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Project Catalyst Invites Application From Bangladeshi Social Entrepreneurs

Project Catalyst-a short-term accelerator for international social ventures initiated by Jolkona-is inviting application from social entrepreneurs from Bangladesh for their Spring 2015 intake. According to Jolkona, Project Catalyst supports global social entrepreneurs through mentorship, training, and networking with investors.

Jolkona, founded by two Bangladeshi entrepreneurs, Nadia Mahmud and Adnan Mahmud, is a nonprofit that educates, empowers and engages a new generation of philanthropists and social entrepreneurs. By social Enterprise, Jolkona means a unique solution to a social problem in Bangladesh which is effective, efficient, and sustainable. The venture should be providing a product or service that adds social value to entrepreneurs’ community and can be scaled throughout the country.

Previous Participants
Previous Participants

At present, Jolkona is looking for entrepreneurs who have started a social enterprise in Bangladesh, and are in need of help in scaling up their venture. Under Project Catalyst, selected participants will be brought to Seattle, a city with a vibrant start-up ecosystem, for a short-term intensive accelerator where the participants will get exposure to resources and networks that will help them scale their ventures.

Entrepreneurs who are actively maintaining their social enterprises aged between 22 to 35 and are from bangladesh and living here are eligible to apply. Application is live now and will be closing on February 6, 2015. Selected applicants have to attend accelerator program in Seattle during April 19, 2015 – May 8, 2015.

Jolkona, in partnership with US govt. and US embassy, cover the full cost of attending the program.

Credit: Images by Project Catalyst

Nezam Uddin is a Co-founder at Future Startup and looks after finance.

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