i.e. idea generation to find solutions

  • Week 3 & 4

    Prototype ideation

  • The End

    End of activities of month 2

  • Week 1 & 2

    Prototype building

  • Week 3 & 4

    Market survey & investor pitch

  • 2-12 July

    Campaign at Dhaka City

  • 13th July

    Conference

  • THE END

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VENUE

Campaign Venue

Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust & EMK Center

Conference Venue

To be announced soon

Rewards

Top 25 Entrepreneurs will get-
Rewards

1. Award & Certificate

2. 3 month online lead-up with top national & international mentors

3. 12 days campaign at Dhaka city

4. Accommodation facility

5. Travelling facility

6. Special media coverage in television, radio, newspapers & magazines

7. Seed funding from investors

8. 1 to 1 investor meeting

9. 1 to 1 mentoring

10. Opportunity to attend YSI Conference in Seoul, Shanghai & Singapore

FAQ

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.
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.
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.
The overall event will be a 5 month long program. The details are available at the Schedule page of our website.
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.
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.
faq table
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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Contact Us

Head Office:
Gaustadalleen21, Oslo 0349,
Norway.

Bangladesh Office:
House-2, road-13, Nikunja 2,Dhaka.
Mobile: +8801685456708
E-mail: info@ysibangladesh.com

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