This program is part of the Biniyog Briddhi: Social Impact Enterprises of Bangladesh. We offer a capacity-building program for incubators and accelerators in order to help them offer high-quality support to social enterprises in Bangladesh.
If you are selected, you will receive training on how to run your fully digital or blended incubation program through our proven methodology and technology. Don’t worry, we’ll onboard you to all the nitty-gritty details of running your own incubation program!
Bridge for Billions is a digital entrepreneurship ecosystem that creates, designs and manages entrepreneurship support programs for early-stage founders.
We support entrepreneurs as they develop their businesses by connecting them with a volunteer personal mentor and by guiding them through a step-by-step methodology. Our online programs allow founders to validate their business with real clients before going to market.
At Bridge for Billions, we believe that talent is everywhere, but opportunities are not. That is why in the last 5 years we have been building innovation and entrepreneurship programs supporting 1800+ founders across 70+ countries. With the second edition of the Scaling Impact Enterprises in Bangladesh program, we want to help social entrepreneurs in Bangladesh to succeed.
The Bridge for Billions method is based on developing a business plan from scratch while the entrepreneur is surrounded by a supportive community; mentors, other entrepreneurs and our incubation team.
Our digital platform allows entrepreneurs to experiment, research and document their ideas step-by-step so that at the end of the program they have the certainty of having a validated business ready to tackle the next steps.
Participants of Scaling Impact Enterprises Bangladesh 2020
Tell us more about your organization in the application form below. We will select the participating incubators and accelerators, who will benefit from the opportunity to offer entrepreneurs access to structured resources and mentorship opportunities unique in the Bangladesh accelerator ecosystem.
If selected, you will undergo a training by the Bridge for Billions team about the incubation platform, its methodology and how to run your incubations programs with it. After that, you will have the flexibility to implement it as you see fit: (1) Either as part of an ongoing onsite incubation program; (2) Or as a standalone offer to impact enterprises that you would not have been able to incubate otherwise.
All incubators and accelerators will be responsible for recruiting their cohort of impact enterprises and mentors for the program. A website and marketing materials will be provided so that both mentors and impact enterprises can apply through your own Bridge for Billions’ portal.
Program licenses will be valid from May until December 2021. In this time, incubators will let their entrepreneurs and mentors match one another via the platform's matching module, and have them start the structured online incubation with weekly activities and mentorship sessions. Not all programs have to run concurrently, each incubator will need 4 months for their participants to complete the full Bridge for Billions incubation cycle
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