6 Months 10 Teams 1 Life-Changing Journey
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. 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.
YY Goshthi is a registered brand by YY Ventures Limited and powered by Netherlands Enterprise Agency.
How We Help
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.
One of the key benefits that we offer to our incubatees 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 incubatees.
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 incubatees and help them negotiate and raise capital from investors.
We offer a coworking space facility for our incubatees. 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.
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.
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.
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 the purpose and they incorporate a sustainable revenue model.
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.
GARBAGEMAN, the first ICT tech-based recycling business in Bangladesh, is dedicated to creating an efficient, affordable, and smooth waste management system by ‘upcycling’ waste into resources. With the vision of creating a Cleaner and Greener Bangladesh, GARBAGEMAN is focused on introducing a modern and scientific approach to establish an efficient waste management system and enhancing the socioeconomic stance of the system.
AmarLab provides on-demand diagnostic services, partnering with top local and international diagnostic labs. They cater to patients who face difficulty travelling to and from healthcare facilities for multiple reasons including inaccessible transport, disability, traffic etc. Their end-to-end diagnostics test services include sample collection, testing and report delivery.
With the aim of promoting local travel experiences, Avijatrik is upholding and preserving the vibrant culture and nature of Bangladesh. Avijatrik works in collaboration with the local community to offer an authentic, meaningful and memorable travelling experience to the tourists. By harnessing the power of tourism, Avijatrik empowers local communities by creating economic opportunities and enabling sustainable tourism.
Broqué is the first and only zero-waste streetwear label in Bangladesh. It transforms unloved clothes into wearable art. Leading & pioneering the culture of slow fashion in Bangladesh by building a community through clothes swaps, upcycling workshops across boards. Social impact and climate action being the forefront of the organization, it empowers youth to make a statement by wearing second hand.
A spin-off from Max Foundation, Max Tapwater is a Bangladesh-Dutch team committed to creating a Bangladesh where everyone has access to safe, sufficient and affordable drinking water. Max TapWater builds piped water grids to avail safe water to the underserved communities struggling with this fundamental need of life.
TransEnd aims to help 1 million marginalized and underrepresented hijra, non-binary, gender queer, transgender and intersex community in Bangladesh be skilled in order to pursue social and economical empowerment. They work to bridge the gap between the transgender community and mainstream community through education, training, employment and entrepreneurship. TransEnd equips people from transgender community with necessary transferrable work skills and connects them to startups and companies looking to hire capable and dedicated transgender workers for cost efficiency and positive publicity.
Wizkit is an educational technology company empowering youth involvement in STEM through research, innovation, product development and training. They enable students to explore, discover and innovate by providing them with engaging and hands-on education opportunities. They also utilise STEM-based training, research, and product innovation to create local solutions for local problems by increasing accessibility or enhancing anything previously unavailable.
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Application for fall 2021 Cohort will open in May 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.
Netherlands Enterprise Agency encourages entrepreneurs in sustainable, agrarian, innovative and international business. It helps with grants, finding business partners, know-how and compliance with laws and regulations.
YY Ventures Limited builds, incubates and invests in social businesses that are moving towards a world of three zeros - zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero net carbon emission.