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Created for early-stage Social Business entrepreneurs

YY Goshthi is a Social Business incubator by YY Ventures that helps socially & environmentally conscious entrepreneurs to launch their minimum viable product and raise the needed seed capital.

YY Goshthi was created in 2016 as the first Social Business incubator in Bangladesh that offers rapid, intense, and immersive education to early-stage Social Businesses. As the prime Social Business incubator in Bangladesh YY Goshthi’s goal is to support young social entrepreneurs while they transform their communities by building Social Businesses.

We empower social entrepreneurs with world-class training, mentoring, community, coworking space, and access to investors, enabling them to navigate their way towards launching a minimum viable product and raising the needed seed capital. We have prominently incubated 64 startups, notably Avijatrik Tourism, Wizkit, GARBAGEMAN, Broque, TransEnd, Max TapWater, AmarLab that have been working to solve some of the wicked social challenges. We are a ‘Globally Connected’ locally rooted ecosystem in Bangladesh that is driven by social and environmental consciousness. We believe in a world where socially and environmentally conscious entrepreneurs are empowered and equipped to combat the challenges of creating a world of three zeros: zero net carbon emission, zero wealth concentration for ending poverty, and zero unemployment by unleashing entrepreneurship in all.

Our Impact
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How We Help
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world class training
YY Goshthi creates a space for promising startups to accelerate their business to the next level. The participants can draw guidelines and construct their business idea in the presence of world reputed business trainers. Our boot camp prepares the participants with different aspects of launching a successful business.
2
mentoring
One of the key benefits that we offer to our incubees is tailored mentoring. We structure mentoring hours based on the needs of startups and the founders. In partnership with our supporters and network, we bring seasoned professionals and entrepreneurs from around the world to mentor our incubees.
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investor network
Each cohort we offer pre-seed investment up to BDT 1.5 million and work with dozens of local and international investors and angels. We become partners with our incubees and help them negotiate and raise capital from investors.
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office space
We offer a coworking space facility for our incubees. For the first four months, they are allowed to work free of charge. Our space comes with high-speed internet, furnished dedicated space, community events, and of course, you get to work with like-minded individuals.
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business service
YY Goshthi’s design team specializes in creating strong brand identity, websites, and marketing collateral. Our partner organizations offer pro-bono legal and accounting support and we get access to new business opportunities with their help.
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community
Get connected to our thriving community of compassionate, creative, and committed social entrepreneurs who aim to achieve collective progress through collaboration and exchange. Our community promotes a responsible and sustainable corporate culture and offers events, meetings, and activities that promote sustainability and entrepreneurship.
Eligibility
The legal status of business:
The program has primarily been designed for the needs of Social Businesses; however, non-profits, for-profits, co-operatives, and community contribution businesses are all eligible as long as they serve a crucial social or environmental cause and are willing to incorporate a Social Business model moving forward.
Stage of venture:
The program is geared towards those at an early stage of development, who have an idea they are willing to invest in. Ideally, applicants have completed some measure of feasibility assessment and can see themselves moving to launch in 4-6 months. Those who have already launched but need support to refine their business plan and scale up operations are also encouraged to apply.
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YY Goshthi Fall 2021 Cohort Application is open.
Apply Now
Deadline: August 31, 2021
YY Goshthi is a social business incubator that helps socially & environmentally conscious entrepreneurs to launch their minimum viable product and raise the needed seed capital.
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YY Ventures Limited builds, incubates and invests in social businesses that are moving towards a world of three zeros - zero net carbon emission, zero wealth concentration for ending poverty, and zero unemployment by unleashing entrepreneurship in all.