YGAP Bangladesh Accelerator Program is accepting applications for its 2020 cohort. The program consists of a 5-day residential accelerator program from 26th April 2020 – 1st May 2020, 6 months of ongoing support on venture building, networking opportunities and opportunity to receive grants.
Details: YGAP Bangladesh, a part of Australian development organization YGAP, “backs local impact entrepreneurs who have solutions to local problems.” YGAP has been in operation in Bangladesh since 2016 and has supported some 86 startups of which 75 startups remain active. The program offers a series of excellent supports to founders:
Why it matters: There are not many programs that support impact entrepreneurs in Bangladesh. To that end, YGAP is an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs who are trying to address social problems while building a sustainable business. Along with its excellent facilities such as live-in accelerator program, mentorship and other supports, and equity-free grants, the program has the advantage of supporting hundreds of entrepreneurs across multiple countries. The access to knowledge, network, and insights founders get in the program is quite unique in Bangladesh.
Bottom line: If you are a Bangladeshi entrepreneur, trying to solve a social problem, have some traction, you may consider applying for the program. You can find the application form here.